So it’s probably pretty clear by now that product reviews aren’t my thing. Which is a shame, really, because since I vowed to stop spending money on kids’ things I could really, really use a way of sourcing them for free (now that, Alanis, is what I call ironic…)
Still, there’s always an exception to prove the rule and this, dear readers, is mine: the NomNom refillable pouch.
Like every brilliant invention, it’s so utterly simple that you look at it and think, “Why, in God’s name, did I not think of this?” Basically, it’s this: an Ella’s pouch that’s reusable. Meaning you can fill it up with yoghurt, smoothies, homemade baby food, whatever, at a quarter of the price of one of Her’s, feed it to your diminutive dustbins on the go, then stick it in the washing machine and start all over again. Saving money and the planet.
It’s genius. I fill mine with mashed sweet potato, veg, banana, yoghurt, whatever really for Frida to eat if we’re out for the day. Better still, I make smoothies for Johnny to take to nursery and sneak green things into them and he is so excited about the secret lion that roars when you’ve finished your smoothie* that he doesn’t even notice. Sucker.
It has a simple zip-lock running down one side so it’s phenomenally easy to fill and clean and, well, that’s it. Oh, except that if you loose the lids you can nick Ella’s ones off your less savvy friends and they work just as well.
It’s a kids product, yes, but one that helps you be more independent from kids’ products. You can say goodbye to expensive, single use pouches and yoghurt pots. I can ditch my DIY solutions that have never once, in eighteen months, failed to leak stealthily over the inside of my handbag. Plus, its made almost entirely by a seemingly very nice and normal mum of two, not a huge corporation. So yep, I admit it, I like them.
And yes, I got mine for free. But if you think I can be bought for the equivalent of £6.95 you are very much mistaken. It takes at least a tenner.
*you’ll have to see this yourself when you order your own, which you probably should, I can’t believe I’m saying that…