Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Sili Squeeze Review

Termite is happily feeding herself with just about everything you pop in front of her, but I must admit that my one issue with Baby Led Weaning is Yoghurt, well not just yoghurt, fromage frais, custard, you get the picture. The stuff you would normally spoon feed to them becomes a difficult and messy mealtime.

So I was really pleased to stumble across The Sili Squeeze it seemed like this could be the answer to our fromage frais fling fest's!


What They Say

 

 


It's not a bottle


The Sili Squeeze™ is a reusable, silicone food pouch intended for pureed foods, smoothies and ready-made snacks like yogurt and applesauce. Developed by a parent, for parents, the Sili Squeeze™ allows portable eating to be healthful, nutritious and wholesome. Parents can prepare homemade snacks and meals in the Sili Squeeze™, then head out the door for road trips, play dates, and appointments. Little ones should be able to get the nutrients they need, no matter where they go… mommy hands free.

A spill-proof and squeeze-controlled spout


Your little ones’ natural instinct will provide them the skills to use the Sili Squeeze™ on their own. They will soon discover that squeezing the soft, silicone body, while simultaneously gumming the tip of the nipple, will give them the result they want – food. The patent-pending, spill-proof design keeps the food in your child’s mouth… not all over their clothes.

What is the Sili Squeeze™ made of?


Our reusable dispensers are eco-friendly and encourage healthy eating habits for individuals of all ages. The soft silicone body is a comforting and tactile experience for children of all ages.

Helping the earth, it's not so silly


Caretakers of our children, caretakers of our world.  The Sili Company takes environmental responsibility seriously.  We use minimal packaging for our products and recyclable shipping materials. Our reusable products encourage the elimination of single-use, disposable products.

Social responsibility


At The Sili Company, we actively participate in environmental and social responsibility. Taking care of our children and the community around us is a crucial step in squeezing the goodness out of what we are given®. The production of our product line involves many communities both in the U.S.A. and overseas – All of whom are provided safe, ethical, and healthy work environments with fair wages.

What We Say

We received the 2oz squeeze and my initial thoughts were that is was very small, but looked very cool. Its a lovely red colour and its squidgy, but not flimsy. Termite loved it instantly as its very tactile so we let her play for a little while. Now we were about to embark on a holiday and I was short of time so I flung the squeeze in our bags deciding holiday was the perfect place to test. First morning we pop in some fruity yogurhurt and I hand it to Termite. Please note at this point I hadn't read any of the info that was sent with it!

 So I was a bit disappointed that we encountered some frustration from termite and she didn't seem to be 'getting it'. So after a couple of attempts from me I declared it must be faulty I had to put real effort into using it so Termite was never going to get it. I would like to now say if I had researched first I would know that grown ups do find it hard because, well, we don't really use our sucking reflex that way, kids however just need a bit of practice....


What is this?
What do you mean 'not that way' ?


Oh I see, This is fun!

THE INFO I SHOULD HAVE READ



First time Sili Squeezers

Like any new feeding utensil or product on the market, it can take our little ones a few tries before they have the Sili Squeeze™ figured out completely. Every child is different and learns new things at his or her own pace. Some little ones pick up the new skill on the first day, others the next month. There is no specific time frame we can apply to the diverse array of little ones using our reusable pouches.
Your child will discover that by gumming (pinching) the nipple valve with their mouth, while simultaneously squeezing the silicone body of the Sili Squeeze, will give them the results they want - food!
For first-time Sili Squeezer’s, we recommend putting your little one’s favorite puree (applesauce, yogurt, berry blend etc.) inside the Sili Squeeze to make your child’s first experience an exciting learning process.



Sure enough Termite now loves it, and I find it really handy for snacks on the go. Like on swim night when we are waiting for the big kids to finish, she can sit with me and have some yoghurt with no muss and no fuss! I would have liked a larger squeeze because my girl has a big appetite and I know she will grow out of this size soon, actually if I'm honest she could eat more than the two ounces now. So my recommendation would be if your little one enjoys their grub go for a bigger size to get more use from it.

The Good Stuff


  • Really handy, its so portable
  • It really is spill proof
  • Looks Cool
  • Feels Nice
  • Dishwasher safe
  • easy to put together
  • Spillproof!!!
  • The price is around the £11 mark which may seem steep, but look at the 'fill up yourself' disposable food pouches at around 60p each the cost soon mounts up. Or alternatively the pre packed pouches which arent all too tasty! When you consider we've used this about 5 times a week since we got the hang of it it works out fair value for money.

Room For Improvement

  •  It would be handy to have a wee funnel with it, spooning yoghurt in was a bit tricky
  • I wasn't so fussed on the lid being attached to the squeeze with elastic, it won't be long before that's showing the signs of much grubby handedness and washing. 
Overall though I like it, and I think we will invest in the larger size really soon. They are great for holidays and its not long until we jet off again! 
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The Sili Squeeze™ is a reusable food pouch that lets your little one enjoy delicious blends of freshly pureed food, in addition to ready-made favorites like yogurt and applesauce, while on-the-go! - See more at: http://thesilisqueeze.co.uk/#sthash.UhCZf6OI.dpuf
The Sili Squeeze™ is a reusable food pouch that lets your little one enjoy delicious blends of freshly pureed food, in addition to ready-made favorites like yogurt and applesauce, while on-the-go! Order the patent-pending, spill-proof Sili Squeeze™, the Sili Squeeze with Eeeze™ and Replacement Nipple Spouts for each style. - See more at: http://thesilisqueeze.co.uk/#sthash.w4mnKrEb.dpuf
The Sili Squeeze™ is a reusable food pouch that lets your little one enjoy delicious blends of freshly pureed food, in addition to ready-made favorites like yogurt and applesauce, while on-the-go! Order the patent-pending, spill-proof Sili Squeeze™, the Sili Squeeze with Eeeze™ and Replacement Nipple Spouts for each style. - See more at: http://thesilisqueeze.co.uk/#sthash.w4mnKrEb.dpuf

4 comments:

  1. Really good review! Looks like she is getting there in the end and enjoying discovering what to do with it. #triedtested

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  2. A great sounding product. perfect for holidays and on the move

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  3. I love the sound of this product! Great review! :) #triedandtested

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  4. That looks like a brilliant idea , what a fab review!

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