A Genius Tip for Freezing Baby Food

Posted on Mar 13 2017 - 10:01am by Christine

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!

See our complete guide to freezing baby food here

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4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Tayra March 13, 2017 at 6:20 pm -

    Great idea, and perfect timing in my case since I had been wondering about what could I do other than ice cubed trays now that my little ones are past the 1-2oz per serving ratio!

  2. Christine March 14, 2017 at 11:26 am -

    Happy you found it helpful 🙂

  3. Olesya Barr May 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm -

    I found a different way of freezing baby food. In the very beginning I bought some baby food jars and instead of tossing them I saved them and later on was freezing baby food in them. They were perfect because they were exactly 4 ounce portions

  4. Christine May 16, 2017 at 3:41 pm -

    The problem with this method is that the glass used for baby food jars is not strong enough to withstand freezing. This means that it can crack, potentially releasing shards of glass into the food. It is safer to buy glass jars that are designed for this purpose. There’s more information about this here 🙂

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