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Weaning - first tastes

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RachPL Wed 04-Sep-19 13:55:32

I’m a new mum and it’s time to start thinking about weaning! For some it’s home made, for others it’s food lead and for the rest it’s shop bought pouches....from attending a weaning class today there was a discussion on pouches. Whether or not you are into them. I realised just how big the pouches are and how much could be wasted...after reading the back of an Ella’s kitchen food pouch I noticed they could be frozen...Great I thought! But after making my own veg purées up and dividing them into cube ice trays I thought..why not divide the Ella’s fruit purées too, they will go further. So that’s what I have done, not sure if it’s been done before but it will help save barely eaten pouches going in the bin, just thought I would share. smile

JoMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Sep-19 15:55:00

Good idea! Just bumping this for you, @RachPL. brew

NiinasMummy Thu 12-Sep-19 07:57:23

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firstimemamma Thu 12-Sep-19 08:06:39

You are of course welcome to use pouches but watch out as their production methods involve heat treating (so that they don't need to be stored refrigerated) and this kills a lot of the nutritional value. Therefore homemade is always better but it's your baby so do as you please. Good luck smile

moobar Thu 12-Sep-19 08:15:30

@RachPL I also freeze the fruit ones into ice lolly mounds. Great on DD sore gums. Keeps her busy for ages. One pouch does four lollies.

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