How to Make Your Own Squeezable Baby Food

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SqueezablesBy Contributor Cher Hanusiak

My son loves his “sucky packs” squeezable baby food, he has since he was 8 months old. Now he is 2 and he still gets one as a treat almost every day. We save the packages to send to Terracycle. Most people just throw them away and it’s so wasteful, not to mention expensive, especially since my son can suck one of them back in 3 minutes flat.

I was thrilled to hear about Squeeze Please, a Canadian company that makes reusable squeeze pouches that are BPA and PVC free. This solves so much, the cost, the waste, and keeps the convenience of having a pouch to throw in the lunch bag or give to my son while we’re out for a stroller ride.

It’s really easy to use. The pouch is hand or machine washable, the cap is sturdy and tight and there’s a resealable opening at the bottom of the pouch to pour your puree into.

I basically make a thick smoothie and Henrik absolutely loves it! I love that the ingredients are fresh and that I know exactly what’s going into it.

Ingredients

For this Squeeze Please I used:

  • leftover oatmeal from breakfast
  • organic vanilla yogurt
  • organic frozen blueberries
  • half a banana
  • applesauce

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Blend it all together, pour it in the pouch, seal and deliver to an eagerly awaiting mouth.

I have to say that Henrik loves these homemade pouches more than the other ones! This is a Mommy WIN if I do say so myself. If you have a baby or toddler who loves the “sucky packs” this is a must have.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post.  All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

Cher is a “striving to be greener everyday” Mom to a toddler. Her blog, EcoBravo, was started with a passion for celebrating good people, good places and good products.

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16 responses to “How to Make Your Own Squeezable Baby Food”

  1. Natalia P. (contestmom109) — December 7, 2013 @ 8:07 am (#)

    Thanks for the recipe. I’ll try it out and those look like great reusable squeezable pouches as well.

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  2. Andrea L — December 7, 2013 @ 8:35 am (#)

    I’ll check out the squeezes!

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  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen — December 7, 2013 @ 2:09 pm (#)

    It’s nice to know that are now reusable squeeze pouches that are BPA and PVC free out there. That certainly reduces the cost enormously. The recipe sounds delightful, I’m sure my grandchildren would love it, they’re all big fans of blueberries.

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  4. danielle t — December 7, 2013 @ 4:37 pm (#)

    I really should get these for my kids. they love apple sauces but I refuse to buy the sucky packs because I feel they are a waste of materials and money.

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  5. Michelle F. — December 7, 2013 @ 6:04 pm (#)

    great recipe. never thought to add oatmeal.

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  6. Jill — December 8, 2013 @ 7:24 pm (#)

    We love the reusable squeeze pouches too! My 10 month old loves feeding himself and these make it possible (and cut down on the mess). Great recipe and for others check out http://www.littlestfoodie.com.

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  7. tennille — December 8, 2013 @ 11:12 pm (#)

    I like the idea of using the oatmeal!

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  8. sarah j jackson — December 9, 2013 @ 6:14 am (#)

    this is great ! my daughter is 4 and occasional asks for these when we are shopping , I would love to just make them and know whats going in them and know that they havent sat on a shelf for months !

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  9. Sandy Cain — February 8, 2014 @ 7:11 pm (#)

    How I wish these were available when my daughter was a baby! And what a great recipe, it looks delicious enough for anyone to eat. Also, VERY important that these are BPA and PVC free! Hurray for Squeeze Please, a company with a concience!

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  10. amy lovell — February 12, 2014 @ 6:49 am (#)

    What a great Idea!!! I made homemade baby food when my daughter was a baby. But these sure would have come in handy!!!

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  11. kathy downey — April 15, 2014 @ 6:30 am (#)

    love the idea of using the oatmeal thats a +

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  12. DARLENE W — September 9, 2014 @ 12:50 pm (#)

    Current grandkids are a bit too old but maybe for the next one

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  13. DARLENE+W — November 18, 2014 @ 2:50 pm (#)

    My daughter would probably like this

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  14. kathy+downey — December 3, 2014 @ 8:32 am (#)

    I love that you can add the veggies and they just drink them up

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  15. kathy+downey — December 4, 2014 @ 4:55 am (#)

    Another great thing about these is…mess free

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  16. Anna — August 21, 2015 @ 4:29 pm (#)

    My kids also love the squueze pouches but they can get very expensive with 3. I have been looking around for a reusable set these look great.

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