Hi MoMs I’m just starting out on solids for my first baby and need some advice.  Is baby food better in glass or a pouch? Is there any difference between baby food in glass bottles/jars versus the plastic sachets with a screw top lid? Is there any reason to choose one over the other? I want to make the right decision so wonder what other mums think. Thanks for your help

Emailed by brandnewmumma 19.11.2012


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  • I don’t think it makes any difference. They’re both re-sealable, they both have great flavours, they’re both made to high standards. The only thin I can think of to check is compare prices



  • I don’t think it matters at all. The pouch ones are usually emptied into a bowl to heat anyway



  • I remember when my cousins were younger all you could get was glass.
    I don’t think there is much of a difference as they all are heat treated. I guess it just comes down to the convenience, price and brand.



  • Pouches are handy! There really interesting comments on this!



  • I use the glass at home and the pouches when out and about. I like the fact the pouches are hard to break when travelling



  • I use the glass at home and the pouches when out and about. I like the fact the pouches are hard to break when teavelling



  • The food in the pouches had a bigger variety



  • I prefer glass I can see through it.



  • I like pouches but cant see any difference!



  • i think pouches are good till about 8mths. i think they are both fine though



  • I think there isn’t much difference, if you’re looking at it from a health point of view then they pass the Australian standards.



  • I think glass why they are eating of a spoon still because it usually works out cheaper, but once tey are able to suck, the pouches are so much easier:)



  • Recently I heard that children are finding it hard to learn to talk – why? because they are not given food they need to chew. rather they are given these sachets and they are just swallowing it down. On the other hand it is easy enough to make food at home …. you can still make it in bulk and freeze



  • The standard of quality is possibly even between the two it will depend on what is better for you individually, Bottles are reusable but pouches recycle better.



  • glass is better but easily broken. so it depends on baby and you and whether you are at home or out Use whatever suits you best.


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