Picnics Galore with Bibetta’s Lunch Bag

Despite a little bit of trouble at the start of weaning, Emma’s always been a good eater. I tried to get her in a routine of always eating in her high chair at the table, which has worked pretty well. Usually she’ll have a bowl of pasta or rice for lunch and once we got in the swing of things, it felt like she was really looking forward to her mealtimes. When things got a little bit tricky, I could always whip out an Ella’s Kitchen pouch and lunch was always gobbled up no problem. But just like any phase with a toddler, I knew I couldn’t let my guard down and relax. It would change one day, without warning. And just like that, it did.

aerial shot of crackers cheese and spoon

Lunchtime with a fussy eater…

Whenever this happens, I always feel like I’m last to get the memo…like Emma has been shouting for the change for a while but I’m determined to finish off the last batch of pasta sauce I have lovingly prepared! It’s hard sometimes to make that differentiation between what is an off day; is she teething? Have a cold? Is she overtired? And then all of a sudden something jolts you out of the disillusion and you realise that she’s changing – she’s growing up. She’s no longer a baby who needs to be spoon fed and wants to take her independence to the next level.

So I realised that Emma wants to feed herself all the time so I’d have to mix it up a little bit to help her out! She seems to manage okay with a bowl of pasta for dinner, but for lunches I have started making her a little picnic with a sandwich, a few snacks, some fruit and a yoghurt. And thanks to the lovely guys at Bibetta, we’ve been able to try out their new lunch bag. It’s a first for us as we would usually have an early lunch at home before heading out for the day, so it was exciting to try it out.

aerial shot of lunch bag open

I found the design very cute with an owl in a tree on lime green background – it is made of neoprene, which insulates the food and is very easy to clean. It does say you can pop it in the washing machine, but I found it would wipe-clean pretty easily. The dome-shaped bag had lots of room for us to put our lunch and snacks in, with room for Emma’s sippy cup too. I also loved that it had a little handle for her to carry as well – she absolutely loved it and was very territorial over her little lunch bag!

aerial shot of Emma eating lunch from lunch bag Close up of Emma picking food to eat from lunch bag

We headed down to Hove Lawns for a little picnic by the beach with Daddy and brother James, with our lunch bag in tow and it was a success. It was lovely to be able to explain to Emma that this is her special bag and make a real event out of the lunch…in the past she would only pick at the lunch bits so I’ve been getting a bit worried about how much food she is eating. But this was a roaring success 🙂 Thanks to Bibetta for letting us try out your new lunch bag, we absolutely love it!

If you’d like to buy a Bibetta lunch bag, they are currently on sale via Amazon at a discounted price of only £4.99 (usually they retail at £14.95 – so hurry!).

Disclaimer: Bibetta sent us our lunch bag for the purpose of this review, but all words and opinions are my own. 


  1. August 31, 2016 / 8:51 am

    I’m glad she enjoyed her picnic! We usually have an early lunch at home too, but lately the Popple has thrown all the old rules out the window. She no longer likes her high chair, or bibs, or a lot of the foods she previously enjoyed. Toddlers never make things easy!
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    • August 31, 2016 / 8:53 am

      Sounds very familiar! Emma much prefers lunch in front of Mr Tumble eeeeks. Glad to know it’s not just me 🙂 thanks for commenting x

  2. August 31, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Awww bless! I have a really fussy eater in the shape of Youngest and going on a picnic is the best way to encourage her to eat. Something about a picnic blanket and a lunchbox and she is away! That looks like a fab lunchbox too.
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  3. September 1, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    They just love the idea that something is there’s and only there’s. How good that you can put it in the washing machine. Perfect fro when you forget that half banana that then sits in there for a weak and goes all gooey. Not that it would ever happen in my house… #BloggerClubUK
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  4. September 7, 2016 / 8:00 am

    Ooo they are really nice!! The trials of having a Miss Independent for a daughter – I feel your pain. Im thankful I have a tiled dining room floor at the moment as we are practising spoon feeding ourselves at the moment… dont ask about the mess!!
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