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    Question purees in fridge?

    I just started my LO on some solids. She's obviously not eating much at this point, just a couple of spoonfuls. I put the container back in the fridge for the next day. How long will it stay good once opened? A few days? A week?

    Also how long did you wait to introduce another food? I have heard 3 days, one week and two weeks! What's the best wait?

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    Default Re: purees in fridge?

    I'd say about 3 days, max. I usually would put a little in a dish and feed DS that. Saliva can contaminate the rest of the jar.

    I always waited at least 4 days in between new foods. But that's just me.
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    Default Re: purees in fridge?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jezebel View Post
    I'd say about 3 days, max. I usually would put a little in a dish and feed DS that. Saliva can contaminate the rest of the jar.

    I always waited at least 4 days in between new foods. But that's just me.
    are you using jar or making your own??? i make my own and the website wholesomebabyfoods.com explains it all! 48hr in the fridge and never eat from the same dish that it is stored in.... and waiting to introduce is important to make sure your lo doesn't have a reaction to a new food... have fun introducing solids!


    Tina - mom of Addison Belle
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    and my VBAC ~ Olivia Grace
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    Default Re: purees in fridge?

    I plan to make my own, but I currently don't have a food processor so we're using jars.

    I understand the reasoning behind waiting.... it's more a question of how long to wait. I've heard so many different things!!

    Thanks
    Last edited by @llli*baby-blue-eyes; August 30th, 2008 at 08:17 AM.

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    Default Re: purees in fridge?

    I've heard to wait 3 - 4 days between new foods. I guess it can take a day or two for a reaction to present itself. That way you're not questioning which new food caused the reaction, or blaming the wrong food.

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    Default Re: purees in fridge?

    We wait five days between new foods.

    I went to Whole Foods and bought a ton of organic produce and spent an afternoon making purees and also freezing slices of cooked veggies/fruits to keep in the freezer. The only thing I would have done differently is go light on the pureed quantities and do more of the freezing small pieces/slices. I still have a whole bag of sweet potato puree cubes and some others to use up but DD is now able to self-feed.
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    Default Re: purees in fridge?

    When DD was first starting out I always spooned a bit into a cup and fed her from there so that I didn't contaminate the jar. I'd keep an open jar for 2 days max in the fridge. We waited 4 days to introduce something new and would give a new food several times w/in that 4 day period as I had heard that it can take more than one exposure to a food to notice a reaction. So, when we did say bananas, we did bananas at least once a day for a couple days.
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    Default Re: purees in fridge?

    you can get a food mill pretty cheap...
    http://store.llli.org/public/profile/138

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    Default Re: purees in fridge?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*andreafromohio View Post
    you can get a food mill pretty cheap...
    http://store.llli.org/public/profile/138
    OOh! Thanks for the link.

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    Default Re: purees in fridge?

    sweet potato puree cubes

    you can put thoose into muffins or pancakes.... Yummy!
    then they will not have to be wasted.

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