Review: Yubo Lunch box

by Wendy Copley on August 17, 2012

CHILDish Yubo - pieces

Let’s wrap up back to school week with one last review! Today’s lucky winner will receive a personalized Yubo lunch box courtesy of CHILDish.

CHILDish offers personalized dishes, lunch boxes, water bottles and other items that feature your child’s name and an adorable customized image of him or her. Wyatt decided that at nearly-eight-years-old he was too old for something so sweet, but my three-year-old Augie was all over it. He loved using the online tool to choose his hair, eye and skin color (along with the background color and other details) and he played with it for half an hour or more. Once his lunch box and the custom face plates for it arrived, he was over the moon.

“Mom! Does that say ‘Augie’? It starts with an ‘A’ so I think it says ‘Augie’! That’s a picture of me. I picked it out. It looks like me. Is that me?”

You get the picture.

CHILDish Yubo - inside

He likes the lunch box itself as much as the picture on the outside. The Yubo comes with a number of pieces. There is an outer container with two lids that snap on and off. Each lid also has a faceplate on it that can be swapped out as your child’s interests change. In addition to the personalized set, the blue lunch box we chose came with a set of dinosaur plates. Inside, there are three lidded containers — one large and two small — and a large ice pack that is perfectly sized for the box.

Preschool Bento #311

The large box is a great size for packing bento-style lunches. And as fond as I am of packing bentos, I’ve been loving the two small lidded containers. Every time I pull this lunch box out, I find myself wondering what liquidy or smelly thing I can put in the little boxes. Lately, I’ve been going with tuna which I usually don’t put in Augie’s lunch (even though he loves it) because I’m afraid it will stink up everything else I’ve packed.(See more examples of lunches I’ve packed in the Yubo lunch box in the Bento Box Gallery.)

As always, there are a few things I don’t particularly love about this lunch box. One thing is that it’s very large. It takes up a ton of space in the fridge if I pack the whole thing the night before and it doesn’t even come close to fitting in Augie’s preschooler-sized backpack. And as I mentioned before it has a lot of pieces. My husband keeps mistaking the inner containers for our regular food storage boxes and putting them away in the wrong place when he empties the dishwasher. All of these are tolerable annoyances though — I still come down positive on this lunch box.

(The giveaway that was originally featured as part of this post is now closed.)

Disclosure: CHILDish sent me a personalized Yubo lunch box for review. I have received no other compensation for this post, but I do hope you’ve enjoyed giveaway week. That would be compensation enough.


Maggie August 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

My 3 year old would love this as well, what great giveaways!

Rachel Beard August 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

I would definitely put my daughter on the lunchbox. She’d be so impressed and excited!

Gigi August 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

I would put my daughters name on it. Would be way cool!

Jess August 19, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I’d put my 18 month old daughter’s name Chloe on the box. She’s getting ready to start a preschool program and I’ve been busy searching for healthy and fun lunch ideas. Thanks for all of your great bento ideas!

Tegan Aubrie | Twelve13 August 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

This is the perfect preschool lunch box! So cute! I’d put my soon-to-be preschooler on there, for sure. 🙂

Lou August 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I’d put my cutie pie 3 year old Wesley on there!

Annie Kao August 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I would put my little boy Ike on there!

Michelle Meyer Richardson August 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

My son, Noah, for his lunches in preschool this year! It will be his first time going for a full day.

Katie August 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Would be for my 3 year old daughter starting school this week. She would love this!

Stephanie Yanik August 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I would definitely go with the superhero one with my son on it!!

Michelle Steimling August 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

If I won, I’d have it personalized for my sweet little 6 yr old who is starting first grade tomorrow. She loves having me pack her lunch and this would just make it that much more special. Even if I don’t win the giveaway, I’ll be buying one for each of my kids before the month is over. I think they’d go nuts over me packing them adorable lunches. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas for awesome lunches. 🙂

Debbie K. August 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I would love to win this for my daughter who is starting Kindergarten in a week. good luck everyone. what a cool prize.

Keri Samples August 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I’d have it personalized for my new kindergartener, my oldest son. 🙂

Angela Scrofano August 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm

My daughter who is starting SK in Sept!!! This would be great for her lunches! She is such a picky eater!

Ludicrous Mama August 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm

My 4-year-old! She LOVES stuff that looks like her… A little conceited… I wonder where she gets that from…

Jennifer Daise Berry August 20, 2012 at 4:43 am

My son would love this!

misweb August 20, 2012 at 4:57 am

Too cute! So glad I saw this before noon! I’d have to do one for my daughter AND one for my son! They would LOVE!!!

Kelly Rusk August 20, 2012 at 5:43 am

My son is really into helping me cook and put together meals, so I would love this for him. He’d love to see his face on his own lunchbox!

Kary M. August 20, 2012 at 5:53 am

If I won this, I would put m sweet little 3 year old son on the custom lunchbox—he is starting preschool next week and I know he would love to take this with him!

Jenn O August 20, 2012 at 6:35 am

I would put my daughter on it, she starts preschool this year and this would be awesome:)

bubu2 August 20, 2012 at 6:47 am

I would get this for my four-year-old Zach, who starts pre-K at the elementary school this year- he would love this!

Tanya B. August 20, 2012 at 7:43 am

I would put my son on it. He takes his lunch to school everyday!

LiciousLunches August 20, 2012 at 8:31 am

I would let my daughter personalize the box for herself.

Sarah August 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

I would put my son’s face on this. He just started Kindergarten last week.

Danette Foster August 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I would love to win this for my daughter who is starting kindergarten in two weeks!

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