If you’re a mom or dad, you know that getting your baby to eat baby food can be an uphill battle. Sometimes they refuse to open their mouths, sometimes they gag when presented with certain foods, and sometimes they just don’t have the patience for spoon feeding. Baby food pouches are an alternative way of introducing your children to new tastes and textures without any of these common challenges. And, although it’s true that baby food pouches aren’t exactly a main-stream feeding method—at least not yet—many parents are discovering just how convenient they are.
- They’re super convenient
As we all know, raising a baby can be an exhausting business. Between the feedings, the diaper changes, and the countless other unexpected tasks that you never saw coming until you were knee deep in it, you need every advantage you can get to help keep your household running as smoothly as possible. Baby food pouches are a convenient way to feed your baby without any hassle. You just take the pouch out of the fridge and stick it in the freezer, then point your baby’s face at it, hand him/her the spoon, and walk away. And since they’re designed to be used straight from the freezer, you don’t even have to worry about them being thawed out before you use them.
- They promote healthy eating habits
First-time feedings can be very scary for a lot of parents, especially when they soon realize that there’s only one small spoonful of food in an entire pouch. But, the truth is that because every pouch contains a single serving, it’s easy for parents to monitor exactly how much their children ate. This is great for parents who are interested in guiding their children to healthier eating habits and preventing them from becoming picky eaters later on in life.
- They contain no additives, preservatives or dyes
Babies and young children can be very sensitive to anything unnatural in their food. However, since baby food pouches don’t contain any additives of any kind; they’re an ideal way to introduce your child to new tastes without any risk of them becoming fussy over the taste or texture of his/her food.
- They’re inexpensive
A lot of parents will tell you that baby food pouches are an inexpensive way to feed your little one. When you consider that only one serving is contained in each pouch, it’s not hard to see why most parents would choose this method over spoon feeding. As well as saving money, it means that you’re also avoiding using up the good stuff before your baby has had a chance to enjoy it!
- They’re easy to use and clean-up simple too
You may be surprised by how easy it is to pop open a pouch of baby food and feed your child from it with just one small spoon. All you have to do is fill the pouch with whatever food you wish to feed your child, seal it off again, and pop it in the freezer. Once the baby’s ready for his/her meal, just pull out the pouch and put it in a bowl or on a plate. Then your baby can sit with his/her feet in a high-chair or on mommy or daddy’s lap while enjoying this simple mealtime treat.
If you still aren’t convinced that using baby food pouches is right for you and your family, remember that they’re only one of many different ways to feed your child.