Capri loves yogurt, smoothies and applesauce. These are healthy snacks for her that she loves, but they are on the messy side and not easy to travel with. I saw someone on Facebook ask the question about a smoothe sippy cup and someone suggested the Sili Squeeze. It is a silicone “bottle” that is TOTALLY spill proof.
You simply fill the silicone base with the food your child wants (smoothie, yogurt, applesauce, other puree type foods) and all they have to do is squeeze the bottle and bite down on the spout.
It only took Capri a few seconds and some promoting to figure out how to use it (the idea that you have to squeeze and bite at the same time was not over her head at all and she is 2 years old). She left it laying on the floor multiple times and not a drop of applesauce ended up anywhere but her mouth. As you can see in the picture to the right I am squeezing the bottle upside down, but nothing is coming out because no one is biting on the spout. This is going to be great for car trips or just for tossing in the diaper bag.
It is also SUPER easy to clean. The entire thing comes apart and is dishwasher safe (top rack), or you can hand wash it with soap and hot water.
It comes in two sizes 4oz and 6oz (we bought the 6oz), and a few different colors. They are currently selling out of their stock and bringing in their new version of the Sili Squeeze later this Summer or Fall I believe with updates (which I have no idea what they are). I am thinking of buying another one when they come out.
They say babies as young as 6 months can figure this out and they also have another version of the Sili Squeeze called the Sili Squeeze with Eeeze. This version for older kids is not spill proof and does not require the squeeze/biting motion. It is more like the store bought squeeze pouches.
So if your kids LOVE the store bought squeeze pouches, but you HATE spending $2 for each one go and buy a Sili Squeeze for $12.95 (with shipping to Canada I spent $20). But I will save money in the long run and I will know exactly what my girls are eating. The company also has a recipe section on their website to give you some great and healthy ideas of things to make to put into your Sili Squeeze.