Thursday, March 19, 2020

PACKIT | My Multipurpose Breastmilk Ice Bag

I never knew how important ice bags were till i found Packit!
Being a mom to a newborn has been very challenging as i realize that i've been learning new things everyday. One of the biggest challenges as a first time mom would be the take your baby out for a stroll for the first time, especially when youre breastfeeding. I admit that im not a fan of breastfeeding in public, thus the other solution to ensure that i feel comfortable when im out would be to think ahead and express breastmilk. I do keep stocks in the freezer/refridgerator but i realize that when im going out, i still need my milk to stay cool (to prevent it from going bad) until the baby is hungry. Thawed breastmilk is good enough to last for 24 hours in the refridgerator, so how do you bring milk out while keeping it cool to maintain its optimum freshness? This is where i found PACKIT as my solution to travelling with expressed breastmilk.

I tried fitting in all my milkbags from the freezer and it did justice in holding 60 full packs of 4oz bags!
You might wonder what is PACKIT? Other than its direct tranlation of packing what you need, its also one of the smartest bags that i've laid my eyes on. It keeps food and drinks cool anywhere, and yes, it doesnt limit itself to just keep breastmilk fresh. I got myself the PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag in Charcoal Camo and i am in love with it! The bag is foldable, and freezable that works like a refridgerator on the go, keeping your food and drinks chilled for hours! Perfect to keep precious bags of breastmilk in my case.


You heard me right, the walls are freezable!
What makes the PackIt Bag unique would be its special freezable gel built in walls. Basically you can ditch the blue ice bags and simply store the entire bag in the freezer overnight instead. Once the bag is frozen, the walls of the bag will create a chilling ambiance within the bag that would chill your food and drinks from all sides. Rest assured, i've tried and tested it myself, and it has proven to me  that it keeps food and drinks fresh. But ultimately, i admire the fact that theres no ice packs needed, which also means more space inside the bag!


Lock it in to keep it compact 
Fits perfectly in the freexzer without taking too much space
Another reason why I am obsessed with their PackIt bag would be because it folds up into a compact size for easy storage in a freezer, which also means you won't have to worry about it taking up your freezer space. Weighing only 500g together with its freezable walls, it's one of the coolest lunch bags I've seen in my life. (Literally, the coolest!). With its built-in cooling technology, you can chill anything in it for hours. I've brought out refrigerated breastmilk for one of our outings, and surprisingly it lasted throughout the 8 hours while we were out! Milk were still frozen believe it or not. No more worrying about not properly storing milk when we go out cause we have PackIt to keep it fresh. Also, when im pumping while the baby is away from me, I can consider keeping my breastmilk bags in it as it immediately chills the milk keeping it fresh to be stored in the freezer.


Here's me showing off my milk storage that i managed to bring back from a holiday Safely stored during our travels 
Not only that, you can fit in other items too! Get creative!
Its honestly really easy to take care of it since the structure of the bag is very solid, and all you need to do to keep it clean would be to wipe thoroughly or hand wash the interior and spot clean the exterior. For your information, the interior of the bag is made out of non-toxic poly canvas and has food-safe, water-resistant lining too. PackIt's Freezable Lunch Bags are made from PVC, BPA, phthalate, formaldehyde and lead-free materials. Less worries, and more freezing!


My favourite ice bag to bring out when im with and without the baby. 
Whats usually in my Packit Bag? Here's a few items that i usually fit in.
As a verdict, i would have to say that this has saved me so many times when it comes to long trips on holidays, and especially during those moments when we need to 'balik kampung'. If youre a working mom, this bag is great for you to have a portable freezer that would keep your milk chilled and fresh. Or if youre like me, and outdoor mom, its always great to keep your breast milk cold wherever you go, only until you need to use it. I secretly pack my lunch in too and i love enjoying my salad/ sandwich chilled, all thanks to Packit! What more can you ask form an ice bag? You can say bye bye to your ice packs and let Packit keep your items chilled.


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