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Store-Bought Snacks for Feeding Baby in a Hurry

Whole foods and from-scratch purées are ideal, but when you need to feed a hungry baby in a rush or while you're out, these new grocery options are supercharged with fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

By By Simone Olivero and Emily McDonald
Store-Bought Snacks for Feeding Baby in a Hurry

Photo: Erik Putz

Heading out the door in a rush and no time for one of the best baby food delivery services? That's OK! These store-bought baby food options snacks for feeding little ones in a hurry are sure to satisfy.

Depending on their age and stage, they can eat them propped up in a travel stroller on the go, or if they're deep in toddler territory a pouch as they're getting buckled into a rotating car seat is an easy win.

Oats N’ Berries

Oats make a comforting, yummy and easy breakfast. To top it off, they're great for your baby's digestion and gut health. Mix it with a pouch, milk or or even water for one of the easiest store-bought baby snacks ever.

While some parents try these packs for babies just starting solids, we think they're best from around eight months and up.

blue box of baby food Merchant

Mango Banana Carrot Rice Rusks

Teething babies will love these dissolvable rusks. They come in individually wrapped 2-packs and are made with real fruits and veggies.

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Pear, Raspberry, Oat & Yogurt

There is no added sugar, salt, or artificial preservatives in this easy pouch format that's packed with Vitamin C. With so many flavor options, you're sure to find one your baby will love.

Pouches pack a wallop of fruits and vegetables in an easy-to-ingest smoothie format little ones truly love.

squeeze tube of baby food

Photo: Heinz

Fig Berry Organic Puffs

Gerber puffs now come in some fun new flavors. These are a great first snack for your baby because they're easy to hold, dissolve in the mouth and are a great source of zinc and iron.

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Nutty Blends Bananas & Peanut Butter Pouch

Produced in a separate facility from their nut-free products, these blends are a great way to introduce little ones to common allergens while also providing protein. The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends introducing allergenic solids early and often; be sure to consult with your healthcare provider.

orange squeeze tube of baby food Photo: Happy Baby Organics

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Multigrain Yogurt Blueberry Baby Cereal

This cereal is full of essential nutrients including 100% of your baby's daily recommended iron intake. Just add water for a nutrient-dense snack.

We love this option as an alternative to straight rice cereal, which has been known to have heavy metals depending on the brand.

blue box of yogurt Photo: Gerber

Organic Smoothie Melts

These dairy-free yogurt melts are made with 100% organic fruits and veggies and contain no added sugar—a first-of-its-kind! Other flavors like with real ingredients like sweet potatoes, banana and strawberries are available too.

Just remember, these should only be given to babies that are eagerly eating solid foods.

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This article was originally published on Apr 13, 2021

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