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NEW FOOD PACKAGING IN STORE NOW

From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

  • CURRENT Packaging
  • new Packaging

We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
  • RUSKS NAME CHANGES
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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5 Quick Tips for Managing Colic Better At Night

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If your baby seems to be crying and fussing excessively, it may be you’re experiencing the effects of colic. Colic is the term used when your otherwise healthy baby cries for longer than three hours a day more than three days a week, and proves highly difficult to settle. It’s upsetting, it’s hard work, and there will be moments when you feel entirely helpless.

Coping with colic is never an easy task, but it becomes especially hard at night. Having a few tricks up your sleeve may just be the ticket to getting through it.

Mimic the womb

Your baby’s world is so new to them and at times it is often scary. White noise, making a “shushing” sound (or having a baby shusher do it for you) or running a vacuum cleaner can create environmental surroundings similar to that of the womb, soothing your baby and giving them a sense of comfort. Movements such as those felt in the womb will also help, so if they’re really worked up, rock them or place them in a baby swing until they settle.

Hold your baby more

Research suggests that infants between the age of three and 12 weeks (especially those experiencing colic) may benefit from being carried for at least three hours a day. The study, carried out at the Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute showed that babies being held for long periods throughout the day typically cried less at night – many up to two hours less. Now this doesn’t mean carrying them on your hip and showing them every new sight and face – it’s more about strapping them to you and carrying them as you perform your usual duties. It’s closeness your baby is craving, not necessarily stimulation.

Reduce stimulation

There is some thought to suggest that the symptoms of colic can sometimes be the result of too much stimulation. This notion certainly does fit in with the “6pm colic meltdown”, which generally comes as you’re busy running around making dinner, getting your toddler bathed and welcoming your partner home from work. A lot is going on and it’s exhausting for your baby.

Wrap your baby

Wrapping your baby firmly will remind them of being in the womb and will offer some level of comfort. Once wrapped, place them in the cot and pat them on the bottom, about 70 pats to the minute. This will replicate your heart rate and by placing your baby in their cot awake, you help prevent future sleep issues.

Find out more about choosing a wrap and how to swaddle with our complete guide here.

Know when to walk away

When you baby is refusing to settle, it may be that you need to take a break. Ask your partner to have a go at settling them and leave the room for a while. If you’re able to, arrange regular times with loved ones in which you can enjoy some “out time” or an undisturbed nap.

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Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding is best for your baby.
  • Having a balanced diet when breastfeeding is also important. Infant Formulas should only be used after you’ve sought advice from a doctor or health practitioner.
  • A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse and introducing partial bottle feeding may reduce the supply of breast milk. It is also wise to consider the cost of infant formula.
  • If you use infant formula, all preparation and feeding instructions must be followed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. This is important for your baby’s health.