Yoghurt in a pouch

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Hello, just wondering if anyone has come across no added sugar yoghurt or fromage frais in a pouch like the Ella's/Plum type pouches for purée?
My BLW baby (8 months) had half a pouch of puréed fruit today from a friend who's baby did not want it and he was able to suck it straight from the pouch; I'd love for him to be able to do this with yoghurt as he is ridiculously messy with a spoon and only gets about a third of a pot in on a good day!
Thanks!

ceeveebee Fri 09-Nov-12 06:58:21

Hmm, I have only ever seen frubes which are full of sugar and are kept in the fridge anyway. Sorry, not much help!

Thanks for replying cee, yes, the frubes are packed full of sugar, I don't mind them needing to be in the fridge though!
Anyone else?

Iggly Fri 09-Nov-12 07:48:46

Why not buy natural Greek yoghurt (no sugar in it), add fruit and stick in a bowl? Yes messy but less expensive. What do you do with other messy food?

Isn't a bit of mess what rating is all about when you are little?

Poor super-sanitised children!

Haha! Super sanitised! You should see him now eating his eggy bread! grin he also gets it returned to him from the floor so maybe check the OP's reasoning before jumping to conclusions! smile
I wanted it from a pouch so that he can get more of it. His spoon skills are not great (yes, practise makes perfect, I know) so he ends up eating a tiny bit and wearing the rest, this is fine in the evening, pre bath, but doesn't work at any other time of day.
I would love for him to have yoghurt in the morning to fill his tummy and give me a bit of a break from BF, it's like feeding a newborn at the moment...BLW is very, very slow for him...a successful breakfast, like today's was 1/8 of a piece of eggy bread. hmm
He is perfectly happy and not frustrated at mealtimes, just really doesn't eat much.
I hope this adequately explains the question in my OP!

Yep, you can buy Little Yeos Organic yoghurt in a kind of tube pouch thing. here. They stock them in my local Sainsburys but I haven't braved them yet so can't vouch for the mess levels!

Oh, and thanks for the suggestion iggly but that doesn't solve the problem. I've not really found any other foods to rival yoghurt in the messy stakes but suppose the messier ones like Bolognese or similar are evening meals for us. He eats a huge range of things and wears a bib with sleeves, I haven't found anything else that a few wipes won't handle.

Thank you twelve! They do list sugar in the ingredients...I don't k ow how fussy I should be wing about this, currently I don't give him anything with sugar in it except for bread...any advice?
I guess it's better for me to be feeding him constantly than for him to have sugar... darn.

Iggly Fri 09-Nov-12 09:28:56

What about porridge for breakfast with milk in it? Or even yoghurt?

Or try different spoons? Some are very shallow and handles aren't great so worth experimenting.

Any suggestions for spoons that are good? I've tried three kinds.
We have the same problem with porridge - he won't/can't really eat anything from a spoon, only finger foods, but even then tiny tiny amounts. I guess he doesn't really 'get' the food thing yet, just managed really well with the pouch yesterday.

I think 8mo is a bit young to really manage well with a spoon. I can't remember when my DD can eat yoghurt with a spoon, but it's not spooning but dipping the yoghurt. You can't dip porridge, as least I can't imagine it! It's only around 17-18mo she can scoop weetabix efficiently up with a spoon.

I have www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/60137571/ from ikea. I like them simply because they fit into the cutlery holder in my dishwasher grin.

Oh I'm assuming he won't take things off a spoon from you. My DD was like this. She only started accepting food off a spoon from us after she could eat with a spoon herself. By that time, I was mainly just scraping the last bit of yoghurt or weetabix for her from the bowl.

Iggly Fri 09-Nov-12 09:56:24

I gave dd a spoon and she can get it in her mouth although upside down. She's 11 months and has been doing it a while. I also spoon feed her
(and her brother) sometimes too.

With porridge, we make it thick and she eats it with her hands or I give her loaded spoons. Does yours take loaded spoons?

I used these with mind from a young age

Another option is consider a straw - if you use thin yoghurt could he suck it up? Again my BF babies did well with straws.

hazeyjane Fri 09-Nov-12 10:08:55

The yeo valley tubes have got sugar in, but not as much as frubes (they certainly don't taste like they have much sugar).

I find a good dairy/fruit combo is to chunks of cheese with a fruit pouch (like the plum/hipp organic ones) although ds doesn't eat cheese so he has a triangle of dairylea or a small pot of philadelphia which he scoops out with his fingers (less messy than yoghurt)

Hipp/Ellas and Plum all do breakfast pouches - stuff like porridge or ricepudding with fruit in.

BertieBotts Fri 09-Nov-12 10:15:41

Sugar isn't the devil grin a little bit won't harm him. There's probably more sugar in one of those ella's pouches, because fruit contains a lot of sugar.

Iggly Fri 09-Nov-12 10:19:56

Refined sugar is a devil though grin

Iggy if you mean putting it in her mouth upside down, then yes, DD has been able to do that for a long time. I am too lazy for porridge so I don't know that can stay on an upside down spoon. Weetabix certainly can't. But DD has been eating that with her hands before moving to a spoon. I use adult full fat yoghurt from onken and yeo, and they aren't as thick as the fromage frais. They definitely don't stay on upside down spoons either. I don't mind about sugar, so have no qualms about feeding DD adult sugar laden yoghurts.

Iggly Fri 09-Nov-12 12:19:06

Most of it stays inthe spoon no problem. Unless its incredibly sloppy. But something like thick frontage frais should be ok, especially on a metal spoon (which I suggested in the link).

Babies can't realistically be expected to spoon feed as we do until around 18 months because their bones don't harden up. They can't do the proper wrist action. Which is why hand self feedin is recommended as before then, they develop a sense of independence and want to feed themselves!

Iggy that makes sense why around 18mo, DD can properly scoop food off a bowl and move the spoon into her mouth, without tipping it upside down. Fascinsating stuff!

That cutlery looks good iggly and the straw idea is really good, I'll give it a try. I will also bring him down for breakfast in just a nappy then give him an extra wash on days that I have time and let him get caked in stuff. Usually I give him toast as it's easy but 1/8 of a slice is about all he'll manage at best. Maybe he is just a milk monster not a big eater... I will try getting more messy and see if it helps at all. smile

MamaGeekChic Fri 09-Nov-12 12:28:40

Adsa do yoghurt pouches, not sure about the sugar content

Iggly Fri 09-Nov-12 12:59:30

My dd isn't that hungry at breakfast because she's fed from me. BM has a lot of calories so very filling. She tends to want a bigger mid morning snack instead.

Yes OLTT, it's interesting stuff!

He eats very little in general! He'll get there though!

Thanks mama!

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