Storing homemade baby food is simple. Follow the steps below and stock-up your freezer with baby food recipes that you have made for your child.
Once you have made your homemade baby food recipes you will need to properly store them so that it stays fresh. There are several different ways for storing homemade baby food. If you are putting it in the refrigerator it will be good for 48-72 hours, so make sure you plan ahead and do not put too much into the refrigerator to avoid bacteria. When freezing the baby food it can be in the freezer up to 3 months. Stocking your freezer with baby food will help alleviate the cost and save money on food.
Storing Homemade Baby Food:
Ice Cube Trays – you can pour the homemade baby food into ice cube trays, wrap and then freeze. This is a convenient method because you can just pop out cubes of baby food when needed. If you do not have a lot of room for ice cube trays then you can freeze them and then take out of the tray and add to plastic freezer bags that take up less room. The average ice cube tray is 1 ounce so once you figure out how many ounces your baby eats at each meal you will know how many to thaw each time. Stage 1 baby food is normally about 2.5 ounces per serving. Stage 2 baby food is 3.5 ounces per serving.
Once the baby food is frozen you can take them out of the ice cube trays and put into freezer bags so that you can re-use the ice cube trays.
Mini Plastic Freezer Bags – using plastic bags will save you room in the freezer. You can easily mark down the date you made the food and label the type of food it is before freezing.
Not only are you saving money by making your own baby food, but it is easier to take an hour to make food for your child that will last for a long period of time.