I’ve posted a lot about Garrett’s eating developments, just because he’s flown through the eating phases faster than I ever imagined he would. We introduced solids at 6 months, and here we are at 10 months and he eats everything we eat (aside from intense allergens like peanuts and shellfish, and big baby no-no’s like honey.) Kid ate half a piece of pizza the other day, and can eat almost an entire grilled cheese sandwich in a sitting!
However, I feel like we didn’t stay on purees for nearly as long as some babies, nor as long as I would have liked. They’re such a great, easy way to introduce baby to the many flavors and textures of fruits and vegetables. I know I certainly don’t keep as much of a variety of fresh produce in my house as I could expose Garrett to by feeding him purees.
We’ve at times purchased pouches for Garrett, if they’re on sale or we’re out and about, but we’ve not used them much; probably because we did exclusively purees for only about two months. When we did use pouches, I would squirt the contents into a bowl or onto a spoon and feed it to Garrett that way. But now he HATES to be fed. I try to do it here and there, so he’ll get used to eating from utensils, but he mostly wants to feed himself. Only recently did it dawn on me to let Garrett just slurp the food straight out of the pouch. He LOVED it!!
Since Garrett is a pouch pro all of the sudden, Ella’s Kitchen so kindly gave us several pouches to try out. We LOVE Ella’s Kitchen. They’re 100% organic and they’re made for baby’s like Garrett who like to be hands on while they eat. They make a ton of different baby foods, like single ingredient first step pouches, breakfast pouches, fruit and rice blend pouches, step two meal pouches, and baby cookies and nibbly finger bars. We tried out five different pouch flavors:
- Bananas, Apricots + Baby Rice
- Carrots, Apples + Parsnips
- The Peas and Broccoli One
- Pear + Blueberry Baby Brekkie
- Sweet potato, Pumpkin, Apples + Blueberries
Garrett loved every single flavor, and even Mommy and Daddy had a taste. We both could have slurped down the entire Bananas, Apricots + Baby Rice pouch. SO delicious!! I loved giving Garrett the Carrots, Apples + Parsnips pouch the most, since really, when will he ever try parsnips?
Besides the unique flavors (they also have Spinach, Apples + Rutabagas!), I love that the purees are on the thicker side. Garrett tends to drool out thin, watery purees, and when that texture is in a pouch? Holy mess. There was very little mess with these pouches, even when Garrett tossed and banged them around. He barely even needed a bib, and NONE ended up in his hair! (That’s practically a miracle!)
Ella’s Kitchen products can be purchased at Target, Babies R Us, Walgreen’s, and many local grocery stores.
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