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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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Sensory Play for Early Learning

You might have seen your little one playing with their food on the highchair or throwing their favourite toys around. It might seem to be a complete mess, but they are all sensory experiences that encourage a child’s development and early learning.

 

What is Sensory Play?

Sensory play is any activity that focuses on stimulating a child’s main senses, from touch, smell, taste, sight, movement, and hearing. It is more than just a fun activity to keep your toddler busy (so you can take some rest!), as there are a lot of AMAZING benefits to have your child actively uses their senses while exploring their surroundings through sensory play.

 

Here are 3 reasons why sensory play is beneficial:

 

  1. It encourages the development of motor skills

Motor skills are a crucial part of a child’s development as it affects their physical strength and movement. Sensory play involves repetitive movements such as pouring, scooping or lacing which encourages toddlers to move in play.

 

  1. It supports cognitive development

Sensory plays allow your little one to explore, observe and figure things out for themselves. The process of understanding and learning helps them to develop the ability to complete more complex tasks as they grow.

 

  1. It helps improve concentration

Sensory play requires a certain amount of focus especially when they are learning to make small grips or playing memory games. It is a perfect way for calming a child and helping them to stay focused in an enjoyable manner.

 

Toddlers learn through play, and sensory activities are the best way to achieve that. Most importantly, it can take place anytime and anywhere! If you are looking for some fun and educational activities that can support your little one’s development at HOME, here are some sensory play ideas for you!

 

  • Finger Painting

Toddlers love painting, especially with their fingers! Finger painting is one of the most relaxing ways for toddlers to express their emotions and creativity. You can also help your toddler to learn about the basic concept of colours and shapes through this fun and engaging sensory experience!

 

  • Pasta Play

Pasta play is a simple sensory play that offers a treat for the sense of touch, sight and even sound. All you need is:

Now, let your toddler go wild and watch them exploring using practical life skills such as filling, dumping and pouring.

 

  • Jelly Play

Children below three years old love to put things in their mouths but thankfully, the Jelly Play is completely safe for your little explorers! You may let them smell and taste the jellies before the play. Its soft and smooth texture ensures that your toddler will enjoy hours of squishing and grabbing as they play. To make it more interesting, you may provide them with a plastic spoon to cut into small pieces. This will improve their fine motors skills and strengthen their finger-controlling.

 

  • Sensory Bottle

The sensory bottle is a mess-free play that will spark your toddler’s curiosity. Simply fill a clear plastic bottle with water, toys, buttons or small objects to stimulate your toddler’s sense of sight and sound. The great thing about a sensory bottle is that it can keep your little one calm when they turn or shake it. This helps them regulate themselves and their emotions.

 

Last note on Sensory Play for our beloved parents

 

Sensory play is an important step in a toddler’s development process. While your little one joyfully discovers the world and connect with their senses, make sure you provide them with a safe environment.  Now it’s your turn to have a fun-filled playtime with your toddler!

 

 

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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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