When I hear the words ‘food pouch’, I automatically think of the disposable food pouches for babies that one can buy at the supermarket. And baby/toddler also springs to mind. The Sinchies reusable food pouches however, are reusable pouches and they are not only for babies, they can be used by the whole family. “The whole family?” you ask. Yip, mom, dad, your threenager, your teenager, and of course, your little bundle who is approaching the terrible two’s. This week, I quickly learned how reusable food pouches can help the whole family.
Sinchies Reusable food pouches recently sent us a some pouches to try and see. To be honest, they couldn’t have come at a better time. You see, I’m a full time working mom of two beautiful yet very busy sons. One aged 9 and the other is almost 2. I’m constantly looking for ways to save time and make my life easier. And I thrive on order. I believe that everything should have it’s own place too. The Sinchies reusable pouches have helped me accomplish this in a few small, yet significant ways.
Key Facts about Sinchies Reusable Food Pouches
What I love about the Sinchies reusable food pouches, is the convenience of being able to store my own home made food in a pouch that I can use over and over, and see exactly what the product looks like inside. I also really appreciate how strong and durable they are. If you’re using them for your toddler, you can rest assured that they will not be able to destroy them with their own strength.
A few key facts on the Sinchies reusable food pouches include:
- Free from BPA, Phtalates and PVC
- Kind on the environment
- They come in a range of five sizes: 80ml, 140ml, 200ml, 500ml and 1 liter
- Store bought convenience with healthy homemade goodness
- Can be used over and over
- Dishwasher friendly
*Cole is dressed by Eemaan Handmade from The Little Closet and Co
How reusable food pouches helped my family
I made use of mine in three interesting ways this week so far. Firstly, when you’re a mom of a baby/toddler, you tend to be late for almost everything. Leaving the house can be such a nightmare. And this is simply because something always goes wrong on the last minute. No matter how thoughtfully and strategically I plan to be early, I almost never make it on time. There is always that last minute poo nappy to be changed. Or the messy pants to be changed. The worst of them is that random last minute hunger call 30 seconds before you need to leave the house. This is Coles all time favorite mind game to play with us.
Despite me feeding him before getting dressed to leave, it can sometimes take longer and he ends up hungry again. So I filled a pouch with yogurt before leaving home to fetch Liam from school and this way, I could grab it on my way out, and Cole could feed himself in his car seat. #ProblemSolved!
Waking up in the mornings has been a nightmare lately. I mean who wants to wake up and leave their nice warm bed in utter darkness? Plus, everyone else is still fast asleep. So I have been sleeping in just a little here and there which inevitably leads to even more rushing in the morning. Sinchies came to the rescue though! I filled two pouches with cereal for myself and Liam, and we ate it on the way. No mess, no fuss. #ProblemSolved!
You know, to this day, I can never work out how much brown gravy or white sauce to make. I always end up making too much or too little. Mostly too much. And then there isn’t enough of the other food the next day and I end up throwing it away. This week, I made too much brown gravy as usual, so I threw the left overs into a Sinchies reusable food pouch and into the freezer.
How reusable food pouches can help the whole family
The Sinchies reusable food pouch website, provides a host of useful information on how to use the pouches, how to clean them, and what to use them for. They even have downloadable e-books with yummy recipes. These are some of the ideas that I found on their website, on what to use the pouches for. However, you can view the full list by navigating from the home page to the FAQ page. (website listed at the end of this article).
For the baby/toddler
- baby formula portions on the go or for mid night bottles
- home made smoothies
- home made pureed veggies
- bum cream for the nappy bag
In the kitchen
- yogurt/drinking yogurt
- home made marinades
- home made salad dressings
- detergents (when you’ve bought in bulk)
- protein shakes
- pancake batter
For the dads
- smoothies on the go
- cereal on the go
- home made marinade for braaing
- travel size shampoo & conditioner, and body wash
- salad dressing for salad for work lunch
For the teenager
- travel size shampoo & conditioner and body wash for weekends at friends
- cereal on the go
- smoothies on the go
I was going to do a category for moms too, but from my personal experience, I generally have my hand in all above anyway and I’m guessing you do too, ha!
Special discount code for YOU
These useful and reusable food pouches are inexpensive, especially considering they can be used over and over in multiple ways. For a pack of five 80ml pouches, it costs just R131. For a pack of ten, just R222. The price goes up as the size does, so for a pack of five 200ml pouches, they’re retailing for R193 and a pack of ten will cost you R328. Again, its a once off price as you’ll be using these for a long time to come.
Sinchies Reuasable food pouches, have given me a special discount code just for you. You will receive a discount of 15% on your total order. All you need to do, is use the code “liam&cole” at your check out. The code will expire on the 30th of June 2018, so you best get shopping!!
Place your order by visiting their website. And why not follow them on social media too, for lots of tips on using the pouches and even some yummy recipes. Click on the links below or copy and paste the full address in your browser
WEBSITE or https://reusablefoodpouch.co.za/
FACEBOOK or https://www.facebook.com/ReusableFoodPouch/
INSTAGRAM or https://www.instagram.com/sinchies_reusable_pouches_sa/
NB The prices quoted in this article are the applicable prices at the time of writing this article.
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