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Old 11-18-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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Baby Food- how long do you keep in fridge?

DS is still not eating much and so a container of commercially prepared baby food lasts a while. I know they recommend using within a few days, but I don't really understand why. I wouldn't throw out a big jar of applesauce after 3 days, so why is baby food different?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:12 AM   #2
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Re: Baby Food- how long do you keep in fridge?

I opened a container and dumped some into a different dish so I wasn't refrigerating spit... but I only kept the baby food for a few days.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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Yeah, I wouldn't feed from the container.
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Re: Baby Food- how long do you keep in fridge?

They tell you that to make more $$, haha! I think if you divided it up in to single serve portions and kept those in the fridge they would keep for 5-7 days, no problem.
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Re: Baby Food- how long do you keep in fridge?

I would freeze it in an ice cube tray, then thaw one or two cubes for a serving. You don't have to worry about it going bad so fast.
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Yup it's a big money grab. Applesauce will always be applesauce, as long as the ingredients stay the same.
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As long as you aren't feeding right from the jar, you are good to save it longer.

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I was just thinking about this when I read the babyfood and it says use within 24 hours after being opened. Hahaha bull
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Re: Baby Food- how long do you keep in fridge?

When I made mine I kept it 4 days tops...
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Re: Baby Food- how long do you keep in fridge?

I have done 3-4 days tops. But i know what you maen with regard to applesauce. Maybe that is different that how they preserve veggies. I really just go with how it looks and smells. even if it smells a little off i ditch it or it it starts to acccumulate that thin later of moisture or water , its gone.
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