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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
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10 Easy Ways to Live a More Sustainable Life

Sustainable Life

What does it mean to live a more sustainable lifestyle? Is it giving up the consumption of animal products and purchasing goods only from brands that limit their impact on the environment? Is it putting a ‘no junk mail’ sign on your letterbox to limit the amount of paper you use? Is it timing your showers, hand washing your clothes and turning the lights off when you leave a room?

Every person’s answer to sustainable living is different. The common thread, however, is that every sustainable thought makes a difference. You don’t have to consume yourself with sustainable living – you just have to take small steps to improving the way you consciously spend each day. Dedicate even a small window of time to sustainable practice, and you’re living a more sustainable lifestyle.

Here are some small steps to take.

1. Use natural cleaning products

Caring for your home and your family – especially if you have children – is a major priority for most parents. Overlook the effect of commercial household cleaning products and you can jeopardise the health of both your family and the environment.

Most cleaning products on the market contain harsh chemicals that are toxic – especially if ingested. Additionally, chemical residue contained in products like laundry detergent and floor cleaners can cause allergic reactions if absorbed in the skin and breathed in. Using natural cleaning products is more than ‘saving the environment’ – it’s better for your child’s health.

2. Avoid disposable items

Singapore uses about 3 billion plastic bags a year and the average newborn has up to 12 nappy changes per day. In terms of protecting Mother Nature, removing these two disposables alone can make a big difference to your global impact. Ban plastic cutlery and single-use batteries as well, and you’re on your way to living more sustainably.

3. Grow your own herbs, fruits and vegetables

You don’t have to have a big garden to grow your own herbs, fruits and vegetables. You can utilise any space you have – windowsill, rooftop, courtyard – wherever. Basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, coriander, rosemary, dill and mint are all good candidates for small spaces. Cherry tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, kale, beans and capsicum are, too.

4. Dress sensibly

Wear the appropriate clothing and dress your little one’s for the weather to limit your reliance on air conditioning and heating. Get cold? Add a layer of clothing. Too warm? Wear a singlet. Keep in mind other factors too like tinting your windows, shading your living areas with shrubs, and turning off heat-emitting culprits like the printer, TV and lamps.

5. Buy organic

Organic farming rebuilds soil health and stops harmful chemicals from getting into our water supplies. There is no need for non-renewable oil-based fertilisers and pesticides, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions are released. On top of this, organic food is healthier, safer and tastier. Why wouldn’t you choose organic?

6. Reduce your water consumption

Water demand in Singapore is currently about 430 million gallons per day. This figure is likely to double by 2060. Every drop saved brings this amount down. Why not make water conservation a way of life? Take shorter showers, turn the tap off when brushing your teeth and ask for a free water saving kit from PUB to help you reduce as much as 5% of your monthly water consumption.

7. Take public transport

Singapore’s MRT system is the fastest way to zip around the city and it’s also the most environmentally friendly mode of transport. Buses are a great way to move about, too. The extensive network of routes taking you almost anywhere you want to go. Kids under 0.9m are free and you don’t even have to fold up the stroller.

8. Stop buying bottled water

The world drinks over $100 billion worth of bottled water each year, equating for roughly 50 billion bottles. In addition, 17 million barrels of oil are used in the production of disposable water bottles annually. Singapore’s tap water is well within international guidelines set by the World Health Organisation and is suitable for drinking without further filtration or boiling.

9. Choose sustainable fashion

Choosing sustainable fashion can be done in many ways. You can invest in better quality items that last longer (and avoid fast fashion); buy second hand clothing where possible. Also, support fashion brands that are ethical and environmentally conscious, and you can rethink your wash habits. 25% of the carbon footprint of clothes comes from the way we care for them.

10. Go paperless

Going paperless is one of the simplest ways to live more sustainably. Opt to receive digital letters, bills and notices, send electronic baby and wedding notices, send email greetings instead of a Christmas cards, and get rid of your home printer. This will encourage you to use a printer only when you absolutely need to.

Choose to be more sustainable today

Feeling inspired and wondering what step to take first? Hop online and learn about Bellamy’s Organic, check out the latest news and resources, and order your little one’s wholesome, nutritious and organic food, milk and snacks. Providing a convenient and healthy choice for busy parents, Bellamy’s Organic is a simple way to ensure your baby has a pure start to life.

Bonus: DIY homemade natural all-purpose cleaner

This recipe for a natural, all-purpose cleaner that will get rid of grime without leaving nasty chemical behind is super easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • Recycled spray bottle (roughly 350ml)
  • Enough water to fill the spray bottle
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • 10 drops your choice of the following:
    • Tea tree
    • Lavender, or
    • Lemon essential oil

Note: These oils were chosen due to their natural disinfectant properties

Method

  1. Mix the vinegar, essential oils and a splash of the water in a clean spray bottle (we recommend using a recycled bottle or glass bottle instead of plastic for true sustainability!).
  2. Add the baking soda, then fill to top with water.
  3. Gently shake to mix ingredients, and then spray the dirty area, wipe with a cloth, and allow it to dry.

Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • Breast milk is the best for babies. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.
  • The content on this website is intended as general information for Singaporean residents only and should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice from your healthcare practitioner. According to recommendations from the Singapore Health Promotion Board, solid food should be given to babies only after 6 months.