I just made my first batch today and it was a success. My baby loves the squeeze pouches and I feel great knowing that she is eating fresh homemade organic food. This is perfect for on the go meals! Wish i've gotten this earlier!
Love these pouches. They screw directly onto the squeeze station plungers that correlate with this product so filling is so easy. Many complain about the inability to get chunkier foods in. I've discovered these pouches have a small plastic bar connected to the spout of the pouch on the inside to prevent bigger pieces fitting through. Since they are designed for all ages it may pose a choking hazard to infants without it. However, since my toddler is proficient with chunks I found I can easily bend that plastic bar to the side and then fill my pouches with textured foods without an issue. If I use mini chocolate chips I put them in first, then fill and mix. We use these pouches for smoothies, yogurt and pureed fruit so we're not usually trying to push anything larger than a mini chocolate chip through the opening. These freeze well and thaw in the fridge or with warm water. Cap stays put in my diaper bag, no leaks. Strongly recommended!
These pouches are priced very well. You can technically reuse them, but it defeats the purpose of being a quick/easy take and toss snack. But i know they also have the reusable one although both technically are reusable..They would be nearly impossible to fill without the 'Squeeze Station', just FYI!! AND These are great and a lot of fun to make. Can't beat the benefits of making these healthy, portable and cost effective pouches. I love researching recipes for baby foods as well as stuff for my older sons lunch.
Love this system! Can have to convenience of an easily transportable pouch with healthy, homemade food. Super easy to clean too. Also, my son loves feeding himself so the pouches are great. The only drawback is that you must have pretty fine puréed food or it gets clogged when smooshing into the pouches, but if you have a good food processor you should be fine.
Love this squeeze station! It's such a great price and so easy to use! I love that it comes with some pouches but I ordered the box of 30 because of the awesome price. My baby loved this
he's been using it since 2 and now his 4 he just treat it as a healthy snack(we put jellies in there). Strongly recommend for new mommies!
Amazing invention!! The store bought pouches are SO expensive. Pouches are very convenient and save time when your on the go! Happy I can make them myself and control ingredients that my baby consumes. The squeeze station worked perfectly! So happy with my purchase!
I recently purchased the Squeeze Station and am thrilled! Storing baby food is a whole new experience. I wish I had this two years ago for my older child because I would have made more baby food myself rather than buying it in jars.
- it's small
- easy to clean (hand wash or dishwasher)
- the process is fast
- easy to use, I didn't need to read instructions to understand how to use it
- you can clearly see the food inside the pouches
- price, not bad
- I think the base could be a little wider but it's not really a complaint, just a suggestion.
- As other reviewers have said, make sure to detach the pouch before pulling the plunger up otherwise it will suck the food back up into the plastic cylinder. Not a huge inconvenience.
- Also, make sure you don't have any lumps in your purée or they will get stuck. I had to dislodge a bit of squash with a chopstick.
I am so in love with this. My daughter loves these and it's a great way to add the veggies she doesn't always like to eat.
This thing is genius. I do daycare and the 6 & 9 year old girls were able to bag up all the homemade applesauce (pic) by themselves! I didn't need to read the instructions either as it was pretty self explanatory! These are great for on the go.
Someone said they have reusable pouches for this system, but that seems to defeat the quick/easy 'take and toss' aspect. I'm green in so many other ways, that I don't feel guilty! My kids get nutritious, organic, non GMO, preservative free (etc) snacks anytime for 1/3 the price of the store pouches!!! P.S Don't overfill the tubes...when you push down the syringe thing (?), your yummy food will ooze out the top and sides...if you're careful, you won't even need to wipe this baby down after using it!! It doesn't do well with extremely chunky purees, and will clog. Other than those minor setbacks, I'm all for it!!
Love this! It took a couple of tries before I had it figured out (amount to fill and not to spill when putting the caps on). We have a Vitamix so I believe that helps significantly because I can control how puréed the baby food is (chunkier or smooth consistency).
I couldn't justify spending $2 and up on the pouches I have seen in the grocery store. So I puréed a bunch of food and then started filling pouches. 50 pouches later, we're stocked for a while! Our son loves them, too!
I looked online for different varieties of blends and did the same at home. The possibilities are endless for all the combinations!
I didn't have any problems with filling the tubes. I used a spoon to fill them and then stirred it before filling the pouches. Otherwise, the blends aren't really blended together.