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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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How best to start your baby on solids!

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When will my baby be ready to start solid foods?

When your baby is between 4 and 6 months, they’ll be starting on solid foods.  Keep in mind though, your baby’s digestive system won’t be ready to process solid foods before 4 months of age.

Tell-tale signs your baby is ready to start solid food:

  • Your baby will probably be able to sit upright when supported, with good control of the head and neck
  • Your baby may show interest in food eaten by others, watching you and your mouth while you are eating
  • Your baby may be unsettled after a breast feed or bottle, milk alone may not be sustaining them through the day or night (this may also be due to a growth spurt around 3-4 months of age)
  • Your baby may wake at night when they previously slept through
  • Your baby may want to put things in their mouth (this can also be a sign of teething!)

When you introduce solid foods to your baby, you’re not just teaching them how to eat and chew food.  The combined chewing and tongue action is an important precursor to speech development and the formation of word sounds.

What first solid food should I start with?

Baby rice is usually a baby’s first taste of solid food because it’s gentle on the stomach and easy to digest.

Our Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice is recommended from 4 months on.  It is made from premium-grade rice, it’s certified organic. Mild flavoured and smooth textured, Baby Rice is perfect for teaching your baby to eat and swallow solid foods. Our Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice contains mineral iron and Vitamin C, it’s gluten free too!

Introduce Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice gradually to your baby’s diet.  Offer the rice cereal between or after a milk feed.  Once your baby is used to Baby Rice, a little mashed banana, pumpkin or avocado can be added to mix things up and introduce new flavours into their diet.  Continue to add new solid foods as your baby gets used to more variety and flavours, and becomes more adventurous.

If your baby rejects the food, try again the next day.  Expect some funny faces and some hesitancy, as this is a new experience for your baby.

If you have any questions about introducing solid foods to your baby you should always talk to your health professional.

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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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