Here is a short video I created on short term benefits vs potential long term negative effects of allowing small children eat fruit and vegetable puree from pouches.

Make sure to watch it if you have 3 minutes but if you don’t here is a short summary of what I discuss there.

On the one hand, fruit and vegetable purees in pouches can be a wonderful way to add nutrition to your baby’s diet. Besides, they are convenient and children adore them.

On the other hand, sucking uniform in texture purees from pouches does not challenge small children to continue developing their oral motor skills and practice using utensils. Besides, since most of the purees are sweet, children are not developing their palates to learn to like more challenging flavors like green leafy vegetables.