Travelling & bubs food

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Travelling & bubs food

Post by 4fun » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:32 pm

What is the best packaging when travelling?
We will be going overseas in a couple of months with dd2 and while I've done plenty of travelling/living in this part of the world with kids I haven't done this age without a house to prep my own modified food for bubs (ie no salt/sugar etc). I know I can get some things and of course fruit will be available but I'm wanting to take some stuff with me for those times when we don't have access to or time to get suitable stuff for her. I want to take two sorts, stuff I have made myself just for the first day or two and on the plane and some prepackaged stuff.
So best way to package the stuff I make? I assume they can heat up stuff if I need them too on the plane?
Glass jars or pouches of pre made? I know you can get tins but not as much variety.

I am concerned about glass getting broken, about the pouches expanding and exploding and little plastic containers expanding and popping open. So I'm after experiences with any of these to help me to decide what's the best way.

TIA!!! :-)
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Re: Travelling & bubs food

Post by Mummy woo! » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:41 pm

You can buy pouches to fill yourself - they are washable and reusable - we have some and they are a bit fiddly but the kids love them.

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Re: Travelling & bubs food

Post by 4fun » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:23 pm

I have some of those pouches. I didn't even think of using them haha, I bought them for the older kids yoghurt. Do you think I could freeze in those? Prob could huh? I don't want to take too much of my made stuff coz I doubt we'll have access to more than a tiny bar fridge (I hope we have that at least) & I don't want to stress about it keeping I figure I could at least take a day or two worth though if I froze it so if I could freeze in those pouches that'd work.
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Re: Travelling & bubs food

Post by Penguin » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:24 pm

If you're flying overseas, there is the 100ml limit for on board . Baby food, EBM and formula are exempt, but I had DD's juice confiscated in NZ. Everything I read said that security us allowed to ask you to taste you baby food/ milk to confirm it's authenticity, but that freaks me out as I wouldn't want my mouth touching and contaminating it.

Tbh I wouldn't risk home made pouches, either for security hassles or customs issues. You might be able t get away with home made in your checked in luggage, but I think it would be a pain, Need to be kept cold etc. I would do pre-packaged ones. I wouldn't do glass, for breakage/ mess reasons and in case they confiscate the jars as a security risk.
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Re: Travelling & bubs food

Post by 4fun » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:27 am

Has anyone actually travelled with the pouches before? I just don't want to end up with an exploded mess in my luggage.
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Post by Jenbt85 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:22 pm

We used pouches on a domestic flight with no issues :)
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Post by Penguin » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:13 pm

3B'B wrote:Has anyone actually travelled with the pouches before? I just don't want to end up with an exploded mess in my luggage.
I had no worries with the pre packaged ones. Didn't end up using them on the flight (dd is three...) but they we perfect for beyond-exhausted midnight jet-lagged 'I'm hungry's.
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Re: Travelling & bubs food

Post by 4fun » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:56 pm

Awesome. Thanks everyone appreciate all your replies. Pouches it is.
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