What are Sinchies?
Taken from: http://www.sinchies.com.au/about-us/
Sinchies reusable food pouches are designed for feeding”on the run” with no bowl or spoon required. Home-made goodness with store bought convenience!
Parents can monitor exactly what goes into the pouch, ensuring their children receive optimum nutirition that is free from preservatives sugars or additives that are often found in pre-packaged foods.
Handy and easy to use – designed with a ziplock at the top for easy filling and a side spout so you can suck or pour the contents out. Simply mix up your own home-made goodness, healthy snacks, baby food, yoghurt, smoothie or fruit crusher, pour it in and zip it up.
Young children can enjoy feeding themselves through the handy spout which allows them to suck or squeeze out their snacks and meals. Older children can participate in the preparation process, learning about healthy foods along the way. Parents can use them for storing dips, soups, spice rubs. These are suitable for all sorts – store all manner of liquids, soft foods, sauces, salad dressings and even toiletries in Sinchies pouches.
Made free from BPA, Phthalates and PVC, these are designed for easy filling and washing, with a double ziplock top to prevent leaks. Sinchies are freezer and dishwasher safe making cleaning and storing easy!
Sinchies are sure to encourage healthy eating, reduce waste, cut food costs and provide an easy, fun, clean way to feed your children when out and about.
I was very fortunate to recieve a set of Sinchies (shown below) to experiment with and review! I must say Im hooked and can not wait to buy more to stock my freezer full of lunchbox snacks and baby food for my 5 month old. These are so effortless.
I love the variety of sizes they come in – 1l, 200ml, 140ml and 80ml. It’s great for portion control. I’m able to still give the boys the occasional treat like custard but portion it to 80mls – I love that!
They come with two lid options which is great for younger children or those with low wrist strength. My 4 year old (who still puts EVERYTHING in his mouth!) preferred the bigger lid whilst my 5 year old was happy with the smaller one to open. They are designed to be anti choke lids however.
This is a good reminder from the website:
Ensure young children are supervised when using this product! It contains small parts (the lid/cap) which children could swallow or choke on. We recommend purchasing the child safe choke free lids if using this product for infants.
I was worried about filling this but it was quite easy. You can purchase a funnel which helps with filling.
With some of the thicker fillings I found just tapping the funnel slightly On the pouch the filling went in fine.
The lovely Hayley who is a liker of TRTLMT and Sinchies uses a sauce bottle to fill her Sinchies. Thank you for letting me share your picture Hayley.
Some of the things we tried in the Sinchies were:
Baby Apple Porridge (80mls is just perfect for my 5 month old who is starting solids):
Mashed banana (My 4 year old refuses banana lately but requested it as long as it was in “a packet”. Im happy to do it if it means he will eat it!):
Homemade chocolate yoghurt (again great to give a small portion):
I decided to store my thermomix vegetable concentrate stock in the 1 lite pouch. I love this! So easy to squeeze just a little into the tmx bowl!
There is very minimal mess when filling and if the opening gets messy you can wipe with a cloth.
I was worried it would leave too much waste in the Sinchies but there was minimal.
Cleaning was another thing I was worried about but it was relatively easy. I washed the Sinchies up both straight away and left overnight. Both were as easy to clean. I just washed them in hot soapy water and used a toothbrush to get into the grooves. Even the mashed banana that sat overnight was quick and easy to clean.
Sinchies do sell a brush set:
For drying I dried them hanging over forks and spoons in a glass as shown below which I got from the fb page. They dried very quickly and I was able to use them again not long after. It was a nice surprise to see how easy they were to clean. I had put off buying these for a long time because of that.
Sinchies do sell a drying rack. I will invest in one of these as it will be easier long term as I’ll be using lots of Sinchies for the school lunchbox and baby food.
Sinchies are freezer and dishwasher safe making cleaning and storing very easy.
More information of filling and cleaning can be found here: http://www.sinchies.com.au/faq/
Here are some fabulous ideas from Sinchies.
See their website fb page for more!
Sinchies are offering a whopping 30% off for likers of TRTLMT! How generous is that.
Simply head to www.sinchies.com.au and enter the code Tmlove (case sensitive) during checkout to save 30% on your order.
Offer ends Sunday 8th February 2014.