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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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Baby’s First Month: Top 20 Blogs to Read

Being a new mum is exciting, but it’s also extremely overwhelming and sometimes scary. No matter how many books you’ve read, how much time you’ve spent with nieces or nephews or how much you’ve wanted to be a mum, nothing can quite prepare you for the first month of motherhood.

Being a mum is all about learning on the go, and this is the case be it your first, second or fifth child. Every baby is different, and what works for one might not work for another. You are not expected to be “Supermum” and perfectly master the art of multitasking, so don’t stress. The focus for your first month is to spend quality time with your baby getting to know each other, and the rest will slowly fall into place.

Blogs are a fantastic way to seek advice as a mother of a new baby. They take you away from the hundreds of parenting books that can often give conflicting information, and helps you find someone going through a similar situation. Blogs offer advice, but also a place to share comfort, laughter, and tears. And with so many out there, you’re bound to find one you absolutely love.

To help you along, we’ve constructed a list of the top 20 blogs for new time mums.

Adriel Booker: I Still Belong

Adriel Booker is focused on providing stories of truth, discovery, and redemption. For the ultimate guide to newborn parenting, check out her blog post 100 Little Things About pregnancy, Birth and Being a First-Time Mum.

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Stay at Home Mum

When Jody Allen was made redundant while on maternity leave with her first baby, she had to learn to live life on just one income. What she learnt was that a simple life can mean a wonderful life, and she started Stay at Home Mum as a way to share her experiences and making ‘living frugal’ cool. Nowadays, there’s a huge team behind SAHM, pumping out blog articles such as Ten Tips for New Mums.

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The Twin Coach

If you think one new baby is hard, imagine holding two! That’s what Gina found herself doing, and as a release she began writing about her experiences. She offers advice from the perspective of a mum of twins living in competitive LA. Check out her articles Best Tips and Advice for New Parents, and One on One.

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She Knows

She Knows is a huge collection of expert tips covering a massive range of issues that affect women. One such topic is motherhood, and blog posts such as Baby Tips for New Moms and Baby Playtime Pointers for Newborns offer some great insight.

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The Parenting Files

Tahlia is a mum to three bubbly girls, a wife, family therapist, and counsellor. Running her own private practice, Tahlia has a strong desire to inspire and empower new parents through her “files” of wisdom and humour. For the essential “what to buy” blog, check out My Newborn Baby Essential List.

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The Bubhub

Since its creation in 2002, The Bubhub has been education mothers and fathers on everything from conception to pregnancy to parenting. An article that was particularly useful for us was their Pregnancy exercise – a trimester guide.

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The Art of Simple

The Art of Simple’s goal is simple … Live simply so that others can simply live. Through this blog, you’ll learn to slow down to help ease through the hardships, while making some friends at the same time. A wonderful blog post is An Open Letter to First Time Mamas of Newborns.

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Essential Baby

In terms of all-rounder advice, you can’t go past Essential Baby. Their blog posts like Baby’s First Month: Development, Medical and Sleep can help guide you well through the newborn stage.

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Parents

Parents is a website that offers advice on everything to do with parenting, from choosing baby names and furniture to feeding and sleep routines. A great post to search for is 30 tips for the First 30 Days.

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Incredible Infant

Incredible Infant teaches that no one know your baby better than you! Even so, Heather knows that you shouldn’t have to tackle it alone. For some good pointers on routine, read How to Rock Out a Newborn Schedule.

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Giovanna Fletcher

Author, actress, wife and mum, Giovanna Fletcher blogs exclusively for HELLO! Online about her life as a first time mummy. A favourite post of ours includes The First Month of Motherhood.

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Clickin Moms

Babies grow incredibly fast, so it’s a nice idea to capture them regularly with a camera. If you are looking to capture your child in special and unique ways rather than just point and click, why not take advice from the professionals. To get you started, check out 10 Tips for Photographing Your Own Newborn.

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Babycenter

Babycenter offers expert advice on every topic to do with babies, from infant massage and baths, to establishing good sleep habits and interpreting baby’s cries. For a good all-rounder post, read Your Newborn Baby.

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Babble

Babble is a prodigy of Disney, and offers lots of lifestyle and parenting tips.Top blog posts to read include Your Baby’s First Month.

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What to Expect

What to Expect provides a helpful guide through every aspect of pregnancy and having a newborn, focusing largely on that all important first year. Great posts include The Breastfeeding Diet and The Ins and Outs of Newborn Sleep.

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Pregnant Chicken

Pregnant Chicken focuses on keeping pregnancy ‘sunny side up’, and the friendly team offers a humorous blog that makes light of some hard situations. Good posts include What You Need to Know About Newborns and Why your Newborn Should Not Be Sleeping Through the Night.

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Raising Children Network

No matter what age your child is, whether they are still the size of walnut in your stomach or are teenagers driving you crazy with their moods, the Raising Children Network have seen it all. Backed by the Australian government, this site was created by a partnership of Australia’s leading early childhood agencies. We recommend you check out their Encouraging good behaviour: 15 tips.

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Chronicles of a Babywise Mom

This blog is designed to be a quick reference to find answers to some of the biggest newborn questions. Topics covered include: autism, baby whispering, bedtime routines, and best toys.

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Newborn Baby

Newborn Baby covers topics from ovulation and conception to creating a birth plan. Don’t miss Research Shows There’s No Such Thing as ‘Normal’ Breastfeeding.

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That Poore Baby

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This last one on the list is dedicated to the dads looking to wrap their minds around parenting. That Poore Baby is a funny dad blog that uses humour to tackle the good, bad, and ugly processes of fatherhood. Favourite posts include The 5 Things That Have Helped the Most With a Newborn – Baby Life Lessons and What’s It Like to Be a New Dad. Do you have a go-to site for all your parenting questions?

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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.