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Many schools in our community have gone to a no-waste lunch policy. And even if your child’s school isn’t one of them, it’s a good policy to have! Here are some great products to consider for your child’s lunch box.
The Safe Sporter - From the makers of the Safe Sippy, the Safe Sporter is a 12 ounce stainless steel sport bottle. The base is protected from dents with solid BPA-free polypropylene plastic (the safest kind!) The top includes a pop-up sport top and dust cover. Perfectly sized for lunch. $14.95
Mimi the Sardine Lunchsacks - NEW! - Shaped and sized like the traditional paper lunch bag, this reusable option is made with the same eco-friendly and safe materials as the entire Mimi the Sardine line. Surprisingly spacious and secure, keeps your lunch in place by fastening the top with Velcro. Easy to wipe out or wash in the machine. $23.95
Fresh Snack Packs - Crafted of EVA, an FDA-approved, food-safe plastic that is PVC-free, Pthalate Free and non-toxic. These reusable sandwich and snack bags unfold to create a place mat for your lunch. Two sizes available, one perfect for sandwiches (even large ones!) and the other snack-sized. $5 and $5.50
Laptop Lunch Sets - Pack a lunch bento style! The Laptop Lunch is a system of small containers that fit inside a larger flip-top box. Bento style lunches were highlighted in the current issue of Mothering Magazine. We have one available in the store for perusing and gathering great bento lunch ideas! $23-40
LunchBots - Stainless steel containers with powder-coated steel lids make easy work of making lunch! The Duo and Pico styles are divided into two sections, the Uno is one large space, perfect for sandwiches. $13-15
Weekly activities are open to everyone and FREE. Age ranges are suggestions only.
Storytime & Crafty Tuesday
These classes have a $10 registration fee per
Cloth Diapers 101
Activities listed here are FREE and open to all.
La Leche League Toddler & Tandem
Columbus Attachment Parents
Special Events in August!
Sidewalk Sale with a Twist
August 15 - Last day to bring your items in to be displayed and sold at the swap. Call for an appointment if you would like help with pricing.
“What’s for dinner?” This question is often enough to make parents want to head for the hills! Plus, with school starting soon, packable, easy lunches loom large on the parental radar. Are my kids eating enough? Too much? Am I serving healthy food? The questions are plentiful and the answers are confusing.
With the rise in childhood obesity, proper serving sizes and healthy, nutritious options are increasingly important in ensuring your child has a healthy relationship with food. But often it is even difficult for adults to make healthy choices-- so how can we ensure we are teaching our children properly? With more options out there, eating healthy has never seemed so difficult! Add in a picky preschooler (he only eats hot dogs!) and the frustration levels can reach critical in a hurry.
We’re here to relieve some of the pressure! Join us for an enlightening discussion about nutrition and eating-- as well as ways to get that picky preschooler to eat more than one food! Columbus Attachment Parents meet twice monthly to accommodate differing family schedules. In August we will meet on Saturday, August 8th at 10:30am and Thursday, August 27 at 6:30pm.
Thank you for your support!
Noah and Alissa DeRouchie www.SproutSoup.com
If you have gently used cloth diapers, baby slings or other natural items you would like included in the swap, please bring them in between July 28 and August 14. During this time we will tag and price items for sale in the swap. We can work with you to set competitive prices for your items.
On the 21st the swap opens and customers will be waiting outside the door to peruse the goods and find some great deals! On the last day, Sunday the 23rd, we will be open from 1-5pm and all the items still left in the swap will be discounted!
Families who bring items in for the swap can choose between 100% store credit or 80% cash for their items that sell. For best results, make sure your items are clean and have original tags or information with directions or brand names. You may wish to package diapers of the same style and size together in packs of 3-6.
Items that will be accepted are any type of cloth diaper or cover, baby slings, mei tais, structured carriers and wraps, nursing items such as pillows or reusable nursing pads. We will not take toys, furniture, clothing, or baby equipment like bouncy seats or exersaucers.