Good idea but purchasing a different brand
We had to wait 30 days for our first order to not arrive - no tracking given. The second order arrived in a few days - this one was tracked. But the design part of the pouch is peeling away from the actual bag which is very disappointing, before I have even used them. My son had been hanging out for them for over a month now so I can not be bothered with a refund/return - especially since I do not trust their postage system at all. Not the quality I was hoping for.
The unicor/rainbow design was okay though.
They are a fantastic idea, especially since our school has a no waste rule in lunch boxes. but I will be purchasing a different brand next time.
Purchased in November 2019 for A$35.00.
Handy, but hard to clean
I have used Sinchies for about 6 months and I have a variety of sizes. They are really handy when you're on the go with baby, and they are easy for my child to use (he has done so from about 7 months to now - 12 months).
They are however, really hard to clean. We soak them straight away, but still found food stuck in the Ziploc area. The bottom of the Sinchie was also hard to clean.
On about 3 (well used) bags, the Ziploc has broken away from the plastic, so they had to be thrown out.
I must admit I am looking to buy more reusable packs, but they won't be Sinchies.
Great transparent eco alternative, but can be tricky to clean
Sinchies are a terrific alternative to one-off food pouches you get at the supermarket fridge aisle. It’s pretty easy to make your own baby food if you have a food processor or stick blender, and reusable Sinchies are a compact and smart way to store your meals. They save money in the long run, but more importantly, saves our planet from single-use plastic. I bought a heap of them in different sizes while I was pregnant; used the icy pole tubes for homemade fruit blocks that I consumed during labour, and a small Sinchies pouch for coconut oil t...o massage my lower back. Still using Sinchies now for snacks and food, with Baby nearing 8 mo, and will undoubtedly continue to use them into toddlerhood. Pros Great designs, with a mix of kiddie and adult friendly designs Sturdy Easy to fill with a funnel
Purchased in November 2018.
Other brands are superior.
I bought 10 of these last year, 3 broke by the zipper coming away from the plastic, 2 got mould under the plastic around the spout, it is impossible to clean under there and there should be a better seal.
The ones of a different brand that I bought 4 years ago are all still going strong.
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How great are these!!
We love love love our sinchies! Easy to fill, use and clean. Great for the toddlers and the big kids alike. We got the school lunch kit with sandwhich, snack and wrap bags well. Super impressed by all of them. Handy hint... If you lose a pouch lid, the aldi yogurt lids fit onto sinchies!
It's ok but slow postage
Ok so originally I gave it 1 star but have changed it to 3. I purchased the product two weeks ago and hadn't received it. They Blamed it on Australia post however were not able to give me a tracking number. Not reliable customer service. It eventually came and they gave me a few extra hence my change in stars. It's ok but slow postage.
I love Sinchies!
My son absolutely loves his sinchies! The independence it gives him is amazing! Very easy to clean, fill and seal. Fit nicely into his lunch box and are easy to take out and about. Recommend everyone to try! It's much nicer making our own food and controlling the amount of additives!
Such a great product
My first order, the pouches broke after one use. I emailed them and unfortunately the poor lady at Sinchies received a bad batch - She sent me some new ones and they have been amazing! So super versatile and easy to clean too using their cleaning brush. I did watch the video on their website as I couldn't work out the bottom of the pouch but realised there was a gussett which I hadn't opened. Now I know how I love them and think I've got an addiction. I've read the negative comments and think if you had PM'd or emailed sinchies you would have got replacements for the faulty batch.
Great product - totally recommended
Unsure about why the negative reviews on this site so I decided to leave mine as we've been using them for several months and they're just great. They have free samples so feel free to try them before you buy and make up your own mind. They're very handy and totally recommended.
Zip lock almost impossible to close
The idea is great, but the execution could be better. I get that the ziplock needs to be firm to ensure the pouches are closed and don't leak, however I spend a good 10-15 minutes every morning trying to close just one pouch so that it is leak proof, and it is painful on my fingers. I am glad I only do one pouch a day four days a week! I would't recommend them
Broken after only a couple of uses
I'm not sure whether I was unlucky to get a faulty batch but mine broke after only a couple of gentle uses/hand wash with gentle detergent. The zip lock mechanism has come away from the side of the pouch, leaving a gaping hole for all the contents to leak out.
Idea great, rubbish manufacturing.
Bought these to use instead of store bought sugar-filled pouches. Unfortunately the manufacturing on these is so poor. The ziplock top is stronger than the glue holding the ziplock to the rest of the pouch. I have ripped four in a row trying to get them open, tearing the ziplock away from the pouch. So the ziplock is still closed but the contents of the pouch can pour out past it.
Terrible to clean, slow postage, unhelpful when asking questions
I would not recommend these products to anyone. You can not fit the required amount in the bag otherwise it overflows everywhere. Cery hard to clean. Small pouches very hard to fill. Ordered yogurt culture, took two weeks for delivery. Very unhelpful when asking questions. Not happy with products at all.
I love my Sinchies reusable pouches, they are really affordable and so versatile. I mainly use them for my children's lunchboxes but have just started using them for my energy gu and homemade spice mixes. I love the fact that they are all clear so you can see for cleaning purposes. At first I wasn't sure how to clean them but Sinchies customer service was great and with the right advice they're now too easy!
Great idea, poor execution!
I have bought the 80ml reusable pouches. I do not understand why they are made so narrow, that you can't fit more than a teaspoon through the opening! They are just about impossible to fill with yoghurt, which is what I bought them for, and as another reviewer mentioned, they are also really hard to clean. I can't understand why they couldn't be a bit wider and shorter, so that you could actually open them and fill/clean them easier.
Cost saver and super versatile!
These pouches are wonderful. Working out at on average just over $1 each it only takes two uses for these things to start saving you money. Fill up to the spout using a funnel, the 1L Sinchie or spoon, seal and away you go. You can use these things for all kinds of things, not just food and drinks, sunscreen, shampoo, anything liquidy. I love being able to control exactly what goes into what the kids are eating and it makes for little to no mess. Some of our favourites are plain yoghurts flavoured with frozen berries, smoothies, fruit purees an...d crushes, flavoured milk or water, porridge, and the little ones love weetbix and milk in them. Best of all you can freeze them for lunches. Pretty easy to clean, albeit sometimes a little fiddly, just use a bottle brush and for those harder to reach places or stubborn bits a toothbrush is perfect, or just chuck them in the dishwasher. There are a good range of sizes, and choke-free lids available, and to top it all off their customer service is phenomenal. inexpensive, reusable, good range of sizes, great customer service, versatile, BPA, Phthalate and PVC free, freezer and dishwasher safe lids can go missing as not attached, little fiddly to clean,
Money saver but impossible to clean!
I bought these for my 1 year old twins who are obsessed with yoghurt but haven't quite master a spoon yet. I was spending a fortune on the yoghurt pouches in store and while it's saved me money that way it isn't really worth it for the amount of time it takes to clean them. Putting them in the dishwasher is a waste of time. It's so hard to get into the corners to get the yoghurt out even using a bottle brush. If you don't have time to scrub them every night then I do not recommend buying these.
Too hard to clean
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