Product: Heinz Baby Pouches
Price: 89p per pouch – often available in multibuy offers
Age Range: 4 months+
Manufacturer’s Description: First Stage – Our 4+ month fruit and savoury pouches have a smooth consistency and contain gentle flavours to help your baby learn how to take food from a spoon and are a great way to get them used to the different tastes and textures of solid food.
Second Stage – Once your little one’s got to grips with purees; they’re ready for lumpier food with new flavour combinations. You’ll find all our 7+ month savoury pouches have a mashed consistency, which not only helps your baby learn how to chew but it also helps develop the muscles they need to speak.
Rating: (4/5 stars)
Review: We have used fruit pouches since Georgie was a baby, but never savoury ones – and I’m not sure why! Although we use baby led weaning methods as much as possible, we do use pouches and other baby food when it is much more convenient, especially in between meals. These pouches arrived just before we left to go on holiday, so we took them along with us and they were very useful to have handy.
Lydia enjoyed every pouch we gave her, both savoury & sweet. She tried both the smooth & mashed pouches, both of which were approved of heartily!
Heinz Baby Pouches are suitable from 4 months, depending on the type, and are perfect for exploring first tastes and flavours. We found these pouches incredibly convenient to have for feeding Lydia on the go and at home – even when she had finger food as well, a pouch helped to fill her up and she often slept better for her nap than when she only ate finger food.
You can pop these in the fridge for 24 hours after opening, so for smaller babies you will often get two meals out of them. I find them much better than fruit pots as they are often left with wasted puree, and we end up throwing them away as more often than not you can’t reseal a pot.
Georgie really loves the fruit pouches as a snack and will polish one of these off very happily, squeezing every last drop out.
We used the pouches with screw on spoons for Lydia, and although we experienced some minor blockages with the coarser texture of the mashed pouches, they were all a big success. Georgie devoured hers straight from the pouch!
There is a great variety of flavours in the new range, and they will help to introduce your child to a whole host of flavours, as well as making sure they get their 5-a-day. The packaging is great with all the info you need at your fingertips.
Although at 89p per pouch they aren’t the cheapest baby food option, they are incredibly convenient and both the girls really enjoyed them. Lydia didn’t refuse a single pouch, so all the flavours went down well. We will be buying these pouches again in future, especially if we can pick them up in multibuy deals.
We give these pouches 4 stars.