Baby food containers allow you to store extra and leftover baby food in small portions. This way, you only take out of the refrigerator the amount your baby needs. There are so many choices out there. And choosing the right one may prove difficult. In this review, give you details of the top models to choose from. If you are looking for the best choices for home use, continue below and read my reviews.
3.4 x 3.4 x 2.2 inches
9 x 1.8 x 6.5 inches
10.4 x 7.5 x 4 inches
5.6 x 2.4 x 8.4 inches
7 x 7 x 5.7 inches
The First Years Take & Toss Snack Cups
These containers are made from strong plastic that's BPA free assuring you of safe baby food. The lids shut tight and do not have valves which makes them free from spills and leaks. And the lids are interchangeable; you will not have to worry about matching them.
They are dishwasher safe and will not result in warping as one one would expect. These products stack easily, so you can neatly store them in a cabinet without them taking much space.
The only displeasing thing is the color of the lids not matching that of the bowls.
Silicone Baby Food Freezer Tray with Clip-on Lid
The tray of this product is made of safe silicone and the lids from BPA-free plastic, so you will not need to worry about toxins getting into your baby's food. It's microwavable and dishwasher safe which makes heating your baby's food and washing the product easy.
The silicone makes the tray resists bacteria and stains and helps to keep it clean and safe for storage. An added advantage with this tray is that you can find other uses for it when it isn't storing food. Like you can use it for baking or to create moulds.
One thing you may not like is the odor it emits when just new, but it goes away after some time. You would need to endure for a few days, which may not be a big deal anyway.
Elacra Baby Food Containers
Elacra containers are made from strong BPA-free plastic that lasts for years. It's the ideal choice to have if you have no intention of discarding your these containers soon. They are microwavable, which saves you the trouble of having to transfer the food when you want to heat it. The lids shut tightly with four point locks, and you do not worry about spills or leaks. In fact, you can put it upside down, and nothing will come out.
The only problem is their inability to stack. You have to bear with having them taking so much storage space.
OXO Tot Baby Blocks Freezer Storage Containers
These lovely products are made from safe plastic that's clear.allowing you to see the contents inside. It's marked on the outside so you can measure the exact amount of food you want to put in it. It's mostly useful to carry your baby's food when on the go. The lid shuts and opens easily so that even your young child can open for themselves. It shuts tightly, though, and you shouldn't worry that food will leak out, or it will pop open without you being aware.
It's dishwasher safe, and you can put it in the microwave without it becoming damaged.
One thing I don't like about this product is that it narrows toward the base, which somewhat affects its balance.
Glass Baby Food Storage Containers
They are made from glass. This makes them easy to wash; you only need soap and water to make them sparkling clean. Being glass-made means they are odor free. The lids are made from FDA approved silicone that gives them a tight grip for a spill-free seal. The lids are easy to open though; a little jack is enough.
When using these glass containers, you have to be extra careful. They will easily break if they fall onto the floor which is a disadvantage when using them, unlike plastic ones that can bump against surfaces and remain intact.
How to buy
The type of container you buy depends on what you are going to use it for. You may want to use it to store you baby's food in the refrigerator, or you may need it to carry baby food in when going out. To make the best choice when buying, look for features that appeal to you concerning quality and design. How easy it is to use and its durability.
Choose something that are easy to clean. Glass washes easily and absorbs no odors. Bacteria are also unlikely to reside on glass surfaces. The only problem with glass containers is that they break easily and are mostly not microwavable. Which is why plastic is still the most popular material. Plastic lasts for long, and if odor is not a problem to you, this type of material would be the best choice. Only ensure they are BPA-free.
Capacity also matters a lot. If you want containers to refrigerate food in, go for the small sizes. They allow you to take out just the right amount, so you don't have wasted leftovers. If you want something for out-of-the-house use, large containers would be the best. Lids that shut tight would be essential, or you may end up with food that has spilled onto other things.
Another factor to consider is the duration for which you are going to use the containers. If you will dispose of them after a short time or after a few days of use, buy models that are cheap and specifically designed to use and discard. Most of them cost too little to harm your finances. If you are going to use them for years, tough plastic or glass would be the best choice. Glass, if well-taken care of, can last for years and without traces of stain.
Some food containers stack while others don't. I would advise you to buy the ones the can stack. They do not only look neat in your cabinet but also minimize the space they take. You don't want a whole shelf taken by containers.