freezing home made baby food puree

Maria - posted on 09/05/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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How long can you freeze home made baby food puree???? I want to make sure before I start preparing myself.... Any idea or suggestions?? Any book suggestions???

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Jocelyn - posted on 09/14/2011

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It depends on the type of freezer you have and storage you use. Like breastmilk, food stores longer in a chest deep freezer than a freezer in a refrigerator. What I did with my first son was puree the food, pour it into ice cube trays, cover it with tin foil and let it freeze overnight. Then I popped the food cubes out and put them into freezer bags (label the ziploc so you know what's in it and when you made it!). Then I would close the bag almost all the way and suck the air out of the open corner of the bag to remove the extra air (try to achieve a vacuum basically). In a fridge freezer, food is good like this for about three months. If it looks freezer-burned then I wouldn't use it. A chest freezer should keep it longer. Oh, one other thing. I would take a cube or two out of the freezer and put it in the fridge the night before I planned to use it so I didn't have to thaw it, just warm it in the microwave gently for a few seconds. I learned to make my own baby food from "The Super Baby Food Diet" book, although there was a lot more in there I didn't even get to! I hope to do it again with my younger son, too in a few months when he starts solids :) Good luck!

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