“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Storage - Snack Pots „
I bought some of these tubs for our toddler to keep bits of fruit in as a snack when we're out and about and they've been a pleasure to use and live with.
We use them for putting fruit in such as strawberries and slices of apple. They are also microwaveable so you can put baby food in them, although for our daughter we just put fruit in. Grown out of that stuff a long time ago sadly...
The tubs are well made and have thick plastic to protect the contents. Dropping them or throwing them won't damage them at all, not even a dent. They can get scratched but you really have to apply pressure to them to scratch, as their smooth plastic is quite strong.
The lids secure very nicely and click in place to ensure they are tightly secured. I haven't had a lid pop off accidentally in the time i've been using them and so far one hasn't cracked. The rim that the lids click in place and remain there tightly.
These are easy for small children to open too, since you just need a good grip to lift the plastic lid out using the little stub of plastic. Babies and small toddlers will struggle with a lack of strength but our 4 year old manages it quite well by herself now.
These are also very easy to wash up, there's no annoying ridges or gaps, just a quick wipe around inside and out with a scourer or a little jay cloth is more than enough.
If you don't want to wash them up if they've just been used for say strawberries, you can just rinse the inside under the tap and put your finger in to wipe around to dry. This is simple enough to do, and I can get my finger right into the corners at the base to get bits of dirt out.
The packaging is just some tightly wrapped plastic which has to be thrown away but the tubs being plastic, are recyclable. I can assure you you'll get a good running out of these though, as the one's we have are still in good condition.
I highly recommend these tubs, they're great little pots for snacks and baby food. Because they're microwave safe you can nuke baby food in them rather than move it from container to container. These can be for toddlers too, and parents won't mind washing them up either, takes just a few seconds for each tub.
The Tesco Value Travel Snack Pots are actually part of Tesco's own brand 'my baby' range which offers affordable alternatives to branded baby wares. The Tesco Value Travel Snack Pots come in a pack of 5 stackable pots with matching lids, and the current price is £2.20 which is excellent value for money.
Each pot is in a different pastel colour which is frosted and has a complimentary snap on lid. The pots and lids fit each other, obviously, so you can mix and match the pots for a funkier look if you wish. Each pot has a non frosted design pressed into the plastic, for example, a little cat, or some stars. This is a sweet addition and very charming to my daughter who plays with the pot when eating her little snack in the car or on a walk in the buggy.
Each pot holds about 25g, that is, a standard food size portion for a weaning child. As your child gets older, you can move on from 'mush' to small pots of raisins, grapes, cubes of cheese, blueberries and so on. They can be frozen with batch cooking easily, stored in the fridge, and washed in the dishwasher. I have never had any discolouration from washing the Tesco Value Travel Snack Pots in a dishwasher, probably due to the fact they are coloured, and made from a very strong plastic. Some cheaper pots are made from a softer, more malliable and absorbent plastic which I have found discolours from tomato based foods easily, not so with the Tesco Value Travel Snack Pots.
The Tesco Value Travel Snack Pots can also be microwaved too, which means you can heat food up and feed from it (always check the temperature of the food as well as the pot before taking to your baby, however, as sometimes the pot can feel hotter than the actual centre of the food). The size and shape of the pot means it's easy for little ones to dig a spoon in and feed themselves, when they are able to.
I like the Tesco Value Travel Snack Pots very much, because you can pretty much use them from weaning right through to toddlerhood, using them for 'mush' then on to fork mashed food and then to snacks. They fit well in small bags and lunchboxes and unlike a thin food bag are resealable so there's less food waste.
Overall, I do recommend the Tesco Value Travel Snack Pots and not just for travel. They make baby feeding in and around the home much easier and their price means it won't break the bank to buy a few sets if needed. I've had mine about 18 months now and some are still in use for snacks and one is in use as a travel water pot for magic painting! It's always useful to have these little pots when you have a baby or toddler, and they'll always have a use. As she gets older I'll still use them for fruit and when they become too small they'll be used to hold craft supplies. So I'll certainly have my £2.20's worth out of them!
I really like the my baby range at Tesco and these snack pots are an excellent example of not needing to spend more for sweet little baby pots at an affordable price with many practical uses.
From my first daughter beginning weaning I have always tried to make my own food for my children although I do admit to using pre prepared baby food as well. I am always watching out for suitable pots to put food into and I bought these when doing a shop at my local tesco store. I cannot remember exactly how much the tubs costs but do believe it was in the region of £2 for a pack of 5 pots and lids.
The pots came packaged in thin cellophane and so were easy to open simply using a pair of scissors to cut a little nick and the corner and tearing open, with there being little packaging it also in turn means little waste for the bin.
The tubs come in a pack of five and each tub is a different colour, there is pale green, pale blue, pale yellow, pale pink and lilac, each pot has a mtaching lid although there is no reason why the pots and lids can not be mixed and matched how you choose.
Each tub is made of hard plastic and is a slight oval shape but with little corners if you can understand what I mean, the shape of the tub make it easier to hold than if it was circular when you are trying to feed your child. On the side of each tub there are some little pictures, theres a little lion, a babies head and a teddy bear surrounded by little stars, the pictures are drawn on the plastic in the same colour as the tub but the picture is frosted rather than see through.
The tubs are very easy to clean as they only have curved bits and so there are no corners for food to get stuck in. The pots are durableand have never cracked scratched or clouded with repeated use.
These tubs are great and hold a portion of baby food well, I use these tubs for all sorts and they have never let me down. My eldest daughter takes raisins and peas in the tubs to school and they have never come open even with her bashing her lunchbag about. The tubs will also stack on top of each other which is helpful for fridge space when I have prepared the food and also useful for when taking out in the changing bag. I would recommend these tubs they are a good price, secure and a good size for carrying around.