This post is brought to you in collaboration with Organix.
The desire to feed our babies and young children healthy foods is an ambition shared by all parents. Busy lives can complicate our best intentions on occasion however. While we juggle families of varying sizes, working lives and the endless pull of our own grown-up affairs, it can be difficult to stay on track when it comes to supporting these healthy objectives, one-hundred percent of the time.
Thank goodness for healthy and convenient options for feeding our young ones, from brands such as Organix!
Organix understand the importance of delivering healthy, naturally sourced choices to little people just starting out in life. If you are a parent to a young baby and entering the weaning stage, Organix can provide you with a guilt-free helping hand, while presenting your child with a variety of high quality natural foods in formats suitable for little fingers and developing tastes.
Enjoying the weaning stage for both mum and babe is imperative. A good way to start is by preparing simple meals at home using your own ingredients, especially those which you are already in the process of cooking for yourself or other family members. Keep it simple. Set aside small portions of basic ingredients, like carrots, peas, potato, small amounts of tuna, chicken and fruits and puree these before serving to your young child. Aim to proceed slowly with each new taste and enjoy the moment together!
As your baby progresses through the early feeding stage, you can then move on to offering lumpier consistencies that encourage chewing and chomping with emergent teeth. From here, try mashing foods with a fork and serving lumpy textures to your child. Add breastmilk or formula to both increase the nutritional content and flavour of your recipes. Try merging foods together too; sweeten potato with apple for example, and add minute amounts of herbs and spices to foster their continued interest at mealtimes.
Finger foods come into play too - literally!
Once your child is able to sit alone, they are then ready for spoons and finger foods. Playing with food is a developmental stage which is messy, but also a time to to be encouraged. Older babies will love chomping on healthy slices of apple, banana, pre-cooked carrot slices, cucumber sticks, avocado chunks and so on. Try baking your own rusks or healthy cookies to assist your child's developing curiosity, and to soothe the pain of teething.
Self-feeding encourages the development of essential motor skills such as hand-eye co-ordination. For parents, it can be a time of 'grin and bear it.' It will be messy and awkward, but rest assured, you are setting your babe on the path to independence and health for life.
Organix produce high quality foods in formats to support your efforts during all stages of the baby and early-childhood feeding years.
For the finger feeding (and beyond) phase, try out their tasty Baby Biscuits. The unique ring shape of Organix biscuits give young children (from 7 months plus), the opportunity to improve their clasp from any angle. With ingredients which are entirely organic, and being naturally sweetened with fruit juices, you can rest assured that you are offering a new taste that is both healthy and beneficial.
The Organix cookies went down a treat with our three year old! Each pack of Organix Finger Foods Baby Biscuits contains nine tasty cookies backed by the Organix No Junk Promise: always organic, nothing unnecessary, setting standards.
Organix have a range of pureed fruit pots too, which are new to the Australian market. These delightful foods have been a sensation in our household, and are a yummy option for kids no matter what their age! Consider these for children's lunchboxes - even your own, in addition to being a perfect early food for babies.
Filled with nothing but organic goodness, Organix Fruit Pots are ideal for babies, toddlers and beyond. The entire Organix range is packed with real food and delivered to you conveniently, to support healthy choices and busy lifestyles, with no added sugar, artificial flavours or sweeteners.
You can find the Organix range at Coles supermarkets. Organix Baby Biscuits are new in stores from mid-October. The Baby Biscuits and Fruit Pots range is also available at Woolworths. Fruit Pots are priced at RRP $5.70 at Woolworths stores. Organix Biscuits are RRP $4.99.
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