Baby food in a pouch has graduated to toddler snacks. Henry loves sucking these packages dry, and it's an easy and clean way to supplement his fruit and veggie intake. We experience ease and cleanliness less and less these days as he insists on self-feeding.
I love these pouches on trips, especially plane trips. I give them to him at take off and landing to pop his ears. Plus, there is barely any spillage, so there are fewer wardrobe changes.
Of course, there are some dangers to introducing this gimmicky snack.
First, they are addictive. Henry constantly asks for them.
Second, the larger packages are geared towards younger babies, and can interfere with mealtime. If Henry has one too close to mealtime, he won't eat his meal.
Third, the smooth texture might lead your child to regress and refuse texture.
I try to limit Henry to one a day, if that, and I keep them out of his reach. I also choose ingredients that he rarely eats, such as peas. He eats bananas all the time, so I don't load up on the banana mash-ups.
Here are a few different brands, some of which incorporate veggies! You can find these online (probably your cheapest option), Toys 'R Us, Babies 'R Us, Starbucks, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. I've also seen the last brand below, GoGo SqueeZ, at Costco. My favorite brand is Plum Tots, but the most economical is GoGo Squeez. A pack of 48 costs 19 cents per ounce! Note: prices are based on bulk purchasing.
Ella's Kitchen Organic Baby Food Broccoli, Pears + Peas (4+months), 3.5-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 7) - 59 cents per oz.
Revolution Foods Organic Mashups Squeezable Fruit, Tropical, 3.17-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 24) - 35 cents per oz.
Plum Organics Baby Food, Spinach, Peas & Pear, 4.22-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 24) 29 cents per oz.
Peter Rabbit Organics, Organic Strawberry and Banana 100% Pure Fruit Snack, 3.5-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 10) 47 cents per oz.
GoGo SqueeZ applestrawberry, Applesauce on the Go, 3.2-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 48) 19 cents per oz.