Infantino Fresh Squeezed Baby Food Pouches – Review

Layla is now 4 and abit months old and ive been trying her with first foods for a couple of weeks now, things like pureed carrots, parsnips, apple, banana etc…

I discovered looking through my local supermarket that they is these baby food pouches. I was instantly drawn into these firstly because I had never seen them before and secondly how versatile there looked for on the go etc… My sons are nearly 9 and 6 years old and these pouches were deffo not around when there were babies!…

So anyways I purchased a couple to give them a try and Layla loves them! but boy are they pricey! for 1 pouch it was 99p… Now that doesn’t really sound too bad and im probs just a cheap skate, but layla liked them that much she will quite happily have 1 pouch for dinner and 1 pouch for teatime, so that equates to £2.00 a day, £14.00 a week and a whopping £56.00 a month!!! :/ Long term, that’s quite a lot of money of which I sadly don’t have :(…

Anyways it was Ashtons 6th birthday coming up the beginning of august and so as you do, we headed to the toy shop to get him some birthday presents and went to Smyths toy store. In there I came across the Infantino Fresh Squeeze range so I instantly grabbed items that I thought may of be some use to me.

When I got home, after googling I found Smyths toy store was the cheapest place for the Infantino Fresh Squeeze range.

Infantino Fresh Squeeze

Infantino Fresh Squeeze, Station, Steamer and Food Mill

I Chopped 200grams of Parsnips. I used a peeler to take the outer layer of parsnip off, then chopped the Parsnip into little segments. I popped them into the Steamer and added 2 tablespoons of water.

I Chopped 200grams of Parsnips. I used a peeler to take the outer layer of parsnip off, then chopped the Parsnip into little segments. I popped them into the Steamer and added 2 tablespoons of water.

I popped the lid on and placed the steamer into the microwave for 3 minutes until the parsnip was soft and easy to pierce with a knife.

I popped the lid on and placed the steamer into the microwave for 3 minutes until the parsnip was soft and easy to pierce with a knife.

So I chopped 200grams of Parsnip, Carrots and Apples, I steamed them all and popped them into the food blender, added tablespoons of cooled boiled water until the mixture was nice and smooth, just how baby food should be really.

So I chopped 200grams of Parsnip, Carrots and Apples, I steamed them all and popped them into the food blender, added tablespoons of cooled boiled water until the mixture was nice and smooth, just how baby food should be really. At this point I did sample some and it tasted lovely! I could taste more apples than carrots and parsnips, which is great for me, as im not a huge vegetable fan haha, but that’s fine as I found some baby pouches that contained fruits, you could taste the fruits more… so I decided to stick with what layla likes at the minute and then I can incorporate more of a range of vegetables and fruits.

Pour in your pureed food, I filled mine to just below the pink rubber edge

Pour in your pureed food, I filled mine to just below the pink rubber edge

Once filled, simply push in the plunger and push down your pureed food into the pouch.

Once filled, simply push in the plunger and push down your pureed food into the pouch.

One bag/pouch weighs 120grams, so for Layla that's 1x full meal

One bag/pouch weighs 120grams, so for Layla that’s 1x full meal

5x Organic Homemade, Carrots, Apples with Parsnips... Or in mummy terms, 1x Large carrot, 2x Parsnips and 2x Apples.

5x Organic Homemade, Carrots, Apples with Parsnips… Or in mummy terms, 1x Large carrot, 2x Parsnips and 2x Apples.

I found using the Infantino Squeeze station and parts very user friendly and idiot proof! haha… Each Infantino product comes with full instructions with how to use it on its own and how to use them with the other Infantino Products.

The steamer I found very handy indeed, simply put 2x tablespoons of water into the bottom of the steamer bowl, place the little pink drainer inside, chop up your vegetables/fruits into little cubes and place inside. I got 200grams of vegetables in the steamer in one go. Place the lid on and pop it into the microwave, put your microwave on for 2 minutes and do the softness check with your knife. If the knife can pierce the vegetables easily, then your good to go… if not, just pop the steamer back in the microwave for another minute or 2 until they soft. I had to do 3 minutes for the parsnips as there quite tough. The steamer has an integrated handle and pouring spout. It also comes with a little plastic masher, but I didn’t need to use this as I was putting my steamed vegetables straight into a food processor. My only little flaw with the steamer, well I wouldn’t say flaw, but the steamer bowl is white and using carrots, the white of the bowl is a now a lovely shade of yellow :/ So maybes just for looks it would of perhaps been an idea to the bowl to of been made in orange rather than white… but the steamer does its job, which of course is the main thing. Its also very easy to wash, I steeped the parts in hot water with some washing up liquid and washed them with a sponge and there are now nice and clean.

The Squeeze station I thought was Fab!!! simply slide one of the pouches into the top part station until it clicks… then screw on one of the containers. I filled each container with food upto the pink rubber top edge and then slowly I pushed the plunger into the container and it filled the pouch!!… Simply unscrew the container and pop out the pouch bag… I screwed the lid on and weighed the bag which was 120grams, which was what I wanted. I then just repeated the process until I filled 5 pouches. It was soo easy to do and I felt really chuffed that I was able to achieve my own homemade food pouches :). The station didn’t really need cleaning, but I thought whilst I was washing up anyways that I would give the station a dunking and make sure its 100% clean. very easy to do and because its made from plastic and rubber its easy to clean and dries within seconds.

Overall im very very pleased I bought the Infantino Squeeze range… I just hope Layla likes what ive made her! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Infantino Fresh Squeezed Baby Food Pouches – Review

  1. Colette

    Wow what a handy bit of kit! Will keep this in mind for when I start weaning Amy!
    Thanks for linking up this week 🙂
    #TriedTested

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