When I weaned BG we started with purees. I boiled, steamed and whizzed up food for her and to start with she lapped it up. Then she got fussy and I found myself using pouches and jars with her. I decided to do Baby Led Weaning with Little Miss which missed out the puree stage all together and went straight to fingers foods and it has been a huge success. When I was offered the chance to try some of the new Heinz Pouches I was interested to see how I could fit them into BLW.
Little Miss was sent a selection of Heinz Pouches including fruit purees, vegetable purees and then three meals of sweet potato and beef casserole, tomato & mozzarella pasta shapes and creamy fish pie.
We started with the fruit pouches which we used as a snack, pudding and we added them to her morning porridge.
Once open they have to be used within 24 hours which is fine we used half one day and half the next. I did this a lot when BG was a baby as well; it’s a great way to add some sweetness and extra fruit into breakfast. You can also add to plain yogurt. As Little Miss is BLW I just squeeze it on the spoon and she feeds herself.
I used the 7+ month pouches for lunch. The first taste was the creamy fish pie which she loved. She had half a pouch and then some fresh fruit afterwards. I froze the other half for another day. Her favourite was the Sweet Potato and Beef Casserole, I warmed it up for her and she scoffed the lot.
The vegetable pouches were a bit runny for us to use as they were so I used them a sauce for pasta and rice. Another easy way to add vegetables without the hassle of having to puree it yourself. Little Miss had these when BG had pesto pasta which is a little too salty for her.
Overall we had a good experience with the pouches I would but the fruit ones myself to add to her breakfast and yogurt and possible the vegetables ones as sauces. That doesn’t mean that the others are bad just not quite right for us with the BLW. However if these were around when I weaned BG I would have bought from the whole range. Pouches are fantastic when you are out and out as you can just squeeze straight in the spoon and there is little mess.
The fruit pouches contain 60% of baby’s daily vitamin C, the savoury pouches are enriched with iron and all pouches contain at least 1 of their 5 a day.
The 4+ range come in 100g pouches and cost 89p and the 7+ month savoury pouches are 130g and cost £1.19
They can be bought in Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Tesco and Boots
You can find the whole range here.