I’ve talked before at RambleRamble about how feeding my kid is very non-intuitive to me. I find the process of figuring out what to feed him to be frustrating and rarely something that I just…get.
But occasionally, I do have my moments of genius. Two of them, in fact.
Jackson is at a stage where he rarely wants us to feed him. He’ll tolerate spoon feeding at home, in the high chair, but only if we hurry. Out and about though? Not hardly. So when we were planning for our vacation, I had to try and figure out in advance how we were going to feed him for 7 days. I knew we could give him some stuff when we went out, but since I didn’t know where we’d always end up for mealtimes, I didn’t want to take the chance that the kid would spend the entire trip surviving on bread crusts and a rogue green bean here and there.
Enter these guys.
These pouches were our saving grace during our vacation. Both Plum Organics Baby (stage 2) and Ella’s Kitchen (Stage 1) have baby food pouches made with organic veggies and fruits–and nothing else (some organic lemon juice for preservation maybe). Each brand has a handful of flavor combos, all of which Jackson has loved. But the organics aside, these pouches have another, even more awesome bonus.
My kid can feed himself with them.
Ok, so it may look crazy, but you give Jackson these pouches and he sucks on the nozzle (like a straw). He loves them, since he gets to feel like he’s doing it himself. I love them because 1) they’re fruits and veggies, 2)he doesn’t make an enormous mess of himself, and 3)they’re super easy to cart around.
Yes, they’re a little on the expensive side, so we don’t use these for everyday feedings. But for a vacation? Or a long day-trip? These guys are brilliant. I may not always be totally “on it” about how to feed my kid, but these pouches gave me an easy way to feel on top of my game. For once.
P.S. Just as a reminder for everyone, all the reviews on this site are things I’ve bought, I use and that I love. These companies don’t know about me, and none of these products were sent to me for review, I just think you all should know about them. If that ever changes, you’ll be the first to know!No tags for this post.