Hello, I was just wondering what the recommendations are for freezing homemade baby food. There are so many different answers out there on the internet! For example, if I make a batch of oatmeal puree for my daughter and freeze it in individual portions, how long will it stay fresh in the freezer? What is the safest/best way to thaw it and heat it? Thanks.
Generally, most foods are good for 4-8 weeks in the freezer. Just write the date made on the container and you can defrost overnight in the refrigerator, or place the container in a cup of very hot water until defrosted. Then, heat either in a glass container in the microwave (and carefully stir and TEST before giving to your baby) or gently heat on the stovetop. Just make sure to squeeze out any air if freezing portions in zip-lock bags. If you are using storage containers meant for baby – fill to within 1/4 inch of the top and seal tightly! Have fun, and bon appétit!
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