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I'm about to dispel a myth: when you're making homemade baby food, the biggest challenge isn't actually cooking the food, it's how and where to store it. Since you can only keep freshly made baby food in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, freezing half of a recipe can be essential to having homemade, baby "fast food" ready at all times. I love freezing purees in 1 or 2 oz. cubes, but these Fresh Baby cube trays are also a lifesaver.

I love being able to pour Chloe's baby food into these trays because they're BPA and phthalate-free, spill-proof, stackable, dishwasher safe and you only have to defrost what you need at each meal so there's little to no waste.

We have enough challenges in our daily lives. Keeping fresh food on hand for our babies doesn't need to be one of them. Check these cube trays out and let me know what you think.

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  1. Melissa

    February 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Started using your site about three weeks ago and just love it – it has been very helpful at our house, and our friends love it, too.

    Regarding this particular article, I’m curious where the 4-day rule comes from… if you can freeze breast milk for up to a month (and that’s a conservative time frame), why not be able to freeze their food for the same time period? I used the storage trays above and will likely use them again if we have another baby, so I’d like to know if I’ve been doing something wrong regarding food safety. Thanks for your time, Melissa

    • catherine

      May 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm

      You can freeze baby food up to a month, it will only just last in the fridge for 3-4 days though.

  2. Urs J

    December 11, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I LOVE the Fresh Baby trays and book. Along with your website it has been a wonderful guide for this first time mom.

    Can you do some more with finger foods? My son has mastered the “o” cereal and I’m a bit stuck on what to do next?

    • Trabass

      February 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      Feb25 Chicken Panna Rosa6 servings1 T buettr or margarinebd cup finely chopped onion1 can plum tomatoes, chopped (I use diced/crushed tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano)bd cup low fat whipping creambd cup fresh basil, choppedbd tsp. saltbd tsp. pepper6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halvesPreheat oven to 450 degrees.Heat buettr in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes. Increase to high heat and add tomatoes. Cook until liquid is almost evaporated (5-10 minutes). Add cream and bring to a boil. Boil until slightly thickened (3 minutes). Stir in basil, salt, and pepper.Place chicken in a shallow baking dish and pour sauce on top. Bake for 20 minutes.Nutritional Values: Calories: 191kcal, Fat: 7g, Protein: 28g, Carbohydrates: 3gAND Cre8me Brulee French Toast1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted buettr1 cup packed brown sugar2 T corn syrup6 slices whole grain breadbc tsp. salt5 large eggs1-1/2 cups half & half1 tsp. vanilla1 tsp. Grand Marnier liqueur (can substitute with orange juice or orange concentrate)Garnish: powdered sugar & orange slicesIn a small, heavy saucepan, melt buettr, brown sugar, and corn syrup over medium heat, stirring until smooth. Pour into a 13x9x2 inch Pyrex baking dish. Arrange bread in 1 layer, squeezing them slightly to fit. In a bowl, whisk eggs, half & half, vanilla, salt, and Grand Marnier and pour evenly over bread. Cover and chill at least 8 hours and up to 1 day.Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bring bread to room temperature. Bake bread in oven until puffed and golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve hot with powdered sugar. Garnish with orange slices.

  3. Jenni

    December 11, 2009 at 9:25 am

    My “baby” is now almost 2, and I have to tell you these Fresh Baby trays were a lifesaver for us. We registered for the trays and food making kit for our baby shower, and I started using them immediately after the cereal phase. The book and dvd were great to show you how easy it was to step through the phases of the various fruit and veggie choices (from easily digestible to those with more texture). And it was so easy to have a zip lock on hand in the freezer to pull out for each meal, or drop a few cubes in a container to take to day care. We rarely purchased any baby food from the store.