Squeeze Station comes packed in a box and it does not require any assembly because with few steps after unpacking the product from the box, you can start using it. The squeeze station is nicely wrapped in a separate plastic bag and together with it, there are three tubes for filling and one press. In addition, there are 10 pouches that are single-use pouches only. There is also a card that informs you how long you can keep the meals in the pouches depending on whether you keep them in the fridge or the freezer. The pouches are a nice size for kid’s meals
and they have a place to write the date when you have prepared the pouch. In order to start the process, the first thing you have to do is to insert the pouches in the squeeze station by sliding. Next, you will have to twist the tubes on the top to the pouches, so the three pouches are under the squeeze station and the three tubes above them. It is super easy and simple to put the pouches and the tubes as described. So after you reach this moment you are ready for filling and getting the meals ready. The squeeze station is a compact product that can fit in any kitchen
and does not require big space for its use or storage. When not in use, you can simply twist the tubes at the bottom of the stand. The product does not require any batteries for operation and it weighs around 1.6 ounces.
Who is it for?
The squeeze station is a great product for families who like cooking and preparing homemade food for their babies
. It can be used from the period of introduction of solids
in the baby’s diet and there is no limiting period of use. When the pouches are used for babies it is advisable to put the food first into a spoon
and then to feed the baby, because babies cannot eat independently. However, when they grow up and start eating by themselves, they can squeeze the puree directly from the pouches. It’s extremely useful for preparation of toddler lunches too because it is easy to store the food and even easier to put it in a lunch pack without having to worry that it will spill over. It is also recommendable for families who insist on home-made food because you can use the squeeze station to make tasty, nutritious food
for your kids not only for a single time, but up to 10 pouches, included in the box that can be stored in a freezer and fridge and later, when needed they can be used. Although the primary use is intended for the preparation of baby food, it really can be used for any kid at any age stage.
Easy to use
With this product, you can have your own baby food in just four steps. It is easy to set it up because what you have to do is just slide the disposable pouches in the stand and on the top screw the food container
where you can put the food you desire to fill in the pouch with. What is important to have in mind is that the food that is to be put into the pouch should be well-processed and should not contain any large chunks of food as the openings are pretty tiny. This has its own good and bad points. The good thing is that because of the small opening you can always be sure that there are no larger pieces that can cause choking hazard for the baby but at the same time things can sometimes get really messy in the kitchen especially if you are trying to press food that has not been thoroughly processed into a nice and smooth puree.
One option to avoid the bad point is to use a funnel, that can be purchased additionally and it makes the filling in the food containers mess-free and super easy. After you put the puree in the tube, the puree sometimes goes down on its own but you can also use the food press to push the food down. After all the food is gone it is advisable to wait still for some time in order to make sure that the puree has all gone down in the pouch. One other tip that is important to know is not to fill the pouches too much as it can cause leaking and mess on the top of the squeeze stand when you remove the tubes and the pouches. After removing the pouches you just have to put the lid on and label the food pouch
for further use. Mostly the mess is made when removing the tubes and pouches especially if you have not been careful about the quantity.
The Squeeze Pouches
The squeeze station comes with 10 pouches and relevant lids for them. As you can imagine 10 in number is very small especially when you are making small portions of baby food. The pouches are disposable
and this is one very big con for the product and for parents who are eco-conscious. This, of course, has a solution and you can buy the reusable pouches that are sold additionally. If you do not want to buy reusable pouches then make sure you buy extra pouches and calculate the cost of this additional purchase. According to the users, although at first, the reusable pouches are quite pricy still on a daily basis their purchase pays off and are more affordable than buying the disposable ones. The pouches contain a marking that tells you the capacity for maximum quantity. Each of the pouches can hold 4 ounces of processed food. So this makes the pouch a good portion
for the little ones and also it is convenient for kids to hold it in hand. The pouches are clear and you can see what is the content inside of it. It is very practical that you can write the date of filling the food and the contents of the meal on the pouch itself. You can easily write down with a marker but make sure that the pouch is dry. They are made of plastic that is BPA and PVC free and is entirely safe for children. They are also child-user friendly as the pouches contain caps that are safe for the children and the child can just squeeze and have his/her favorite home-made yogurt, smoothie
, or any other type of puree. The pouches can be kept in the fridge and freezer and defrosting is quite easy. The time needed for defrosting of the pouch depends on the type of food inside but it usually takes around 15 minutes for the puree to defrost. The card that is inside the package and labels the length of the time the food can be stored in a freezer and fridge, is in form of a magnet that can be stuck on the fridge door. The pouches
cannot be used in microwave and cannot be boiled but can be put in warm water if you want to defrost them for a shorter time or maybe warm them a little because many babies do not like their purees cold.
Easy to clean
All the components of the squeeze station are made of high-quality and durable plastic and both the top and bottom of the stand are made of a material that is rubber-like and it is really nice that all the components can be washed in a dishwasher. A mess is very much expected when it comes to preparing baby food
and especially food processing and filling the puree in such small tubes and then again squeezing the food in the pouches but it is also nice to know that the components of this station are large and very easy to clean. If you do not want to wash the squeeze station in the dishwasher, then it is a bit more time-consuming but again not at all difficult. It will be useful to have small brushes
in order to clean the tubes more detailed, and in this case, you can use soapy water. Usually, the colored top and bottom parts are removed when you wash the squeeze stand in the dishwasher.
Another great thing about this product is the portability of food pouches. This is much appreciated especially if you have more than one kid at a different stage. Babies can get hungry at any time of the day so taking the pouches with you is very convenient as you will no longer need to take glass jars, spoons, bowl, and many other things. Compared to the previously mentioned the squeeze pouch is excellent as what the baby does is squeeze the pouch. So, now even when you are on the go
your baby will enjoy one of the homemade purees squeezed in a pouch. They are easy to be stored and put in the bag because of their size. If you put the pouches in a freezer they can even be used as ice packs for example for snack or lunch at pre-school and will be defrosted and ready to squeeze and eat until the lunchtime.
Lots of customers ask themselves is it a waste of money or is it worth it. The product can be purchased at Amazon for a price that is in the low-range and is pretty affordable. So the answer to the question is it worth the money or is it a waste of money will depend on how much you are going to use the product. If you are keen on making homemade purees for the baby, healthy snacks
for your toddler and frozen yogurts
for you the product is definitely for you. One thing to have in mind when purchasing it, of course, is the extra cost of buying additional pouches because 10 are simply not enough. However, compared to pouches bought from store constantly over a long period of time, the Infantino Squeeze System is money-wise investment.
If you are one of the moms who insist on preparing homemade food
for her kids, you have time and energy for it, this product is definitely worth purchasing. Offered by an affordable price, it is a great appliance for the kitchen since it does not take much space, it is easy to use and easy to clean. The pouches are easy to insert, fill and remove from the squeeze stand. The food containers are also not complicated for filling, you can press the puree with the press that is provided in the package and the filling of the food pouches is pretty fast. All the parts of the stand and squeeze system are safe for dishwashing. Although 10 pouches are included you will have to purchase much more. However, for nutritious and healthy snacks and meals
for our little ones and for our family it is a great option because after you fill the pouches you can freeze them for later use or use when you are on the go.