I remember the weaning days – just! With Big, I was that mom, the one who prepared billions of trays of pureed mush to store in the freezer so that I always had something to hand for his meals. I’d ask to borrow microwaves if out and about, or just stick to those places I knew had facilities for reheating baby food. We also used those pouches and pots of organic ready-made meals that all just looked rather like what appeared at the other end a while after eating them! But, blimey! They’re expensive, aren’t they?! And if your little one turns their nose up at them (and, quite frankly, I wouldn’t blame them!), it’s a total waste.
Small was a different kettle of fish, as we’d discovered Baby Led Weaning by then, which was much, much easier!
But, I wish I’d have known about Nom Nom Kids food pouches! I would have been able to make my own, much tastier mush and it would have been much easier to take it out and about with us!
Nom Nom Kids Food Pouches and Snack Bags
Nom Nom Kids food pouches are small, plastic pouches, rather like those you buy off the shelf in the supermarket, filled with delightful mush, but Nom Nom Kids pouches are reusable! That means you can make your own food to suit your child and take it with you wherever you go.
They’re bright and eye-catching with cute monster designs.
The Nom Nom Kids food pouches come in different sizes, aimed at different age ranges. There are also snack bags, which do not have a spout and can be used for snacks such as chopped fruit or veg or, in our case, crisps and dry cereal! (Small doesn’t do fruit and veg…).
The food pouches have a wide opening with a secure zipper style closure so filling the pouches is easy. There’s a clear window on the back so you can see what you’re doing and not overfill! The pouches have a spout so that food can be squeezed out onto a spoon, or your child can squeeze food straight into their mouth if they’re able.
One (of several!) great things about these pouches is that they can be frozen, so you can make up your batch of food, fill your pouches and pop them in the freezer. When you need one, simply take it out of the freezer and pop in your bag if you’re going out.
To reheat the contents, it’s recommended to stand the pouch in hot water for a few minutes, which means there’s no need for a microwave. In fact, whilst the pouches are microwave safe, this method of reheating can cause hot spots in the food and is not recommended.
The pouches have a label area on the back so you can write a name (so useful if sending to nursery, for example!), the contents, whether to keep chilled and/or warm up and the date the pouch was filled.
The pouches are easy to wash, either by hand in hot, soapy water, or they can go in the dishwasher to make life even easier!
Nom Nom Kids food pouches and snack bags are BPA, phthalate and PVC-free and last for around 40 uses if looked after properly. Imagine all that plastic you’re not throwing away by going with reusable!
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Disclosure: We were sent some Nom Nom Kids food pouches to try for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.