Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe…Organic Pouches who are the Best in Show…
I recently posted a picture on my fitness Instagram where I shared my love for the organic pouches hitting the baby (errrr busy/traveling/running out the door mama) market by storm. I don’t know why it took me nearly ten months to figure out I can order these in bulk off Amazon, but thank God I finally did so I can stop going to the grocery store like 3 times a week to restock on these gems…
Tanner is 15 months old now, but when he turned 6 months and got the green light for starting solids, I had done ALL my research. Like too much research. and all of that went out the window by the time I perfected our routine and forgot everything I read anyway.
For my birthday I asked for a fancy-shmancy make-your-own baby food AND pouch maker; I got it, used the baby food maker a handful of times, and the pouch maker is collecting dust. When Tanner was on purees only (and the tap) I found using the handheld immersion blender was the easiest and the best when I was going for shortest clean up time. If I had time to prep & clean (literally once) I used my food processor. Background: My husband travels 80-90% of every month for work back and forth from the east coast to California, so I’ve been a “single” mama raising Tanner; a wild child who refuses to nap unless he’s snuggling ON me or I force him into the stroller and we go for a walk until he falls asleep. He cut back to one nap a day right around a year old, so I literally don’t.get.a.break. I wonder how all those DIY moms do it…..a superman husband? Parents who live next door? Literally blows my mind. I used to be a wedding planner who lived on Pinterest, DIY crafts, painting, globe trotting…. #BYEFELICIA…those days are long gone (for now) and I’ve traded in my backpacking pack for diaper bags and curling irons for dry shampoo.
Anyway, back to those genus little pouches I wish I invented!
1. Plum Organics (look out for water or juice being the first ingredient, and be careful to spot the long ingredient lists in some of the yogurt & toddler flavors that aren’t clean).
2. Peter Rabbit Organics (love! Keep an eye out for fillers like juice or juice concentrate)
3. Select Gerber Organics (I say select because only a few of them purely contain fruits, veggies, and water. Check all the labels on these guys; I only buy a couple of the fruit flavors.)
4. Sprout Organic Food Pouches (these have been the BEST I’ve come across; organic fruits and veggies with no added junk! No added sugar & veggies are baked and roasted packing in nutrients.)
5. Ella’s Kitchen (super clean and veggie-packed flavors!)
I stumbled upon this modern-mama blog, Gimme the Good Stuff, a resource for conscious moms and healthy kids, who broke these pouches down exactly the way I would have, but even better, and now I might just have some extra time in the morning to shower AND shave my legs; ambitious, I know 😉 View her opinion on some of my favorite pouches (along with other interesting info) here.
These spoon attachments by Plum were also super handy when we were on the go & before Tanner had the motor skill to suck the pouches out of the spout like a straw –