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Summer Snacking with ReSqueeze

2015 July 31
by Becky

A review of Resqueeze reusable food pouches for healthy meals and snacks for babies and big kids!

I think I’ve been abundantly clear about Finn’s love of food. It started the moment he turned 5.5 months, I served him that first apple puree back in April and he’s been full steam ahead ever since.

While we’ve really taken a “baby led weaning” approach to Finn’s meals—and he loves feeding himself—I do still like to sneak in extra fruit and veg via purees. They take me a few minutes to whip up in my Vitamix (swoon) and he scarfs them down. His favorite mix is butternut squash and mango. Purees are especially helpful when we are eating out, I never know quite what we’ll be ordering and knowing we have a back-up of healthy stuff is peace of mind.

So when eating became a constant, I needed to find a good option for toting around baby meals. We try to pack a lunch when we’re out and about to avoid the starvation-melt-down-mode that tends to happen around 11:45am, so I carried around plastic containers which were bulky and required a spoon. That’s when I started following ReSqueeze on Instagram and I knew we’d found the perfect solution.

A review of Resqueeze reusable food pouches for healthy meals and snacks for babies and big kids!

Resqueeze pouches are resealable, washable, reusable, and BPA-free. I can fill them with fresh, homemade purees, smoothies, or yogurt for eating on the go. They fit perfectly into a lunch box or cooler and can be frozen for extra convenience. I just pop a frozen ReSqueeze in the diaper bag or throw a few cubes of puree into a ReSqueeze pouch and it’s ready to eat after a couple hours (or two minutes on top of the stroller in the blazing St. Louis sun).

A review of Resqueeze reusable food pouches for healthy meals and snacks for babies and big kids!

Truth be told, the bottom zipper closure freaked me out. I never thought it would hold, but after a dozen uses we’ve yet to have a leaking issue. (Finn spitting smoothie all over himself doesn’t count). They are super easy to fill, a nice, wide opening at the bottom makes pouring or stuffing a snap. They are not as easy to close, you have to press HARD, but the seal stays locked and it takes all of 20 seconds. I also like the size options—there’s a 6oz and a 9oz, the smaller being perfect for Finn in most cases. It holds 3-4 cubes of frozen puree perfectly. The width of the pouch is great too, wider than store-bought versions, just right for baby hands to hold.

Finn figured out how to eat a ReSqueeze way faster than I expected, well before 8 months. He catches one tiny glimpse of a pouch and gets crazy-town excited for chow time. Any time of day, the kid is starving.

A review of Resqueeze reusable food pouches for healthy meals and snacks for babies and big kids!

He sucks a 6 oz pouch down in just a few minutes and is pretty darn proud of his skillz.

Guess who else loves ReSqueeze

A review of Resqueeze reusable food pouches for healthy meals and snacks for babies and big kids!

(No, we are not swimming in a construction side, those are barriers at our pool. Great idea to put up shade structures in the MIDDLE of July.)

“Mom, are you going to bring smoothies?” is the question I get during pool prep. No snack is as satisfying as a cool, fruity smoothie after a ton of hot sun and swimming. Ethan hasn’t eaten from a pouch in well over a year but suddenly rediscovered the art of pouch-eating when he realized it could contain a blueberry, strawberry, banana, spinach, and coconut water blended delight. It’s much easier to transport smoothies in ReSqueezes than to-go cups, they take up less room, can go from freezer to cooler, and are easier to clean too.

Speaking of cleaning…

A review of Resqueeze reusable food pouches for healthy meals and snacks for babies and big kids!

We rinse out the pouches and stick them in the dishwasher. I have a theory that if I stretch the opening across two prongs like this, the water will really get in there. Whatever the case, they come out super clean. We’ve had no melting issues after many washes. I like that the pouches are semi-transparent to see any guck lingering in the corners. 

A review of Resqueeze reusable food pouches for healthy meals and snacks for babies and big kids!

It doesn’t always happen, but I’ve taken a butter knife along the inside edge to make sure we get everything super clean. It probably has something to do with how long the empty pouch sits without being rinsed, as is the case with straws or to-go cups of any variety.

We are totally thrilled with ReSqueeze and can’t wait to try more delicious combos in them. I’m still downright shocked every time the bottoms reseal…I fully expected the zippering capabilities to dwindle rapidly after going through the dishwasher. The four we own are going strong!

At the risk of sounding like I’m 97, these weren’t around way back when Ethan was little! What an awesome, environmentally-friendly, cost-conscience, healthy idea. So I’ve added ReSqueeze to my soon-to-be-published list of Favorite Baby Gear Round 2 (see Round 1 here). I see these tagging along with us everywhere.

Thank you to ReSqueeze for providing sample products for us to try! The products may be free, but the opinions are all mine. 

One Response
  1. Michelle permalink
    August 11, 2015

    Becky – we have the Squooshi packets and ADORE them! The same thing – kid number two took to a packet immediately, and kid number one rediscovered them and is now ingesting countless unsuspecting vegetables! (insert evil plotting cackle)

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