Feeding a child is frustrating. Allegedly it takes 12 times for them to try certain foods before they will eat it. Tommy will love something one day, so I’ll go out and buy it in bulk and then refuse to eat it the next day.
Does he not like the taste? Is he not hungry? Is it not warm enough?
And then, when he doesn’t eat it, you know who does? I do. Even at 9 months old, I’m already eating Tommy’s leftovers. For now they are things like broccoli, eggs or peanut butter toast, not baby food purees obvi. Those get tossed if uneaten 24 hours after they are opened.
I think the food introduction phase kills me because I see how much food we waste. For every pouch I buy that Tommy refuses, I see myself throwing out $2 each time. I sorta feel the same way when I change his diaper and I feel like I didn’t really need too.
Luckily, I discovered a cheaper solution for trying and finding keepers
I’ve long been a fan of ALDI for their no frills store experience that passes on savings to their customers. Their prices are incredible. So I was excited when they recently announced the arrival of Little Journey, an award-winning line of baby products featuring everything from newborn diapers to wipes, formula and organic puree pouches.
The best part is that you’ll find a growing list of premium products exclusively available at ALDI at prices up to 50% less than those at traditional grocery stores*. So hopefully once you find a few things your kiddo likes, you can keep buying them while staying on budget.
This makes going through diapers faster than you thought humanly possible not so bad.
Diapers at ALDI range in price from $4.99 to $12.49 depending on the size and pack quantity. They boast a stretchable waist and side panels, dual leg cuffs, 12-hour leak protection, vitamin E and aloe and are hypoallergenic.
We tried them out and are happy to report back that Tommy had no leakage, blow outs or rashes!
I was impressed by the wipes especially. For a pack of 72, they cost $1.29. As someone who uses wipes on everything, this is an amazing deal.
I am still breastfeeding Tommy but I can imagine that the formula is a huge saving compared to Enfamil or Similac at a regular grocery store.
My favorites are the organic pouches which each cost only $0.79 per 4 oz. Tommy runs hot or cold on pouches but he really likes these especially the apple, pear and spinach! They are made with pure fruit and vegetable combinations, without genetically engineered ingredients and BPA free packaging.
I like pouches because they introduce vegetables like spinach to Tommy that he otherwise wouldn’t be eating on a regular basis. I know I can make food from scratch with spinach but a good pouch is easy.
Tommy also is really into eating with his own fingers so the puffs and munchers are awesome. Both cost $1.39 for a 1.48 oz package. Tommy would eat only cheese puffs if I’d let him.
If you haven’t been to ALDI before, you are in for a shocking surprise as to how affordable grocery shopping really can be. Some things to note before you go is that you’ll need a quarter to grab a shopping cart at the start of your experience, your own bags and that the unique shelving is to save money. Everything they do is to reduce their costs to run a business to keep the products priced low.
You can find an ALDI located near you by checking this location finder. If you haven’t been, you really ought to go and check it out. They have some of the best European chocolate! Curious what it looks like to shop at ALDI? I shot this video a few years ago.
This post is sponsored by ALDI. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*Based upon a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national retail grocery stores.
Hi sarah! Do you mind sharing the ingredients in the Apple pear and spinach pouch, or a typical pouch? I can’t find them online. thank you! Always looking for new baby food ideas because it is extremely difficult to feed a baby haha as their minds do change daily haha.
I don’t have that one hand but I do have he apple pear and green pea! They are Apple Puree, pear puree, green pea puree, lemon juice concentrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin c). All organic except he ascorbic acid. Protein 1g, Sugars, 10g, Fiber 2g -- 60 calories
Hi! My baby is six months and we are just starting to introduce solids. When you were starting, did you introduce one food at a time? We have been making our own food, but a lot of the pouches I see have combinations of things, and I was wondering if I could just try one of them – like a carrot and zucchini, if I haven’t tried zucchini before? Also, how did you start peanut butter?