Reusable baby food pouches benefit you in many ways. They allow you to cook baby food of your choice and put it in them to store in the refrigerator or to use while on the go. They are not as wasteful as disposable pouches and are, therefore, both pocket and eco-friendly. But how will you select which one to bu? Read my reviews below to get the answer.
4 x 1.2 x 7.2 inches
4.3 x 1.4 x 8 inches
7 x 1 x 4 inches
8.4 x 4.7 x 3 inches
4.3 x 0.2 x 6.7 inches
Weesprout Double Zipper
Weesprout pouches are designed to be easy to fill and equally easy to empty. They have a wide zipper mouth that makes filling them a breeze. The double zippers ensure no leak occurs. They don't have any sharp corners, so food squeezes out of them completely. There's no wastage when you use these ones.
Being wide mouthed makes this product easy to clean because it allows you to insert a scrubber. And they're dishwasher-safe in case you don't want to clean them manually. The plastic that makes them is BPA-free making them safe to carry food in. The only downside is their small capacity. At 5 oz, you may find that it holds too little compared to other ones below.
Mommy Yummy Reusable Pouch
They're made of plastic that's BPA-free which means they're not a health risk to your little one. The packaging is thin to allow for easy squeezing, even by the delicate hands of your baby.
You can safely freeze your baby's food in, and so they can be used to store baby food in the refrigerator. The dual zip mechanism makes them leak-free, especially when traveling and you have put them in the diaper bag. Washing them isn't a big deal either because they're dishwasher-safe.
The only problem is that they're not microwavable. You would need to transfer the food to a different container if you wanted to heat it instantly in a microwave, which would be time-consuming.
Sqooshi Reusable Pouch
These products come in beautiful animal shapes that amuse kids, which entices them to eat the food contained in them. They are the best to use on babies who won't take their food from pouches. They might just eat from these.
They're safe to freeze food in and make great storage containers. They're dishwasher-safe too for easy cleaning. The plastic shelf is non-toxic being BPA-free. The pack is almost flat shape which makes them easy to carry in a diaper bag.
However, they're not microwavable which makes instant-heating impossible.
Eco-Squeeze Reusable Refillable Pouch
These pouches come in a pack of eight. Each one is capable of carrying 6 oz of food which makes them ideal to use when on the go. You will never run out of food for your baby. They are easy to squeeze too, which allows your baby to self-feed. The dual zippers prevent food leaking. And the caps close tightly to prevent any leakage from the top.
When it comes to cleaning, you shouldn't worry because they're dishwasher safe, and still easy to clean manually. The plastic contains no BPA and is safe for your baby's food. The zips come undone if they're left halfway-closed, especially when they are packed full of food. This can create a nasty mess.
Goodie Food Pouches
This one can carry 6 oz of food. Several of them are enough when traveling with your baby. They make for useful baby food storage because they're freezer-safe. They are dishwasher safe too and will not give you a hard time to clean. They have a big zipper mouth, in case you have to clean them by hand. And the double zippers ensure they don't leak. The plastic is free of BPA and no risk to the health of your baby.
The only downside are the zippers. The zips are hard to grasp when you have packed it full, and you want to pull them. It requires some effort to be able to zip it up.
How to buy
You should choose products made from durable and safe materials. Because you are going to wash them many times, you will need pouches made from plastic that can withstand this without degrading. Above all, ensure the plastic is BPA and phthalate-free.
The packaging should be designed in such a way as to allow squeezing out the food, and entirely, because you will not want to have food wasted. To ensure this doesn't happen, choose the ones that don't have sharp corners. The mouth should be large enough and also make cleaning easy. They should be washable in a dishwasher, and most of them are.
You will mostly be using your pouches to store your baby's food in the refrigerator. They should, therefore, be freezer-safe. Choose something that's compact in size and almost flat in shape. It will come in handy when you're traveling, and you want to carry some foods for your baby.
The position of the feeding spout matters a lot. Some have the spout on the top while others have them on the side. Top positioned spouts allow for easy feeding and squeezing. They are also easy for your baby to hold while self-feeding. Top spouted ones are also easier to clean than side spouted ones.
Another factor you should consider is capacity. Depending on what you want to use, it can be large or small. Small size pouches are ideal for when on the go. You can have several of them so as to carry enough food. Their small size will make it easy to slip them in tiny spaces, even in a purse. If you store food in the house for later use, large sizes are the best.
With the right products, storing baby food and feeding your baby will become stress-free.