Little Mashies Reusable Food Pouch Instruction Videos

How to use Little Mashies Reusable Food Pouches

Using Little Mashies reusable squeeze pouches is easy! They save money and the environment, and they are a healthy alternative to pre-packaged foods. Our quality and design is so high that you can reuse our product up to 100 times when you follow the simple instructions below:   

                     How to fill reusable food pouches

To fill reusable yoghurt and baby pouches:

Wash before use. Then, simply open the ziplock at the bottom and fill the reusable food pouch with a spoon, pitcher, or funnel. Fill your Little Mashies 3/4 full (or to the fill line) then close the ziplock. Wipe away any excess dribbles, take the cap off and give it to your cutie pie to squeeze and enjoy! To make sure the anti-leak ziplock is clicked into place press it firmly or bite it with your teeth until you feel it seal. 

The Little Mashies reusable food pouch recipe book ( available here) contains 20 sugar free squeezable recipes as well as a baby feeding guide for introducing solids. You can use your Little Mashies reusable food pouches for yoghurt, frozen smoothies, or for baby food on the go.


How to wash food pouches by Little Mashies

To clean reusable yoghurt and baby pouches:

When you get home wash the pouch with warm soapy water and a bottle brush. Because of the curved shape food runs straight out. It takes about 20 seconds! Even left in a lunch box all day Little Mashies will clean easily because there are no corners or gussets for food to get stuck. This is what makes our product so great! All Little Mashies reusable yoghurt and baby food pouches are see through when held up to light. This way you can always double check they are 100% clean. But like we said, they have been designed with no corners so the food has no where to get stuck anyway!

To dry reusable yoghurt and baby pouches:


How to dry

Place a whisk, spatula, or large spoon inside the pouch with the ziplock open and pop it in a glass on the window sill. It will dry overnight with the ziplock wide open and the cap removed. Creating airflow like this will help maximise the life of the reusable food pouch.

To Sterilise

Little Mashies are safe to use in steam sterilisers, or with liquid and tablet sterilisers commonly used for baby bottles and teats. Do not boil Little Mashies reusable food pouches. Little Mashies are safe to use with warm food but extremely high temperatures will decrease the life of the pouch.

How to use Little Mashies Reusable Wrap, Bake & Cover Sheets

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Little Mashies reusable stretch wraps are a lifesaver! Literally! Single use plastic is taking over our oceans. Choose Earth and help us put a stop to disposable plastics. Our food grade silicone stretch wraps are a great first step to cutting out disposable plastic wrap. They are BPA free, non-toxic, hot and cold safe and oven proof! You can use them to cover bowls, wrap food, or instead of baking paper.

1. Remove wraps from packaging and peel off backing strip.

2. Wash before use in warm soapy water or the dishwasher. Hang over a utensil or dish rack to dry.

3. To use as a bowl covering choose a wrap the same size as the bowl. Ensure the bowl is dry on all the surfaces that the wrap might touch (and ensure the wrap is dry). 

**Bumpy side of wrap faces up**

4. Hold both corners of the wrap on the front side of the bowl, pulling and stretching the wrap towards the other edge. You should not have to stretch too much as the bowl and wrap should essentially be the same size BUT you do need to stretch a little to get the wrap to adhere to both sides of the bowl.

5. If you feel like you need an extra hand an easy way to do it is to stretch the first side, then rotate the bowl so that side is leaning up against your body (like an extra hand sticking it down), then use your two other hands to stretch the other two corners out. Rotate the bowl as you go sticking each corner down.

6. Once stuck onto the bowl place it in the fridge or take it with you to a party. Try not to put anything on top of the bowl as this may damage the wrap.

7. To use as a baking paper alternative simply place it on your tray, put your roast vegetables, biscuits or whatever you are cooking on top and use as per normal baking paper. Do not heat over 180 degrees Celcius. Wash and dry after use.

8. To use to wrap sandwiches this takes a little practice as it isn't exactly the same as disposable plastic wrap. Place the sandwich in the middle of the smooth side of the wrap. Fold each side around the sandwich like you would with traditional disposable plastic wrap. Silicone wrap requires a little stretch to stick so you will need to stretch as you go.

9. To use to wrap food ensure the food is dry! For melons, pumpkins and avocado's you will need to use a tea towel to dry the outside. Stretch the wrap over the produce just as you would with a bowl. Choose the wrap that best fits the size of the food, remembering you want it to stretch a little but not a lot!

How to use Little Mashies Reusable Food Storage Bags

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How to use Little Mashies Leftover Lids?

Little Mashies leftover lids are the perfect kitchen accessary to have for those who always have half eaten tomatoes, avocado's, apples, limes and lemons! It wipes out the need for single use plastic wrap and it keeps the food fresher for longer.

Leftover Lids come in a set of 4, they are BPA free, dishwasher safe and non- toxic.

1. Wash and dry before use.

2. Choose a leftover lid that matches the size of the half eaten piece of food.

3. Place the open flat side of the food inside the leftover lid and store in fridge as usual.

4. Using normal food safety guidelines, eat food as needed and wash the lids after use.

How to use Little Mashies Reusable Bowl Covers?

Our Little Mashies stretch bowl cover set is perfect to have in a house where there are always half eaten meals and leftovers! The set includes 6 sizes that can be stretched over bowls, jars and cups so that you can create an airtight barrier when storing in the fridge. These heavy duty reusable bowl covers are BPA free, dishwasher safe and non- toxic.

1. Wash in warm soapy water or the dishwasher before use.

2. Dry by hanging over a utensil, in the dish rack, or with a tea towel.

3. When cover and bowl are both dry choose the size that best matches the bowl size. 

4. Holding a tab place one side of the cover over the bowl and rotate the bowl around whilst pulling the other tabs down so that the cover is stretched over the bowl opening.

6. Place in fridge and eat your leftovers when hungry! Wash and dry cover after use.


BABY feeding FAQS

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At 6 mths of age you can introduce a range of puree's to your baby (see our baby food recipe book and use coupon code RECIPE to remove 100% of the price at the checkout).

For baby led weaning you skip the baby food puree altogether and start with large (2 finger sized) pieces of the food. We would of course do this on our Little Mashies sucky platter! So from 6-9mths of age in baby led weaning foods should be the size of about 2 fingers so that the baby can pick it up and self feed. They also need to be well cooked so they are soft, and with no loose pieces (for example tiny florets that can break off on broccoli, or a slice of apple that's so thin it can break when gnawed on).

From around 9mths with baby led weaning you chop the food very small (to avoid choking). I would suggest 2-4 grains of rice in size. It's a small piece so that if they swallow it whole they won't choke. In traditional baby food recipes this is the stage where we mash food so it has a little texture.

At around 12mths of age in baby led weaning the food goes up to bite sizes (and this is the same in non baby led weaning kids), about fingernail sized pieces. Of course some babies will be on a different timeline depending on whether they have heaps or a few teeth.

Every baby is different and you just have to watch carefully and get to know how your baby is with food. Never leave them alone whilst eating, and I also recommend sitting them at a table with you for all meals if you can. It helps set the expectation for later in life and you can be a role model for how to eat well. Around 18mths you can offer your little one larger serves again (so a whole apple for example) so that they can learn to take smaller bites themselves, to chew, and to swallow.

It is widely recognised that babies should start solids around 6 months of age. At this time reusable baby food pouches can be really convenient to take your homemade healthy puree with you when you are out and about. Spoon attachments are available so you can feed your baby directly from the pouch from 6 months old. Without a spoon attachment babies usually start feeding themselves pouched food around 8 months old. This is when they hit their independant phase and what to do everything themselves. A pouch is a lot cleaner than a bowl and spoon in these circumstances. We do however advise that you give your baby a variety of meals, not just ones that are in a refillable pouch.

Refilling your reusable yoghurt pouches is easy! Simply turn the reusable food pouch upside down and open the wide double ziplock at the bottom of the pouch. Once the zipper is open you can spoon yoghurt into the pouch or pour it in (out of a jug or bottle).

If you are concerned about making a mess you can use a kitchen funnel so that all of the yoghurt stays away from the yoghurt pouch zipper.

Another idea that we commonly do at home when filming videos (but it would also be useful when holding a baby in one arm), anyway.. the idea is that you put the pouch upside down in a glass (with the lid on), open the ziplock and the glass acts like a second hand, holding the pouch still whilst you spoon the yoghurt in. This is what I do when I only have one hand to use for the refill!I also tend to refill my reusable yoghurt pouches in bulk. I'll buy a good quality yoghurt from Coles or Woolworths and will fill a whole 10pk of pouches in one go so they are all ready for snacks on the go.

My kids always want to eat when they are out and refilling the reusable pouches one at a time just doesn't work for us. The only time i do that actually is when I've pureed a meal that my toddler refused, put it in a reusable pouch, and given it to her again. Oh and the other time I do singles.. there are two actually. When we go for ice-cream (it is so much cleaner when in a pouch), and when I have leftover smoothie (again, it stops me getting smoothie all through my car, pram, or playroom).

Little Mashies refillable yoghurt pouches are compatible with pouch filling machines that are on the market. Our spout is universal so even though we don't think you need a filling machine, our reusable pouches will fit. All of our yoghurt and baby food pouches come with anti-choke lids as standard.

Cleaning reusable baby food pouches is easy! We have designed Little Mashies refillable yoghurt pouches without corners so there are no places for food to get stuck (we would hate your little one to get sick from old food stuck in corners)!

When you open the ziplock you can see all the way through the pouch to ensure it is clean. If you have a dishwasher you can clean the pouch using that, otherwise you can wash your reusable baby food pouches by hand and this takes around 20 seconds. Little Mashies squeeze pouches are BPA Free and are safe to wash with warm water.

If you need some meal ideas for your refillable pouch you can find home made yoghurt here, baby food recipes here, and pouch smoothie recipes here.

Now, to clean your Little Mashies food pouches by hand simply open up the ziplock at the bottom and take off the cap. Run warm water through the open ziplock with the baby pouch facing downward so the water comes out of the spout and into the sink. The shape of Little Mashies reusable pouches acts like a funnel, pushing out food and making the pouch very easy to clean.

To start washing your reusable pouch, squirt some dishwashing liquid into the refillable pouch, then use a baby bottle brush to clean the inside walls (just like a baby bottle). To clean the spout use a straw brush (like the ones we have here), and clean it in the same manner that you would clean the teat from a baby’s bottle. Give the reusable pouch a rinse and place it over a kitchen utensil in the drying rack to dry. If you don’t have time to dry it fully place it in the freezer until you are ready to use it again. Do not put wet reusable food pouches in dark cupboards or draws. They are very easy to dry if you have removed the cap, and placed something inside the zipper to keep the pouch open (we use a whisk, tongs or a spatula).

Note that if you continuously wash your pouches in the dishwasher the high temperature will make the zipper wear out more quickly. At home we wash our pouches mostly by hand because it is so quick and easy and then just use the dishwasher when we have had loads of kids over and served reusable yoghurt pouches or smoothies to them all.

Oh and while I remember if you use the code RECIPE at the checkout it will remove 100% off the price of the baby food recipe ebook so you can get some inspiration for your refillable pouches.

Some parents start introducing a sippy cup or straw cup to their babies around 6 mths of age. This can make it easier to transition from breastmilk or bottle feeding around 12 mths of age. Most paediatricians recommend babies 18 mths or older use an open sippy cup rather than a bottle, so anytime before then is fine. This is why we have a 4 in 1 sippy cup, so that you don't have to purchase seperate products as your baby moves through the stages of learning how to swallow and drink. To shop the Little Mashies silicone sippy cup, check out our baby feeding range here.

All of our baby food recipes are contained within our ebook. You can get a free download by using the coupon code RECIPE at the checkout. Simply add it to the cart, pop in the coupon code, and it will remove 100% of the price.