Buon Bambini Pouch Topper Giveaway!

The Buon Bambini Pouch Topper has been such a lifesaver! You know how kids like to squeeze those food pouches until there’s a giant mess? Yeah- mama doesn’t have time for that! These pouch toppers will fit on the baby food pouches you buy from the store or the reusable pouches you fill at home.

The pouch topper keeps the mess at bay by controling the flow. Your baby or toddler can not squirt the baby food pouch all over the floor anymore! 😉 They literally have to suck it out like a straw.

I have been using this since Jackson started on solid foods last year and it is still a super handy food accessory in our home. It’s really easy to clean out either by hand washing with a nipple brush or rinsing it out and putting in the dishwasher. In my opinion, if you’re going to use food pouches, these are a must-have item!

 

Because this is one of my favorite baby food products and can be used into the toddler years- I want to give one away to a lucky reader! 🙂 Comment below with why you’d like one and subscribe to Fluff Bum Babies for a chance to win! I’ll pick a winner on April 21st! 🙂

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ezpz Placemat Review

ezpz mats have become a “must-have” product in my book for toddlers. We currently have the Mini Mat, the Happy Mat, the Snack Mat, and the new book- Making Mealtime ezpz: Fun Ways to Fill the Happy Mat.

Some of you may be wondering…. “What is ezpz?” ezpz placemats are silicone placemats marketed for kids that suction to most tabletops. These mats are made of food grade silicone that is BPA, BPS, PVC, latex and phthalate free.

ezpz placemats are super handy once your child has reached the age of eating food, but wants to play and throw their plate or bowl on the floor. The Happy Mat suctions nicely to tabletops, while the Mini Mat is designed to fit on most highchairs.

 

I will admit that I’m not a Pinteresty mom in any way, shape, or form. This is one reason why I love these mats. Jackson’s food can look so fun with very little effort. And let’s face it- kids seem to eat more when their food looks fun. I don’t understand the logic behind it, but we all know it’s true! These placemats are also dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and oven safe (up to 350 degrees) so cooking with them and clean-up are easy!

 

Jackson really likes to snack, but he doesn’t want to sit in his highchair during snack time. The Snack Mat has become a favorite, and was actually our first ezpz mat! I can put his snack in the bowl, suction it to our floating floor, and he can play while snacking- and I don’t have to worry about him just tipping the bowl over for fun!

 

Now this may sound silly…. But I’m a mom on a budget. These mats aren’t exactly cheap, although I wouldn’t say they’re expensive either. Because they’re made of silicone, they won’t show signs of wear. This means that they really won’t have to be replaced. The ezpz mats that I use for Jackson now, can be stored away for any future babies. It doesn’t hold onto bacteria either since it’s a nonporous material- and it also shouldn’t stain! (although, I’m sure cooking some red sauce in it may be harder to get out!)

 

We really like to take the ezpz mats with us when we leave the house. Jackson has used his mats at restaurants and family member’s homes. We put the Mini Mat into a Smart Bottoms wet bag and the Happy Mat fits perfectly in a Smart Bottoms On-the-Go wet bag. It really depends on where we’re going, what’s clean, and what we’ll be eating for me to decide which one to take. If it’s super messy food, I’ll take the Happy Mat (for example) because sometimes my Mini Mat doesn’t want to stick to all surfaces. If it’s somewhere that he’s eating chicken and fries or something just not messy, and maybe it’s a quicker meal, then I’ll probably bring along the Mini Mat.

 

You can see in the photo above that there isn’t much size difference in the actual plate portion of the mats. A Happy Mat’s portion sizes (designed with toddlers in mind) are 4oz, 4oz, and 10oz while the Mini Mat’s (designed more for infants) portion sizes are 2oz, 2oz, and 4oz.

 

All in all, I’m really happy that I decided to try these ezpz mats and I like that they do make my life a bit easier. Jackson also likes them and in reality- that’s really all that matters.

 

 

*Please note: I purchased the Mini Mat and Snack Mat myself. The Happy Mat and book were provided by my participation as a Guidance Guide Ambassador. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

 

 

 

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BabySteps Electric Food Mill F900 by KidCo- Product Review

When I started using the reusable pouches, like Yummi Pouch, Ufill, and the Little Green Pouch, I wanted to put more than just applesauce or yogurt in them. Afterall, when Plum Organics hid a veggie in their pouches, my girls ate that up!! So why couldn’t I do it too??

My problem was that I did not own a food processor or a baby food maker. I would have to get out my blender (which we don’t use often) to make anything for the pouches. I just didn’t feel like my big blender was right to make small batches of something. It was nice when I’d make smoothies for the whole family… but 2 little pouches for the girls? This is where the Electric Food Mill comes in! I feel like it saved the day! Here are the features, direct from their website:

Features
  • 2 cup bowl
  • Non-skid bottom
  • Turbo button for pulsating rotations
  • Blending attachment for more thorough mixing
  • Dishwasher safe; except for motor/housing

– See more at: http://www.kidco.com/products-page/preparation/f900/#sthash.HuqgWOId.dpuf

Features
  • 2 cup bowl
  • Non-skid bottom
  • Turbo button for pulsating rotations
  • Blending attachment for more thorough mixing
  • Dishwasher safe; except for motor/housing

– See more at: http://www.kidco.com/products-page/preparation/f900/#sthash.HuqgWOId.dpuf

Features
  • 2 cup bowl
  • Non-skid bottom
  • Turbo button for pulsating rotations
  • Blending attachment for more thorough mixing
  • Dishwasher safe; except for motor/housing

– See more at: http://www.kidco.com/products-page/preparation/f900/#sthash.HuqgWOId.dpuf2 cup bowl

  • 2 cup bowl
  • Non-skid bottom
  • Turbo button for pulsating rotations
  • Blending attachment for more thorough mixing
  • Dishwasher safe; except for motor/housing

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Here’s pictures of me blending some carrots and applesauce- Bree and Bai’s favorite snack!!

This food mill is so easy to use and so easy to clean! It has just a few parts that get dirty. It can go in the dishwasher for an easy, quick clean up or you can hand wash it with no problems at all! The only thing that I think would make this even better: if it could also steam foods. When I make they’re Carrot and Applesauce pouches, I have to cook the carrots either on the stove-top or in the microwave. It would be so much easier for the food mill to steam them too! But for now, this works out so much better! I feel like because its smaller, I won’t over make any batches. It takes just seconds to puree which also makes it convenient when you have screaming kids at your feet. I highly recommended this purchase to make baby food, toddler snacks, or just to use as a mini food processor! I actually used it to grind up some oats in this muffin recipe!

Here’s my “recipe” for the Carrots and Applesauce Puree:

  • a few handfuls of baby carrots, steamed or boiled
  • 1/2 cup of applesauce, more or less depending on taste

I just combined them all together in the food mill and let it whip around a few times. And here was my tasty result:

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If you are interested in purchasing this item, click the Amazon link below! (affiliate link) For $26.84, that’s an awesome price!!

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Plum Organics Review

In our house, we LOVE Plum Organics! It is a treat because I don’t buy it often but that’s because my girls would beg me for 3 a day as long as they were in our fridge!

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This is a picture from the last time I bought Plum Organics pouches… I bought A LOT! And I can say this little stash was gone in about a week, maybe two. I love Plum because the ingredients are minimal. What’s on front of the pouch, is what’s in the pouch. Simple. I feel very comfortable giving these to my kids because I know what’s in them or at least the company has made me feel like I do. And I like knowing what exactly is going into my kids’ system. I am also a firm believer of “you get what you pay for.” These pouches are over $1 each at the grocery store and you can buy 12 of them for just over $15 (in most varieties) on Amazon. We have been buying Plum Organic’s food pouches for the last 2 years and have also tried their other snacks for babies and toddlers.

For Babies:

  • Little Yums Teething Wafers
  • Little Cremes
  • Super Puffs
  • Various Pouches

For Tots:

  • Fiddlesticks
  • Bistro Bowls
  • Teensy Fruits
  • Yogurt Dippers
  • Mish Mash
  • Various Pouches

For Kids:

  • Fruit and Veggie Shredz
  • Fruit Shredz
  • Fruit Straws
  • Grammy Sammy
  • Jammy Sammy
  • Mashups
  • Morning Mashups
  • Slam Dunx
  • Yo’ Drops

These faces don’t lie. They love their Plum Organics!

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Rating Scale for Reusable and Grocery Bought Pouches 1-5 (1 being low and 5 being high)

Ease of Use: For me, 5. Aubrey, 5. Baileigh, 5.

Price: varies, 12 pack pricing $11-$20- 3

Convenience: 5. Already filled up and ready to go!

Pros: Organic, Delicious, Affordable-4

Cons: Like other store-bought items, you don’t knoe EXACTLY what’s in it and there can be recalls if something isn’t right.-1

Overall Rating (1-5): 4.4

***Hint Hint: This may be apart of the Big Giveaway coming later this week! Follow the page with your email so you don’t forget to enter!***

 

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Ufill Reusable Pouch Review

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I’m not going to lie… I was a little nervous about these ones. In my mind, I thought they were once use pouches since they had the tamper proof seals. I looked on their website and they are reusable! You can easily wash these like you would the other reusable pouches I have looked at. They are top rack dishwasher safe, freezer safe, and kid proof. I love that the spout is on the top and Baileigh appreciated that too! 🙂 She knew how to use it without any help from sissy or mommy.

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Aubrey didn’t mind where the spout was because she was fine with the spout on the side or wherever it was. But I’m sure these were easier to hold anyways.

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These pouches are reasonably priced and they come in a ton of different sets. You can buy a 3 pack if you prefer a small amount to try or you can buy a pack of 100 if you use them regularly. I like that they come in bigger packs because you could always use them for parties for toddlers, preschools, daycares, etc. I think it would be awesome to get some unsweetened applesauce, put some in these, and have daycares use them in the infant/toddler rooms. (I used to work in an infant room at a daycare. This would have been very handy come snacktime instead of spoon feeding 5 babies applesauce!!) Just sayin… 😉

Yesterday, I saw a horrible video going around on Facebook with some bugs inside the store bought pouches. I was a little grossed out, especially since I was planning on reviewing a few of those pouches as well. I still intend to do a few reviews of those pouches, but I will wait to do that specific company until I have heard more about that situation. It did, however, make me feel like I’ve been doing a better thing with making my kids’ pouches and using the reusable ones. You just don’t know what is in the food unless you make it yourself. Its sad that we have to think that way these days. I know my parents didn’t have to worry about all the stuff that we’re finding in food now. And now for the scaling system:

Rating Scale for Reusable and Grocery Bought Pouches 1-5 (1 being low and 5 being high)

Ease of Use: For me, 5. Aubrey, 5. Baileigh, 5.

Price: Set of 6, $18.99 -4

Convenience: 3. It is reusable so you do have to fill it before using.

Pros: Reusable, Recyclable, Easy to Clean, Freezer Safe, Holds a lot -5

Cons: One Color Selection -1

Overall Rating (1-5): 4.4

***Hint Hint: This may be apart of the Big Giveaway coming later this week! Follow the page with your email so you don’t forget to enter!***

Please Note: I received a pack of Ufill Reusable Pouches for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was made. All opinions are my own and 100% honest!!

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The Little Green Pouch Product Review

For all of my reviews and giveaways, I always get pictures of myself or my kids using the products. However, my kids weren’t very cooperative the last few days. Hey, that’s a 17 month old and an almost 3 year old for you. So let’s talk about the second brand of reusable pouches that I’ve been looking at.

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From their website:

  • 4-pack
  • Made of durable, BPA-free and phthalate-free plastic
  • Holds up to 6 ounces, with fill lines noted on back
  • Works with dispensing spoons on the market for those babies & mamas who prefer using spoons
  • Secure press zipper opening makes filling and closing a cinch
  • Cleans easily upside down in the top rack of the dishwasher
  • Freezer safe, so great for bulk storage
  • Did we already say cute?
  • Patent Pending

The Little Green Pouch is a reusable baby food pouch similar to the pouches you find in the grocery store from popular baby food brands. This pouch, like the Yummi Pouch, has its spout on the side. Aubrey has mastered the spout on the side, where Baileigh needs a few reminders and help from time to time. Because of this, I find that I either need to hold Baileigh’s and help her or these are just better for older toddlers. I love how much food it can hold and these don’t seem to be super sized like Yummi Pouch. They are perfect for little hands. The only thing I think I had an issue with… was filling them. I’m finding that reusable pouches aren’t so easy to fill by tipping an apple sauce jar or even using a spoon to scoop them. The Little Green Pouch is cute, however, it only comes in one color- green. While this is gender neutral, I know my pretty princesses will want something a little more pink or purple as they grow.

 

Rating Scale for Reusable and Grocery Bought Pouches 1-5 (1 being low and 5 being high)

Ease of Use: For me, 5. Aubrey, 4. Baileigh, 3.

Price: Set of 4, $14.99 -3

Convenience: 3. It is reusable so you do have to fill it before using.

Pros: Reusable, Easy to Clean, Freezer Safe, Holds a lot -4

Cons: Spout on the side, One Color Selection -2

Overall Rating (1-5): 3.5

I am using these scales to compare and contrast the different products on the market. This one is specifically for the baby food pouches, both reusable and bought prepared. This one isn’t the best on the market, although it isn’t bad! I would still recommend this pouch to people that ask me about it!!

And now… for the giveaway! 🙂 You knew it was going to happen! I love partnering up with companies to give out a product that I think my readers will like. 🙂

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