Review: Yaya Reusable (Baby Food Pouches for on the Go)
Baby food pouches are the new thing when it comes to feeding babies and toddlers. I found that my son enjoys eating from a pouch much more than a spoon. I am all for that since it also means less mess to clean up when he’s done. This isn’t my first rodeo with baby food pouches, I’ve actually tried the ones from Infantino, you can click here to read that review.
I make his baby food, so it was important to me to find the right pouches for the job. I didn’t want to keep purchasing disposable ones, since not only is this bad for the environment, but it stacks up when it comes to money. Since this was the way I was going, I had to find a product that I could keep reusing for him.
I still use disposable pouches every now and again. I’ve used them for breast milk, as well as baby food for on the go when we go on longer trips. This makes it easier to just toss them instead of having to worry about mold or other build up in the pouch for sitting for extended periods of time.
I came across a couple reusable pouch options. The ones I liked the best were the Yaya reusable pouches. They had great reviews, they looked easy to fill and easy to clean. I ordered a set of 50 of them. This seems like a lot, but if you’re freezing baby food, then you know having a month worth of baby food in the freezer is always a good thing.
Yaya Reusable Food Pouches Review
Filling the Pouches
Filling the pouches was something that I thought would be the trickiest. I didn’t know what to expect. However, not only can I fill it with the squeeze station that I have that allows you to fill the pouches from the top but the bottoms have double zipper seals that you can close. Just make sure that this area of the pouch is closed before you decide to fill them with the squeeze station from the top.
When filling them from the bottom, I just used a spoon to scoop the amount of food I wanted in each of them and then sealed it up tight. It kept closed too, which was also a great thing. They don’t seem to break down or have food seep out when it comes to closing them. I just put the food in, push it towards the top and done.
Cleaning the Pouches
I had to make sure that people gave these pouches at least four stars, if not five when it came to cleaning. The pouches out there need to be able to be reused, but also need to be cleaned properly.
The cleaning process was a breeze. I fill the sink with hot soapy water and make sure the bottoms of the pouches are opened. This allows the water to flow through them while they sit for a bit. Then, I take a bottle brush and go thoroughly through the inside and the feeding tip, as well as over the outside. You want to double check while cleaning to make sure you’ve removed all built-up food.
I clean them by 4-8 pouches at a time. My son eats around 2-3 pouches a day. I just soak them in this water, everything comes loose and then I can scrub them clean. You don’t need a special dish soap to do this, but I use a special bottle soap.
Using the Pouches
The double zipper at the bottom of the pouches provides a way for the food to stay fresh. This was one of the biggest things that I had to keep in mind. When keeping baby food fresh, you always want to make sure that your child is not going to get sick from anything.
I keep a baby food timetable on my fridge to make sure that the food is not in there for too long. I use this in addition to labeling the baby food pouches that I make with the date. This lets me know when they’re no longer fresh.
My son is a pro at using these to eat with. He just holds the pouch, sucks the food out and is done. There is little to no mess either, which is a big plus in my book!
I ordered spoons that go on the ends of the pouches but they seem to be too wide. He is not a big fan on them, so I don’t even use them when it comes to feeding time. I just use the pouch itself.
Anything Bad With Them?
Overall, there is not really anything bad about them. I love the way they’re made, allowing me to easily feed my son, clean them out and reuse them so there is no worry about spending more money on disposable pouches that create even more waste.
The price is even a good one, which is a great way to go when trying to save some cash. You want something that is going to be used time and time again if you’re going to be paying a good amount for them to begin with.
My Overall Thoughts
My overall thoughts on this product is that it is awesome. I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to use the pouches to feed their baby or toddler. I recommend them to anyone that wants to create less waste and save time and money in the long run. Not only that, but they are extremely easy to clean, which can be a hard thing to find when it comes to using reusable pouches. You can find a similar angle with this dog food, where they also use food pouches to make it easier to feed your dog.
These reusable pouches are great for just about any type of baby food you can think of. Even if you buy the jars of food, you can easily pour the food from those right into these pouches and feed that way. It is completely up to you when it comes to which way to go but pouch feeding seems to be the most efficient way for us to feed the baby.