Once your little one moves up to solids, it's important to be careful about food safety. Babies, and their underdeveloped...
Once your little one moves up to solids, it's important to be careful about food safety. Babies, and their underdeveloped tummy systems can result in food illnesses quickly, if they're given an unsafe product.
- Check the expiration dates on jarred foods
- Be sure the seal has not been broken on a baby food jar.
- Wash off, or wipe down baby food lids before opening.
- Spoon only what your child will eat into a separate bowl, and refrigerate the rest of her baby food. The best way to grow a lot of dangerous germs is to use your baby's spoon to go from jar to mouth and back again. If you save those leftovers a huge family of germs can grow in her food.
- You should use store-bought baby food leftovers within 2 days. If you make homemade food and have leftovers follow the same rule. Although, fresh homemade babyfood can be frozen for around four months.
- If you make homemade baby food be sure to follow food safety guidelines. The most important thing is to use hyper clean utensils and pots.