Choosing the Right Baby Food Container
The market for store bought baby food is certainly a thriving one. Store bought meal are a popular option for working parents who do not always have the time to prepare home cooked meals. This can lead busy parents to select less healthy more costly options. With recent focus on the health, quality and freshness of food prepared for babies, more and more parents are now opting to cook food purees and meals at home.
These meals can then be frozen and used at a later date. If done right, this method offers highly nutritious homemade meals for babies at an economical price without being too much of an inconvenience to busy, on-the-go parents.
Whether store brought or homemade, choosing the right baby food container is an option worth exploring. Here are a few tips that you can use while feeding your baby:
- Always try to choose a food container that seals up tight. Avoid placing uncovered baby food in the refrigerator to prevent contamination. It is recommended that food be stored in baby food containers that can be sealed tight. Be sure to practice recommended food preparation safety and storage guidelines! When possible, store prepared food in single use containers.
- If you do choose to store baby food in the refrigerator avoid feeding your baby directly from the original package after opening. Saliva contains bacteria that may contaminate the food. The GoFreshBaby food pouch is a great reusable option for feeding a desired amount. The pouch even contains measuring lines and a see through plastic for easy portion control.
- Freezing baby food is a good idea but you have to ensure that you are using the right baby food containers. Avid using glass containers unless they are specifically designed for freezing. This means that old glass jars and baby food containers are a strict no-no for freezing. Instead, try filling your GoFreshBaby reusable food pouch with your favorite puree and sealing for a quick snack later. Be sure to loosen the cap and squeeze out all the air before tightening.
- Plastic containers are a great option for freezing baby food but you have to make sure that it is designed for freezing and does not contain any BPA. As per studies conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), infants and children may be the most vulnerable to the harmful effects of BPA (Bisphenol A). GoFreshBaby food pouches are a great BPA free option.
Choose the right baby food container can help to ensure your little one gets a healthy safe meal every time. For more great ideas and tips on how to store and prepare homemade baby food check out our blog and baby food recipes section.