Baby crack is what Todd and I call these fruit and veggie pouches...
We call them that because Rosie can't get enough. She wants them. She neeeeeds them. She has to have them!
The first time I saw these things, my friend's daughter was drinking one. I thought, why not just give your daughter a bite of whatever fruit was in the pouch? She was old enough to eat bites of food, after all. It sounds like I said that comment to myself in a snarky way. I really don't think I did. I just wondered at the purpose of the pouch.
It turns out, my friend is having trouble getting their daughter to eat veggies. That's all these pouches are: blended fruit and veggie purees. You can get them with yogurt, grains, and some are even like meals. We haven't gone the meal route. We have done the yogurt pouches though, especially since Rosie isn't taking bottles during the day anymore. I figure they are a good source of calcium.
I can't even begin to guess how much money we have dropped on these things since we've discovered them. Rosemary will freak out for one. She will throw a fit in the pouch aisle at the store if she's shopping with me and I have to replenish our stock.
And you know what? I willingly toss one her way. Because she's freaking out for fruits and vegetables! Not candy, or cookies, or other sweets. I'll let her eat us out of house and home with these things.
And she basically is.