I know yall remember my rant about starting solids and how the internet told me no matter what I did I was wrong! I’m just glad we’re over that hurdel now and G has been lovin himself some solid foods these last few months. So for this weeks “lovin lately” series, I wanted to share with you some of the baby feeding products we’ve been lovin.
Reusable Pouches – These things are awesome! When we’re out and about and I just want something quick to be able to give him to feed himself I pull these out.
We’ve had a lot of success with doing Baby Led Weaning with G, so I don’t ever actually make any purees to spoon feed him. But I discovered these reusable pouches. I had stayed away from purchasing pouches because they’re not cheap. At an average of $3-7 a pop that adds up quickly.
But I love that I can just quickly throw some stuff in a blender pour it in these, and they’re ready to go. I’ll blend up sweet potatoes from the night before with some cinnamon and coconut milk. Mangos with some gluten free rolled oats. Pears and Peas. Whatever smoothie I made myself that morning. Sometimes I’ll add some chia seeds if it needs a little thickening.
Weighted Straw Sippy Cup– My baby is still a baby but all the sudden the pediatrician is like, time to start introducing a sippy cup. Say what?! Welp, we tried a couple and this has been our favorite. The straw has a weighted dingle-hopper-thingy so no matter which way the babe moves the cup, upside-down or right-side-up, it falls into the water and he can easily take a sip. He is one independent water drinker with this thing.
Baby Apron– because babies are messy and sometimes the regular bib doesn’t provide enough coverage. I’m not about to give him a bath after every meal.
Silicone Highchair Cover – again, because babies are messy and I like that I can just roll this thing up when I’m done and throw it into the sink, food and all.
BPA Free Silicone Straws– G loves straws. If we’re out and I’m drinking something with a straw in it, you bet your bottom dollar he’s going to grab it and try to drink it. These are the straws I use in my cups and I LOVE them for myself (those metal ones are just too hard for me).
Spill Proof Straw Cups – Like I just said, G loves my straws and always tries to steal mine right out of my cup. In fact, anytime I’m drinking a smoothie he will find a way to grab my straw and fling delicious smoothie mess all over the place.
These $2 cups are the perfect solution. I can just pour my extra smoothie in a cup for him and problem solved. The straw fits tightly enough that he can’t pull it out and make a mess. They’re technically called “take and toss” cups, but I’ve just been washing them out and reusing them.
Once Upon a Farm food pouches – I know, I know, I just said up top about how I like to make all G’s food, but sometimes you just don’t have time for all that nonsense and want something quick. But at the same time, I don’t want any of that yucky, tasteless, brown musty shelf-stable “baby food” with most the nutrients zapped out of them like the majority of companies are selling.
Only the best of the best for my baby.
Once Upon a Farm pouches are honestly the freshest I have found.
There site proudly proclaims that “you won’t ever find any preservatives, concentrates or processed purees. Just fresh, whole ingredients picked in season from our partner farms, Cold Pressure Protected, refrigerated and delivered fresh from farm to highchair™.”
The “High Pressure Pascalization (HPP) or ‘Cold-Pressure,’ refers to the process by which fresh food products, such as juice and baby food, are preserved as opposed to heat.
HPP is a method of preserving packaged food products using extremely high pressure. The process leads to the elimination of any potentially harmful bacteria while maintaining a higher yield of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and preserving a fresher taste than thermal pasteurization.”
I’ve tasted them myself and they are good! Imagine that, giving our babies food that actually tastes good. Get your FREE trial and just pay shipping.
*Disclaimer. Once Upon a Farm did send me some free pouches to sample, but my thoughts and opinions are all my own.