FAQs

About Nom Nom Kids Reusable Food Pouches

How do you put food in the Pouch?

The Nom Nom Kids Reusable Pouch has a wide opening with a strong double zip lock seal. The opening is 12cm wide so the pouch can be filled using a spoon or poured from a jug or pot. For filling the pouch follow the instructions here: How to use your pouch

How do you clean the Pouch?

Cleaning the pouch is really easy. The pouch can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. Just open the zip lock on the side of the pouch and follow the instructions here: How to use your pouch

How much can a Nom Nom Kids Reusable Pouch hold?

The Animal pouch can hold over 140ml or 4.5floz of liquid food. It holds a tiny bit more than an Ella's Kitchen stage 2 pouch.

The Monster pouch can hold 200ml or 7oz of liquid food.

Both pouches are big enough to hold a full sized yogurt or a store bought fruit pot. It's also big enough to hold a good portion size of smoothie, yogurt, dessert or snack. Fill just to the top of the window on the back of the pouch to avoid any mess when closing the pouch.

Why is the Nom Nom Kids Reusable Pouch this size?

The Nom nom Kids Animal Pouch is sized specifically for children aged 6 months to 3 years. The size is perfect for 1st & 2nd stage weaning and big enough for a good sized smoothie, yogurt, dessert or snack. The pouch is also small enough for little hands to hold. Once your baby is moving onto more solid, lumpy foods you can use the pouches for their snacks and puddings or to store pasta sauces.

The larger monster pouch is aimed at older toddlers, pre-schoolers and primary school kids. It can hold 200ml which is sufficient for these ages.

Can I freeze food in the reusable pouch?

Yes, The pouch is safe to freeze. Fill up to the window as normal and squeeze any excess air out as you seal the pouch to keep the contents extra fresh. Place in the freezer flat to save space.

How do I heat the contents of the reusable pouch?

Fill a jug or bowl with hot water and submerge the pouch but keep the spout above the water. Shake and squeeze the contents of the pouch to ensure even heating before feeding. Always test the temperature of the food yourself before feeding to baby.

Can I heat the pouch in a microwave?

Technically the pouch is perfectly safe to be used in the microwave but doing so even for a very short time on defrost setting can cause hot spots in the food. We do not recommend to heat food in a microwave as the risk of feeding your baby or child overly hot food is too great. See above for heating directions.

What can I put in my Nom Nom Kids reusable Pouch?

Reusable pouches are really versatile and can hold all kinds of foods as long as it's reasonably smooth. The texture of the food doesn't have to be completely smooth it can be slightly lumpy as long as the lumps are small enough to fit through the spout. Due to this the pouches can also be used for stage 2 weaning.

Take a look at our Recipes page for lots of ideas.

Surely the zipper will leak?

No, it's very durable and the zip lock is a double zip so it's really secure. Under normal use the pouch will not leak at all. My kids and their friends have put the pouches through some rigorous testing and my 5 year old has also jumped on the pouches and still they don't leak.

How many times can I use my reusable pouch?

The pouches last around 40 uses depending on how they are treated. If a pouch fails well before this please contact suzanne@nomnomkids.co.uk and we will send you a replacement.

How much does shipping cost?

For shipping to the UK there is a standard flat rate of £2.00 shipping fee (free UK shipping over £10). This is £4.50 for shipments to Europe and £6 for outside Europe.  The flat rate means that you can order as much as you like and the shipping fee will not increase so get your friends together and place a group order.

Do you ship worldwide?

Yes, we now ship worldwide.  If your country is not in the country list please contact suzanne@nomnomkids.co.uk and request the country required so it can be added. Quantities are limited outside Europe as the postage cost becomes too high.

How are orders shipped?

All orders are currently shipped via Royal Mail 1st class within the UK and via International air mail for Europe and the rest of the world. Orders are always shipped the next work day.

Can I use the Nom Nom Kids Reusable Pouch for drinks?

We don't recommend using the pouch for drinks generally because the spout is sized for thicker fluids.  A more liquid drink will flow quite fast and may take your little one by surprise. An older child would be able to control this though so test it and see..

I accidentally threw the cap away, Can I get a replacement?

We do sell replacement caps on the website at £1 for 3 caps....Ella's kitchen caps do fit though so just steal some off a friend before you convert them to reusable pouches!