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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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Our Guide to the Best Fruits and Vegetables for Babies

It’s never too early to introduce healthy, nutritious foods to your baby’s diet, and vegetables and fruit are some of the best sources of vitamins and minerals available. With that in mind, here’s our guide to what we consider to be the best vegetables and fruit for your baby.

Best vegetables

  • Carrots – These are a great source of beta-carotene (vitamin A), which is very good for baby’s eyes.
  • Sweet potato – Sweet potato is a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, fibre and potassium.
  • Squash – This is a great source of vitamins A and C that is easily digested and tastes great with a creamy texture.
  • Parsnip – Parsnip has plenty of starch and fibre as well as antioxidant vitamins C and E.
  • Broccoli – An excellent source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, fibre, calcium, folic acid, iron and potassium, broccoli is an excellent choice of vegetable for your bundle of joy.
  • Spinach – Like all dark green leafy vegetables, spinach contains large amounts of iron and folate.
  • Pumpkin – Pumpkin is loaded with nutritional compounds that every baby needs, including plenty of beta-carotene.
  • Beans – All varieties of beans are packed with fibre and protein, and are excellent for growing babies.

It’s important to remember to introduce your baby to these healthy new foods one at a time. If you wait a few days, this also gives you time to see if they have any sort of allergic reaction to them. If they’re just starting out on solids, it’s also a good idea to puree the foods mentioned here.

Best fruits

  • Apples – These are really easy for your baby to digest, and the pectin or soluble fibre they contain helps with constipation.
  • Pears – Pears are gentle on your baby’s tummy, easy to swallow and make excellent weaning food, as they’re among the least allergenic fruits. They also help with gastric reflux.
  • Bananas – As they contain slow-release sugars, bananas are great for sustained energy and are also known for treating diarrhoea and constipation.
  • Papaya – Papaya is rich in vitamins C and E, soluble fibre and beta-carotene and contains enzymes that help with digestion.
  • Apricots – Not only do apricots contain iron, potassium and beta-carotene, they are also a good source of fibre.
  • Avocados – Avocados are an excellent source of unsaturated fats, which babies need for brain development.
  • Rockmelon – A highly nutritious fruit, rockmelons (also known as cantaloupes) are a good source of vitamin C, calcium and beta-carotene for healthy eye development.
  • Blueberries – Blueberries are rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene, which are good for your baby’s eyes, brain and urinary tract, and have one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any fruit.
  • Peaches – These are easy for your baby to digest, and are an excellent source of vitamin C.
  • Mandarins – A rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, and babies love the taste of fresh, juicy mandarins.
  • Plums – Plums are a good source of vitamins A and C, and are high in fibre and low in cholesterol.
  • Kiwi fruit – Also known as Chinese Gooseberries, these are rich in vitamin C, fibre, potassium and folate.

Check out our vegetable and fruit pouch range now.

      

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If you are able, breastfeeding is best, as it provides the ideal nutrition for babies and has other important health benefits too. Health Professionals are well placed to provide appropriate feeding advice and support. A healthy diet during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding is important.

Introducing infant formula either partially or exclusively, may reduce the supply of breast milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Social and financial implications, such as preparation requirements and cost of formula until 12 months, should be considered. When using infant formula, always follow the instructions for use carefully, unnecessary or improper use may make your baby unwell.

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