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Little Green Pouch Review

When my daughter started eating solid food at six months old, she started with homemade baby food that I lovingly prepared for her. Although she mostly eats the same foods her father and I eat, I still have some frozen baby food cubes in my freezer that I feed to her as snacks. Most recently, her father bought her some applesauce pouches as a special treat. She loves the independence she has when eating from the pouches, but I am not thrilled with the price, especially because I toss the used pouch in the garbage. Thus, when Little Green Pouch recently offered me a chance to review some reusable food pouches and accessories, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.

I received a Little Green Pouch small starter kit, valued at $28. The starter kit comes with a four-pack of reusable food pouches, a collapsible funnel, a cleaning brush, and a roll of 60 dissolvable labels. Each item is also sold separately. The reusable food pouches four-pack retails at $14.99, the funnel at $5.99, and the brush at $5.99.

Little Green Pouch Small Starter Kit Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouches Four-Pack

The patent pending Little Green Pouch is a reusable food pouch for babies, toddlers, kids of any age to use on the go. Made of durable BPA-free, lead-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free plastic, the pouches save me money and prevent excess waste from clogging up the landfills. Each pouch holds seven ounces of applesauce, yogurt, or homemade puree or baby food and can be washed and reused for 50 times or more with proper cleaning. The collapsible funnel makes filling the pouches easier, and the brush makes cleanup a breeze.

When I first receive my Little Green Pouch small starter kit, I started by prewashing all the products in hot, soapy water in my kitchen sink. The pouches are also dishwasher safe on the top rack. Additionally, the pouches are freezer safe, so you can make larger batches of food to freeze for later use. Once dry, I screwed the lids back on, ready to fill the pouches with yummy food for my daughter.

Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch Lid of Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch

I have previously used some reusable food pouches, and I must say that the collapsible funnel that comes with the Little Green Pouch small starter kit is the only way to fill a food pouch without any mess. I started by filling one pouch using just a spoon. As always, I dripped some of my homemade yellow squash applesauce into the zipper and down the side of the pouch. I also overfilled the pouch, meaning I then had to remove a little food from the pouch. However, with the funnel, I easily and quickly filled the rest of the pouches with the perfect amount of applesauce and without the mess. If you are thinking about using reusable food pouches, I insist you also buy a collapsible funnel for easy filling.

Zipper of Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch Filling the Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch 1

Filling the Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch 2 Little Green Pouch Collapsible Funnel 1

Once a pouch is fill (but not too full), secure the opening by pressing down on the zipper, which is the same as the zipper on most plastic baggies. I have been storing my pouches sideways on the top shelf of my refrigerator. I know that the zipper is strong because I have not had any problems with leaks. My daughter, too, likes to squeeze the pouches to get the last drops of food out, and I have yet to have a pouch that popped open despite her occasional roughness. I am extremely pleased with the zipper on the Little Green Pouch reusable food pouches.

My husband also commented on the quality of the screw-on lid. He told me that he feels like some of our other pouches have flimsier lids and that he feels like he might break the plastic. However, he says that the lids on the Little Green Pouch food pouches feel must sturdier to him. When he turned the lid to open a pouch for our daughter, he did not feel like he would break the plastic.

Washing the Little Green Pouch reusable food pouches is also fairly easy. After my daughter finishes a pouch, I rinse any remaining food out with water. Although the pouches are dishwasher safe, I found that a small amount of residue remained in the bottommost corners of the pouch. Thus, I prefer to wash my pouches in hot, soapy water by hand. The cleaning brush that comes with the Little Green Pouch small starter kit makes cleanup a breeze. After allowing the pouches to soak for a few minutes, I use the brush to gently clean out any remaining food. Compared to washing some of my other dirty dishes, washing the Little Green Pouch food pouches is incredibly simple!

Little Green Pouch Collapsible Funnel 2 Little Green Pouch Collapsible Funnel 3

Filling the Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch 3 Little Green Pouch Cleaning Brush 1

To dry the pouches, simple open up the bottoms as wide as possible and allow air dry upside down. I place my clean pouches in the drying rack and have found that the pouches dry in only a few hours. I also allow the lids to dry separately to prevent mildew. And, if you find yourself short a lid or two, Little Green Pouch sells replacements for $1.99 for a four-pack. Additionally the lids are dishwasher safe, and I have been placing the lids in the silverware rack of my dishwasher, weighted down with a spoon or two.

Finally, the dissolvable content and date labels make labeling the food pouches a breeze. The labels are made from water-soluble, earth-friendly, non-toxic materials that dissolve instantly or biodegrade gradually. If you like to make large batches of baby food like me, then the labels can help you organize your pouches in the fridge or freezer. And, unlike some other labels, the Little Green Pouch labels dissolve in water for super easy removal. No more scraping label residue off the sides of your containers!

Little Green Pouch Cleaning Brush 2 Little Green Pouch Dissolvable Labels

Final Verdict: I love my Little Green Pouch small starter kit that contains a four-pack of reusable food pouches, a collapsible funnel, a cleaning brush, and a roll of 60 dissolvable labels. The BPA-free, lead-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free pouches make storing food and feeding my daughter super easy. Filling the pouches is a breeze with the collapsible funnel, and washing the pouches is simple with some hot, soapy water and the cleaning brush. When I am preparing applesauce and other purees for my daughter, I now reach for my Little Green Pouch reusable food pouches first. At only $28 for the starter kit, Little Green Pouch can help save you money while making the world a little greener. If you are considering making your own baby food or are looking for some reusable food pouches, I cannot recommend Little Green Pouch more highly!

For more information or to make a purchase, visit the Little Green Pouch website. You can also follow Little Green Pouch on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Image Credits

Little Green Pouch Small Starter Kit © 2014 Heather Johnson
Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouches Four-Pack © 2014 Heather Johnson
Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch © 2014 Heather Johnson
Lid of Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch © 2014 Heather Johnson
Zipper of Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch © 2014 Heather Johnson
Filling the Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch 1 © 2014 James Johnson
Filling the Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch 2 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Little Green Pouch Collapsible Funnel 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Little Green Pouch Collapsible Funnel 2 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Little Green Pouch Collapsible Funnel 3 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Filling the Little Green Pouch Reusable Food Pouch 3 © 2014 James Johnson
Little Green Pouch Cleaning Brush 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Little Green Pouch Cleaning Brush 2 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Little Green Pouch Dissolvable Labels © 2014 Heather Johnson

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