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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.
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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The Six Stages of Early Cognitive Development in Babies

Cute Mixed Race Infant Holds Father's Thumb as Mom Looks On - Focus is on the Hand of the Baby Boy.

One of the amazing experiences of being a parent is following your baby’s cognitive development by seeing how he or she gains new skills and understanding of the world around.

Psychologists refer to the age of 0-24 months as the first cognitive development stage. According to Kidspot, during this time your baby’s actions and interactions help the brain to develop.

Your baby’s cognitive development during this first stage is mainly in the area of sensory motor experiences and includes six distinct points of progression:

  • The reflexive stage for the first two months or so, during which your baby begins to grasp and suck on objects. All of these movements are reflexive.
  • Primary circular reactions occur between two and four months, during which the reflexive behaviours are repeated over and over.
  • Secondary circular reactions follow from four to eight months. This is when your baby’s actions are first truly aimed at producing a reaction or consequence.
  • Coordination of secondary reactions occurs between eight months and a year, and refers to the period during which your baby displays a more coordinated approach to achieving results.
  • Tertiary circular reactions can be expected between 12 and 18 months, which is when your baby learns different ways to achieve the same result.
  • Finally, between 18 and 24 months your baby works out a multiple-step solution in his or her head before taking actions.

Have you noticed each of these developments in your child?

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