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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

Feeding Your Baby on a Plane

 

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We are told that the best thing to do with your baby is to feed your baby as the plane is taking off and as it is landing. This helps her ears adjust to the changes in pressure from the constant swallowing action.

But it is easier said than done. Here are a few practical tips to make happy babies while travelling on planes:

Make sure you can keep them cool
• Planes can get very hot while on the ground waiting for take off and very young babies don’t regulate their own temperatures very well. Take some wet wipes or a damp flannel in a zip lock bag. Don’t hesitate to strip them down to a nappy so they stay cool and calm.

Taxiing takes time
• Never assume that when you start taxiing from the gate, that the plane is actually going to take off any time soon. So wait for the call “cabin crew please be seated for take-off” before you start feeding.
• When my daughter was three months we were flying from Melbourne to Sydney. We started taxiing out to the runway and started the feed. Of course the Captain announces that there are eight aircraft in front of us to take off and another 12 waiting to land. And we all know stopping mid-feed is not an option unless you wanting a wailing siren to start that may just evacuate the aircraft.

Reflux and extra spill-ups is common in babies on planes – even if they don’t normally
• Come prepared with a spare change of clothes (yes one more than the other three you may have in your bag) plus some towels. I have had the experience where my daughter made our fellow passengers quite distressed, but don’t panic, just be the super-cool mum you always are!

Avoid having to make connections
• If you are following the advice of feeding on take off and landing and you are doing domestic connections, you may need to re-think this strategy. There are not many alternatives – if they are a thumb or dummy sucker, it may be a time to reluctantly encourage a bit of sucking action, or maybe try to keep them opening and closing their mouths by playing funny games with them that keep them laughing.

Take pain relief medication with you
• Whilst this is not about feeding, sometimes you may not know that your baby has a sore ear – but you will on the plane. And so will the other hundred passengers. But worse is that if you are not prepared, your little baby will be very sore and there is nothing you can do at 40,000 feet.

Don’t be afraid to ask the cabin crew for help
• Cabin crew are usually able to heat a bottle if you ask nicely and help with getting the bottle out of your bag and the simple things that are a juggle in a space of a matchbox.

Try to break the feed between take off and landing on shorter flights
• On the descent, it may be too early for your baby to feed again. So if possible, (and it’s a short flight) try to break the feed on the take off and finish it on landing. It might just be a trick of distraction in between.

Snacks and bottles a spare bottle or two
• Take a spare bottle of two – you never know when you may be delayed so be prepared for delays.
• If your child is over 6 months old and eating fruits there are great products available that help your child suck healthy choices of food – such as cooled pieces of fruit through cheesecloth like material bag. Babies can spend hours sucking away at these material bags and keeping themselves amused. Parents just need to remember to throw out any remaining fruit when they disembark from the aircraft to keep to Australian customs requirements.

Every baby is different but travelling with your baby is always a logistical and planning exercise of strategic significance in the well being of you and your baby.

It is important to take mindful steps to planning your baby formula feed or breast feed ensuring you too have a happy baby on the flight!

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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.