You should start your baby on solid food when she reaches 4 to 6 months of age. Doctors recommend that homemade baby food is the best for your baby’s health since it is full of nutrients and free from any preservatives that the store-bought baby food might have.
Some mothers, especially those that are working are reluctant to prepare baby food since it takes up a lot of extra effort and time. For this reason, there are appliances available called baby food blender that make the task much faster and easier for you. These appliances allow you to prepare the food in surplus that you can store in the freezer to use it for months. This way, you do not have to make the effort or take out the time to prepare food for the baby every day.
However, if you plan on storing baby food for later use, you need to be exceptionally careful as poor storage can lead to bacterial growth in the food. You don’t want that for your baby as the baby’s immune system is still not developed yet and she is more susceptible to infections as compared to grown-ups. Food can stay fresh in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Discard any food that is left after that. If you want to store it for longer, store it in the freezer.
Once you have prepared baby food in your blender at home, transfer it to ice cube trays. Wrap it with a plastic wrap and put it in the freezer. Leave it for a few hours until they are nicely set and frozen. Once they have frozen, take the tray out of the freezer and take out the food cubes. Now transfer these cubes to freezer bags. Make sure that you label the freezer bags with the type of food and the date it was prepared. You can use the frozen food up to a month after its preparation date.
Before the baby’s mealtime, simply take out the required number of cubes, thaw and reheat it to feed the baby.