When I developed our reusable pouches I took a lot of care to make them the right size. I didn't want them to be too big for a little one to handle but I also wanted it to hold just enough food for 2nd stage weaning as well as for toddlers and pre-schooler's yogurts, desserts or snacks. I felt that 120ml was just about right.

I recently had a review that said that the size was too small for her 9 month olds appetite and it made me question the size. I re-checked my research and talked to lots of mums but after a little "wobble" I really do believe that we have got it right. (Please feel free to correct me if you disagree).

As a final test I emptied out an Ella's kitchen stage 2 pouch (labelled as 130g) into a Nom Nom Kids pouch and it fitted perfectly!! It was tight but every last drop that I could squeeze out went in and the pouch sealed!

I know that there are a lot of babies out there that struggle with moving on from smooth or semi smooth puree’s (my son was the same) and therefore our pouches may become too small for a main course for a short period of time. At this point I would probably use 1 pouch of quite thick (nutrient dense) puree for the main meal along with some finger food such as broccoli florets, cooked carrot, cheese squares etc and another pouch filled with a healthy dessert such as yogurt or a fruit puree. That should be more than enough to satisfy their appetite and so healthy!

Once your baby has moved on from stage 2 weaning then our pouches become snack and pudding pouches. There’s so much that you can fill them with from fruit purees, yogurts, smoothies, custards, puddings, jellies, slushies etc. Take them out for feeding in the car, on the bus, in the buggy, in the back pack, on the bike, on a plane, in the cinema, in the shopping trolley......any other’s I’ve missed?

June 05, 2014 — Suzanne Moore

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