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Starting your baby on solids can bring with it a whole lot of questions – when to start, what to feed, how much.
Even after having my third baby I had the same questions and I had to resort looking back through past baby food recipe books for some answers.
In the end, after successful attempts with some baby rice cereal and some homemade fruit and vegetable purees around six months of age, I kind of fell into baby led weaning with Miss 1. At the time, I didn’t really know this was even an actual ‘thing’. It was something I just started to do because in the craziness of a school morning it was easier for bubs to snack on some finger foods rather than be spoon fed. She would quite happily sit in her highchair and suck on a toast finger or some pieces of fruit while I made school lunches and got breakfast ready for the rest of the family.
While I generally like to make a lot of my girl’s snacks, it’s still really helpful to have some pre-made options ready to go in the fridge or pantry for when time is short or you need to leave the house in a hurry.
Miss 1 and I were recently given the opportunity to give some Organix baby food a try, including their fruit pots and baby biscuits.
*** AUSTRALIAN MARKET FOOD RECALL 4/4/17 ***
The range of Organix Finger Foods baby biscuits are being recalled from the market in Australia due to local regulatory concerns that the biscuits can crumble into pieces which may pose a potential choking hazard. Organix advises anyone who has purchased them from Coles, Woolworths and some health food stores in Australia to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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See www.foodstandards.gov.au/recalls for Australian food recall information.
I had to wait a few days before offering them to Miss 1 as she was still recovering from a nasty bout of tonsillitis and refusing to eat most things given to her. When she was on the mend, I offered the ring-shaped biscuits at morning tea over the next few days alongside some of her usual dried fruits and crackers. She quite happily munched away on them but after trying strawberry, vanilla and banana flavours, the vanilla biscuits were by far her favourite. I even gave them a try myself and found them to be quite tasty – despite being low in sugar they certainly were not low in flavour.
The same goes with their fruit pots. Miss 1 has moved beyond fruit purees and happily eats most cut up fruit now so she wasn’t too keen on the texture of the puree, but I gave them a taste and was pleasantly surprised to find both the Mashed Apple and Mango; Apple and Raspberry to be rather delicious. I have tasted some baby food in the past and often understood why my child wouldn’t want to eat them when I didn’t even like them myself. I ended up popping some of the puree from the fruit pots into one of the reusable food pouches I have in the cupboard and had success with Miss 1 eating some that way.
Overall, I found these products to be quite tasty and recommend them a great alternative to homemade baby food and treats. I only wish I had discovered these products a little earlier when first making the move to solids with my own little one!
Tips for starting finger foods from Organix
- Finger foods encourage little ones to accept new foods and help to develop your child’s sense of independence while boosting their hand-eye co-ordination and motor skills.
- As your child’s independence develops, offer finger foods that are the perfect size for their little fingers to grasp and pick up.
- Throughout the weaning journey, give your baby lots of opportunities to explore new and different flavours.
- Offer lots of different textures to help develop your baby’s curiosity about food and build their confidence and enjoyment of finger food.
- Look for finger foods that contain no unnecessary added ingredients, such as sugar, artificial flavours or sweeteners.
Organix makes a range of weaning and finger foods that aim to help make children discover new textures, tastes and shapes. They come with a ‘No Junk Promise’ that the foods are made with the best organic ingredients and contain nothing unnecessary.
Organix baby biscuits are made from wheat and mixed with grape juice then strawberries, bananas or vanilla, depending on the flavour. They contain organic ingredients with no added sugar, artificial flavours or sweeteners. They can be found in Woolworths and Coles. Organix fruit pots are made from 100% organic fruit and can be found in Woolworths.
For more information on Organix baby food products, visit www.organix.com
This is not a sponsored post, however I was given two packs of fruit pots ($5.70 RRP each) and three packets of biscuits rings ($4.99 RRP each) from Organix for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are my own.