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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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8 Teething Solutions for Painful Gums

shutterstock_205590811Baby teething starts around the six month mark, but it’s normal to feel the beginnings of teeth from about three months old. Lower front teeth generally come through first, followed a couple of months later with the top teeth.

For some babies, teething has little or no effect on behaviour, but for others they can become quite fussy around teething time. This may be as a result of swelling and soreness caused by the ‘cutting’ of a tooth.

Signs of teething include: drooling, a rash around the chin area, reduced appetite, and chewing on toys or fingers. You may also see a teething baby hard to settle at night. When this is the case, there are a few tricks to try and ease discomfort and reduce symptoms.

It’s important to recognise when discomfort is as a result of teething and when it’s not. Often parents jump to the conclusion of teething when a child is irritable, when in fact the child could be suffering from tiredness, hunger, boredom, or constipation. Eliminate other possibilities first, and then look towards teething.

Once you have determined their discomfort is as a result of teething, you can try these techniques to relieve some of the pressure:

Run a warm bath

A nice warm bath will calm your baby’s entire self down, especially when teamed with some soothing lotion and a baby massage.

Cool a teether

Specialised teething tools can be kept in the fridge ready for when teeth attack. Always check the directions of a toy first, and refrain from placing items in the freezer as this can make them too cold. Also look for teethers that come with a plastic handle so your baby’s hands won’t get cold.

Teething biscuits

Teething rusks are a great little snack that help soothe baby’s teeth at the same time. Bellamy’s Organic Milk Rusks are specially designed so that baby can bite down without breaking or splintering the rusk, and this will give them the desired pressure on sore gums.

Freeze a wet wash cloth

Soak a piece of terry cloth in cooled boiled water, wring out slightly, and then place in a plastic bag. Store it in the freezer until required, and then let baby suck away. For added relief, soak the cloth in chamomile tea.

Give your bub a mesh feeder

Mesh feeders are great for foods such as avocado and banana, and when kept in the fridge can be particularly soothing.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a great way to fill your baby as well as soothe them. If you are worried they might use your nipple as a teething toy, try rubbing their sore gums before and after each feed, or expressing milk into a bottle.

Teething jewellery

Teething bling that is made from Australian standard certified silicone puts teething toys at easy access, and are specially made to be chomped on. Amber teething beads are another option that are popular with mums of teething bubs. However, babies wearing these items should always be close watched.

Teething gel

Teething gels, such as Orajel and Bonjela, are designed to soothe and numb areas that are particularly painful. Hyland’s offer a natural, homeopathic version that’s also popular.

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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.