Storing baby food properly is very important. A baby’s stomach is much more sensitive than an adult’s stomach, which means that a baby can easily get a stomachache or diarrhea from eating foods that have not been properly stored. The following tips for baby food storage can help you to know how to keep a baby’s food fresh.
Storing Food in the Freezer
Storing Food in the Refrigerator
When Not to Store Baby Food
Baby foods should only be reheated once. If you have cooked it, stored it and then reheated it, do not try to store it again for a later date. Heating food up again and again is not healthy for your baby.
Some foods should never be stored. Mashed bananas, for instance, turn brown when stored in either the refrigerator or freezer. While the bananas are still technically “good”, they look pretty gross and most babies will not want to eat brown banana puree. Mashed avocados also turn brown when stored, as do cut fruits such as apples, pears and peaches.
It is important to prepare your baby’s food right, but it is equally important to store it right. How baby food is store will affect how long it stays good and whether or not any nutrients are lost during the storage process. If you follow the tips mentioned above, then you can rest assured that your baby will have good, healthy food to eat at all times. However, I would like to note that every baby is different and some babies have a stronger stomach than others. If your baby seems to have a sensitive stomach or tends to get sick after eating food that has been properly stored and reheated, then you should always err on the safe side and throw food out if you think it may no longer be good for your little one.