Sunday, December 4, 2011

Food: HappySqueeze by HAPPY BABY

My husband, 22-month-old toddler, and I had dinner at The Olive Garden last night with another couple and their two children. While we waited for our dinner to arrive, I pulled out a new product from the HAPPYBABY organic food brand - a "HappySqueeze" pouch. Abigail is accustomed to the pouches with the screwtop/spout so this was a first. I was super confident she could handle it! She proceeded to eat directly from the pouch almost immediately after I ripped off the tab. She noticed right away that it didn't have a spout. Next thing I know she squeezed the pouch so hard the Super Pom, Apple + Peach filling shot up in the air like a geyser! The center of the table, several crayons and Sicily-themed coloring placemat that lay in front of her were coated in HappySqueeze filing - OH JOY! 

After cleaning up the table with the help of my friend I inspected the pouch to see if any of the pureed goodness was salvageable. Thankfully, half the filling was still inside. I wasn't thrilled about another potential spraying across the table so I took hold of the pouch, located a clean appetizer-sized plate and added a buttery bread stick torn into five smaller pieces to the plate with the remaining filling to serve as a "dipping" sauce. Abigail didn't blink at the chance to swirl her bread in the filling and gave me a huge grin. 

Reflecting Back: I'll use this product again under close supervision because she loved the flavor but certainly won't be serving this snack to my child while seated in her carseat during a drive across town.  If you find yourself in a similar predicament or perhaps your child just isn't fond of the flavor, never fear! There are alternative uses for those pouches mama! 


Friday, December 2, 2011

Welcome Mama!

Thank you for joining me on the joyous journey through mommyhood! Here you will find inspiration, tips, gear reviews, and more relating to life during pregnancy, the first year with baby, and the toddler years. Together we will explore nursery design, newborn necessities and must-have gear, and topics such as feeding, diapering, clothing, sleeping, playtime and safety. The basics all in one place and just for you mama!