The Problem with Baby Food Pouches
Here's What You Need To Know
- Babies already know how to suck. They need to learn how to chew.
- Pouches interfer with your child’s motor and speech development.
- Babies learn through play and touch, which is why messy self feeding is important.
- Pouches are over blended, which may turn your child into a picky eater.
- Pouches are high in sugar and low in fiber.
Squeeze Cheeks, Not Pouches
Baby-food pouches have become increasingly popular in the last decade and for decent reasons: they’re portable, don’t need refrigeration, and make it easier to keep the messy eating at bay. The New York Times recently reported that global revenue from baby food pouches grew tenfold between 2010 and 2017 — from $16 million to $160.8 million.
Everything is fine in moderation, but new parents should know that this temporary fix can lead to other issues down the line. Below are a couple reasons to keep pouch use to a minimum.