baby food

Melissa - posted on 06/23/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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i assume opened baby food (fruit) is good in the fridge for 2-3 days if u dont feed out of the jar...am i correct?

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User - posted on 06/25/2009

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I've heard that no more than 2 days, but not to eat from the jar if they wont finish it. I don't used jarred baby food, but don't keep my baby's steamed veggies any longer than 2 days at a time either.

Lynlee - posted on 06/25/2009

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We were told not to feed out of the jar unless baby would eat the whole lot, due to the saliva carrying bacteria and infecting the left over food.

Rabia - posted on 06/23/2009

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the jars are only good for 48 hours kept in the fridge as long as your not feeding straight from the jar, it also states that on the label. i wouldnt reccomend using it after the 48 hours, better safe than sorry..

Mel - posted on 06/23/2009

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yeah its fine. supposedly 48 hrs but i leave them 2-3 days since most of my cans still end up almost full after that time as my 14 month old is not a big eater. or i used to freeze them in ice cube trays so they didnt go to waste sometimes

Amber - posted on 06/23/2009

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You are correct Melissa...it is recommended not to eat out of the jar unless all of it will be used a one sitting not because it goes bad, but because you will put the babies saliva into the mix and water down the flavor so it wont taste as good. I used a bowl at first, but now we just use half the jar at one feeding from the jar and the other half at the next and my son doesnt seem to care.

Crystal - posted on 06/23/2009

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The jar of food should have instructions ... I just read one of the ones that are in my pantry and it says to keep refrigerated after opening and to use within 2-3 days. I would follow the same instruction whether feeding directly from the jar or not unless it indicates otherwise. :)

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