Baby Jar food refridgeration guidelines

Dayna - posted on 03/17/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I generally make my own baby food and freeze it. But I'm trying out some of the jarred food. I usually use the jar within 24 hours but I was wondering if it lasts longer than that? The 8 month+ jars are huge! My baby is a pretty big eater but I don't think he could eat that all in 2 meals and I don't want him to get sick of it...

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Krystal - posted on 03/18/2010

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the big ones you can keep refridgerated up to 48 hours and if not used within these 48 hours of opening throw it away. i use a mixture of both i normally give him homemade food but i use jared food when i run out of homemade food. my son is 10 months and eats half the jar in one meal so we do half 1 meal then the next half for his lunch for the next day so we have no problems with throwing any way because normally there is nothing left to throw away lol hes a lil pigey. it does and should say on the jar how long to keep it refridgerated for since opening. the ones we use are the heinz mums own recipe jars and on the back it says once opened replace cap, keep refrigerated and use within 48 hours(just read that off one of the jars i have in my hand) hope this helps :)

Rikki - posted on 03/18/2010

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ok not sure what baby food to are bying but the ones we use say on the side of the jar put in fridge after opening and use within 48 hours :) i havent tried to freeze the jar stuff as yet but im sure its posible :)

Katarina - posted on 03/17/2010

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If he doesn't eat it all, try seperating his food in ice cube trays and then freezing. It works fantastic and that way you know exactly how much you're feeding him.

Dianne - posted on 03/17/2010

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Hi Dayna, you can separate the food into snack bags and freeze them, or keep it in the fridge for a week just like other foods. As long as you put the food into a separate bowl before feeding him, and prevent contamination, there shouldn't be a problem. Each food is different in how soon it will get stale, so you will have to do trial and error. Hope this helps:)

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