July 7, 2013

Squooshi review and Giveaway

***WINNER of the Giveaway is Julie E- please email so we can get your prize sent to you!***

Starting baby food for Logan has been so much fun! (Read about it here). However, once you start, you have to keep going. Which is fine until you throw some plans during "meal time" into the mix. I chatted about it before but carrying a bib, spoon, food in a container, something to clean up baby and mom with... it adds a lot of extra stuff to an already packed diaper bag!

There is another type of pouch that really takes the cake for cuteness!
Let me introduce you to the Squooshi pouch!

How is this pouch different from most others?
-The pouches come in 2 different sizes, 2.5 oz and 4.5 oz.
-They fill from the bottom and the spout is on the top.
(This helps to make clean up a breeze because the water runs straight through them.)
-They have Cuuuuuuuute animals on them, which make them extra fun!

Every time I have been out with these pouches, I have gotten stopped by a mom wanting to know what they were and where they could buy them. :)

This past week we traveled to Cincinnati for a friends wedding and to spend time with family. I brought these pouches for Logan to eat lunch on the airplane and used them off and on during the week when we were on the go. It was so helpful to have a quick and easy snack that didn't get allllll over the place while we were out. I filled them with applesauce, yogurt and a sweet potato mix. Half the time I really tempted fate and fed them to him without a bib and all the clothes made it out without a huge mess. Hooray.

Squooshi was started by a father-daughter team after Shannon was inspired to make a reusable pouch by her son Reid's love of eating food from pouches. She wanted to be able to give him fresh homemade food with the convience of the store bought pouches. After 2 and a half years of research, development and product testing Squooshi was launched in October 2012 with reusable food pouches that are BPA-free, Phthalate-free, PVC-free, and Lead-free.
They have a few recipes on the site, check out here to get you started on ideas of what to put in them.
I think we are going to try out the Apple, Carrot, Sweet Potato and Broccoli recipe this week! I also have enjoyed looking at the store bought pouches for food combination ideas.
Another fun tip is you can also freeze the pouches and use them as an ice pack to keep other food or drinks cold while out!

My only complaint with these pouches is that Logan would squeeze the middle and the top of the pouch would slump forward- keeping me nearby and from letting him eat from the pouch by himself. However, I found that if I used a thicker food, it seemed to work better and we didn't spill anything. :)
All in all we LOVED these pouches and are excited to continue to use them in the future.

Since we loved them so much and the people at Squooshi are so generous... I am super excited to give a set of Squooshi pouches to one of my readers!!! YAY.
It's not even the 4 pack that I was sent to try, we are giving away their new 6 pack to one of you. How cute are the new animals!?!?!

Here is how to enter the giveaway- You can do one or all three but make sure to leave me separate comments for each... giveaway will close on Friday (the 12th).

1. Follow "Fly The Friendly Skies" blog and leave me a comment (if you are already a follower just state that- of course you are still included!) I now read all my blogs via Bloglovin on my iphone and if that is your choice, there is a link up top.

2. Like Squooshi on Facebook. :)

3. Spread the word about the giveaway by Twitter, Instagram, Facebook... whatever you feel like. Just link back to this post, include Squooshi in the message AND let me know you did so in the comments! :)

Good luck. I will randomly pick a winner and announce/contact on Sunday.

You can check out more of Squooshi on their twitter, facebook and website!

*This product was received for review, no other compensation was provided. All views expressed are honest and my own! :)


a_est said...

I was following on GFC but I just added you on Bloglovin'!

Julie E said...

I spent yesterday on Bloglovin...and am now an official Megan "follower"! Hope you had a great trip back home!!

BrittLIAHP said...

I am a follower of your blog!

CourtneyLove said...

Those pouches are adorable!

Andrea Trudden said...

Now a follower :)