Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Pouch Pal

I don’t think there is a parent on this planet that doesn’t know about the fruit/vegetable blend squeezy pouches. Which means we are all well aware of the huge mess that comes along with them.

The nutritional value that kids willingly accept from them almost make the mess worth it – almost.

I personally, have avoided them for the most part. Every now and then I will hold the pouch while my 1 year old sips from it, but that doesn’t provide much in the way of independence, of course. If I hand it to her, its going to end up all over her high chair or car seat, her face and hair and if I'm lucky, some may even go in her mouth.

I was very thrilled at the opportunity to try out Pouch Pal! Pouch Pal is a durable plastic snap-on cover creating a squeeze proof feeding experience. It reminds me of the hard plastic holders that exist for juice boxes – except a child can't pull these out at will!

While inserting the pouch into the Pal is simple enough, it still took a few times for me to grasp it. There is a bit of a technique to it. For starters, make sure you have a compatible pouch. There are so many different brands out and unfortunately they aren’t all made the same. One of the main things to remember when purchasing your pouches is the notches by the lid. One or two top notches will latch it just fine, but some pouches are made with no notches, or even side open.

Also, some pouches are too large. I was afraid that some would be too small, like Buddy Fruits for instance, but luckily they are still compatible.

Once you have the correct pouch (and there are LOTS of popular brands that work, most in fact!) you have to create a rainbow with the bottom. This is what helps the Pouch Pal still deliver the goods to your child, without them being able to squeeze out the contents.

Then insert into the Pal, tucking in all the edges so it can close securely. Once it is closed, open the lid. The first few times this created a bit of an explosion, but I just had to get the hang out placement without created unneeded tension. Now you are ready to hand off the tasty treat to your little one.

If you think they won't finish off the pouch in once sitting, you can open back up the Pouch Pal and insert the lid into the handy cap saver storage beneath your rainbowed bottom.

The child proof locking allows piece of mind that they wont dislodge the pouch, but I still wouldn’t call it “Spill Proof” in our household. We have a thrower. When she is done, she has no signal other than lodging an item as far away from her as possible, which of course causes some mess. This is obviously no fault of Pouch Pal, and nothing they can help avoid.

They do suggest wrapping a hairband around the device so when thrown, it wont bust open, but we haven’t had that issue yet.

In case of mess, they are easily cleaned by placing in the top rack of the dishwasher.

I was sent both their trademark turquoise, as well as an orange. The Pouch Pal is also available in pink and blue. I think this is an amazing tool to have around and would make an excellent gift for new parents! I'm a fan, and will be spreading the word to all my fellow moms, for sure!

Although I mostly have my toddler in mind with this, I have a 6 year old that equally loves these pouches. We have to tell her they are apple sauce, and love that she is actually drinking spinach, beet, etc. Now I can have better peace of mind in the car and elsewhere that I wont have a giant mess to clean when she finishes one.

Pouch Pal is available for purchase on their website for $10.00 each, and shipping is free when you order 2 or more. They are also available via Amazon.

Pouch Pal does ship internationally, but be sure to check you have access to the right sized pouches in your area before making your purchase.

Pouch Pal is offering one US winner (including APO addresses) 2 Pouch Pals in the winner's choice of color!  Read on to see how you can enter to win.

To enter the giveaway, you must leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter below, then leave the name you commented under and your email in the box in the Rafflecopter entry. (This allows us to contact you if you win!) This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY (INCL. APO ADDRESSES) and will end just before midnight ET on 2-10. 

The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway. In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Once the winner has responded and confirmed, their first name will be posted on our Giveaways  page.

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  1. These are super cute and perfect for my independent 18 month old. I would choose the coral one.

  2. Interesting idea. I like the blue

  3. Well, a new way to keep the food in the kids and off the house !~! I'd love to have a couple of these for the Littles I babysit. Orange is likely the color I would choose this year.

  4. I like the cobalt color and the way they keep pouches from being wasted from being squeezed by accident.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  6. Wow, I need this in my life! My daughter loves to squeeze her pouches. I like the pink!

  7. I would love to get the pink one for my daughter, she wants to be independent and feed herself but I don't want her to squeeze the pouches all over herself and make a mess

  8. i would love to win this for my sister. i like the turqouise and the orange!

  9. The pouches were just becoming available when mine was little, let alone this handy little device. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity. Please join us again next week.

  10. I love the child resistant latches! In coral and turquoise.

  11. Love that you can take them on the go with no mess!

  12. I love the cobalt blue. What a fun concept. I love that these help from having messes

  13. BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and phthalate free.

  14. My son loves these squeeze containers of fruits & veggies and I'd love to have the blue pouch! They seem to save on the mess & that's important with tots!!!

  15. This would be amazing to win seeing my daughter loves to squeeze her pouches!! I love the coral!!!

  16. These Pouch-Pals look super cool and convenient! I would love to have the blue one for my son!
    Thank You for the chance!
    Fiona N

  17. This would be perfect for my lil one

  18. These are super cute and perfect for the little ones. I would choose the blue.

  19. I love this ideal would get rid of the squeeze mess my grandkids make. I would love the Pouch Pal - Turquoise

  20. Would love to have a Pouch Pal for my always on the move 14 month old!