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.

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