Product Review: ReSqueeze Reusable Food Pouch
About the ReSqueeze Food Pouch
Here’s a short video showing how it is used. It’s very straight-forward!
A few things I want to mention/reiterate:
- The pouches are dishwasher safe, but hand-washing is easier. Just open the top and bottom and let water flow through!
- The pouches are BPA-free.
- The pouches come in two sizes: 6-ounce and 9-ounce.
- The pouches are freezer-safe.
To fill, you simply open the bottom (zipper), making sure the cap is on. Pour the mixture in (not all the way to the top, or it won’t close!). And seal it shut.
To use, you remove the cap and either squeeze the mixture into your (or baby’s) mouth, OR suck on the top like a straw. In fact, you could just stick a straw in if that’s easier.
The Pros and Cons
+ This is a great way to incorporate vegetables into your baby’s diet. (Here are a few ideas I shared recently.)
+ This is an easy thing to make ahead of time, stick in the freezer, and grab on your way out the door. After a few hours, it will be soft enough to enjoy.
– It is not easy for baby to use right at first. By about a year old, your child would be able to suck/squeeze one of these pouches on his or her own. Some babies would be able to use it earlier!
+ That said, you could certainly use it at 6 months, but you may have to do the holding and squeezing!
+ They are reusable. I love the idea of a food pouch like this, but I also like making all my own food for my child. This way I can make smoothies or applesauce and give it to Alexander in a way that he’ll enjoy.
– If you don’t wash it out right away, it’s sometimes harder to clean. A bottle brush works well for cleaning inside the zipper part of these, if food (like a tiny strawberry seed!) gets stuck.
Similar Products and Price Comparisons
There are certainly similar products on the market. For example, the Squooshi brand of pouches, which I have used in the past.
The big difference that I noticed immediately was quality. The ReSqueeze pouches just feel sturdier. The plastic is thicker. You can hold an empty pouch upright, and it doesn’t collapse like the Squooshi brand.
Another competitor is Little Green Pouch. I have never tried this product, but the only noticeable difference is that the spout is on a corner as opposed to the top.
A quick Google search brings up Easy Anywhere, Eco Squeeze, Healthy Licious, and many other brands of reusable pouches.
Let’s talk about PRICE:
For the sake of this comparison, I’m only looking at pouches with a top spout instead of a corner or side spout. I tried to organize this information by size and also unit price (price per ounce), in ascending order by unit price.
Since price is often the determining factor, let me break down this information just a little bit. With the top option, at $0.34 per ounce, you get eight 6-ounce pouches. Option 2, the ReSqueeze brand at $0.36 per ounce, is four 9-ounce pouches.
The one I shared in the video above is the 9-ounce pouch. That fit exactly one smoothie. It is two servings for Alexander. I gave him half of it right after the video, and the other half, I stuck in the refrigerator for later.
I think the determining factors for you is how many pouches do you want, and how many ounces do you need them to hold? Only you know that! If you plan on using these for a while, when your baby is a toddler or big kid, the larger pouches make more sense. If you plan on using this for your baby, then perhaps the smaller pouches are best.
Conclusion (Would I buy it?, etc.)
Beyond price, you have to consider quality and customer service. I’ve only used two of the pouches above: ReSqueeze and Squooshi. Between the two, ReSqueeze is higher quality and better customer service. I’ve spoken with and interacted with that company on several occasions. I can’t say the same for Squooshi. (I don’t like to bash anyone. Squooshi is a good product, too! I just think ReSqueeze feels a bit sturdier.)
And I certainly can’t say the same for the other companies since I’ve not worked with them or used their products!
As mamas, we always do our best and want the best for our children. With many reusable food pouches on the market, it’s hard to say which one is going to be best for our situation. Every one has pros and cons.
As a mama myself, this is a product I enjoy. I use it occasionally, when we do make smoothies. I like the shape of it; I like that it’s sturdy; I like the cute little characters on the front. I especially like the large 9-ounce size since it fits a whole smoothie inside.
My vote is that it’s a good product and does what it claims to do!
Buy Your Own ReSqueeze Pouches!