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    Default Thawing food cubes

    For those who make pureed foods for baby and then freeze in ice cube trays, how do you thaw the cubes when you are ready to use them? Do you just put them in the microwave? Or is there some other good way to thaw them?
    -Alicia
    Mommy to Cadence (5/19/06) and Tessa (4/25/09)

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    Default Re: Thawing food cubes

    I don't do this, but I would think the best way would be to thaw in the fridge.

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    Default Re: Thawing food cubes

    As far as food safety is concerned, the best two ways are thawing in the fridge or microwaving, if you are going to use it immediately (i.e. don't microwave it, then stick it in the fridge, more chance for bacterial growth)

    If you use the microwave, make sure to test the temp and stir well to avoid hot spots. If you have one of those spoons that changes color when the food is too hot, that can help.

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    Default Re: Thawing food cubes

    I usually microwave, 20 seconds or so to start and then I see... if I'm really on the ball I put in the fridge the night before.
    Margaret and
    DS 2/06 nursed x1yr
    and DD 3/08, so far so good!

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    Default Re: Thawing food cubes

    i take out a few cubes the night before of whatever he's going to eat and put them in the "take and toss" bowls that have lids on them and place them in the fridge.

    If I forget, then I microwave, but not usually.
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    **Leslie**

    Mama to:
    Shiloh (5/6/06) Nursed for 13 months and Josephine (7/26/08) Nursed for 23.5 mos Currently nursing my new little firecracker, Finley Catherine, born on the 4th of July!!

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