Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Offering New Tastes - Weaning Tips Plus An Organix Review and Giveaway - November Aussie Giveaway Linkup

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.




Organix would like mums and their babes to try out their delicious range (as featured here), and have kindly offered
two packs of Organix foods to gift
to two followers of Six Little Hearts
valued at $26.40 each!
Total prize pool: $52.80.


To Enter
Be a follower of Organix on Facebook

Fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
Please note: You must leave a comment and your name within your comment box to enter this giveaway. This is a game of skill. Comments without names inside the comment box cannot be matched and will be disqualified.
Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway




Are you a blogger who has a giveaway you would like to share and promote? Are you a reader who likes to enter giveaways? Starting on the first day of each month here on Six Little Hearts, and in conjunction with fellow bloggers Agent Mystery Case and All Mum Said, is the
Aussie Giveaway Linkup.

This is the place to promote your Australian blog giveaway and enter to win some amazing prizes too. Please head over and visit as many giveaways as you wish and be sure to spread the giveaway love on Facebook with your family and friends. The Aussie Giveaway Linkup is open for a whole month, each month, so be sure to pop back regularly and see what's been added. Links added here will appear across the three websites for maximum reach. Good luck!





























18 comments:

  1. Yum! I love natural organic products for my son. My best tip with finger foods is always have wipes on hand. Remember mess is part of the learning process!

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  2. I totally agree with caitlinlouise's comment about mess being part of the learning process. It's really encouraging to see the little man eat for himself, without me making the whooshing sound of a plane as the spoon lands in (or around) his mouth :)

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  3. Create a replacement! Start introducing a bottle or cup and from there add easy to eat foods like pureed fruit and veges, soft weet-bix or porridge and rusks, plain biscuits or fruit bars.
    Although its important to be patient because just like Pantene; it wont happen overnight but it WILL happen.

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    1. Ha! I love it! Great advice and congratulations WINNER 1!

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  4. Solids start in a month for our little man, these will come in very handy when I'm in a rush or out and about, without having to worry about additives and nasty preservatives in his food

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  5. For weaning I just filled them with other great foods. My daughter bit me a number of times and got weaned very quick!! I filled her with custards made with formula sometimes with soft fruits and she just adored them so it was easy.

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  6. I'd love to win this for my youngest, and it's hard trying to keep up with her healthy little appetite with wholesome, healthy foods, especially when I'm in a rush to get out the door in the mornings!
    (Stacey Shailer)

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  7. Started to just give him what we are eating, like meats and vegetables, pureed and mashed up. Banana mashed with greek yogurt is a healthy and easy, albeit messy, treat

    Sarah Ellwood

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  8. I think Organix were only new when my girls were little I would so have loved this range back then!

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  9. My best tip is to use a large plastic mat under the highchair (even an old plastic table cloth). This will catch a lot of the spilt, splashed or spat food, and therefore will make cleaning easier. I'm even known to take the mat out and wash it under the hose.

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  10. I'd love to win this prize because my baby is refusing to allow anyone to spoonfeed her. To let her feed herself would be great, she's currently living off avocado and bananas

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  11. We're not far away from starting food with our little man, which is all kinds of scary!

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  12. id love to win for my grand children

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  13. I have an 18 month old daughter with dairy and egg allergies, so I'd love to try these and introduce something new into her diet!

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    1. WINNER 2: Your daughter will love these. I hope she grows out of her allergies too. All the best.
      Thank you every one for entering. xx

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  14. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING A RECALL OF ORGANIX IN AUSTRALIA:

    *** AUSTRALIAN MARKET FOOD RECALL ***

    Our 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. We advise 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.

    For further information please contact our consumer care team on 001144 1202 586133 or email consumer.care@organix.com. Our office hours are 9am to 5pm GMT Monday to Friday.

    See www.foodstandards.gov.au/recalls for Australian food recall information.

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