Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Review: Nom Nom Kids Reusable Pouches

Reviewing NomNom Kids Reusable Food Pouches

Somebody said to me the other day that my reviews are always glowing and positive. Well, that's because I pretty much only review things I am 100% glowing and positive about! The Nom Nom Kids Reusable Food Pouches are no exception to this rule - they are easy to use, kind to both the bank balance and the eco conscience and, most importantly, very popular with a baby named Marianna.

I was super impressed with these, and they also got a seal of approval from Nanny Wendy when we tried them out at my parents' house. We even let Marianna have one in the car which, given Marianna's ability to make mess, is really saying something!

What are Nom Nom Kids Reusable Pouches?


Created by mum of two, Suzanne Moore, Nom Nom Kids came into being when Suzanne was unable to find a reasonably priced - and decently sized - reusable food pouch for her own kids. Most of the ones on the market were either single use, or needed a bulky filling station to get the food into the pouch.

Nom Nom Kids pouches are made of dishwasher and freezer safe plastic, are super easy to fill, and are completely reusable.

Nom Nom Kids Reusable Food Pouches in jungle animal design


How do they work?


The pouches are so straightforward even a kitchen-phobe like myself can use them. There is a zip lock opening running along one side of the pouch - you just open that and pour / spoon in the food. Simple! If you blow into the spout first to fully open the pouch the process is even easier.

Once the pouch is full, just press the opening closed. It has a double zip lock closure and, in spite of my fears, there is no way anything is going to seep out or leak once you've closed it.

Nom Nom Kids Instructions
Pictorial instructions from the Nom Nom Kids website.

Our Experience


I was curious to find out how Marianna would get on with them, as we had never given her anything in a pouch before. She looked at me quizzically for a moment while I demonstrated what she should do with it, and that was that. There was a container full of spaghetti bits in her hands, and she didn't need my help to get it into her mouth!

Marianna using a Nom Nom Kids pouch

The Nom Nom Kids pouches are perfect for weaning - you can use it with a spoon attachment, or older babies can hold it themselves - and as they're freezer safe, you can make up a whole batch of them in advance. They're also perfect for on the go snacks, lunchbox essentials (yogurts and suchlike), and allowing kids who have yet to master a spoon to feed gooey foods to themselves.

Marianna's spoon control is almost non-existent, something not helped by the fact she refuses to let me feed her with a spoon, and loses her temper big style after a few attempts to get it in herself. We're still practicing with the spoon, of course, but I've been using these alongside to prevent meltdowns, and to be sure she is eating.

As close as I was allowed to get!

Anything else I should know?


Nom Nom Kids Reusable Pouches come in two different sizes, 140 ml / 4.5floz (jungle animal design) and 200 ml / 7 floz (monster design). They'll both hold a full yoghurt! You can see the difference in size in this pic:

back of the nom nom kids pouches

The clear window on the back of the pouch lets you see how much food is left in it, and I love the space on the back for you to write in details about the food - such as what it is, who it belongs to, and when it went in. As that last suggests, Nom Nom Kids pouches are all about safety. The red caps are large enough not to be a choking hazard, while the pouches are BPA, PVC and Phthalate free.

Nom Nom Kids Reusable Food Pouches in monster design
The Monster Design.

The other great thing about these is that they are compatible with all the existing pouch accessories - like spoons, caps, handles, and spouts - on the market. For more info on what is available, check out the Nom Nom Kids pouch compatibility page. I think the only other thing to be aware of is that you can't microwave them, just heat them in a bowl of water instead.

Where can I buy Nom Nom Kids Reusable Pouches?


In the UK you can purchase them from Amazon, or directly from nomnomkids.co.uk.

The pouches come individually (£2.95 for the smaller or £3.25 for the larger), packs of three (£6.95 vs £7.95), a pack of eight larger pouches for £20, or a weaning starter pack of ten pouches, spare caps, and a non-permanent pen for £20. When you think that each pouch will last around 40 uses - or eight weeks of school packed lunches - that's really good value! You can also get packs of three replacement caps for £1.

Shipping is a flat rate of £2, or free if you spend over £30.


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41 comments:

  1. Those reusable pouches are really handy if you are a parent of a young child :) Great idea.

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    1. They're fab - I was really impressed with them. x

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  2. It's such a simple idea when you think about it but so effective. Marianna certainly looks very pleased X #FriYayLinky

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    1. It works so well - the seal is super strong! x

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  3. What a great idea to have reusable pouches so you can have homemade food when you are out and about!
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    1. They're a great size for popping in your bag too. x

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  4. What an awesome idea! The pouches filled with applesauce can be so expensive in the grocery stores, and they are single use products. It's nice to hear these are easy on the budget and also eco friendly. Great review! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. That's it - I love things which are green but are also kind to my bank balance! x

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  5. I like the sound of these I think they would help u save a lot of money in the long run so u won't have to pay out for ready made pouches.

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    1. I love that you can make up a batch in advance and you're done for the week. x

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  6. What a great idea, shame mine are too old for them now

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    1. I love all the innovative stuff you can get now! x

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  7. It is such a simple idea and one that I am sure is so convenient to have x

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    1. We've used them loads already! x

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    2. These are a great product, wish they was around when my little one was small.

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  8. Someone makes something very similar to these to use in a sous vide. Super useful, and anything that stops stuff going to landfill is a great idea.

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    1. Those sound great! I hate just throwing things away.

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  9. These look interesting, but I never managed to get Piglet to eat any of those Ella's Kitchen pouches when he was younger, so I don't think I'll try these. Great that Marianna liked them and they don't make too much mess though! Thanks for linking up with #FabFridayPost

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    1. Yeah, I really like that you can put whatever you want in them too. x

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  10. Gosh, that's really clever and super portable. I used to hate the amount of stuff you had carry around when the Tubblet was weaning and a lot of it couldn't be recycled either :(

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    1. I know, I feel like a pack horse at times! Anything which makes the load a bit lighter is fab.

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  11. Oooh these look GREAT! We're no where near weening yet (Pickle is not yet born!) but we're already looking forward to making our own baby food and these pouches would make it so much easier to tackle feeding out and about. Love that you don't need any special equipment. We may be in the market for JUST these in the next 6 months or so!

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    1. :D Sounds like Pickle will have everything sorted though on arrival! I love that these can be used from quite an early age - we had big problems at first trying to get Marianna to eat anything from a spoon. She liked the food, but wanted to be able to suck it in, so these would have been a big help. x

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  12. Looks like these were a bit hit! I like how convenient they are too especialyl with the clear window and space for details on them. #liml

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    1. The little window on the back is such a neat touch, imo. x

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  13. These are a really great idea and I really like the reusable aspect too. Great for saving pennies and giving the little ones your own food too.

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    1. Yeah, I was at the supermarket today and pricing it up in my head how much money I was saving! :)

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  14. They look great! I wish I'd known about them when my two were at the weaning stage.

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  15. That's a good idea! Had never considered how useful reusable versions of these would be! #fabfridaypost

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    1. They're coming in so handy when we're out and about x

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  16. I love the idea of these - my one question is how on earth do you clean them? My daughter hates spoons so these could be ace! xx

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    1. The side is just pressed together - you can open it and wash just like a cup or something. You could use a small bottle brush for the spout too, but we haven't found it necessary so far. x

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