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7 of the best baby food pouches according to Mother&Baby Award testers

Section: Weaning
The best baby food pouches

If you're starting out on your weaning journey, then you'll know that practical and easy food options are super important - that's why the best baby food pouches should be on the top of your shopping list. 

Related: The best baby-led weaning first foods

Being able to feed your baby nutritious and delicious food while you're on the go is vital. Sometimes, food pouches are the most convenient and tasty options available to both you and your baby. 

Not sure how you can incorporate food pouches into actual meals? Well, Ella's Kitchen is on hand to help you create yummy food for tiny tummies. We love this incredible fish fingers recipe!

 

That said, there are loads of baby food pouches available to buy these days - it isn't about jars of spag bol any more. With so many brands and flavours to choose from, how do you know which ones are best? 

Luckily for you, we've rounded up the reviews from our Mother&Baby Awards testers to bring you our list of the best baby food pouches that you can buy today, either online or in the supermarkets. 

Best baby food pouches

Shortlisted in the 2020 M&B Awards Best Baby Food Range/Product

Little Freddie's Stage 2 meals are high in protein and a healthy option to enjoy during family mealtimes. 

Mum tester, Emma, said: "When my 9-month-old decides he is hungry there isn't much of a window to make him something to eat before all hell breaks loose and he ends up too upset to eat. So having something quick and convenient to prepare for him beats cooking my own meals from scratch every time! These pouches are super quick and easy to prepare resulting in more relaxed mealtime."

Read our full review of Little Freddie Organic Baby Food here

Silver winner in the 2018 M&B Awards Best Baby Food Range/Product

These baby food pouches are made from 100 per cent organic products, giving you peace of mind knowing your weaning baby is getting filled with the good stuff. The screw top is a great idea and our panel of mum testers loved being able to see the nutritional value of the food.

Mum tester, Beata Jenner, said: "A screw on top helps to open and close this pouch in minutes without any spillage or wastage concerns. It allows you to feed the hungry tummy in seconds, whether that's on the go or at home. They are also very versatile and can be used in any combination. I am experimenting with adding them to pasta or a meat dish, which my baby absolutely loves."

Read our full review of Ella's Kitchen Four Vegetable-only Flavours here

Shortlisted in the 2019 M&B Awards Best Baby Food Range/Product

The range of Babease food pouches are perfect to introduce your little one to new flavours and textures. There's a wide range of ingredients to expand your baby's palate; they're all organic, suitable for vegetarians, dairy-free, gluten-free and contain no added salt or sugar. Wonderful!

Mum tester, Lauren, said: "I would recommend them as the pouch design is easy to use, quick, efficient and leaves a minimal mess. The flavours are brilliant and unlike any other baby foods on the market that tend to stick to 'traditional tastes', this widens the palates of weaning babies from the get-go."

Read our full review of Babease Stage 2 Vegetable Led Meals here.

Bronze winner in the 2019 M&B Awards Best Baby Food Range/Product

These Ella's Kitchen baby food pouches have no added sugar, salt or water, no additives or thickeners and are non-GM. The organic peas pouch contains simply peas and water, steamed to get the texture just right. 

Mum tester Emma said: "Using Ella's pouches made weaning so easy, previously I had spent hours in the kitchen batch cooking, blending and freezing pots but the pouches made it so simple. They are also quick to warm up."

Read our full review of Ella's Kitchen Love Veg Range here

Shortlisted in the 2018 M&B Awards Best Baby Food Range/Product

A huge selling point of Piccolo is the creative flavours on offer to expand your baby’s taste buds – you'll find beetroot, kale and cherry flavours in these baby food pouches. The pouches went down really well with our panel of mum testers, although they wished there were smaller sizes on offer for smaller babies.

Mum tester, Joanne Harding, said: "I would use these baby food pouches above others – they have unique mixes of healthy ingredients and my little boy enjoyed them. The thing that made them stand out from others I have seen is the wide mix of flavours, usually containing at least three key ingredients. They also add extra little ingredients like herbs or vanilla. It all feels very healthy and make life easier as a working mum."

Read our full review of Piccolo Organic Baby Food here

Silver winner of the 2020 M&B Awards Best Baby Food Range/Product

Mamia's breakfast range of pouches are easy options for your little one's breakfast, taking the stress out of the first meal of the day (which is often a rush if you're trying to get to work and nursery on time). Available in three flavours, they add variety to your baby's diet; they're good value for money too. 

Mum tester, Tasleema, said: "The reason I would recommend this to other mums, friends, family, neighbours is that they have helped me with an easier breakfast routine. I no longer dread the morning feeding time for my weaning child who is a fussy eater, but seems to like these pouches. They are quick, easy and clean to transport."

Read our full review of the Mamia Breakfast Pouch Range here

Shortlisted in the 2020 M&B Awards Best Baby Food Range/Product

If you loved the breakfast range, Aldi's Mamia also offers organic food pouches for the rest of the day.There are loads of flavours and recipes to choose from and the price is good value too. 

Mum tester, Jenny, said: "Using this product has made feeding my baby on the go much easier. Not only is this more convenient, but it's great value for money. The range uses organic ingredients and doesn’t have any added sugar. I have been very impressed and will definitely continue to use them. In my opinion, they are as good (if not better) as other more well-known brands."

Read our full review of the Mamia Food Pouches Range here

 
  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited motherandbaby.co.uk before moving on to write about family cars for Parkers.co.uk - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and WhatsTheBest.co.uk 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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