As a mother of a child with multiple food allergies, I have to take my daughter's food everywhere we go. I feel it is just too risky for her to eat outside food. I have yet to find a restaurant that I am willing to trust with her life. I know the day will come when I will have to take the leap of faith, but she is 4 1/2 and is perfectly fine with eating the meals I pack, and I will attempt to get away with that, as long as possible!
I wanted something that didn't have a lot of pieces, and that was easy to maintain. The PlanetBox ended up being the choice for me. Another friend of mine had the PlanetBox and I had seen pictures of it in action. I liked that I wouldn't have to be searching for and opening a bunch of lids for the various compartments, except for the optional "satellite dishes". It's really easy to clean, too! This has worked out so much easier, than my previous method of packing all her different items in different plastic tubs, zipper bags, etc., then trying to find a bag of ice to keep them cold, etc. I bought the optional cool pack that is available for the PlanetBox, and it fits right into the lid of the insulated carrying case. Now, once we get somewhere, I just unzip it, open the lid(s), and she's ready to eat! When we're done, I just dump out the uneaten portion, close it up, and we're off to the next activity! I know this particular system is not cheap, but it is very durable, and worth the amount of hassle it saves me.
|I think this might need a Keeley McGuire makeover. ;)
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