Christina in San Francisco, US contacted us recently with a great idea she wanted to share with other parents!
She suggested that – instead of freezing baby’s food in ice trays – try spooning it into silicone cupcake liners, which are easier to use.
We think this is a great idea!
The advantage of using cupcake liners is – of course – their size! Once your baby’s meals become a bit more substantial, then the ice cube sized portions become a little small and you may need to use two or more at a time. Cupcake liners, on the other hand, will hold a far more generous serving.
What’s so good about silicone?
With all the concerns about chemicals leaching into foods from plastics, silicone is fast growing in popularity as a safe alternative. Silicone does not absorb the taste, odour or colour of foods it comes into contact with – unlike many plastics, that bear traces of baby’s sweet potato puree for years to come!
Silicone is also non-stick and very supple, making it REALLY easy to work with (we’re slowly replacing all our bakeware with silicone at the moment for that very reason!).
A good investment
We particularly like Christina’s tip as it helps avoid buying something exclusively for making baby food and instead makes use of a product designed for something else!
And that means that you’ll get plenty of use out of it – even AFTER your little one has moved on to big people food!
Thank you, Christina, for sharing your tip!