It's hard to believe that it's over three months since I first wrote about weaning Master C. He's still a little boy who loves his food putting on weight exactly as he should be.
Since the early days Master C seems to have shown a particular love for Ella's Kitchen pouches and even now his face lights up when he sees them come out of the cupboard. I was therefore really pleased when we were sent some of the savory ones to review.
Whilst we started off with some of the first tastes pouches (apple, pear and banana on their own) he quickly moved on to their Stage 1 Baby Food range and he enjoys them still today. With nothing in them other than simple, natural ingredients they are a fantastic way of making sure that your little one eats well without getting having to cook from scratch every day. I also still use the apple and banana pouches to add a bit of fruit into his morning porridge too and he's no where near as keen to eat it if the fruit hasn't been added.
Master C struggles with a bit of a reflux problem and sometimes gags when eating if he's given something with a bit too much texture, so we're still using the stage 1 food a few months later. He's always very eager to finish them off and the few stage 2 pouches that we've tried have also been a big success.
Obviously a seven month old can't actually tell me if he likes the taste of what he's eating or not, but this picture shows his enthusiasm to get every last bit of of the pouches!
One thing I really like about the Ella's Kitchen range is the pouches themselves. When you're in a hurry all youneed to dois grab a spoon and then you can just serve it straight from the pouch - ever so handy when you're also trying to cook dinner for a toddler and the baby is screaming with hunger. I've found that this is also really useful when you're out and about. You don't need to carry loads of stuff with you and can easily feed on the go.
From an environmental point of view I'm also really pleased to see that the company is tackling the issue of recycling the pouches as I know we get through a fair few of them and I hate to think of all that waste going into landfill.
Disclaimer: I was sent a selection of Ella's Kitchen Stage 1 Baby Food pouches for this review, but I've bought many, many more than that myself over the last few months!