Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some anwers to some frequently asked questions...If we didn't answer your question below please send us a message and we will respond as soon as possible.
How to store Fresh Baby Food?
Our homemade baby food will remain fresh in the refrigertor for 48 hours. If baby doesnt consume everything within the 48 hour window, we recommend storing all "un-opened" jar/pouches in the freezer. Discard any remaining product that had already been opened and fed to baby after the 48 hour window. For optimal quality and nutritent retention we recommend you feeding baby the remaining frozen supply within 3 months; however it is still safe to serve baby stored frozen food for up to 6 months max.
How to Reduce Waste?
We recommend opening up the pouch or jar of our fresh baby food and squeezing or scooping out the food into an ice cube tray (preferably a BPA FREE silicone ice cube tray) and fill each cube up to the top and cover the tray with the ice cube tray cover or plastic wrap. Once frozen, pop the frozen cubes out of the ice cube tray and store them in a zip lock bag. Be sure to label the bag with the name of the food and date the bag with the date the food was made.
This is a wonderful method ! "I have personally used this method when making all of my children's baby food." It's great because it helps you keep track of portioning being every ice cube of baby food puree is around 1oz. Additionally is creates less waste because you can defrost one cube at a time.
How to Reheat or Thaw Frozen Baby Food?
To thaw frozen baby food, we recommend taking the amount of baby food you want to defrost out of the freezer the night before and put it in the fridge overnight. If you need to use it right away, you can thaw it using a water bath.
Defrost in the refrigerator: Place frozen jar, frozen pouch, or frozen baby food cubes (place in jar or plastic bag) in the refrigerator to defrost overnight.
Heat in Water bath: Place de-frosted baby food in what ever container/packaging its in, and place it in another larger container with warm water. Replace the water as needed. Once defrosted and to the temperature is to your liking, serve immediately. Left overs can be portioned into individual bowls, covered, and refrigerated for 24 hours..
Discard defrosted food that hasn't been heated within 48 hours of being defrosted and
DO NOT RE-FREEZE
How to Loosen Fresh Baby Food?
We recommend heating up just enough food for one feeding and mixing fresh breast milk or water with the puree at service until the consistcy is to your liking.
Freshly Pumped BreastMilk or Water: mix with baby food and serve immediately. If baby has leftovers it is safe to refrigerate and re-heat/serve within 24 hours.
Discard any remaining leftovers.
Frozen BreastMilk: mix heated babyfood with heated frozen milk and serve immediately. Discard any leftovers as it isn't safe to re-heat frozen milk that has already been re-heated.