Baby pouch food, and why I won’t use them.

One day, my mother in law came over from the grocery store and was like look what I brought for Athena. She brought her those food pouches. I know her heart was in the right place, she just wanted to buy something for Athena but I was not giving Athena any of those pouches. I told her thank you but you would have to return them.

Food pouches are on the rage right now because they are conveniently, no mess, easy for families on the go, do not require refrigeration, no need to microwave, and allow kids get some fruits and vegetables.

I’m not judging any parents who do use those pouches for their kids. Like I always say, you do, you and what makes your family happy. It’s none of my business.

Why would I not let Athena have them?

I have multiple reasons.

  1. I don’t trust them. Big number reason, I don’t trust them one bit. You can’t see inside, for all you know it full of mould or bugs. Don’t believe it, tons of videos of parents cutting in to those pouches and finding stuff in them. Plus they add more sugar and calories in to them.
  2. Added sugar and calories. The pouches has higher sugar and calories compared to the real fruit and vegetables. They often lack fibre, which will make you feel full and help regulate your digested track. So with lower fibre and higher sugar, you children will eat more to get that full factor which could cause obesity.
  3. Your child won’t learn how to properly eat. When feeding them the food pouches they don’t have to chew, they only have to suck the food out of the package.
  4. When the food is hidden in a pouch, your child will miss out on what the food looks like, the smell of the food, the touch and feel of the food.
  5. Children who only consume pouches or purred foods, well become picky eaters when it comes time to eat solid foods.
  6. Pouches are bad for the environment. The packaging doesn’t break down, can’t be reused or recycled, so it’s ends up in the landfill.
  7. Pouches are expensive, 2 dollars for one pouch compare to actual buying the fruits and vegetables, making the baby food and freezing tons of food that will last for over a month. Hmm 🤔 you do the math.

Well that just my thoughts on food pouches.

What do you think about the baby food pouches?

Talk to you later, friends.

Xoxo,

Life is enchanting

You deserve a little me time

If you are a mom like me, finding that balance between taking care of the household, kids, pets and husband, that you always forget to take care of the most important person, you. Now you are probably saying, no, the most important person is my kids. Which I do understand but you are still important. Especially to your family.

Which brings me to my next point, you need a break. An hr break, where you do you. It can be before your kids get up in the morning. Example: have coffee, get ready, joy getting your makeup on and don’t have to rush. It can be when your kids are asleep. Example: soaking in a bathtub with a glass of wine or beer.

I know what you are saying, I don’t have time, my schedule is too busy or I’m too tired but trust me you can and will find that time. You need that time because your body and mind needs it. You need to take an hr to unwind and do something for you to relax from the busy day you had. Believe me, you will thank me and your husband and kids will be happy that you took time to take care of you.

You are probably wondering why is it so important?

It’s so important because all that stress builds up in your body, causing tension in your body and your brain is going a mile a minute. Which will make it harder to fall asleep.

When you do something you love and make you feel relaxed and let go. All that stress from the day, leaves your body making your body relax and your mind happy. A happy mommy, makes everyone happy. It’s makes you feel like you can conquer the world and you will have a better sleep.

Moms definitely deserve a me break because it hard raising kids, plus everything else.

Well that all for now.

Talk to you later 🙂 picture of me having a Mani / pedi 🙂