My Toddler and My Little Piccolo Review (Stage 1 Pouches)

My Little Piccolo Review | Introduction

I rarely ever bought food pouches when my toddler started weaning over 2 years ago; they just didn’t really ‘do it for me’. They were hit and miss with my little one; some he liked, others he couldn’t stand. So you can imagine my surprise at his many requests for My Little Piccolo pouches since I introduced them to him.

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My Little Piccolo Review | First Impressions

It all started when I went to one of My Little Piccolo’s weaning events, with my growing bump in mind. The session was down-to-earth, and they freely shared recipe ideas. I left, very pleased with my renewed confidence about weaning my future newborn to solids; and of course delighted that the samples I took home went down very well with my toddler. I suppose I wasn’t expecting it to be his cup of tea because he’s well past the weaning stage.

So when I was asked to review some of their flavours, it was a definite yes from me.

My Little Piccolo review - stage 1 pouches

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My Little Piccolo Review | Our Experience

Flavours:

We checked out samples of their stage 1 flavours; what a lovely combination of fruits and vegetables, with spices.

  1. Spring Greens with a hint of mint
  2. Peach and Apple with a hint of basil
  3. Raspberry and Apple with soaked oats
  4. Sweet Potato, Beetroot, Apple, and Pear
  5. Cherry and Yogurt with wholegrain oats
  6. Apple and Apricot with a pinch of cinnamon
  7. Mango, Pear and Kale with a dash of yogurt
  8. Banana, Strawberry & Peach with a hint of mint
  9. Banana, Blueberry, and Apple with a hint of vanilla
  10. Squash, Red Pepper & Chickpea with a hint of rosemary

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They have other flavours in their Stage 1 vegetable patch and Stage 2 ranges.

To my delight, the vegetable pouches went down very well with my toddler, including tastes that were new to him.

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Pouch Design:

Of the food pouches’ brands I’ve used, My Little Piccolo’s wins the day: right size for little hands, and attractive illustrations and colours for curious eyes.  The ingredient illustrations served as an empowering learning opportunity for my toddler; making it easier for him to ask for the flavours that particularly caught his fancy at different points. We had such fun moments identifying the fruits and vegetables and helping him to squeeze out every last drop.

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My funniest pouch moment is the day my toddler discovered he could exhale into the pouch to enlarge it. My, the sounds of laughter that rang through our house … he got so excited about it that he ran around the house, blowing into the pouch over and over again … such fun.

Labelling:

The back of the pouch has a lot of information on it, but it’s easy on the eyes and arranged clearly. I also like the fact  that allergens in the ingredients, if any, are written in bold.

Safety:

I don’t allow my toddler access to the caps, a potential choking hazard as stated at the back of the pouch. Even then, I have some toddler craft ideas lined up for them during the holiday … watch this space for picture updates.

My Little Piccolo Review | Top 5 Likes

  1. Filling toddler snack
  2. Organic and nutritious
  3. Yummy flavours and very clear labelling
  4. Supports the NCT and 10% of their profits goes into food education
  5. Promotes current NHS weaning guideline of starting ‘around 6 months’

My Little Piccolo Review | Features

  • 100g pouches
  • 100% Organic
  • No added sugars
  • Eat warm or cold
  • Mostly gluten-free
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Mediterranean inspired

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My Little Piccolo Review | Overall

My toddler enjoyed all our My Little Piccolo stage 1 pouches much more than we thought he would. They are fab for snack times at home, in the car, and whilst out and about. In fact, they replaced a few of his meals during some of his most grumpy moments.

These pouches are ready-made food / snack that I’m happy to buy for my toddler and use when my next weaning journey starts.

I would love to recycle the empty pouches but I’m not sure you can.

Their website has lots of useful information about their products, weaning, recipe ideas, and so much more … including retailers that stock their pouches.

They retail for as cheap as 6 for £5.


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