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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

The Case of Baby Blues

Case of Baby Blues

I sat down to dinner with my new baby, at home, on my own.  My mum had gone home, after spending the first 10 days with me in case I needed help.  My partner was at work.  Until giving birth, I would have been at work too.

It was strange to be thrust from being busy all the time, with people coming and going, to quiet.  At home.  On my own.  Except I wasn’t alone, because now I had a baby.

As I sat eating my dinner, the thought suddenly occurred to me, “this is what my life is going to be from now on…at home.  On my own.  Every night.”

A couple of tears almost fell…

Then I stopped and thought to myself, no.  You have a choice.  You do not have to sit here alone.  You can go out and see people.

So that’s what I did.  That night.

 

Here are some other tips to help you beat the Baby Blues:

 

  1. Talk to someone who has been through it before.  I was lucky enough to have an older sister who lived close, with two daughters only slightly older than mine.  It was great to have someone who could say, “It’s ok, it’s normal”.
  2. Join a mothers group if you don’t have family or close friends you can talk to. You can find them on the net, or ring your local council or church. If you feel a bit awkward at first, don’t worry, as they will be feeling the same.  Everyone is learning.
  3. If friends and family offer help of any kind; meals, a load of washing done, visits – accept it!  You may not feel like saying yes, but do it anyway.  When a friend comes to visit and they say, “Go have a shower and I’ll watch little Jack”, there is no sense at all in responding with, “No, it’s fine, I’ll have one later.” (sure you will). Just take some guilt-free time for you!
  4. Any opportunity you get to catch up on sleep – take it.  Don’t turn the tv on, put your phone on silent, close the blinds, clear your mind.  Sleep aides learning, memory and insight, and helps with speed of thinking.  It gets you in a better mood, and reduces the risk of depression.
  5. Eat healthy food – something fresh or perhaps organic?  Seems obvious, but it will make you feel better, and is better for your baby when you breastfeed.
  6. Get some exercise, fresh air and sunshine.  Get the endorphins working again.  Baby Blues are brought on with the drop in endorphins when estrogen and progesterone plummet after giving birth.  Exercise is one way to rustle them up and get some balance in your body!
  7. Expect it will take time to adjust; that you wont keep up with housework; and that your hair and makeup wont be done every day.
  8. Tell your partner what you need from them, and allow them to help.  They may not know how to make the perfect dinner, or get the settings right on the washing machine, but if you never let them try, they never will!

If you think it’s more serious than the blues, or you’re just not sure, call you doctor and get a professional assessment, for the wellbeing of you and your baby.

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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.
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