Monday, January 14, 2013

EZ Squeezees Refillable Baby Food Pouches Review {Giveaway Soon!}



We have been huge fans of the squeezable organic food puree pouches that are sold everywhere. But when I saw a reusable pouch designed to put your own purees in, I thought that is an awesome idea! It was perfect timing too considering our attempt at curing tooth decay, which means I need a lot more control over what goes in my kids' tummies.

We used these recently to take their favorite yogurt with us on a short trip and it was perfect! We always buy organic yogurt in large containers because we eat a lot of it and individual containers are overpriced (soon enough I'll be making my own from real milk). Surprisingly, it's very hard for them to make a mess with these pouches. Everything was clean, no leaks, drips, they just sucked it all right out. I love that they can feed themselves and I don't have to hover over them making sure they don't get the car seat, baby carrier, the stroller, or our couch dirty.



The EZ Squeezee reusable food pouches open on the side and make it convenient to fill. You can do it using a spoon, but we found it easiest to use a funnel or to pour it in straight from the blender. The gusset gives it more capacity and the large side opening makes it easier to wash. You can use these pouches many, many times. Washing it isn't the easiest thing in the world, but it isn't hard either. As long as the pouch is sealed, the contents do not dry out, so it is easy to rinse out the remains. Though we do not use a dishwasher, it is dishwasher friendly (and freezer safe). It is also BPA and phthalate free. Perhaps the one thing I would change is to make a larger 'no-choke' cap.  


I am looking forward to making my own recipes for veggie/fruit/yogurt purees to take to the park, on road trips, and play dates. The EZ Squeezees make it very easy to take a healthy snack along anywhere you go - and we moms know how far a snack can go when a baby is hungry and it can be the difference between a melt-down and contentment!

EZ Squeezees sell for $9.99 for a 3-pack, which I would say is good for one child (or adult!). Sometimes you want to take more than one pouch with you, sometimes you may have forgotten to wash it from the day before. It can be used in school lunches and you could pack the snack ahead of time for the whole week if you have 5 or more pouches! That would be very convenient. One of you will win a set of 6 pouches in the Snug as a Bug Giveaway that launches tonight (1/15/13)! 



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Disclaimer: I did not receive payment for this review. I was provided a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are genuine and solely my own.

10 comments:

  1. I had no idea these opened from the side! I have considering looking into reusable pouches, but always assumed it would be too much of a pain in the butt to fill and wash. These really do look great! My toddler costs me $5 in pouches every time we go grocery shopping, she just cannot resist! I have to get some of these to use instead. They will pay for themselves in two grocery trips!

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    1. Yes, it's very cost effective! Even considering making your own contents for the pouch. :)

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  2. These are wonderful to have. My daughter who is expecting her second child in just a few more weeks has been contemplating making her own Baby Food as well. Aren't these perfect for that. :) I definitely have to bring these to her attention. Thanks so much for your review.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. You're welcome Carol! Thanks for your comment!

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  3. I REALLY need to look into getting some of these. My son has some bad food texture issues and gluten intolerance and since he usually has separate meals from the rest of the family anyway, it has made for an extremely picky eater. I'm really concerned for his health. Luckily I used to make smoothies daily when he was a baby and toddler so he got used to eating practically anything I put in a smoothie. I wonder if something like this would work to get him to expand his food repertoire since he wouldn't have to look at it, it would be gluten-free, I could prepare it in advance and it would have a smooth texture so he'd be more likely to be able to swallow it? A friend suggested I try food pouches with him last summer but I'd never gotten around to checking if the pre-made ones are gluten-free. With these, I could make them gluten-free myself and much cheaper too. :)

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    1. It's worth trying, it does make it so much more convenient! Especially when you're out and about and need alternatives to things offered to kids outside the home.

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  4. How do you enter to win? I would love to win some of these!! These are such a great idea! My mom makes homemade baby food for my niece and we were just thinking that someone needed to invent these so we can put our homemade baby food in there! They are so convenient!

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    1. It's part of the Snug as a Bug giveaway: http://www.eco-babyz.com/2013/01/snug-as-bug-giveaway-hop-170-package.html

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  5. These are great! I love how wide the opening is so it's really easy to "load". We use these for traveling and especially like the ones with Oatmeal but they are so expensive (the store bought ones). I'm showing my wife these!

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  6. So glad to have found your review. I am going to order some today.

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