Then I found out about Yummi Pouch! I could use these reusable pouches for my own baby food. Now by the time I found them, Eleanor was technically a toddler and could feed herself with a fork. I do not advocate limiting that experience for little ones just for convenience, but I was still interested in the reusable pouches for some of our busier days. I also make a lot of smoothies, and she loves applesauce and yogurt. These pouches would be pretty useful for messier foods at home, as well as picnic style lunches!
Straight From Yummi Pouch
- Each pouch holds up to 2.5, 6, or 10 ounces of your favorite homemade smoothies and blended snacks.
- Food grade material is BPA-, PVC-, phthalate-free.
- Dishwasher safe, just expand the bottom and stand upside down over the prongs.
- Freezer safe.
- Reusable and recyclable.
- Great for healthy, on the go snacks.
- Easily fillable through the reinforced, leak proof zipper seal.
- Backed by our 30 day product guarantee.
How Do They Work?
The Yummi Pouch is fairly intuitive to use. The first pouch I tried (the 2.5 oz) did not have a fill line so there was a little trial and error to make sure I didn't overfill. Larger pouches had the fill line, and as long as you don't go over, you can zip it up without it expanding and making a mess. Just make sure you spoon or pour your food in carefully so as not to 'slosh' a mess. Yummi Pouch does sell a funnel pitcher, and I think if I was still making purees for every meal and using these regularly it would be worth it.
The sides are very stiff, so you have to make sure you get any food from the bottom corners, but I always rinse thoroughly, then put in the dishwasher. So far they have held their shape. I don't use them every day, though, and would probably wash them by hand more often if I did use them rigorously.
What Did We Think?
Eleanor gives them a big smile! She loves to feed herself, but she also loves her pouches. If I were using these regularly, I would want the funnel to save on time and mess, but considering their size and shape, I'm not sure these would be ideal for making and freezing baby food in bulk. However, I like that I can portion out servings of "messy" snacks ahead of time, and just grab-and-go. We spend a lot of time outside in nice weather, and I often take snacks for the big boys--the Yummi Pouch will be nice for a busy toddler! I haven't tried freezing them yet, but I'm sure I will be using them for homemade fruit smoothies this summer. I make a lot of homemade smoothie "pops" for the boys, but frozen pops are so messy for toddlers, and it will be nice to have her smoothie contained! ;-)
Depending on the size and style, you can get a two pack for $7.99 or a starter set for less than $30 from the Yummi Pouch store. You can also find Yummi Pouch on Facebook and Twitter.
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