Disclosure: The Sili Company sent me a Squeeze with Eeeze to review. No compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.
I had been admiring these handy little refillable squeeze bottles for some time when I noticed on the Sili Squeeze Facebook page that they were looking for bloggers to review their products. I could not resist. We're a little bit obsessed with applesauce pouches, but I really prefer to make my own purées, when time allows. The problem with homemade baby food is it requires a bowl and spoon and way more time than a pouch. Not to mention, the kids get far more excited over a pouch of food than a bowl. I don't know why, but that's just the way it is.
Available in multiple sizes and styles, Sili Squeeze was destined to become a necessity in our house. The pouches are made of silicone and are BPA- PVC- and Phthalate- free. There are two spout types - the original Sili Squeeze has a spill-proof top, and the Squeeze with Eeeze is free-flowing (similar to the grocery store pouches). We opted for an Eeeze, since my kids are obsessed with pouches already.
It took Addie a few tries to get the hang of using the Squeeze with Eeeze, but once she figured it out, she was pretty excited! She has to remind herself how to use it when I bring it out sometimes as well. It's a little different than a grocery store pouch - to get food out, kids have to simultaneously bite the spout and squeeze the bottle. That's a lot for a baby to remember, but she's doing great.
The spout has a screw top that is secure enough I'm not worried my kids will pull it off. The attached lid is amazing - just toss the whole thing in the diaper bag and you are set to have yummy snacks on your adventures!
By far, my favorite feature is that the Sili Squeeze with Eeeze is completely dishwasher safe. It's no secret that I hate washing dishes, so when I consider a new product, the very first thing I check is if I have to wash it by hand. The Sili Company obviously knows that mamas with little ones don't have time to deal with sinks full of dishes!
Lincoln, at age two and a half, figured out how the Squeeze with Eeeze worked right away, and it constantly asking for "MORE SAUCE!!!" when he sees Adelaide use this pouch. I think they are each going to receive another one in their Christmas stockings this year.
The Sili Squeeze with Eeeze will undoubtedly be a staple in our house for years to come. We'll put them to use with these kids and future babies - but even after everyone has graduated from eating baby food, the Squeeze is perfect for taking applesauce or smoothies on the go. I may even surprise the hubby with one for Christmas so he can have awesome smoothies at work next year! This is a wonderful product and it gets our wholehearted stamp of approval.
Just make sure, if you have a Squeeze with Eeeze, that you keep an eye on any child who does not yet grasp the concept of making messes. You just may end up with something like this on your hands.
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Disclosure: The Sili Company sent me a Squeeze with Eeeze to review. No compensation was received and all views expressed are my own. For more info, you can read my Disclosure Policy.