What is the Storage and Shelf Life of Pureyay?

Pureyay meals stay fresh in the fridge for up to 7 days, 2 months in the freezer, and 24 hours once opened. We recommend consuming meals within 5 days for the best taste and texture. Because Pureyay is 100% fresh and is not processed for sealed packaging or for shelf-stabilization, it must be refrigerated until consumption. 

To prevent cross-contamination, we recommend that you empty the amount of food you plan to feed your baby into a clean dish, rather that feeding them directly from the jars. 

Can I Reheat or Freeze Pureyay?

Our meals can be enjoyed cold or warm. To warm, transfer the contents to a microwave-safe dish and heat in 5-second increments until the desired temperature is reached. No microwave? You can also warm on the stovetop on low heat.

If freezing leftovers, transfer baby food to a separate container and once you're ready to serve, let the contents defrost in the fridge and be sure to serve within 24 hours of unfreezing. 

To prevent cross-contamination, we recommend that you empty the amount of food you plan to feed your baby into a clean dish, rather that feeding them directly from the jars. 

Where is Pureyay Made?

We operate out of a certified commercial kitchen in Toronto, Ontario that is regularly inspected by the City of Toronto Public Health. All of our meals are cooked, jarred and cooled at this facility, and then kept refrigerated during delivery. Please place your meals in the refrigerator immediately upon receiving your delivery. 

Pureyay facility note: Our meals do not contain the top 11 allergens, however, our facility is not certified allergen-free. 

How Does the Jar & Tote Reuse Program Work?

Pureyay is dedicated to reducing waste and our impact on the environment, so that we can give our little ones a better future. We ask that you please rinse your jars and lids, place them in your tote along with the reusable ice pack, and set everything on your front porch before your next delivery on Tuesday. We will then wash and sanitize the jars and lids, and sanitize totes and ice packs. We use gentle, environmentally- and baby-friendly steam sanitization methods. We will charge $20 for any unreturned glass jars, totes and ice packs.

Is My Baby Ready For Solids?

Most babies are introduced to solids between 4-6 months of age, and we recommend beginning around that time. Check with your baby’s pediatrician before incorporating solids and please remember that at least half of your baby's calories in the first year should come from breast milk or formula. Here are a few ways to tell if your baby is ready for solids:

  1. Are they showing interest in your food?
  2. Can they sit up on their own?
  3. Have they lost their tongue-thrust reflex? (have they stopped pushing solid food out of their mouth with their tongue.)

If your baby is just starting solids, we recommend starting out with our single ingredient purees. One jar of Pureyay can be divided into 1 to 3 feedings, depending on how interested and hungry your baby is. Feed them as much as they want, and store the rest for later. 

How Can I Encourage My Baby to Try New Foods?

Your baby's tastebuds start developing before they're born through their second birthday, and everything they encounter in utero, in breastmilk, and in solid food will shape their tastebuds and future food preferences. It can often take 15-20 times of exposure to a new food before your child will willingly accept it. At Pureyay we believe that all babies can learn to love of healthy food. Here are some tips when introducing new foods:

  • Present your baby with 2-3 foods that already enjoy and a smaller helping of a new food you would like them to try.
  • Even if your baby doesn't eat a new food, it is beneficial for them to see, smell, and touch it. After exposing their other senses, they may be more willing to taste a new food. 
  • Furrowing their brow may mean that your baby is unsure if they like a new flavour. 
  • Turning their head may mean that they are full or don't want anymore. Take a break and try again later. 

Do You Offer Meals for Baby-Led Weaning?

A growing number of parents are bypassing purees in favor of a practice called baby-led weaning (BLW) — offering finger foods to give babies more control over what, and how much, they put in their mouths. BLW usually starts around 6 months of age, when babies are capable of self-feeding. Our Mashable Finger Food meals are compatible with baby-led weaning, and to learn more about this practice, check out www.babyledweaning.com