solid food freezer containers-which ones should I get?

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solid food freezer containers-which ones should I get?

I was going to just do cubes/freezer bags, but I just remembered that I no longer have a microwave (by choice ;D) and that's how I used to defrost Josiah's freezer cubes. I would pop a couple into a glass bowl and micro on low.

I have a bottle warmer, a toaster oven, or I could do water on the stove top too...but which baby food containers would work? Does anybody else NOT have a microwave? If so, how are you thawing your food, or how do you plan to?

Links would be great, if anyone has recommendations. Thanks!

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If you wanted to plan ahead you could always put them in the frigde the day before use.. Then maybe a quick dip in a saucepan or hot bath water..

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No advice on containers, but I think Lauren had a good idea about thawing them in the fridge the day before. I'm just wondering how anyone lives w/o a microwave!? I would starve! lol Blum 3

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I plan to pull out the food cube(s) I need the day before, pop in a small glass container(s), and throw in the fridge. If it needs anything more, sitting in a bowl of warm water works well. I haven't used the microwave this week. Whenever I've fed DS, I've immediately taken a new cube out so I don't forget.

I have these containers, but I didn't pay nearly that much for them.

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I don't use the microwave for the boys' food - I just pull out the cubes I need the night before and let them defrost in the fridge overnight. I usually sit them in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes before feeding.

Out of curiosity, why do you no longer have a microwave? I don't use ours often (and almost always on a low power), but just wondering what your reasons are. Smile

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Like others said I used to just pull my cubes out the night before to defrost in the fridge. Then warmed in these little shallow glass prep bowls over a hot water bath on the stove if they needed to be warmed fast. Now I have some glass sealed containers from costco that I will use this time.

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"gottharf" wrote:

I don't use the microwave for the boys' food - I just pull out the cubes I need the night before and let them defrost in the fridge overnight. I usually sit them in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes before feeding.

Out of curiosity, why do you no longer have a microwave? I don't use ours often (and almost always on a low power), but just wondering what your reasons are. Smile

I am one of those weirdos that think microwaves are not good for you, for many reasons! I have read a few things that have made me question the safety of "zapping" everything, and it's something I decided we could find easy alternatives to, so when we bought our current house last year and it didn't have a microwave, we just chose not to buy one. Our convection oven does all the quick meals, like chicken nuggets or whatever. Otherwise we just use a pan! It's really not too bad at all.

I guess I will just have to get in the habit of remembering to defrost the cubes overnight!

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The only time I use a microwave is to reheat leftovers. We easily go days without using the microwave!

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:lurk:

I usually used the micro when thawing my son's food. But the summer he was eating the food cubes, we lost power for 3 days. LOL I thawed a lot of food in hot tap water and it worked well. I agree with the others though, that thawing it in the fridge the night before would be a good idea. Smile