I’m a little bummed because I love the squeezable pouches.
They’re so convenient. I can toss one into my purse or diaper bag, they’re not made of glass or bulky packaging, and they don’t need refrigeration unless they’re open.
Both online articles reference a recent statement from a representative with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The concern is, as with bottles and sippy cups of juice or milk, frequent or prolonged exposure to pureed contents from the pouches can lead to tooth decay.
Reading further I learned that of particular issue is, if allowed to sit for long periods, the pureed consistency can stick to teeth, promote bacteria build-up, produce acid and erode tooth enamel.
If allowed to sit for long periods.
Now I’m not so concerned. My daughter can suck a fruit-and-veggie pouch empty in a matter of minutes. She doesn’t walk around swishing the contents in her mouth. The pouches are mainly for infrequent snacks served on-the-go. Her teeth are brushed about three times per day. I will be sure to give her drinks of water to help rinse her mouth after eating one, though.
Honestly, if you have a baby old enough to eat purees or a toddler adept enough to hold and suck the slurpy goodness, I highly recommend you try them.