“ Brand: Asda / Type: Baby Snacks „
I bought these pots quite a few months ago now. We have a variety of little pots in my "baby cupboard" as I call it in the kitchen simply because theyre great for:
Storing and freezing food
Taking snacks out with us
Giving (without lid) to my son to pick snacks out of (he prefers this rather than me dumping it on his highchair tray)
I was just browsing Asda and noticed these, I can't quite remember the price but I believe it was around £1, I popped them in my trolley as they were a good value. I didn't notice at the time but the label actually describes them as disposable pots. I don't really know why! They're advertised as dishwasher safe (why would they need to be if you were going to throw them away?) and they aren't particuarly flimsy. Therefore I have washed and reused these pots and several months later they're still going strong. I think it would be very wasteful to throw these away after one or two uses just to go in a landfill!
They come in a pack of 3- all different colours. They are simple pots, you just snap the lid into place to close and pull it off to open. Aswell as being dishwasher safe they are also safe for the microwave and freezer. So these can be used to freeze meals for your baby or heat & serve (always stir and check temperature on the inside of your wrist!).
The label indictates this pot is suitable for ages 6+ months. I believe this is simply as the guidelines of weaning is 6 months rather than anything else.
It also states that the product is BPA free. I'm going to admit I had no idea what this meant and turned to my trusty search engine for the answer. BPA free means a material/plastic which does not contain Bisphenol A. This is a chemical that can be harmful to babies- there are concerns when a plastic with BPA in is heated e.g. A baby bottle being sterilised- then the baby could ingest small amounts which is harmful. As this product is BPA free there are no dangers in that regard!
A quick google search has shown me Asda no longer stock these, if you however would like to get some you can pick them up for a mere 75p at deal-direct.co.uk.
We don't have an Asda in our town but there is one not that far away that I sometimes frequent, and when I saw the advert for their recent baby and toddler event I made a point of visiting to see if there were any bargains to be got. My almost six month old daughter now has two solid meals a day - breakfast and lunch, and so bowls/dishes etc are very useful. I had already got some from Boots and was about to purchase some Tommee Tippee pots when I saw these Asda Little Angels Disposable Snack Pots, which cost £1 for three.
To be totally honest, there were two reasons I picked these up. Firstly, because they were a good price and I thought they would be ideal for both now, when the quantities that my daughter is eating are not big, and also later, when I could use them for snacks for out and about. Secondly, I also bought these because I liked the the three different colours of the pots ie yellow, red and green and the fact that each came with a matching lid. I did not notice when I purchased these pots that they were actually classed as 'disposable' and that fact would never even have occurred to me since they look and feel pretty sturdy, and not flimsy like other things you would dispose of afte a couple of uses.
On the packaging of these snack pots, it states that they are suitable for babies 6 months +, now my daughter is not quite 6 months, and I bought these almost a month ago. I don't really see any reason for them to not be used before the 6 month mark. It also states on the front as well, that these snack pots are BPA free, ideal for first foods and weaning and microwave and freezer safe. Now, I did notice when I bought them about them being microwave safe, which I wanted as I always heat my daughters purees or breakfast porridge in microwave. According to the packaging, these snack pots have also won awards in the mother and baby awards and they have won gold two years running, which I think is a good recommendation.
I have been using these pots for almost a month now, mainly for my daughters porridge, but sometimes her lunch as well. They are the perfect size for all that she is currently eating in a meal and I tend to pour out her porridge into these pots the night before and place the lid on the box to store the porridge grains until the morning before making her breakfast up, in order to speed things up in the morning. Obviously as my daughter starts to eat more at her meal times, these pots will no longer be used for weaning, but the fact that they can then be used as snack pots when out and about or even around the house is an added advantage. I don't think I would even think about disposing them unless somehow they got damaged or cracked, and to be honest I don't know why you would when you could get so much use out of them. A great product at a great price!