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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

The Best Baby Formula in Australia?

 

 

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It seems like a reasonable question for a mother to ask. What is the best baby formula in Australia? Can there be one? Do regulations make them all the same?

Baby formula comparison

Well, to start with, the regulations ensure that all baby formulas are formulated in such a way that they can, without feeding anything else, sustain a healthy baby in the first 12 months of their lives. So they are quite rightly aimed at complete nutrition and safety.

But that doesn’t mean that all formulas are the same. Some mothers see their baby do well on one baby formula but other mothers using the same formula may not find their baby is as happy. There can be many issues to consider when looking at formula choices.  The best place to start is to talk to your health professional.  Also consider using the best resource out there: other mums!  Mums will happily share their experiences and tell you what is working for them and their babies.

Another thing to consider when you are making an informed choice about formulas may be to look at how a company making formulas deals with its customers, how it chooses to operate and what sort of products it makes. As with any company, the values a business holds ultimately translate into the quality of the products they make and the service it provides. Fine. But how does that help make a comparison of baby formula?

In our view the guiding principles for the best baby formula would be to start with the purest ingredients which are sourced from the most reputable places with the highest quality, choose a product produced by people who demonstrate they are committed to using quality ingredients and are experienced at what they do.

Organic baby formula may fit the bill

When you’re looking for food for your baby, you want the purest products. Since organic dairy farming practices ban the use of antibiotics, pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, you’re off to a good start. So nutrition arguments aside, choosing certified organic products gives you confidence in purity.

That purity also relates to how products are made and marketed. Does the product contain only the essential nutrients a baby needs, or does it have “added everything” as a gimmick to attract by guilt?

The next thing is what else do they make? A company that makes only certified organic food is committed to the bigger picture of sustainability and social concern and isn’t just making expedient, cost-based decisions about ingredients.

Then there’s reputation. And not what they say about themselves. It’s what others say about them that counts. What sort of company asks or rewards people to “like” it on Facebook? That status should be earned, not bought.

So, although it’s hard when you’re looking at a sea of facings in a supermarket, there are ways to choose what fits with your values and your personal view of what’s right for your family.

Mindful Eating

If you’d like to know more about Bellamy’s Organic and the certified organic baby foods we make, click on this link.

 

Important Notice

Thanks for reading our blog. We hope you found this information interesting. 

The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding is best for your baby.

Having a balanced diet when breastfeeding is also important. Baby 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 will 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.

 

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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.