One of parents’ biggest concerns is what they’re putting in their little one’s growing body.
Most of the convenient foods and snacks on the shelves these days are over-processed and packed full of preservatives and sugars.
That’s why a lot of parent’s opt to make their baby’s food and snacks at home. This helps to avoid the added sugars and fats and allows a parent to know exactly what they’re feeding their kid.
However, when you choose to make your own baby food at home, it can sometimes feel like you’re giving up some of the convenience that shelved food products can offer.
Commercial products now come in pouches, tubes and tubs that make it easy to store and transport your baby’s snacks and makes feeding on the go much easier.
But don’t feel like you’re doomed to a life of inconvenience just yet. You just need to look around for the best reusable baby food pouches.
There are tons of benefits to using your own reusable food pouch, but there are a few things you’ll want to look for when you go to buy them. You’ll always want to make sure that the pouches are:
Here we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite food pouches to help you narrow down your decision.
For a little overview of our top picks, check out the table below.
Baby food pouches
Features we love
Buy it now
Reusable / Disposable
- Comes with 50 pouches
Reusable Food Pouch
- Durable and dishwasher safe
- Made with quality, eco-friendly materials
- Comes in a pack of 8
Infantino Squeeze Pouches
- Comes in a pack of 50
For all the fine details on the best pouches, you're going to have to keep reading!
The Kidzzo food pouch is a wonderful product for your kiddo.
Most importantly, this pouch is BPA, phthalate, PVC and lead free, and they’ve exceeded all safety standards through the FDA and CPSC. They hold 6 ounces, making them perfect for young or older children.
These pouches are freezer safe, so you can prep several snacks and meals and store them until you need them. They also feature a see-through window with an area to write in, so you’ll always know what’s in each pouch, and a measurement gauge so you can monitor how much your little one is eating.
They’re washable and reusable up to 12 times. After 12 uses it’s recommended that you dispose of them to avoid any bacterial or mold growth that’s unavoidable in any pouch due to the hard to clean corners.
We really like the attachable spoon! It allows you to feed on the go without needing to drag out utensils, bowls etc. and, the older kiddos can feed themselves with it.
The pouches by Little Green Pouch are made of extra thick, durable plastic to help withstand being squashed in a diaper bag or tossed around by a child.
They are 100% BPA, PVC and phthalate free. Even though they’re made from thick plastic, they are still flexible enough for even little hands to squeeze all on their own.
This product is also freezer and dishwasher safe, though you'll have to rinse the pouch thoroughly to make sure the creases are clear of remnants and to help avoid mold or bacteria growth. If used and cleaned properly, they’re good for up to 50 uses.
They have a 7-ounce capacity, making them great for babies or an awesome addition to a big kid's lunchbox.
The pouches feature an extra-strong zipper seal, so it’s kid-, diaper bag- and leak-proof. No messy spills with this reusable squeeze pouch!
We definitely love the fact that these pouches are dishwasher safe. Anything that requires a little less work for a parent is a blessing!
The WeeSprout is another great option to consider when searching for the best reusable baby food pouch.
These are made of high-quality plastic that meets all safety standards and specifications. They’re also dishwasher and freezer safe, but the company recommends rinsing before running through the dishwasher.
These reusable food pouches have a rounded design and top spout to make filling and cleaning easier than ever. Their shape means there are no corners or creases to trap food remnants, and the top spout allows water to flow straight through, which nearly eliminates the risk of mold and bacteria. They feature an extra wide zipper opening on the bottom that allows for easy, hassle-free filling.
They also have an earth-shaped see-through window, so you can always see what’s in each pouch.
There is no limit on the number of times you can use this pouch. So long as it’s cleaned properly, it can be used over and over again. What's more, each pouch is 100% recyclable.
These pouches are the easiest to clean yet. Water flows straight through them, there are no corners or creases, and and they're dishwasher safe. This lessens the mold risk and makes them endlessly reusable.
This reusable squeeze pouch is BPA, phthalate, PVC and lead free, meeting all safety standards.
It features a reinforced double zipper seal to help avoid any leak or accidents, making it a great option for diaper bags and lunch boxes. It holds 6 ounces and is good for up to 50 uses.
These pouches have a bottom fill opening and rounded corners, which ensure easier cleaning and filling. The spout is located at the top, making it less awkward for little hands to use, which also allows water to flow through the pouch, so rinsing is a breeze.
They're dishwasher and freezer safe, so you can prepare and store several pouches at a time and use them at your convenience. After use they can be sanitized in the dishwasher, making one less chore for parents!
We like the top-spout design used on this product. This makes it less awkward for little eaters and makes clean up less of a hassle. It’s also always a plus when we can get a few free recipes!
The Infantino is another great product to consider, although you should keep in mind that these aren't technically reusable. They're freezer safe and are BPA, phthalate and PVC-free. They include a child-safe cap and have a top spout, which makes them a good option for little hands and mouths. These pouches hold up to 4 ounces.
The pouches are clear, so you can see exactly what’s in each container. There are no zipper seals on this product. You fill it through the spout using the Infantino squeeze station or the simple squeeze kit. There’s also a spoon attachment available.
There are no creases or corners in this pouch and it doesn’t have a zipper seal. This makes clean-up fairly easy, given that zipper locks are known to trap food remnants. This also lessens the risk of mold and bacteria, because there are less places for it to become trapped and grow.
Because these pouches don’t have a zipper seal, they can’t leak. So, there’s no risk of blow-outs in diaper bags, lunch boxes or your freezer/refrigerator.
We all want to ensure that our babies and children are getting the best of the best. Commercial products are often expensive, wasteful and full of additives that we just don’t want to give our little ones.
Finding the best reusable baby food pouches will help you ensure that you know exactly what you’re giving your kiddo. They can be filled with anything from homemade purees and soups to yogurts and applesauce.
The pouch and self-feeding design help promote independence, and the ability to make everything from home and reuse the same package over and over allows you to save money!
You’ll be able to prepare and serve your child healthy, wholesome foods in a convenient reusable package. You can take them on the go or pack them in a lunch box.
Once you make the switch to reusable food pouches your kids will thank you, and so will your wallet!
For ideas and recommendations on food pouches (and much, much more), check out this article—it's full of advice from 32 mamas on their favorite products.
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