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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

How to Swaddle Your Baby

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Swaddling babies is a practice that has been used for centuries, and is a traditional part of many cultures. It is one of the most commonly used methods to calm and soothe newborns, as it can:

  • Mimic the intra-uterine security your baby has come accustomed to.
  • Protect against SIDS by helping to keep your baby sleeping on their back.
  • Retain body heat, keeping baby warm.
  • Prevent startling by the Moro reflex.
  • Protect against scratching.
  • Promote longer sleep.
  • Reduce crying time and periods of waking.

For parents, swaddling can:

  • Make it easier to hold a young baby.
  • Make it easier to transfer from one parent’s arms to another.
  • Reduce anxiety over warmth and chills.
  • Make breastfeeding easier.
  • Increase sleep time for baby and thus for parents.

Swaddling fell out of favour for a while in Australia, but today swaddling is an important part of a baby’s start to life and something parents should be familiar with. Not all babies will enjoy being swaddled, however, so read your baby’s reaction and make up your own mind about whether or not it’s a practice you will use.

Choosing your wrap

Your swaddling blanket should be specific to the weather, meaning not too hot and not too cold. It also needs to be large enough for the fabric to cover your baby easily. A newborn baby will need a wrap with dimensions around 100x100cm, whereas an 8 week old will require a slightly larger 120x120cm wrap.

For summer swaddling, use lightweight wraps in 100% natural fibre only, such as cotton or bamboo. Muslin is an ideal material as it is light and breathable. Do not use wraps made from synthetic fabric (eg polyester or fleece), as this can quickly cause sweating and overheating.

Fitted wraps include:

Ergo Pouch – a snug fitting wrap most suitable for babies that sleep with their arms on their chest.

Sleepy Wings – a swaddling ‘jacket’ that just covers the arms, most suitable for babies without much startle reflex.

For winter swaddling, a muslin wrap is still suitable for most Australian climates. In very cool weather, however, flannelette that is 100% cotton makes another good choice. Bear in mind that flannelette doesn’t have much stretch in it, so is therefore more suitable for newborns who aren’t too wiggly.

A great fitted wrap for the cooler months is the Miracle Blanket, which is perfect for babies 0-4 months old.

Many wraps come in packs of four, and the best shape to look for are the square ones. Expect to go through several wraps a day in the early stages.

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How to swaddle

There are lots of different ways to use a wrap to swaddle, including:

The quick wrap

  1. Lay a clean wrap on a flat surface, such as a bed or change table.
  2. Place baby on top of the wrap, so that the back of their neck is halfway along the top edge. Their feet should be in the middle of the wrap.
  3. Ensure arms are in a comfortable position, then – starting with one side – bring one corner of the wrap diagonally down, over their shoulder and across their tummy.
  4. Tuck the wrap securely under baby’s bottom.
  5. Do the same with the other side, tucking the wrap under the opposite side.
  6. Bring the bottom of the wrap up and over the tummy to reach the shoulders. Fold each side around the back to secure.

The burrito roll

  1. Lay a square wrap on a flat surface to form a diamond shape.
  2. Bring the top corner down to about the length of your hand.
  3. Lay baby on the wrap so the fold is above the top of the baby’s neck.
  4. Tuck baby’s hands into the fold of the wrap so that they are resting beside their face.
  5. Pull the right side of the wrap across baby’s tummy and tuck it under baby’s left side.
  6. Fold the bottom tail of the wrap up over the shoulder.
  7. Pull the left side of the blanket across baby’s tummy and tuck it under the right side.

One arm swaddle

  1. Start with a square wrap and lay baby on top so that the back of their neck is halfway along the top edge.
  2. Leave one arm out (the one that’s most active) and lay the other arm down baby’s side.
  3. Take the top right corner and secure baby’s arm by their tummy and bring the wrap over baby’s tummy before tucking under their left side.
  4. Bring the left side of the wrap over baby’s shoulder, ensuring the free arm remains free.
  5. Bring the wrap around the back to tuck in just below the left armpit.

If using a fitted wrap, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Important points to remember when swaddling

  • Make sure baby’s face is free from the wrap.
  • Avoid swaddling baby too tightly. The key is to make baby feel secure, not constricted.
  • If baby likes to suck on their hand or fingers, leave at least one arm free. Self soothing is an important part of regulating their emotions.
  • Ensure baby’s legs are still free to move around. Baby’s with their legs swaddled tightly run the risk of having hip dysplasia.
  • Swaddling should be a symbol for sleep. Don’t confuse it by swaddling them for cuddle times.
  • Always place baby on their back when swaddled, and never on their front.

When to stop swaddling

Each baby develops at a different rate, and so there is no set age at which you should stop swaddling. Expert opinions vary, with some saying swaddling should stop around two months and others saying that up to six months old is okay. Ultimately, it should be a discussion between you and your child’s healthcare advisor.

Please note that the information provided by Bellamy’s Organic is to be seen as general advice only. Any questions you have related to your child’s welfare, please speak with your General Practitioner or paediatrician.

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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.