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50 Best Baby Food Pouches [2022]

The Best Baby Food Pouches 2022

Life as a parent is busy and unpredictable. And prepping and cooking ALL the meals is a tall—read: impossible—order. (Like, we knew we were going to love our kids. We knew we’d have to take care of them. But we didn’t think about the fact that we’d have to feed them 3 meals AND SNACKS every. single. day. Right?!) Enter baby food pouches: The feeding option that packs a nutritional punch, cuts mess in half, and cuts out prep altogether.

Whether your need another caregiver to feed your child and you want peace of mind, you’ll be on the go and need a portable snack in the car or on the plane, you just want to get something more nutrient-dense than puffs into them before their next mealtime, or, you just want to sneak a serving of veggies and some good fats into their diet, pouches have your back. 

Keep reading for a complete list of the baby food pouch brands and flavors I turn to again and again as a pediatric dietitian and picky eating specialist!

The 50 Best Baby & Toddler Food Pouches On The Market Right Now

Here are my 50 fav pouch options, all in one list. If you’d like a bit more info on each one, or if you’re looking for something specific, like the best brain-boosting pouches, the most veggie-forward pouches, or the top iron-rich pouches, then keep scrolling. There are more juicy details below!

  1. Serenity Kids Carrots, Spinach & Basil
  2. Serenity Kids Turmeric Chicken With Bone Broth
  3. Serenity Kids Turkey Bolognese With Bone Broth
  4. Serenity Kids Sweet Potato & Parsnip
  5. Serenity Kids Roots
  6. Serenity Kids Sweet Potato & Spinach
  7. Serenity Kids Squashes
  8. Serenity Kids Carrot Medley
  9. Serenity Kids Butternut Squash & Spinach
  10. Serenity Kids Wild Caught Salmon With Organic Butternut Squash & Beets
  11. Serenity Kids Grass Fed Beef With Organic Kale & Sweet Potatoes
  12. Earth’s Best Chicken Casserole
  13. Earth’s Best Pasta With Tomatoes & White Beans
  14. Earth’s Best Carrots & Broccoli
  15. Earth’s Best Squash & Sweet Peas
  16. Earth’s Best Sweet Potato & Beets
  17. Earth’s Best Pumpkin & Spinach
  18. Earth’s Best Sweet Potato, Cinnamon & Oat
  19. Earth’s Best Blueberry, Banana, Flax & Oat
  20. Earth’s Best Banana Apricot Pumpkin With Yogurt, Oat & Quinoa
  21. Earth’s Best Apple, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Blueberry
  22. Earth’s Best Spinach, Lentil, Brown Rice
  23. Happy Tot Zucchini, Apple, Peas, Quinoa & Basil
  24. Happy Tot Broccoli And Carrots With Olive Oil & Garlic
  25. Happy Tot Squash, Chickpeas & Spinach With Olive Oil & Sage
  26. Happy Tot Sweet Potatoes With Olive Oil & Rosemary
  27. Happy Tot Purple Carrot & Cauliflower With Avocado Oil & Oregano
  28. Happy Tot Black Beans, Beets & Bananas
  29. Happy Tot Sweet Potato, Mangoes & Carrots
  30. Happy Tot Pears, Kale & Spinach
  31. Happy Tot Apples & Butternut Squash Super Chia Pouch
  32. Happy Tot Carrots, Strawberries & Chickpeas
  33. Happy Tot Pears, Green Beans & Peas Super Chia Pouch
  34. Cerebelly Green Bean Pumpkin
  35. Cerebelly Sweet Potato Pinto Bean
  36. Cerebelly Carrot Beef Broth
  37. Cerebelly Pea Basil
  38. Cerebelly Black Bean Sweet Potato
  39. Cerebelly Carrot Chickpea
  40. Cerebelly Butternut Squash White Bean
  41. Cerebelly Broccoli Pear
  42. Cerebelly Carrot Pumpkin
  43. Once Upon A Farm Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
  44. Once Upon A Farm Blueberry Overnight Oats
  45. Once Upon A Farm Ras-Pear-Y Vanilla Smart Blend
  46. Once Upon A Farm Pear-Y Blueberry & Spinach Smart Blend
  47. Once Upon A Farm Ohmymega Veggie
  48. Once Upon A Farm  Wild Rumpus Avocado
  49. Happy Baby Apples & Walnut Butter
  50. White Leaf Provisions Carrot, Sweet Potato & Pea

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Reasons To Use & Love Baby Food Pouches

Baby food pouches have wiggled their way into a top spot on the baby food pyramid and for good reason! Instead of jars and spoons and high chairs, parents can opt for a pouch, cut the mess in half, and cut the prep out altogether when it comes to feeding their babies. No wonder they’re such a staple in so many homes. But as great as they are (and they really are!), I do suggest sticking within a few serving parameters.

How To Use Baby Food Squeeze Pouches

I generally like to suggest using pouches strategically and somewhat sparingly. As a rule of thumb, I try not to serve your child more than one a day. Simply because, ideally, we want our kids to be acquainted with all types of foods in all different forms, without creating too much of a reliance on pureed foods.

Because pouches are such an easy and comfortable food for so many little ones, pouches can perpetuate picky eating and even texture aversions if used too often. They can also stall oral motor development if used too often.

Bottom Line: Serve pouches, for sure! Just see them as one part of a bigger rotation of foods you serve. That way, you won’t go wrong.

(P.S. Wondering how to include other types of foods into baby’s days? Check out my Ultimate Guide to Baby’s First Foods from 4-6 Months Old)

Go Ahead, Mama! Live That Pouch Life.

Pouches are so incredibly practical and they’re loved by parents and little ones alike, which is why so many parents—and so many food companies—are jumping on the baby food pouch train. They’re less messy, they combine the convenience of an on-the-go snack with the nutrition of a meal. Oh, and did I mention they’re less of a mess? So whatever the reason you opt for pouches, you can feel really great about giving them to your kids. Especially when, more often than not, you opt for the super-nutritious options I’m about to tell you about.

The Best Baby Food Pouches For Nutritional Needs

Have I mentioned that I love pouches for you? Because I really do. But, not every pouch is created equal. While it’s no big deal to serve a “less nutritious” pouch here and there, if they’re something you rely on regularly, I love the options listed here, because they help you make sure you’ve covered your child’s nutritional bases without giving it much in-the-moment thought.

Here are some of the best pouches on the market, broken down by what makes them stand out nutritionally. There are options with fruits and veggie combos for a snack packed with vitamins and minerals, some that merge a high-quality protein source with a complimentary veggie side, and some that include nutrient boosts like hemp seeds. You can’t go wrong with any of them!

And, these options will help you limit exposure to arsenic and other heavy metals in baby food. Mainly, you want to avoid/limit rice based baby foods, as those will be higher in arsenic. This is not something you need to worry over! Just make sure to vary their foods, and limit rice and rice-based products to once a day.

Related: How To Shop for Baby Food (My Top Tips!)

10 Best Flavor-Packed Baby Food Pouches

favorite flavors baby pouches

These options include a variety of diverse ingredients, spices, nutrition boosters, and/or herbs for seasoning, so by serving them, you’re exposing baby to lots of different flavors early on. This exposure can go a long way in broadening their palate. It can even help prevent picky eating down the line!

  1. Serenity Kids Carrots, Spinach & Basil
  2. Serenity Kids Turmeric Chicken With Bone Broth
  3. Serenity Kids Turkey Bolognese With Bone Broth
  4. Earth’s Best Chicken Casserole
  5. Earth’s Best Pasta With Tomatoes & White Beans
  6. Cerebelly Pea Basil
  7. Happy Tot Broccoli And Carrots With Olive Oil & Garlic
  8. Happy Tot Squash, Chickpeas & Spinach With Olive Oil & Sage
  9. Happy Tot Sweet Potatoes With Olive Oil & Rosemary
  10. Happy Tot Purple Carrot & Cauliflower With Avocado Oil & Oregano

10 Best Brain-Boosting Baby Food Pouches

brain booster baby pouches

These options go beyond a simple fruit and veggie puree by including between 2.5 to 5 grams of high-quality fat in each pouch. Fat is crucial for central nervous system development in babies, which is what makes them brain boosters! These pouches are also great choices if you want to make sure your baby is hitting those fat targets.

  1. Serenity Kids sweet potato and parsnip
  2. Serenity Kids roots
  3. Serenity Kids sweet potato and spinach
  4. Serenity Kids squashes
  5. Cerebelly green bean pumpkin
  6. Cerebelly sweet potato pinto bean
  7. Cerebelly carrot beef broth
  8. Once Upon a Farm apple cinnamon overnight oats
  9. Once Upon a Farm blueberry overnight oats
  10. Happy Baby apples and walnut butter

10 Best Iron-Rich Baby Food Pouches

iron rich baby pouches

Iron is a nutrient that as the parent of a baby or toddler, you do want to be paying attention to. Babies are both with iron stores which they receive from us in utero, but stores run out by about 6 months. After that, your child needs to get their iron food sources. These pouch options will provide a substantial amount of iron. Think anywhere from 15-60% of their daily needs!

Related: The Best Sources of Iron for Toddlers

  1. Cerebelly Black Bean Sweet Potato
  2. Cerebelly Carrot Chickpea
  3. Cerebelly Butternut Squash White Bean
  4. Cerebelly Broccoli Pear
  5. Cerebelly Carrot Pumpkin
  6. Serenity Kids Wild Caught Salmon With Organic Butternut Squash & Beets
  7. Serenity Kids Grass Fed Beef With Organic Kale & Sweet Potatoes
  8. Happy Tot Pears, Green Beans & Peas Super Chia Pouch
  9. Once Upon A Farm Ras-Pear-Y Vanilla Smart Blend
  10. Once Upon A Farm Pear-Y Blueberry And Spinach Smart Blend

10 Best Baby Food Veggie Pouches

veggie forward baby pouches

Some babies don’t love their veggies. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to still give them exposure to veggies while getting more nutrients into them! These veggie-packed baby food pouches combine several veggies with a fruit or other food, to make it more appealing to your toddler. This is a great way to weave a serving of veggies in here or there!

  1. White Leaf Provisions Carrot, Sweet Potato & Pea
  2. Once Upon A Farm Ohmymega Veggie
  3. Once Upon A Farm  Wild Rumpus Avocado
  4. Serenity Kids Carrot Medley
  5. Serenity Kids Butternut Squash And Spinach
  6. Earth’s Best Carrots & Broccoli
  7. Earth’s Best Squash & Sweet Peas
  8. Earth’s Best Sweet Potato & Beets
  9. Earth’s Best Pumpkin & Spinach
  10. Happy Tot Zucchini, Apple, Peas, Quinoa & Basil

10 Best Value Pouches for Babies & Toddlers

value friendly baby pouches

These are my favorite cost-effective go-to pouches because they still check a lot of the nutrition boxes. Some of them may be simpler in composition than their more expensive counterparts, but they still contain organic produce, vitamins and minerals, and a good amount of nutrients for under $2 each.

  1. Earth’s Best Sweet Potato, Cinnamon & Oat
  2. Earth’s Best Blueberry, Banana, Flax & Oat
  3. Earth’s Best Banana Apricot Pumpkin With Yogurt, Oat & Quinoa
  4. Earth’s Best Apple, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Blueberry
  5. Earth’s Best Spinach, Lentil, Brown Rice
  6. Happy Tot Black Beans, Beets & Bananas
  7. Happy Tot Sweet Potato, Mangoes & Carrots
  8. Happy Tot Pears, Kale & Spinach
  9. Happy Tot Apples & Butternut Squash Super Chia Pouch
  10. Happy Tot Carrots, Strawberries & Chickpeas

More Baby Food Options

The companies who create all my favorite baby food pouches have several more offerings—all of which are great for baby depending on what you’re looking for. I trust these brands and their products both because they’re formulated without added sugar and because they use organic produce and non-GMO ingredients. Some of the one- or two-ingredient fruit pouches are less nutrient-dense than, say, the ones that include veggies, fats, and protein. But they can still be useful in your child’s diet!

Other Foods By My Favorite Brands

  • Once Upon A Farm Baby Meals (6 Months+)
  • Serenity Kids Grain Free Puffs (6 Months+)
  • Cerebelly Smart Bars (For Ages 1+)
  • Tiny Organics Meals (6 Months+)

Keep It Nutrient-Dense, But Don’t Stress

There’s no shame in the baby food pouch game, mama! Use them as much as you want to, have to, or can afford to. When possible, I do recommend opting for the pouches that are a little more nutrient-dense so that your baby or toddler is getting a mix of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals. Remember that the more foods you are able to introduce into their diet, the more likely their nutritional bases are to be covered by the foods they eat. (So the less likely they are to need supplements!) Plus, it’s best for kids to become familiar with a large variety of foods, textures, mixtures, seasonings, and spices—to hopefully avoid picky eating down the line. But as long as most of the pouches they have are nutritionally decent, you can rest easy knowing you’re serving a great, convenient, child-approved option!

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Hi, I’m Kacie!

I’m a mom of two and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I offer e-guides and e-books (go to my Shop page), workshops, brand partnerships, and nutrition counseling. Check out my blog for nutrition and feeding tips for your little ones.

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