You can safely keep baby foods in these steps;
- Wash your hands before you start to prepare meals for your baby.
- Clean eating areas with hot, natural soapy water.
- If your baby is eating or eating with his hands, wash her/his hands before she/he eats his meals.
- Change kitchen cloths and tea towels often.
- Wash baby bottle, bibs, plates, spoon, etc in hot, natural soapy water.
- When heating baby food, dab a tiny bit of food on the inside of your wrist or back of your hand to see if it’s a comfortable temperature before giving it to her/him.
- If you’re using a microwave to heat up food, stir it well to avoid hot spots.
- Don’t reheat your baby’s food more than once.
- Cook eggs until the yolk and white are solid.
- Cook meats until they are no longer pink in the middle.
- Wash and peel fruit and vegetables, such as apples and carrots.
- Don’t give anything with raw shellfish to your baby.
- If you’re making batches of your baby’s food in advance, cool them quickly, ideally within 90 minutes. Then store them in the fridge. Freeze anything that won’t be used within 24 hours.
- If your baby leaves any food in his bowl after a meal, throw it away. Food that has been in contact with saliva contains bacteria that will multiply if left.
- Check the best-before and use-by dates on food that you give to your baby. If you have uneaten food left in a jar, you can keep it in the fridge for 24 hours after it’s been opened. However, throw away leftovers that have already been heated up once and jars you have fed your baby from.
- Make sure the seals on cans and jars haven’t been broken.
- Check the temperature of your fridge. It should be between zero degrees C and five degrees C. Buy a fridge thermometer from a hardware shop if you haven’t got one.