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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

Why Is My Baby Constipated?

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Seeing your baby or toddler dealing with constipation can be quite distressing. Not only will you struggle seeing them in pain, but unless you identify the underlying reason they are getting constipated, chances are it will continue.

So, if your baby has started to eat solids and you are still finding they get clogged up regularly, here are some of the most common reasons infants get constipated.

Reasons for constipation: not enough fluid

For management and prevention of constipation the most important thing is to ensure babies and infants are getting enough fluid. Whether this is breast milk, toddler milk, or a combination of the two – this is important to ensure proper hydration. Signs your child may be dehydrated include having fewer wet nappies than usual, dark yellow urine, fatigue, tearless crying and rapid breathing.

Once your baby reaches six-months-of-age it is safe to offer small amounts of cool, boiled water via bottle or assisted drinking cup throughout the day. When they are thirsty and in need of more fluid they will drink the water readily, often seeking it out – so watch for these cues.

Reasons for constipation: changes in food habits

It is important to know, when babies are first introduced to solid foods they commonly experience constipation, so breast milk or toddler milks should be given before solid food to ensure they receive enough fluid. Solid foods should be introduced gradually and in small quantities (think one or two teaspoons per meal), beginning with vegetable and fruit purees before moving to other foods or increasing the volumes of food over time.

Having a mix of different foods is also important. For example, while fortified cereals and baby oats are great, it’s also important to include a mix of fibre via fruits and vegetables. By offering a mix of vegetables at least once a day, you will ensure your baby or toddler is getting enough fibre. For older infants, those over over nine months, wholemeal bread and wholegrain cereal will also offer extra fibre.

Reasons for constipation: incorrect formula concentrations

If your little on is suffering from constipation and they are formula fed, always check to ensure the formula is being made up correctly. If your infant is getting the right mix of formula, once they reach the age of six months, boiled and cooled water can be offered between feeds to increase the fluid intake.

Reasons for constipation: too much milk

For both infants and toddlers, excessive consumption of milk (more than 800 to 1,000mls per day) is related to constipation thanks to a higher intake of calcium. An excessive intake of milk can also cause a reduction in appetite, which in-turn can lead to a reduced intake of dietary fibre via fresh fruits and vegetables. A baby aged 12 months will not require more than 600 to 800mls of formula or breast milk each day, while a child aged over 12 months will not need more than 600mls of formula, breast milk or cow’s milk each day.

Often, parents seek out alternative treatments for baby and toddler constipation, including pills, powders and potions – but the truth is in most cases that constipation will be relieved with the right mix of food and fluid. Very occasionally constipation may be the sign of another medical condition and the infant may need to see a specialist. Signs that your infant might need further medical attention include chronic constipation, anal bleeding, extreme discomfort, or pain not relieved via dietary adjustment over a few days.

Disclaimer: this content is provided for educational and informational purposes only. If you have a specific medical question or concern, please seek advice from your doctor or health care professional.

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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.