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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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Teething Solutions for Painful Gums

A baby generally starts teething around 6 months of age, but it’s normal to feel the beginnings of teeth emerging from about 3 months or even as late as 10 months.

For some babies, teething has little to no effect on behaviour, but for others they can become quite fussy around teething time. This may result from swelling and soreness caused by the ‘cutting’ of a tooth. Symptoms typically caused by teething include hot, rosy cheeks, excessive drooling, red gums and gum rubbing. You may notice your baby becoming more irritable and difficult to settle during this time as well.

However, it’s important to recognise whether the discomfort they are experiencing is a result of teething or if there is another cause. Symptoms of teething usually appear a few days before a tooth erupts and can last for a few more days afterwards. So, if your baby is experiencing symptoms longer than a few days with no sign of a tooth emerging, consult with your doctor.

Once you have determined their discomfort is as a result of teething, you can try these techniques to relieve some of the pain:

Cuddle therapy

Some extra attention and cuddles can help to reassure your baby if they become distressed. It can also provide a distraction from the pain and discomfort they are experiencing with teething.

Cool a teething ring

Teethers can be kept in the fridge ready for when teeth attack. Always check the directions of a toy first, and refrain from placing items in the freezer as this can make them too cold. Try to look for teethers that come with a plastic handle, so your baby’s hands won’t get cold.

Teething biscuits

Teething rusks are a great little snack that can help soothe your baby by applying some counter pressure on their sore gums. (5) Bellamy’s Organic Milk Rusks are specially designed so that your baby can bite down without breaking or splintering the rusk.

Chill a washcloth

A chilled washcloth for baby to gnaw on can provide some light pressure on sore gums and the cold also acts as a nice distraction to take baby’s mind of the pain.

Give your bub some chilled food

Chilled fruit puree or yoghurt can provide some welcome relief for painful gums. Alternatively, if your baby is eating solids, some chilled cucumber or carrot can help as well. Just make sure the pieces are large enough to reduce the risk of choking and that baby is supervised while eating.

Breastfeeding

If you’re breastfeeding, the skin to skin contact can be comforting if your baby is unhappy. If you are worried they might use your nipple as a teething toy, try rubbing their sore gums before and after each feed.

Remember, teething symptoms should only last for a few days before and after the tooth appears. If none of these strategies work and your baby still seems to be uncomfortable, consult your doctor for advice before administering any pain relief or teething gels.

References

  1. Teething chart when the teeth come marching in [Internet]. New South Wales: Australian Dental Association; c2016 [cited 2020 Sep 7]. Available from: https://www.ada.org.au/getattachment/Your-Dental-Health/Resources-for-Professionals/Resources-for-Children-0-11/When-the-teeth-come-marching-in-teething-chart/When-the-teeth-come-marching-in,-teething-chart.pdf.aspx
  2. Markman L. Teething: Facts and fiction. Pediatr Rev. 2009 Aug;30(8):59-63.
  3. Meer Z, Meer A. Teething trouble and its management in children. Int J Clin Dent. 2011 Apr;3(2):75-77.
  4. Memarpour M, Soltanimehr E, Eskandarian T. Signs and symptoms associated with primary tooth eruption: a clinical trial of nonpharmacological remedies. BMC Oral Health. 2015 Jul 28;15:1-7.
  5. Terrible teething soothing your teething tot [Internet]. New South Wales: Australian Dental Association; c2016 [cited 2020 Sep 7]. Available from: https://www.ada.org.au/getattachment/Your-Dental-Health/Resources-for-Professionals/Resources-for-Children-0-11/Terrible-teething-soothing-your-teething-tot/Terrible-teething,-soothing-your-teething-tot.pdf.aspx
  6. Breastfeeding information – biting [Internet]. South Melbourne: Australian Breastfeeding Association [revised 2017 Mar; cited 2020 Sep 7]. Available from: https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/common-concerns%E2%80%93baby/biting
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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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