Frequently Asked Questions

Preparation

How should I prepare the frozen purees for my child?

Petit Bowl frozen meals can be easily prepared by steaming or microwaving.

Simply remove the lid and steam it for 20-25 minutes or microwave the contents for 2-3 minutes. Leave the food to cool; taste it to test the temperature, and serve!

At what temperature should I serve my baby’s food?

Always serve the food at body temperature as babies are extremely sensitive to hot and cold. Allow the food to cool for a short period of time after heating so that it does not burn the baby’s mouth.

Feeding

Are frozen purees as nutritious as fresh purees?

Our frozen purees can be as nutritious as freshly made purees. It is covered and frozen after cooling, thus will not affect the nutritional value in it.

Can I feed my child with leftover purees that is stored in the refrigerator?

Avoid feeding your child with leftover purees and do not use the same container that your baby has been eating from. Saliva will contaminate the food, and may even cause food poisoning.

What can I do about my picky eater?

If your baby is a picky eater, the best thing to do is to provide a variety of healthy foods in a positive, relaxed environment. Your baby may not like everything he/she tastes for the first time, thus as a guideline, it may take trying a new food as many as ten times before your baby will like it.

How are your frozen meals different from commercial food from jars?

Our homemade frozen meals are free of added salt, sugar or chemical preservatives. Only natural food and lots of love goes into our food preparation. The artificial taste and texture of many jarred baby foods may make it harder for your child to adapt to solids later in the weaning process.

How to test for allergy?

Introduce new single ingredient puree to your baby one at a time in very small amount, and you will be able to identify which food is responsible if your baby has a food reaction.

(For example indigestion or an allergy marked by diarrhoea, a rash or otherwise unexplained crankiness).

How much should I feed my child?

Baby usually eats in small portions. Offer small portions, and let your baby ask for more if he/she is still hungry. Always remember don’t force your baby to eat!

What are the types of gassy food that I should avoid feeding my child?

Example of the list of food that is most likely to cause gas:

  • Beans (of all kinds)
  • Dried legumes (lentils etc)
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprout
  • Asparagus
  • Corn
  • Whole grain (particularly wheat)
  • Onion
  • Cauliflower
  • Dried fruit
  • Pear, Peach, Prune, Plum
  • Dairy Products

Storage of Food

How long can I store all these frozen meals?

Our frozen meals can be stored for 48 hours in the fridge (4°C) and up to 2 months in the freezer (-18°C).