back to school

The Collapsible Containers We Love Now Come in a Cute Kids’ Version — Just in Time for Back to School

published Aug 16, 2021
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Fall is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for your kids to head back to school. Whether you’re anticipating a first-day-of-kindergarten meltdown or looking forward to finally getting a few minutes of peace around the house, you’re probably beginning to think about the gear your kiddo is going to need. We know those school supply lists can be long, so we’d like to introduce you to your one-stop shop for lunch and snack time: meet Stojo Jr., the brand-new kids line from one of our favorite sustainable brands. Like all of Stojo’s products, the items in the Stojo Jr. line are collapsible, so your kiddos can save precious backpack space (and you don’t have to worry about them forgetting half of their belongings in their cubby).

The Stojo Jr. Line features a 14-ounce water bottle ($16), 8-ounce cup ($12), and 24-ounce sandwich box ($16). The water bottle can be collapsed down into a 3.2-inch ball (it doubles as a fidget toy!), and because Stojo knows kids can be accident prone, the screw-top lid is leak proof. As an extra bonus, the lid is tethered to the bottle to avoid extra trips to the lost-and-found. The cup flattens down to just two inches, and it’s the perfect vessel for your kid’s water or favorite juice. It also comes with a foldable silicone straw to make it extra mess-free (and save you on loads of laundry). Finally, the sandwich box collapses to just one inch, so you can say goodbye to clunky metal lunchboxes. The lid locks securely to avoid crumby spills, and like the rest of the items in the line, it’s microwave safe, allowing you to meal prep and store in the fridge overnight, then heat up the morning of. 

Each Stojo Jr. item is dishwasher safe, so it doesn’t matter how messy your kids are at lunchtime — just pop the pieces apart, put them into the dishwasher, and you’re ready to go for the next day. They also promise to keep food and liquids either hot or cold, so you can have liberty with what snacks you pack. The products are free from BPA, BPS, phthalates, and lead, plus, they’re made from food-grade platinum-cured silicone and Grade #5 recyclable plastic, so they’re not only safe for your kids to use but also safer for the environment (it’s never too early to teach your kids about sustainability!). 

If your young ones are anything like I was at their age, picking out the color of their lunchbox is the highlight of the back-to-school season. Stojo Jr.’s sandwich boxes (and bottles and cups) come in six eye-catching shades: carnation, peony, mimosa, lilac, steel, and sage. Your kids are also like me if they are known to spill stuff — luckily, with Stojo’s signature leak-proof seal and airtight lids, you can confidently toss the items into your child’s backpack without worrying about their homework getting soaked.

Gear up for the school year ahead with these collapsible, reusable, and fun containers that kids (and even parents) are sure to love. Time to check these items off of your back-to-school shopping list!