An easy, DIY squeeze pouch tutorial!
Neither of my boys really took to pureed foods as infants.
It was steak and potatoes right away (well, minus the potatoes for Oliver. That’s the one food he can’t stand!).
But when Jack turned about two, all of the sudden he lovedddd anything that came in a squeeze pouch. And we didn’t mind buying them because it was an easy way to make sure he was getting his fruits and vegetables.
He’s now four, and he loves them more than ever. So you can imagine how thrilled he was when this packaged from Musselman’s arrived:
I was pretty thrilled too – I loveeeee sour!So I couldn’t wait to try a few of the flavors myself.
The lemon was surprisingly not super sour, but I found the raspberry one to definitely make me pucker my lips. Jack thought they were tasty as well:
When they arrived, he kept asking me every few hours when we could open them…he was so happy when we finally let him try one.
Musselman just introduced the Squeezables Sours Apple Sauce in three fun flavors – there’s nothing else like it on the market. They are convenient for snacking (I love throwing them in my bag for when we are out and about). You can get a great coupon for them here!
They also have no high fructose corn syrup (which is important to me), and they are a healthy snack. And, they are available everywhere! I always feel a little bummed when we find something new that we like, only to find out it’s only carried at an obscure store somewhere.
I thought it would be fun to make a squeeze pouch holder. Why? I don’t really know! It’s not like you really need one of these, but I do think they are fun for kids to have. It’s especially great for kids who like to have their squeeze pouches refrigerated or frozen – as it can help prevent their little hands from getting too cold!
DIY Squeeze Pouch Tutorial
Two small pieces of coordinating cotton fabric
Lay outside fabric out on the table and place a squeeze pouch on top.
Fold the fabric over the squeeze pouch to right below the spout. Make a mark on the fabric.
Cut out the fabric and then cut out an identical piece from the coordinating fabric.
Place a piece of interfacing between the two pieces of fabric, wrong sides together. You can either sew the edges together, or you can use Thermoweb Heat’n Bond. This is what I did. I adhered it to one piece, and then ironed that piece of fabric to the other piece. It worked well.
Fold the pieces of fabric in half, right sides together. Sew along the two long edges.
Turn right side out. With the open bottom edge, fold in about 1/2 an inch and sew around to make it so the edges don’t fray.
Cut out a small opening at the top (folded) edge that is big enough for the spout to fit through.
Attach a piece of velcro at the open edges of the bottom of the pouch.