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Best way to freeze baby food on plane?

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    kellyst is offline Registered User
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    snagito, when you check the entire cooler bag, was it INSIDE another luggage? or just separately as a separate luggage, does it make a difference you think? hmm, now i have to be creative on layover time...

    now i'm thinking, maybe i can ship over the frozen food in advance.. haha :p

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    I have taken frozen baby food with me on trips many times. Just put them in ice cube sizes (depending on age of baby and appetite!) or in a variety of small little plastic boxes and wrap them in the frozen ice packs and put into a cool bag. As soon as you get to your destination transfer to hotel freezer. It usually works to get you through at least 4 days ish... word of warning though, aeroplanes do not have microwaves so defrosting them takes AGES..!!! I have had many a screaming baby whilst I have still been waiting for the food to get to at least warm!!!!

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    by the way, I also dont tend to take too much meat - usually only take meat for that day but for subsequent days I would only take frozen veggy food.... and take a can of tuna or something to mix in.

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    Lisa1, just to clarify, do you keep the cooler with you on board? or check it in?

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    I have a Fridge-to-go and, as far as I can tell, it may be a bit colder than a regular coolbag, but it won't keep your food properly frozen. So, for that reason, I think Lisa1's advice about not taking meat is spot on.

    If the veggies defost a little and you refreeze them at your destination, it's not a big problem but you can't do that with meat.

    As an aside, I'm travelling with pouches of pureed organic food I bought in 360. They are pure, with no artificial ingredients and will save a lot of hassle, in my opinion.

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    I think I'll actually do what Snagito suggested and pack the entire Fridge to Go (which is not very big) into a suitcase and then check it into the hold. When I've previously carried frozen food back to HK in my suitcase, it has stayed frozen even without a cooler bag, although it was a shorter flight. So I'm hopeful that it will be okay with the addition of the cooler bag and putting it in the hold. But just in case, I also won't bring much meat. If there is any sign of thawing of the meat when I get there, I'll throw it out just to be on the safe side. Will let you know how it works out.

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    It was inside a bigger suitcase. Another thing that helps is to pack the cooler bag really tight as possible and then cover the top with a kitchen duster or something so there is no space left inside, works very well I found, the smaller containers/ice packs/bags etc keep each other cool too if you see what I mean. I found that meat dishes kept well (bolognaise sauce etc) but fish I was worried about as that tends to spoil quickly - took a few cans of tuna/sardines etc as back up and then mixed into the rice and pasta dishes. All the best!

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    great.. getting so much info from this thread. but more questions. did you guys cook full meals and freeze (i mean WITH the rice/pasta)? or did you just freeze the vege and the meat and get fresh rice/pasta at the destination?

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