Category: Baby

Yummi Pouch

“If someone made reusable squeezie yogurt containers, they’d be rich.” I told Aaron one day.  Seriously.  Every time we go to the shops, my kids want squeezie yogurt.  They won’t eat yogurt at all unless it’s out of a squeezie pack.  Unfortunately, the squeezie packs are more expensive, and contain more sugar than I’d like them to.

The very next day, I got an email wanting to know if I’d review a Yummi Pouch.  Yes, someone actually did come up with a reusable squeezie yogurt pouch.  Or pureed fruit pouch.  Or baby food.  Or whatever you want to stick in there that is small enough to come out of the hole.  Ingenious.

Oh yes, reusable squeezie pouches

Oh yes, reusable squeezie pouches. Not sure why my screen shot includes a big square, but oh well.

As if I was going to say no.  A reusable pouch meant that I could make my own yogurt, sans all the sugar, and stick that in the pouch for the kids.

I made the yogurt in my $12 yogurt maker from Aldi, and then set about sticking the yogurt into the pouch.  Humph. That part was actually quite tricky.  I got a small spoon, and spoon ful by messy spoon ful, filled the pouch with the yogurt.  It would have been much easier with the special pouring into pouch jug they sell on their website.

See the pouring thing? Would have been very helpful.

See the pouring thing? Would have been very helpful.

The kids enjoyed slurping from their Yummi Pouches, and ate all of the home made yogurt within them.

The next time didn’t go so well.  ”I don’t like this yogurt Mommy.” Hannah told me.  Sigh. It wasn’t so much a reflection on the Yummi Pouch, but my home made yogurt.  Sigh. That’s what I get for trying to feed her greek yogurt instead of fruity yogurt.  Next time I will add some pureed fruit so it passes the taste test of a 3 year old.

I used to buy those squeezie packs of baby food to take when we went out anywhere when Daniel was little.  But again, they were comparatively expensive (just very convenient ). Yummi Pouches would have been great for when Daniel was a baby.

PROS:

-Reusable
-BPA and phthalate free
-Convenient
-Dishwasher safe
-Easy to clean by hand (with a bottle brush to get in the tip)
-Inexpensive
-Easy for kids to use

CONS:

-Hard to fill without the special filling funnel pitcher

Johnson’s Top to Toe Baby Bath

You may remember my problems with Hannah and conditioner. No? You can read about accidentally getting some adult conditioner in her eye here . Sigh.

I’ve always washed Daniel in Johnson’s Top to Toe Baby Bath. Someone got me a giant pump bottle of it when he was born. I think it was in the hamper full of baby stuff that my church gave us. So that’s what I used.

When I ran out, I went for the cheap supermarket brand baby bath. I’m sure they’re the same, right?

Wrong.

Daniel has this fun (er…fun for him, not so much for me) habit of sitting in the bath and then suddenly lurching forward face first into the bath water to eat the bubbles and drink the water. As you do. Apart from near heart attacks on my part each time he did this, he never had a problem with it.

Until I used the cheap supermarket stuff. He got some in his eye (easy to do when face planting the bath water). His pudgy little face scrunched up tightly, his bottom lip came out, he turned an interesting shade of red, half closed his eyes, and then the tears started pouring out.

I checked the bottle. Hmm…it said gentle non-tear formula. But that certainly wasn’t what I was witnessing right in front of me.

I wiped the copious amount of bubbles off of his face, rinsed him with bubble free water, and calmed him down.

Lucky for me, right after that incident, I received a package in the mail containing a bottle of Johnson’s Top to Toe Baby Bath. Phew, no more tears. Actual no more tears. I was going to go buy some at the supermarket, but it’s much better getting it for free :)

PROS:

-No more tears actually is no more tears
-Smells nice
-Cleans baby’s hair, body, face, etc, no need for other shampoos or anything
-It’s what hospitals use, so you know it’s good (Tresillian uses it too)
-Comes in big pump bottle, normal flip top bottle, and travel size

CONS:

-A bit more expensive than supermarket brand (but still not that much and totally worth it)