BUYER’S GUIDE 7 best baby food pouches

A squeeze, a slurp…satisfy your baby’s rumbling tum when you’re on the go with easy baby food pouches!

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Food pouches often get a bad rap for being expensive and don’t help teach babies the proper way to chew.

But these mini-sacks of grub aren’t just convenient and light to carry around ― most are reasonably nutritious and minimise messy eating. Besides, your baby will simply need to squeeze it in order to feed himself.

And while junior should not be getting all his nutrition from food pouches, they do make sense, especially when you’re on the go or travelling.

Jessica Lee, mum to Mabel, 10 months, says they came in useful during her recent trip to Bangkok. “For a quick and nutritious meal, we emptied the pouch’s contents into her oats, or simply let her have it as a snack.”

Here’s a quick guide to some of the top baby food pouches available.

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Ella’s Kitchen Organic 
Price $4.90/120g
From Redmart
What Made of 100 per cent organic food and veggies ― nothing is added, not even water. Choose from flavours like Mangoes, Pears & Papayas, or Broccoli, Pears & Peas. Suitable for babies over 6 months.
Parents say These are widely available on supermarket shelves as well as online, so it’s easy to top up your stash once you run out. Free of seasoning and artificial ingredients, this is Lee’s go-to brand because her “daughter slurps it up really quickly”. But at $4.90 a pop, it’s a pretty pricey snack for junior.

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Bellamy’s Organic Food PouchPrice $3.15/90g
From Agape Babies
What Made with certified organic ingredients, these ready-made baby meals contain no preservatives, artificial flavours, colours, nor added sugar or salt. Start your little one off on Apple & Fig Oatmeal or Banana Apple Porridge. The more textured choices like Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto, or the Spring Vegetable Macaroni are great for older babies. Suitable for 6 months onwards.
Parents say “I like that the pouches are slightly smaller at 90g, because there is less wastage,” says Yip Lin Lee, mum to Joash, 7 months. Yip also likes the smooth texture which is not too runny, so “it’s less messy”.

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P|lum Organics Organic Baby Food, Stage 2
Price From $4.16/ 113g
From iHerb
What These stage 2 food pouches, for babies over 6 months, are made with unsweetened and unsalted organic ingredients. It offers different combinations of fruits, veggies, Greek yoghurt and whole grains. The non-BPA packaging is child-safe, re-sealable and great for on-the-go feeding.
Parents say We liked the sheer variety available, plus the colourful packaging made it very attractive for mini-munchers. The pumpkin and banana is usually a hit with babies as they love the sweet taste. Yip, says that even her older son, Benjamin, 3, enjoys it as a snack.

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