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The Perfect Baby Led Weaning Lunch Box – A Yumbox review

The Perfect Baby Led Weaning Lunch Box – A Yumbox review

Baby led weaners I have found your perfect lunch box!

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No honestly, I’ll level with you, review opportunities can be exciting and I love seeing how things fair up when they land on my door step, but I’m actually rather choosy and turn down quite a few things as I don’t enjoy writing just for the sake of writing. With that in mind I was a little apprehensive about checking out a little plastic box. It turns out though this wasn’t just an ordinary little plastic box, this was a Yumbox, plastic box of dreams.

Seriously, my expectations were low but my reaction was high!

So what was it that caught my eye?

Where to start? I love the little compartments that remind you of all the important food groups that make up a good, healthy lunch, I love the little drawings that hide at the bottom of each compartment, encouraging your child to eat up their lunch to see the picture, and I love that I can put solid, liquid and chucks of food and they won’t end up at a big squishy mess after a trip in the bottom of the pushchair.

enjoying a baby led weaning lunch with our kids Yumbox by Mum in a nutshell

This was our first thrown-together such which I took out on our first test drive, at 11 months Baby R is getting more and more independent with his feeding skills. We do a mixture of baby led weaning and spoon feeding, but he is leaning more towards doing things for himself, so I packed a selection of little bite size foods he could explore and eat.

enjoying a baby led weaning lunch with our kids Yumbox by Mum in a nutshell

Sat in a high chair in a restaurant, he dived straight in to see what was on offer, with different colours, flavours and textures, he sat happily eating and exploring while I got to eat a whole meal without interruption. That’s a rarity for any meals these days, proving Baby R loves his new YumBox!


I’ve since discovered a whole world of Yumbox creations over on Pinterest so have started my own board of favourites, if you’re already a Yumbox user and would like to share your creations feel free to email me to me added to the board. I’m never realised how addictive Yumboxing would be (is that even a word?)

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Anyway, I think you’ve gathered by now how impressed I am with this piece of plastic perfection.

So, what goodies would you put in yours then?

Family Fever


  1. Morna
    21st April 2015 / 7:11 am

    This looks amazing! I can tell you what I’d put in it- my lunch!! I’m really coveting this for myself! Your baby is super cute too 🙂

    • 21st April 2015 / 7:22 am

      Thanks Morna, don’t worry, they do an adult version too!

  2. 21st April 2015 / 11:20 am

    I have a Yumbox too and I must admit i use it for myself rather than Amy 😉 Maybe I should be making her some more Yumbox based lunches for when we’re out and about. I know she’d love it.
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

    • 21st April 2015 / 1:21 pm

      I think if I had a bigger one if be tempted but the portions sizes in this wouldn’t keep me hunger free for long!

  3. 21st April 2015 / 12:56 pm

    The reminder of what to put in is the most useful part for me.

  4. 21st April 2015 / 7:15 pm

    I like the look of that a lot, think my eldest daughter would love it for her school lunch box 🙂 #triedtested

    • 21st April 2015 / 7:22 pm

      I’ve given up buying cheap lunch bags for school. It’s false economy as they never last.

  5. 21st April 2015 / 8:05 pm

    i love the look of those! i want to get my son one for his packed school lunch but what a cool idea to use it for BLW i might need to get 2 now! #triedtested

    • 21st April 2015 / 8:27 pm

      It’s been well used already and we’ve only had it a week. So many god ideas for fillings on Pinterest too. I’ve replaced so many cheap lunch bags I’ve given up on them now and they’re so hard to clean.

    • 1st May 2015 / 9:45 pm

      I love it, makes being out and about with a little one so much easier.

  6. 24th April 2015 / 8:41 pm

    This looks fab. My son is way last weaning (he’s 2), but he’s a seriously fussy eater and only eats snacky foods and fruit. So this would be perfect for taking his lunch out etc. Fab review xx

    • 25th April 2015 / 7:26 am

      Thanks Alex, I’m loving it, especially the little reminder of what foods you should put in for a balanced lunch

  7. Barbara
    10th July 2015 / 9:48 am

    Great review! The Yumbox is fantastic. I have bought several ones for all the family (including myself :;) Its a decent size, very durable and more than anything teaches the kids about portion control and food groups! I got mine here

    • 10th July 2015 / 12:18 pm

      That is so true, after working in a school & seeing the size positions some children had a YumBox would’ve been ideal & go someway to helping childhood obesity!

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