Wattie’s Little Sprouts, Little Dippers, & Stir Thru Sauces

product trial4.00 out of 5 – Kidspot mums were pleased with Wattie’s Little Sprouts, Little Sprouts or Stir Thru Sauces.

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A new solution for feeding baby from Wattie’s

Discover a new way to feed baby that’s fun and delicious for baby, yet simple to include in your family’s routines.

  • Wattie’s Little Sprouts – ready to eat plant-based baby meals for 6+ months and 8+ months
  • Wattie’s Little Dippers – baby dips to complement baby-led weaning for 8+ months
  • Wattie’s Stir Thru Cooking Sauces – heat and stir sauces to add to your homecooked food for 8+ months

Wattie’s® Little Sprouts™

Wattie’s Little Sprouts are plant-based meals for baby that are packed with tasty veggies and legumes. These vegetarian-friendly options are a source of plant protein.

Available in two 6+ month products: White Beans, Kumara, Pumpkin & Olive Oil; Lentils, Green Beans & Tomato, and two 8+ month products: Pumpkin, Lentils & White Beans with Quinoa; Cauliflower, Sweetcorn & White Beans with Quinoa. Little Sprouts have no added sugar or salt, no preservatives, no artificial colours or flavours, and no added fruit.

Wattie’s® Little Dippers™

Wattie’s Little Dippers are a great accompaniment to serve with those first finger foods, giving baby the opportunity to explore new tastes and textures during baby-led weaning. Suitable from 8+ months, the dips are packed with veggies and legumes and are a source of protein. For an easy snack, just squeeze into a bowl and serve with homemade soft cooked veggie sticks, cooked pasta shapes or toast fingers.

Available in three delicious varieties: Butternut & Kumara Hummus Dip; White Bean, Peas, Avocado & Spinach Dip; Curry Cauliflower Hummus Dip. The Little Dippers contain no preservatives, no artificial colours or flavours, and no added sugar, salt or thickeners.

Wattie’s® Stir Thru Sauces

Wattie’s Stir Thru Cooking Sauces are awesome for adding new flavours to homecooked food and allow baby to easily join in with family mealtimes. Suitable from 8+ months, the sauces are made with vegetables, herbs and mild spices. Simply heat the sauce and stir through baby’s prepared portion of cooked meat, vegetables, rice or pasta – easy!

Available in three delicious varieties: Mild Butter Chicken with Veggies; Tomato with Herbs Mediterranean Style; Creamy Cauliflower with Herbs. The Stir Thru Sauces contain no preservatives, no artificial colours or flavours, and are low in sugars and sodium apt for babies’ developing palates. (Stir Thru Sauces contain dairy).

Wattie’s® baby food recipes are prepared in a specialist baby food facility with carefully selected, quality ingredients.

Always read the label for correct preparation.

Read the reviews below!

We have given 30 members with babies aged 7 to 11 months the chance to trial Wattie’s Little Sprouts, Little Dippers, or Stir Thru Sauces.

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  1. Rebekkaa 13/02/2020 at 4:22 pm

    We received 2 little dippers pouches. My daughter really enjoyed these. She tried them with raw veges, roasted veges, steamed veges, fries, crackers & pasta. She mostly loved it with cauliflower & pasta. I’m always eating carrots & hummus so these were an awesome way for her to be included using her own. Will be buying these from now on for sure!!

  2. Ameliaa 11/02/2020 at 7:22 pm

    We received 2 of the butter chicken stir thru. Unfortunately after making dinner with the stir thru a few different ways I could not get my 1 year old to eat it, I made it with chicken without chicken with veges without and same with the rice. I was excited to try these as I thought they would be great for easy dinner and we normally buy a lot of Wattie’s but these are not for us.

  3. Tamz_wyatt 04/02/2020 at 7:30 pm

    We recieved two jars of the watties stir thru Mild Butter Chicken with Veggies sauce. It was definitely mild tasting my 12 month old son loved it mixed thru with some chicken and noodles. The jars ment could use half the sauce also hand for quick meal if been a busy day as can just cook some pasta and mix thru. Also means my son can have same dinner as me without all the extra additives especially salt that is in sauces these days

  4. alley1992 29/01/2020 at 8:26 pm

    We received the little dippers and my little girl
    Loved it. She dipped some steamed vege sticks in it and decided she would rather just eat the dip on its own. These are perfect for on the go and encouraging babies to move on to textured foods

  5. Fetalbandmum 28/01/2020 at 3:10 pm

    We were very lucky to be chosen to try the little sprouts pouches for our 8mth old girl who loves her food I thought she would like the kumara one best but she actually didnt seem to interested in that one but she really liked the cauliflower sweetcorn white beans and quinoa.

    The only thing i was dissapointed in was the packaging i queried with watties if the packaging is recyclable and they said yes if you have soft plastics recycling in your area which I thought was disappointing as it is no longer avaliable in our area or most areas for that fact. Personally I would be more inclined to buy if it was in a jar rather than a pouch

  6. Tuistar5 22/01/2020 at 8:20 pm

    We received 2 jars of the butter chicken stir through sauce.
    We used it when we were having curry one night, baby loved that his meal looked the same as ours and he really seemed to enjoy the taste.
    We also used it as a sauce for spaghetti, baby really enjoyed this.
    It is super easy to use and I love that it adds an extra dose of veges to the meal.
    I would definitely recomend this product to anyone.

  7. Tashy1989 22/01/2020 at 11:40 am

    My wee man loved the pouchs we got to trail we will for sure get again and also look forward to trying others

  8. nzmonstar 20/01/2020 at 11:27 pm

    Bella loved the little sprout trials and even though she only has a few words in her vocabulary chanted yum yum

  9. vanbetuw.j 20/01/2020 at 6:05 pm

    We recieved 2 of the little sprouts pouches. Unfortunately they contained white beans which contain soy so my little intolerant babe couldnt try them. We gave them to a friend and her baby loved them. We brought the tomato based stir thru sauce instead and our intolerant to most things boy LOVES it mixed with pasta and mince. We will be consistently buying this as we never know what to feed him cause hes so intolerant to everything!

    • Bigam4 22/01/2020 at 11:59 pm

      My 1 year old got to trial the butter chicken stir thru sauce with veges . Our family had Indian takeaway for dinner and my son had some rice and we heated and stirred thru half a jar of the sauce. He loved it and wolfed down the lot.

  10. Vkaufana 20/01/2020 at 4:10 pm

    We recieved two jars of the Butter Chicken Stir Thru Cooking.Sauces for our 9 month old to try. I thought these sauces would be a good idea because she likes to est what we are eating but sometimes the flavours are too hot or string for her.

    Our older kids got really excited to make dinner for rheir sister. It was really easy to do, we cooked up a bit of chicken and some carrots, added rice and thean ehated up enough sayce to mix in.

    It wasn’t as popilar with baby as I thought it would be, she was excited at first because she could see it looked similar to what we were eating. At first she seemed to like it but didn’t eat as much as she normally does at dinner timw and was still.hungry for something else. I tasted it as well and didn’t think it was as tasty as i excpected it to be.

    I think I’ll try mixing it in mashed potatoes and veggies next time. It would have been nice to have two different flavours to try instead of two of the same.

  11. Jessmac 16/01/2020 at 12:48 am

    We received two pouches of Little Sprouts- white beans, kumara, pumpkin and olive oil; and cauliflour, sweetcorn, and white beans with quinoa for our 9 month old and they weren’t the hit I thought they were going to be. Love the nutritional aspect but wasn’t a fan of the clear liquid that squirted out at start of the packet so I guess you need to give it a bit of a squish to mix it up before opening.

    Our little monster didn’t really seem interested I’m being spoon feed either flavour which I found odd as he LOVES kumara and pumpkin but he was keen on trying to feed himself by squeezing the packets directly into his mouth 🙊 To not let them go to waste I mixed one through some plain pasta which he loved and the other through some couscous and vege chucks which seemed to be a hit.

    Not sure that I’d buy these as our little one didn’t seem to take to them but it could just be that he’s moving onto more chunky foods so didn’t enjoy the texture.

  12. Taliez 15/01/2020 at 10:52 am

    We received x2 Little Sprouts pouches to trial for my 8 month old girl. I had already spotted these in my local shop and so she’s had them and liked them! So we were delighted to get some more and provide feedback. Baby is becoming fussy with some foods now, but with these she eagerly opens her mouth and finishes the whole lot! She first had the cauliflower, sweetcorn, white beans and quinoa and was showing signs of wanting more. It was nice to know she’s getting adequate vegetables in her meal. Would definitely recommend this Watties range.

  13. am0223 15/01/2020 at 9:27 am

    We received 2 pouches of Little Sprouts.

    I am always a big fan of pouches for their convenience. Demi normally finishes up her meal with one to ‘top her up’ .She enjoys having the control.

    We had already tried one of the flavours (cauliflower,white bean etc) before receiving the trial packets. Demi wasn’t keen on it the first time round but smashed back the trial packet. Perhaps they are an acquired taste?

    The Kumara and Pumpkin flavour she enjoyed right of the bat. I added some to some rice I had to give it some texture, and then let her go for it on the remainder of the pouch. I don’t normally heat the pouches but this time I did in some warm water. Super easy and well recieved

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