How this Mum cut her organic baby food bill in half
Frustrated by pre-packaged supermarket “organic” diluted baby food pouches that contain water as a first or second ingredient to bulk out weight of the item, Natasha Ricardo, Mum of 2 boys, went to work investigating how she could give her toddlers nutrition filled organic food at the same price or less than the supermarket pouches. The solution? Cherub Baby re-usable baby food pouches.
“Organic vegetables are usually not cheap, but sourcing them from my local grocer instead of Coles or Woolies and using the Cherub Baby Steamer Blender to make my own baby food led me to producing 100% organic meals for my kids that are much cheaper than the supermarket pre-packaged ones and are not bulked up with water. I made one weeks worth of food for my kids using easy to make 20 min recipes”.
Natasha turned to Cherub Baby’s food pouch range as the easy solution to portion the meals out into pouches just like they are the supermarket.
“When I read that Cherub Baby’s pouches are both BPA and BPS free and re-usable I was sold. At under $10 for a 10 pack, I have already re-used the pouches 10 times each, so each pouch use has only cost me 10c. Add on the cost of the food inside and I’m averaging $0.63 per pouch for pure organic baby food meals”
Pleasantly surprised by how easy they are to clean Natasha noted she just pops them in the dishwasher when doing a load, otherwise she just washes them with a bottle brush. “They work and look exactly like the supermarket pouches and Cherub Baby have these cool spoons and spouts that you connect to the end of the pouch so you can feed baby directly from the pouch!
When scientists discovered that the chemical BPA caused disruptions to the human endocrine system, suppliers of plastic baby bottles and other plastic products rushed to find a replacement. Their solution: BPS. However now it turns out that this “safer” alternative may have exactly the same damaging effect to babies hormones as its predecessor.
After health concerns associated with bisphenol A grew in 2012, BPS began to be used as a replacement. However, a studyby Dr. Cheryl Watson, a University of Texas Medical Branch professor in Galveston, and graduate student René Viñas published in January, concludes that BPS appears to create the same problems as BPA.