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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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3 Ways to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Entertained at Home

With the numbers of new Covid-19 cases on the rise, Prime Minister Lee Hsien has announced stricter measures that were introduced from April 7 to May 4 inclusive. Schools and institutes of higher learning will move to full home-based learning, all business must be conducted remotely or suspended, and all attractions, theme parks and museums will be closed.

So what does that mean for parents of young children?

For parents who are working, this means adjusting to a new type of work environment. It may feel that your responsibilities have just doubled and that the balance of focusing on work while entertaining and caring for your kids is too much. You may be tempted to fall back on letting your children watch TV and play video games as a way to ease this pressure.

As you read this, take a deep breath. Remember you’re not alone in your worries and that many other parents are facing the same situation. Kids are rambunctious, easily distracted and get bored quickly, but with a little forward-thinking and planning you can keep your kids entertained and healthy at home, and still manage to get some work done.

Here are three things you can do:

1. Have a schedule

To help keep your child’s day organised, create a schedule. This way they have different tasks they can do throughout the day and you can plan the times in which you’ll need to give them more attention.

If you’re working from home you can use your child’s new schedule to synchronise with your work schedule, ensuring your kids are busy when you need to focus on work or join a video call.

Your child’s daily schedule may look something like this:

7amDay starts Make your bed, have a healthy breakfast, brush your teeth and get dressed
8 – 9amExercise Go for a family walk or bike ride, do yoga, dancing or another form of physical exercise
9 – 9:30amSnack time Fresh fruit, vegetables sticks with mashed avocado, cheese and crackers, raisin toast, fruit smoothie, yoghurt and muesli, vegetable pikelets or Bellamy’s Organic fruit snacks.
9:30 – 10:30amLearning Use lesson plans provided by your child’s educator or the learning tools suggested below
10:30 – 11:30amCreativity Draw, colour, play an instrument, write a story, bake or do something that’s creative.
11:30 – 12:00pmChoose your own Free choice activity
12 – 12:30pmLunch time Sandwich or wrap, dinner leftovers, cup of vegetables, sushi, tuna rice salad, frittata, falafel pita pocket, organic pasta
12:30 – 1:00pmTidy Clean up from the morning’s activities
1 – 2:00pmRest Have a nap, read a book, do a puzzle or something relaxing.
2 – 2:30pmSnack time Fresh fruit, English muffin with ricotta cheese and banana, frozen fruit, hard boiled eggs, savoury scones, vegetables sticks with hummus, cheese and crackers, fruit smoothie, banana bread or Bellamy’s Organic fruit snacks.
2:30 – 4:00pmLearning Use lesson plans provided by your child’s educator or the learning tools suggested below
4 – 5:00pmExercise Go for a walk, bike ride, play sports or run in the garden
5 – 6:00pmDinner Discuss your day while you eat a healthy dinner as a family.
6 – 7:00pmBonding Bath time and read your favourite books together
7:30pmBed Lights out for younger children and quiet time for older kids.

2. Make use of learning games

Learning doesn’t have to be boring or feel like a chore. With the right learning games, your child will be thoroughly entertained AND eager to learn. Learning games include:

Treasure hunt

A treasure hunt is the ultimate boredom buster and it boosts cognitive development, promotes physical activity and enhances social skills. Treasure hunts teach patience, how to pay attention, team work, exercise, imagination, self confidence and creativity. Hop online and you’ll find a range of pre-made clues.

Build a fort

Give your child a few blankets and pillows and challenge them to turn the couch into a fort. No child will turn down the chance to make a secret base and they’ll be much more likely to play independently once they’re inside.

Locks and bolts

Young kids, especially, will be mesmerised by the act of unlocking something. If you’ve got some locks and bolts, give them a mixed bag and see if they can figure out which lock goes with each key. This will not only keep them amused, it will develop their fine motor skills.

Conversation games

Conversation games are a classic way to pass time and are a great activity to do with the kids when you’re a little distracted (e.g preparing dinner, putting washing on or tidying up). Name 10 is a conversational game in which you declare a category and then have your child name ten examples. Categories could include fruit, vegetables, countries and animals.

Sorting stuff

Curious toddlers enjoy sorting stuff especially if they believe they are helping you. Ask them to sort the laundry into piles, different coloured or shaped pasta into groups, toys into categories, shoes into pairs or the cutlery drawer.

3. Maintain good nutritional habits

Planning your food right will mean your child’s diet will be appropriately balanced. Regular meals can help alleviate some behavioural issues and will stop your kids from snacking unnecessarily. As a parent, you give your child healthy food options and opportunities to eat it. It’s up to your child to decide how much to eat – or whether to eat at all. It’s normal for kid’s appetites to change from one day to the next so try not to force food or offer food rewards. If they don’t eat lots at one meal time, they’ll probably make up for it during the next.

Giving your child healthy nutritious foods is important. It helps to surround your child with messages about healthy eating habits and food. This will help your child make healthy food choices throughout life.

Ways to introduce healthy eating habits include:

  • Stock your pantry and fridge with lots of healthy, nutritious options, and refrain from buying unhealthy snacks
  • Try to choose fruit and veggies of different colours, textures and tastes – the more variety there is, the more likely it is your child will find something that they’re interested in eating.
  • Get your child involved in planning and preparing meals. If your child has helped to make the meal, they’re more likely to eat it.
  • Enjoy healthy meals together as a family as often as possible. When your child breaks from their learning, take a break from work and join them for a healthy snack or lunch. This is a great opportunity to ‘check in’ on everyone’s day.

For more tips on nutrition or for some healthy recipes to make with your kids, check out the Belamy’s Organic blog. For tips on how to talk to your child about staying happy, healthy and entertained during self-isolation, click here. Children are also trying to make sense of what’s happening and they look to you for information and comfort. It helps to know how best to talk about it.

Stay safe, happy and healthy from all of us at Bellamy’s Organic.

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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.
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