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Old 04-02-2007, 06:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My son is starting preschool in a couple of months and they don't allow any kind of throw-away lunch stuff... no plastic baggies, paper bags, paper napkins, juice boxes, etc. They even encourage cloth diapers! So, I'd like to get him something fun for a lunch bag, and I need some reusable sandwich bags too. Anyone have any suggestions? TIA!
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I just have a sec to reply, but wanted to give you this site:

http://reusablebags.com/

the wrap-n-mats ROCK!

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WOW...where on earth did you FIND this preschool?!? That's awesome : NiteNites... I'm so bookmarking that site.. LOVE their bento lunch set! My little guy started school this year and something like that would be great.. I've been scowling daily at the silly plastic sandwich bags but not knowing quite what else to do

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I KNOW! I feel really lucky to have found this place.We live in Northern California, where people are generally pretty environmentally aware. But anyway, this place is within walking distance to me and it had a spot, which, I guess, is unheard of around here. I swear, people apply to preschools like colleges... picking 4 or 5 and HOPING to get a spot at any of them. We moved here a couple of months ago and when I asked other moms at the playground where their child went to preschool, I got lots of "oh my... you're not on a waiting list yet?" comments. I guess I just lucked out.
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WOW!!! I SOOOO wish I lived on the west coast!! People in New England are almost appalled when you tell them you CD, and they are merely amused when they see me with my reusable bags/lunch containers... :

Good for you!! Lucky mama!!
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Does anyone know why I couldn't try to make those wrap-n-mats myself? I'm thinking something vinyl-ish (PUL?) on the inside and plain fabric on the outside with a velcro closure?

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We use a nice basket for my son's lunch at our Waldorf school. And the wrap maps from resuseable bags, as well as the sigg containers and bottles. Cloth napkins too. When I need something else I used a waxed paper bag.
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Does anyone know why I couldn't try to make those wrap-n-mats myself? I'm thinking something vinyl-ish (PUL?) on the inside and plain fabric on the outside with a velcro closure?
This was discussed a bit here recently and I think the consensus was that you could, but that no one could confirm whether the PUL was food grade or not.

ETA link to previous discussion:

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...ighlight=grade

The Wrap-n-Mats seems to be the only game in town!

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This was discussed a bit here recently and I think the consensus was that you could, but that no one could confirm whether the PUL was food grade or not.

ETA link to previous discussion:

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...ighlight=grade

The Wrap-n-Mats seems to be the only game in town!
Thanks

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Definitely don't use anything with vinyl in it! Vinyl contains lead and other harmful chemicals.

How cool that the preschool doesn't allow any disposable stuff!

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