Baby food pouches are a common item in parents’ daily routine with young children. These pouches are quick and easy to use, and convenient than other food options. However, disposable pouches can become wasteful if they are used too often. You can find reusable baby food pouches online or in many baby shops. They can be easily washed by hand or put in the dishwasher. These reusable pouches can also be used for long-term freezer storage. Your child’s food will stay fresh for up to one month.
Method-1: Clean the baby food pouches
1) Open the top of your reusable food bag. If the pouch is shaped like a Ziploc bag, remove the seal at the top.
- This spout can be found on either the top or side, depending on the type of baby food pouch.
Warning! Some disposable pouches can’t be used more than once. Use reusable pouches to prepare food for your child.
2) It is easiest to clean your pouch by placing it over the sink. Add hot water to the pouch. Please turn on the tap until it is hot but not boiling. It would be best to fill the pouch to the brim so that any leftovers are gone.
3) Secure the cap to the pouch by closing the seal at the top. After the seal is closed, take the pouch out of your hand and shake it vigorously. This will help loosen any food particles stuck in it. 3) Shake the pouch to get rid of the water. Make sure you do it over the sink to prevent water from escaping.
4) Clean your pouch using sudsy water with a brush. Warm water should be added to the sink. Then, add a small amount of dish soap. After the soap has dissolved, rinse your pouch with water. To remove any food remnants from the bag, use 2 bottle brushes: one large and one skinny. Bottle brushes can be purchased online or at any retail store selling cleaning products.
- If you don’t have any bottles brushes, use a toothbrush.
- Your large bottle brush must fit into your reusable pouch.
5) Set your tap to warm and wash out any suds. 5 Rinse the pouch with warm water. Use a funnel to pour clean water into pouches with a narrow opening.
- Flip the pouch upside-down once it has stopped absorbing suds. Then, move it to the dish rack. 6) Place the pouch on a drying rack to air dry. To dry fully, ensure that the pouch is upright. To dry it out, you can also place the pouch on the thin end of your spoon or knife.
Did You Know? Reusable food pouches can be washed in the dishwasher! Place them on top of the washer and set the cycle to normal.
Method-2: Properly refilling and storing the pouches
Make sure to prepare the baby food. You can use whatever food you prefer, but make sure it is mushy and blended.
1) Place pureed food in the pouch’s top opening. The top of the pouch can be opened, and the food can be poured inside. A funnel is a better option if your pouch has a narrow opening or a spout.
2) To save money, reuse the cap from disposable food pouches. Take the cap out of a disposable pouch, and then try it on in your reusable pouch. You can continue to use the cap with your reusable container if it fits properly. This is useful if you have lost or damaged the original cap. Disposable pouches have larger caps that are more colorful and easier to remember.
Write the date on the pouch using a piece of tape or a label.
3) Store your pouch in the fridge for up to 2 hours. To ensure that the food is fresh, give the pouch to your child in the first 48 hours.
To mark the date, you can use a piece of tape or a label to make sure it is freezer-safe.
4) Keep the reusable pouch in the freezer for up to one month. You should use your baby food within the time limit.
5) Thaw the pouches in warm water. Let the frozen pouch sit in the warm water for 5-10 minutes. To ensure it’s not too hot, put a little of the food on your finger before you give it to your child.