Food Prep and Storage

Making baby food can be as simple as steaming a vegetable or fruit and then mashing it. Recipe books for baby fare provide cooking times to achieve necessary softness as well as simple combinations to introduce little taste buds to a variety of flavors. Standard kitchen tools, such as a steamer basket, strainer, food mill, blender or food processor, simplify the job. Some cleverly designed mills deposit puréed food directly into a detachable storage jar. Storage containers sized to hold small servings in the refrigerator or freezer help ensure freshness. Whether you feed your child exclusively commercial baby foods, only homemade, or some of both, you’ll enjoy the convenience of food containers designed to store advance meals or to keep food hot, cold or simply organized for daycare or travel. Read what other parents have to say about this baby-centric kitchen gear.