Feeding on the go, or the kids just needed a quick snack along the way?
Food pouches can come in handy for this purpose. However, parents may shun away from food pouches primarily for two reasons, they wonder about the nutrition intake, and the mess that can potentially come with it. We are not nutritionists, so we will not discuss about what’s in the pouch. What we do want to share are the options out there to help parents reduce the mess when introducing pouches to their kids. So lets talk about mess.
What caused the mess?
We know that at that young age, the kid’s fine motor control is not yet fully developed and sometimes, they may squeeze too hard on the pouch, and EVERYTHING comes out. So, as parents, we take over the role of feeding them by carefully squirting the content on a spoon and feed them with the spoon. Well, that’s fine, but not if you are feeding on the go or if you are driving. Also, it can be a challenge to squeeze the food on the pouch without accidentally squeezing too much!
To deal with this partially, companies have designed pouch spoons! Spoons that fit on top of the pouch and all you have to do is to squeeze the pouch and the content goes straight onto the spoon. In the market, there are a few options: Squooshi, Sinchies, Munchkin, and Vitalbaby have produced their own pouch spoons. You may have seen some of them in departmental stores or parents specialty shops in Singapore.
While pouch spoons overcome the the problem of having to squeeze the food onto a separate feeding spoon, it does not promote independent feeding or help to reduce the mess with accidental squeeze. To promote independent feeding and to deal with the accidental squeeze, ChooMee has developed the Sip’n soft top.
It has a flow control feature to prevent spills so the parents would no longer have to feed, which helps to promote independent feeding. Furthermore, it is made of soft silicon and fully covers the hard plastic spout of the food pouch. No more worry about the kid chewing on the plastic and cutting their gums or lips!
Find out more about how the ChooMee Sip’n works.