Freezing Baby Food – Safety Advice

Freezing Baby Food – Safety Advice

Having a whole selection of frozen baby meals in your freezer is probably the most convenient way to ensure your baby has a nutritious and varied diet.



But just be aware of the freezing guidelines, when freezing baby food:


  • Allow food to cool down, and then freeze it immediately.

  • Make sure your freezers temperature is 0ºF (-18ºC) or below.

  • Fruit and vegetable purées will keep in the freezer for 8 weeks. So don’t forget to label your frozen food with the name and the date.

  • Other foods, including meat will last well in the freezer for 6 months, then it will begin to get freezer burn and should be discarded.

  • When defrosting your baby’s food in a pan or the microwave, always make sure you re heat the food to a high temperature and then allow to cool. This will kill off any lingering germs before they reach your baby.

  • Of course check the temperature before serving it to your baby. Their mouths are more sensitive to heat than ours, so air on the side of caution.

  • If you have microwaved, always stir thoroughly, as there are likely to be hots spots within the food that may burn your baby’s mouth.

  • Do not refreeze meals that have already been frozen. The exception to this is frozen peas, because they are not cooked the first time they are frozen.

  • Always throw away any of your baby’s leftovers.

  • Once defrosted, do not heat foods more than once.

The advice is pretty much the same as freezing food for adult consumption, however babies are more susceptible to the bacteria that causes food poisoning and therefore you will need to be extra vigilant.


If you follow these simple guidelines, you will be able to have a bank of tasty meals on hand that can be ready for your baby in a couple of minutes.

Breast Milk Storage Containers

Breast Milk Storage Containers


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Breast Milk Storage Containers

Breast feeding gives your baby such a great start in life and is a wonderful bonding experience between Mum and baby. But it’s constant, all day and night, every day and night. It is almost unavoidable that at some point, the Mum will need to miss a feed for one reason or another.

Therefore most breast feeding mothers will eventually try and bank up a supply of milk in the freezer, so that they are able to escape a feed or two and someone else can take over, using your own good milk in a bottle. This leaves the question, what kind of breast milk storage containers should I use?

Ice-Cube Trays

Most of us already have these in the house. However breast milk is extremely sticky, and using an ice-cube tray will very probably result in a sticky mess in your freezer. It is also open to contamination and freezer burn, something you should certainly be looking to avoid.



Breast Milk Storage Bags

There are many to choose on the market and give you the chance to monitor the amount that you are freezing. But no matter how hard you try, the bags always tend to leak and they can be pretty fiddly to use. Some people use zip lock bags as they are cheaper and these have the same sets of problems and they are not sterile inside.

Plastic Containers with Lids

There are some which are specifically designed for breast milk and any container with a lid is likely to be the cleanest and easiest option.

Silicone Freezer Pods

breast milk storage containersThese are 75ml in size, so you can judge how much milk you are storing. This gives Mum the opportunity to say, just give X amount of pods, depending on babies feed size. They are very sturdy with extra support underneath, so it won’t bend even when full.

Most importantly, you are able to write on the smooth circles of the lids with permanent or ball point pen and this then washes of in hot, soapy water. So you will always know when the milk was frozen and when to dis guard.

Thanks to the flexibility of the silicone the milk pops out easily and can then be thawed in a clean glass jug, ready for pouring straight into a bottle.

You shouldn’t keep breast milk in the freezer for longer than 4 months. The Freezer Pods can later be used to freeze baby food, and have masses of recycling potential after that.

To learn more click here – Freezer Pods

How to Store Breast Milk

How to Store Breast Milk

How to Store Breast Milk

After you have successfully expressed some breast milk, either by hand or with a manual or electric breast pump you may be wondering how to store breast milk?
If you have washed your hands before pumping, your milk should be OK in room temperature for a few hours, but you should aim to refrigerate as soon as possible.

How to Store breast milk:

  • In the fridge for up to 7 days
  • In the freezer for up to 6 months.


3 Tips for Storing Breast Milk:

  1. Breast milk expands, so never fill to the top of your container or it will over flow.
  2. Your milk is warm when it comes out of your body; cool it in the fridge before transferring it to the freezer.
  3. Try to monitor the amount you are freezing and have it accessible in small portions to avoid waste.

Freezer Pods have been specially designed for freezing breast milk and baby food.

They provide the ultimate convenience for busy mums:


9 75ml portions, to keep a track on the amount you are freezing.


– A lid which can be labelled with either ball point or permanent pen, and then washes off easily with warm soapy water, so that you will always know the date it was stored (wash pen off before putting in the dishwasher – the steam will make the ink set in permanently)


– They are made from BPA free and flexible silicone, which makes popping out frozen milk as easy as can be.


– Defrost your milk in a glass jug and then neatly pour straight into a bottle!


– Freezer Pods have masses of recycling potential and the many uses change along with your growing family.



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