Freezing baby food pouches
Storing Baby Food | Happy Baby Organics
AndieM.Ed., RD, LDN, CLC, RYT-200
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How to store homemade baby food and store-bought pureed foods
How to thaw and re-heat pureed baby food
How to help prevent bacterial contamination of baby foods
Whether you buy baby food at the market or make it from scratch, it’s important to know how to store, prepare, and reheat your baby’s food correctly and safely. Store-bought baby food usually comes in a glass jar, plastic container, or pouch and usually does not require refrigeration or freezing before opening. These foods are manufactured to be shelf-stable, like any other pantry item (think beans, soups, or condiments). They can typically stay fresh on the shelf for 1 to 2 years, but always check expiration dates carefully.1Baby food storage guidelines: 2
Pureed store-bought baby vegetables and fruits can stay in the refrigerator for up to 48 to 72 hours and in the freezer for 6 to 8 months.
Pureed store-bought meat, poultry, or fish can be refrigerated for 24 hours after cooking and frozen for 1 to 2 months.
Homemade baby foods will keep for 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator and for 1 to 2 months in the freezer.
Be sure to refrigerate freshly cooked baby food within 2 hours as bacteria will start to grow at room temperature after those 2 hours are up. Note that your refrigerator should be kept at, or below, 40 degrees F. Any warmer and illness-causing bacteria can thrive and quickly multiply.3
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Can I feed baby directly from the jar or pouch?
If you feed your little one directly from the jar or pouch, all leftovers must be thrown out after the meal. Saliva from baby’s mouth gets back into the jar or pouch via the spoon, this introduces bacteria that can quickly multiply and contaminate the food. If you know baby won’t finish it all, spoon a serving in a separate bowl and feed from that. Then you can refrigerate the jar or pouch of remaining food for an upcoming meal!4
For more information, read: How Can I Make my own Pureed Baby Food?How to warm refrigerated or shelf-stable foods and thaw frozen foods:
Microwave: Warm up store-bought food directly in its glass jar or transfer the food – including previously frozen purees – into a separate glass bowl (never heat up pureed food in a plastic container or pouch). Reduce the microwave to 50% power (or use the defrost feature) and then warm the puree in 15 second increments. 4 Check and stir the food thoroughly each time to ensure even heating and to eliminate any heat pockets that may burn your baby’s mouth.
Stovetop: Warm your baby’s store-bought food or thaw frozen baby food on the stovetop by placing the food in a small saucepan and warming on low heat until the puree is the same consistency and no longer frozen. To preserve the nutrients, heat only as much as is necessary.
Submersion Method: Thaw frozen baby food by placing the pureed cubes in a plastic bag and then inside a bowl filled with hot or warm water. This method allows for even warming but does take a little longer – figure about 10-20 minutes for the food to thaw fully. 5 Many parents also use the submersion method to thaw frozen breastmilk.
Refrigerator: Thaw frozen baby food simply by transferring it to the refrigerator. 5 This process will take 4-12 hours so plan ahead (transferring the food the night before it’s needed to allow thawing overnight is a good rule of thumb). Homemade frozen baby food that’s been thawed can safely stay in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Be sure to keep thawed baby food in a sealed container to avoid contamination.
DO NOT let baby food thaw for long periods of time on the counter at room temperature. This will allow bacteria to grow. 5
Freeze purees in ice cube trays or on a cookie sheet
Sanitize or thoroughly clean standard ice cube trays before spooning the puree directly into each cubed section. You could also cover a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper and spoon small ‘mounds’ of puree onto the sheet to freeze.
Cover the tray with plastic wrap and place into the freezer.
Once the cubes or ‘mounds’ are solidly frozen, pop them out and store them in plastic freezer bags.
Label the bags with the type of baby food as well as the date. This allows you to use it before it expires. (Remember: store-bought fruits and veggies can be frozen for 6 to 8 months, while meats, poultry, and all home-made baby food can be frozen for 1 to 2 months).
When your baby is ready to eat, grab an individual portion of the cubes you want to use and thaw!
Ice cube trays are not only convenient, they are also incredibly helpful in portioning out homemade baby food. The cubes are roughly 1 ounce each, so you can easily measure the amount of food your baby is eating and thaw small portions at a time to reduce waste.
Do not freeze food in glass containers
Glass baby food jars (or any glass container) are not meant to be frozen. Frozen glass can burst or cause tiny fractures in the glass leaving behind microscopic shards that you may never see.Freeze baby food in safe “ok to freeze” plastic containers instead.
Consider a deep freezer if you want to store purees long-term
For best results, frozen foods should remain at a constant sub-zero temperature. A deep freezer is better equipped to handle this temperature control as opposed to your regular freezer, which may fluctuate with you opening and closing the door often.Throw away leftover food that’s already been reheated
You cannot reheat (or re-freeze) baby food more than once, so once you’ve thawed a frozen puree, toss any leftovers. This rule also applies to breastmilk. So if you’re using breastmilk to thin out your homemade baby food purees, add the milk while it’s fresh!
Read more: Safe Storage of Pumped Breastmilk
You can also use formula too thin a puree. Do not freeze formula in its original can or bottle, but once mixed into a puree it’s ok to freeze. Freezing formula causes a separation of the fats from the liquid, which may negatively impact the texture and quality.6Let’s Chat!
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How To Store Homemade Baby Food
Once you decide to make your own baby food, you want to make sure that you store it correctly. It is important to store homemade purees properly to keep them fresh, safe, and tasty!Ways to Store Homemade Baby Food
Here are some great ways to store homemade baby food:The Refrigerator Method
Storing your homemade baby food in the refrigerator can be a very convenient option! Baby food can be enjoyed for up to 48 hours after it’s been stored in the fridge. If you store purees in individual containers for quick, single-use servings, this storage method will eliminate the need for defrosting or any other extra steps. Just be sure to write the date on the containers, to ensure that they are being thrown out or frozen after the 48 hour window closes!The Freezer Method
Perhaps the best and most convenient way to store homemade baby food is by using the DIY pouch method. With this method, you can use the Infantino Squeeze Station to press the premade baby food into individual pouches that can be placed in the freezer for up to 6 months! This DIY method is quick, easy, and involves minimal cleanup! Perfect for the mom on-the-go who wants an easy way to prep and store homemade baby food.
Another popular method for baby food storage is using You don’t have to use anything fancy, ice cube trays and plastic storage bags (like Ziploc). Or by using wax paper and a cookie sheet.
For both of these methods, simply freeze your homemade baby food in ice cube trays covered in plastic wrap or pour them into small clumps on a wax paper covered cookie tray and then pop them out into the freezer. Once frozen, you can take them off the cookie tray or out of the ice cube tray and pop them into freezer friendly Ziploc bags. Be sure to label with the type of food and the date it was made. For optimal quality and nutrient retention, it is suggested to keep frozen baby food cubes in the freezer for a maximum of 3 months. However, baby food cubes are safe to remain in the freezer for up to 6 months. Although these two freezer methods have some great positives, it should be noted that they can be messy and require a lot of room in your freezer.Travel Tips
Another concern that parents have when beginning their homemade baby food journey is how to travel with their baby food purees. The best way to do this is to create your own homemade baby food pouches! These pouches are perfect because they can be easily stored in insulated lunch bags and you can use ice packs to keep them fresh if you will be out for more than a few hours. Fortunately, we offer a few products that can help.
Helpful tip: It’s best not to microwave baby food to heat it up because of hot spots.Squeeze Station™
You can make and store your own convenient food pouches with the Infantino Squeeze Station. It's quick and easy! Just pour in the purée and press down to fill. The non-skid base stays secure on your counter and the soft press ensures a stable grip. Plus, the station is dishwasher safe, so clean up is simple! The Squeeze Station is perfect for homemade baby food and smoothies, as well as store-bought applesauce, yogurt, and purées. Your little one can enjoy the pouches right away, or you can store them in the refrigerator or freezer for later. These are perfect for making on-the-go feeding a breeze! The Squeeze Station also includes 10 Squeeze Pouches™.50-Pack Squeeze Pouches™
You can also purchase more squeeze pouches in packs of 50! Use the Fresh Squeezed® refill pack of pouches with the Squeeze Station™ to create homemade food pouches. The pack includes 50 food-safe, disposable pouches, and 50 kid-safe caps. Each pouch holds up to 4 ounces of food and features a transparent window to see the food inside. The rear window also has a space to write dates, name, and the food type. All of the pouches are freezer safe and BPA, PVC, and phthalate free!Reusable Squeeze Pouch™
This environmentally friendly, reusable food pouch can be used with homemade purees, smoothies, applesauce, yogurt and more. Use the screw top to pour in your child’s favorite snack. Perfect for The secure, screw top prevents leaks and messes. Plus, the Reusable Squeeze Pouch includes a handy clip for attaching to bags and strollers. This silicone pouch is easy to clean, dishwasher safe and BPA, PVC, and phthalate free.Couple A Spoons™
Finally, you can attach these convenient spoons to the Squeeze Pouch™ for an easy way to serve purees and smoothies to your baby at home or on the go. These spoons fit all of our pouches as well as standard-sized commercial food pouches. Plus, they come with a handy travel case to help keep them clean when you are out and about! Spoons are dishwasher safe and BPA, PVC, phthalate free.
However you decide to store your homemade baby food is completely up to you and what you believe is the best option for your baby. Making and storing homemade baby food can be a very exciting time for your and your little one and Infantino is here for every step of the way.
Freezing Homemade Baby Food - Encyclopedia Baby FoodLevchuk Viktoria©
There are some important guidelines for freezing baby food to follow, they are outlined on this page, and there is even a diagram of the foods that can be frozen. We will show you how to freeze freshly made puree and store it. It will be interesting to read.
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How long do you keep baby food in the refrigerator or freezer?
- Freezer: 4-6 months (ideally used within 1 month or 3 months)
- Refrigerator (fruits/vegetables): 24 hours
- Refrigerator (meat, poultry, fish eggs): 24 hours
For optimal quality and nutrient retention, store frozen baby food cubes in the freezer for no more than 1-3 months .
Frozen baby food is safe to use if kept in the freezer for about 3-6 months without thawing again. However, it is more reasonable to use them in the region of 1 month to 3 months inclusive. Due to the amount of water crystals that accumulate in baby puree, and the fact that nutrients and important substances can be leached/evaporated when thawed due to these same water crystals, it is wiser to use your frozen baby food whenever possible. - no more than 3 months of storage. However, it is best to use within the first month after freezing, we advise.
Most sources advise storing fruit and vegetables for 8 to 12 months in the freezer. This is mostly true of whole foods that are congealed in their natural state. This is also provided that the refrigerator compartment remains at a constant temperature below zero. Deep-freezing is best if you want to keep frozen food for a long time. However, it should be remembered that the instructions and recommendations for freezing food for long-term storage do not imply that the fruit or vegetable has been boiled and mashed.
How long can baby puree be kept in the refrigerator?
In the refrigerator, it is not recommended to store fresh pureed homemade baby food for more than 24 hours. This limitation ensures that the growth of pathogens in the puree is kept to a minimum and that the food does not take on the “refrigerator flavor”. This "rule" applies to vegetables, fruits, meats, etc.
If you do not plan to freeze homemade baby food, then baby food for the baby is prepared every day if he is too small until 8-9months, or every other day, older than the specified age.
Why freeze baby food?
Save parent time, reduce food waste and ensure food safety.
For example, one potato was baked in the oven, and then half was mashed and the other half was frozen.
Frozen vegetables or fruits are safe in baby food
Fruits and vegetables can be frozen. Using frozen fruits and vegetables is the second best option after eating fresh. The quick freezing process (food is frozen at a very low temperature and very quickly) actually preserves the nutrients optimally. Cooking destroys more important nutrients than freezing food. Contrary to myth, freezing food (particularly fruits and vegetables) does not destroy 100% of minerals and vitamins. The freezing process, subject to storage conditions at a constant temperature of zero degrees, does not contribute to the complete loss of nutrients and important substances - if this is the case, then most of the population is malnourished, since in winter we eat a huge amount of frozen foods.
Frozen vegetables not cooked at the time of packaging must be cooked before eating. Please remember to read the labels of frozen bags, as some brands of frozen vegetables may be pre-cooked.
One of the most frequently asked questions is "Can I use frozen fruits or vegetables for baby food and then freeze the puree?". Since there are no studies that show that repeated freezing is negative and / or can negatively affect health. The problem is that it is necessary to cook food from products that have been frozen once. But the reality is that a frozen product, going through all the stages from a fresh look to a frozen product in a refrigerator in a store, can survive several defrosting and freezing, as it was written earlier, it is through water crystals that nutrients leave. Therefore, purchased frozen vegetables and fruits must be carefully selected, and we would not recommend preparing baby food from them for subsequent freezing of baby puree. It is clear that sometimes parents have no choice and have to start complementary foods with purchased frozen food, so we carefully choose the packaging and the manufacturer, without holes, without pieces of ice.
For example, from frozen vegetables (home-made or a good quality store-bought bag) that were raw when frozen, we cook a roast, we freeze the leftovers of the roast and use it for its intended purpose next time, but it is not worth freezing the roast after the last defrosting.
Why not refreeze
Do not refreeze thawed food, this is a correct statement. Re-freezing a defrosted product can affect the quality and taste (and possibly nutritional value) of the product, and when it is thawed, pathogenic bacteria may begin to multiply. It is always necessary to prepare defrosted food before re-freezing. The preparation of a thawed product then allows it to be re-frozen in a single cycle. Storing a bag of frozen fruits or vegetables makes food preparation a quick and easy solution. You do not need to defrost the whole package, just get the required amount of the product, and leave the rest in the freezer.
The easiest way to freeze baby puree is to spoon it into an ice mold, cover with plastic wrap so that there is no air access.
Before using the ice molds, they must be thoroughly cleaned with soap and boiled water. Some parents even immerse their ice molds in boiling water for sanitization (Note: Make sure the sanitization is suitable for the molds before use.)
There are many benefits to storing your child's homemade food in an ice mold:
- Each cube is approximately the same size, which allows parents to determine the amount of food the child consumes.
- Minimal waste by using only 1 cube at a time and not having to waste a lot of food.
- Another advantage is that the ice molds are close at hand and you don't have to go out and buy them.
- The time spent in the kitchen is significantly reduced.
You can transfer baby puree cubes to freezer bags, freeing up molds for the next batch of food and also freeing up some freezer space.
Do not forget about the labeling of packages with cubes of baby puree, write the date of freezing and the type of puree. This will help you quickly remove the cube from the package, as well as monitor their expiration date.
Ice crystals on baby food cubes
Don't worry if ice crystals are visible on baby food cubes. It's not frostbite, but excess liquid used in mashing that rises and solidifies at the top of the cubes. These crystals or frost are not dangerous and will not make baby puree cubes inedible or harmful.
Frostbite - what is it and how to determine it?
Frostbite looks like greyish brown spots on frozen food. It looks like a leathery type of texture and is easily noticeable. Crystals on frozen foods are not frostbite, but are the result of excess liquid during the freezing process and the formation of ice crystals.
Frostbite does not make frozen foods bad or harmful; it just makes the affected areas very dry. The only thing that can suffer in food that is frostbitten is the quality. You can cut off frostbitten areas and use the undamaged area of food. Frostbite is the result of excess air in a frozen bag that sinks onto food. Eliminate air pockets in bags to help stop frostbite.
Can glass baby food freezer jars or baby food jars like Frutonyanya or Gerber be used? and also such banks are prone to rupture. Baby food jars are not manufactured for freezing or extreme heating. There are glass jars for freezing food in them, but they can be hard to find. Many people freeze in baby food jars, but I'm not a fan of this at all. After all, food is made for the baby because we want to give him the best healthy food; Do you really want to take the risk and freeze baby food in glass jars?
There are certain plastic jars that are specially made to withstand high temperatures and/or freezing. Therefore, it is best to use plastic containers or ordinary thick plastic bags, convenient and simple. There are also special freezer bags with a zip clip - an interesting option.
Can previously frozen breast milk or formula be used to make vegetable or fruit purees?
Do not use previously frozen breast milk to prepare puree to freeze later this baby food.
Breast milk must never be refrozen in any shape or form.
You can freeze puree to which thawed milk formula has been added. However, formula should not be frozen in bottles or cans. It is impossible to add the mixture to the previously frozen mixture and freeze it. If frozen milk formula is used for mashing, then it is necessary to freeze it at a time without defrosting. Freezing milk formula causes separation of fats and liquids, and the texture suffers accordingly. Although there is no health risk, the same happens with breast milk and cow's milk, the texture and quality suffer a little. However, it is best to prepare the milk formula before putting it in the baby puree and only then freeze the puree. This will be more useful and efficient.
Some formula manufacturers say that freezing any formula is not recommended, as the process can alter physical properties such as fat separation, which can be difficult for sensitive babies to digest. Freezing does not affect the quality or food sterility, however it will not prolong the shelf life of formula. Freezing may result in the loss of the desired appearance and functionality and is therefore not recommended.
It may be easier to freeze puree without adding any additional liquids. Since, when defrosted, they are most often liquid, so you have to add oatmeal or rice flakes.
The 7 Best Reusable Baby Food Bags Reviewed 2022
Reusable Baby Food Bags make it easy to feed your baby all your homemade baby food at home and on the go. But we've learned the hard way that some packages work better than others.
You don't want bags that leak or are difficult to fill. And you definitely want your bags to be easy to clean to prevent mold and bacteria from building up.
As moms preparing baby food, we've tried enough of these bags and listened to feedback from other parents to find out which bags are the most convenient. We've put together this list of the top seven reusable baby food bags so you can make feeding time easier for everyone and keep feeding your baby homemade baby food when you're on the go.
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- Our Top Pick
- What Are Reusable Baby Food Bags?
- Why do I need reusable baby food bags?
- How to choose baby food bags
- Best reusable food bags of 2022
- How many reusable food bags do I need?
- How to clean reusable baby food bags
- Bottom line
What are reusable baby food bags?
Reusable Baby Food BagsFood storage containers that resemble the popular soft twist-top disposable baby food bags available at most grocery stores. This pouch design is a newer innovation compared to more traditional glass baby food jars.
Reusable baby food bags usually have a spout at one end to release the food and a zippered compartment at the other end to fill the container.
Why do I need reusable baby food bags?
- They are comfortable: With their squeezable and suction design, the pouches make feeding easier for your baby. This makes them perfect for situations on the go or when mom doesn't have time to sit down and feed her baby.
- They are economical: Disposable baby food bags can cost over $2 each. Glass jars can cost around $1. If you buy organic baby food, prices jump even higher. You can make your own baby food for pennies, spoon it into a reusable baby food bag, and voila! - Instant savings.
- They're healthier: When you make baby food at home and serve it in a reusable baby food bag, you control the quality of the ingredients and the sugar content of the final product. You guarantee that you give your child only the best.
- They are less messy: If your baby is self-feeding, he can pop the spout of the bag into his mouth and eat with minimal mess. If you're feeding them with a baby spoon, it's also less messy to squeeze the puree onto the spoon instead of dipping it into the jar where the handle can get food on it and make a mess.
- They are eco-friendly: One of the main drawbacks of the baby food bag craze is that they are not recyclable like old glass baby food jars. (one) . Reusable baby food bags give you the best of both worlds - the convenience of feeding from a waste-free bag.
Reusable bags are not only for mothers who prepare their own baby food. You can transfer puree from a traditional glass baby food jar to a reusable bag to instantly turn it into a convenient meal that kids can eat on the go.
How to choose baby food bags
- Size: Find out how much your child eats and buy the appropriate package or slightly more. You can always fill it with less food, but if you overfill it and your child doesn't eat the entire container, you'll have to throw away the leftovers, which is wasteful.
- Material: Choose a container that is free of BPA, PVC and phthalates as they have been linked to cancer and hormonal imbalances.
- Easy to clean: Choose a bag that is easy to clean. Rounded corners are less likely to trap small food particles than sharp, square corners.
Best reusable food bags of 2022
Here are seven great reusable baby food bags.
1. Healthy Planet Clear Reusable Food Bags
These bags are transparent on one side so you can see how much food is left and make sure it still looks fresh when you take it out from the refrigerator.
The bottom section opens completely for cleaning, while the sealed double zip prevents mess. If you're like most moms, the last thing you want is another mess on your hands.
They are freezer-safe, dishwasher-safe, and 100% recyclable once your little one no longer needs them. They also come in two sizes to ensure you get the perfect capacity to match your little one's appetite.
- Environmentally friendly and recyclable.
- They are transparent.
- They come with extra caps.
- Lids are not screwed on, so they can get lost.
- Your child will quickly outgrow the little ones.
2. Squeasy Snacker Silicone Baby Food Bag
High quality must be
This bag is made of food grade silicone which is top filling with a wide mouth so it can be filled even with liquid without spilling. The bottle-shaped design stands on its own no matter how empty it is and is available in three sizes and colors to suit every taste and appetite. It also has a waterproof insert for added protection against liquids.
It can be completely turned inside out for washing and is dishwasher safe if you don't want to wash by hand.
And because it's made of silicone, it lasts longer than some other reusable food bags. Not having to change your child's food bag often can help you feel better about the money you're spending.
- Waterproof and sealed.
- It is made of a very flexible material.
- You can easily wash it.
- More expensive than other brands.
- You only get one per pack so you will probably have to buy several.
3. Haakaa Yummy Squeezable Food Pouch
Best Silicone Pouch
This kit includes two 4.4 oz silicone pouches. The neutral design is great for kids of all ages, and because it's made from durable silicone, it'll outlast even the best plastic reusable food bags.
You unroll and remove the spout to fill the bags, so you don't have to worry about messy leaks from the bottom of the bag during use. The spout only activates when sucked, making them completely waterproof and ensuring young children don't squeeze too much liquid into their mouths.
These bags can be washed in the dishwasher, disinfected in boiling water and stored in the freezer without damaging the silicone.
The design allows them to stand upright when full and you can add a straw to help your little one suck out every last drop of homemade goodness.
- Extra strong silicone pouches.
- Adjustable flow port allows babies to eat at their own pace.
- Free of toxins and microplastics.
- It can be tricky to get food out of the bottom folds.
- Smell of plastic when unpacked.
4. Squooshi Reusable Baby Food Bag
Great for older kids
These food bags are gender-neutral and have a universal design so they can be used for infants, older children, boys or girls. They come in a larger 5 oz size for bigger appetites, and the durable, sealed zippered opening on the bottom helps keep mess out.
They are made without BPA, PVC, lead or phthalates and have a rounded bottom so food particles cannot get into the corners.
This is one of the best options if you want to use reusable food bags to send things like smoothies to your older child's lunch box, allowing you to get even more out of them.
- They do not contain harmful chemicals.
- They are larger than many other bags.
- They can be used at different ages.
- Big for little kids.
- Some users have complained that they are difficult to clean.
5. WeeSprout Double Zip Baby Food Bag
Easy to Clean
One of the biggest complaints about reusable food bags is that food can get stuck inside them, making them difficult to clean. Not only is this annoying, but it can also lead to the growth of dangerous bacteria. Use these double zip bags from WeeSprout to ensure your child gets fresh and safe food every time.
Just open the extra wide bottom zip and turn on the tap. Water flows out through the zippered opening and out of the spout. Thanks to the rounded shape, there are no annoying corners in which food could accumulate.
These bags are also dishwasher safe. The back of the bags is transparent so you can see how much food is left in the bag and better understand if they are completely clean after washing.
They are also a good choice for eco-friendly moms. All packaging and bags themselves are recyclable. You will also feel good knowing that there are no chemicals in the materials.
Each package contains six bags containing five ounces of baby food.
- Thanks to the large opening at the bottom, they are easy to clean.
- Environmentally friendly and chemical free.
- No annoying corners to catch food.
- They are slightly smaller and do not hold as much as other bags.
6. Sealed YaYa baby food bag with double zip
This bag contains 12 reusable baby food bags so you can freeze food directly in the bags for later use instead of having to carry it from the storage container. Each bag has a clearly marked maximum fill line and a double zipper at the bottom to prevent leaks and spills.
These bags are easy to clean - water can pass right through them and the corners are rounded to prevent food particles from getting stuck. They can even be washed in the dishwasher if you don't want to wash the bags by hand.
There is a handy viewing window on the side so you can see how much food is left and a place to label your bag with your child's name, meal and date for maximum safety.
- They are freezer safe.
- Free of BPA, PVC, phthalates and lead.
- You get a large pack of pouches.
- You can mark them.
- The vertices are not attached, so they can get lost.
- They only hold five ounces - four ounces when cold.
7. ChooMee Reusable Baby Food Bag
Perfect Trial Kit
If you're not sure if reusable storage bags are right for you, you don't want to go all in. These miniature 4 piece sets give you the perfect opportunity to try them out and decide if you want to start building a bigger collection.
The cute, colorful design will grab your little one's attention, and the 5 oz. capacity is a one-size-fits-all size for toddlers and older kids alike.
They can be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher and placed in the freezer for longer shelf life. They also have a window upstairs to see the quality and quantity of leftover food.
If you have a small child, you can buy a silicone spout separately to cover the hard spout.
- They are cute.
- Holds 5 oz of food.
- Bottom fully opens for easy cleaning.
- Silicone spout sold separately, making it an additional expense.
- Pack of four.
How many reusable food bags do I need?
The number of baby food bags you need depends on how often you use them and how much you are willing to wash them regularly.
This will also depend on whether you plan to use them for food or food storage.
Some mothers like to prepare a full batch of baby food and fill the bags right away, tossing them into the freezer and getting them at a moment's notice. Others prepare and store baby food separately, filling bags as needed.
The good news is that most reusable baby food bags are sold in packs of several. However, if you plan to use them for food storage, you may need to buy them separately.