Oh Baby Foods, Inc.How do I know when my baby is ready for purees?
When baby intently watches others eat or drink, makes chewing or new motions with his tongue, can sit up without too much help, has good head control, and can turn away on his own, baby may be ready for purees. Most babies start eating baby food by the age of 6 months. If in doubt, ask your pediatrician. Some parents begin their babies’ eating adventure with rice or other grain cereal. This is an option, but is not necessary. Fran skipped the cereals and went right to the good stuff when Lucy turned 5 months.
Which puree should I start with?
Start with a Level 1 food, like Pearfecto, Peachy Keen, or Basil Babe. Some parents like to mix these with expressed breast milk, a 2:1 ratio of purée: breast milk. If baby doesn’t like it the first time, don’t worry. Try it again in a few days. Fran took a two week break with Lucy, who closed her lips when the spoon got close. After two weeks, she opened wide and leaned towards the spoon.
How often and how much should I feed my baby the same puree?
When introducing baby to a new ingredient, she should be fed the same food for 3-5 days. This way, a potential allergy or food intolerance would have plenty of time to show up and be identified. Start baby’s meals with one Oh Baby Foods pouch, adding another as needed.
Oh Baby Foods, Inc.How do I know if my baby has allergies?
An allergic reaction could take many forms. If your baby suddenly experiences a rash, diarrhea, constipation, gas, fussiness, wheezing, trouble breathing, swollen or itchy mouth or tongue after a meal, it could be due to an allergy or a food intolerance. We recommend introducing a new food in the morning, so that you can keep a watchful eye on baby during the day. Allergies, as opposed to food intolerances, can be serious. If you suspect an allergy, call your pediatrician. When introducing baby to a new ingredient, she should be fed the same food for 3-5 days. This way, a potential allergy would have plenty of time to show up and be identified.
What’s so great about foods in pouches vs. jars?
Pouch baby food is a clear winner for us and our satisfied little clientele.
Reason #1: nutrition. We gently cook our ingredients only to the temperature needed to be easily edible by babies’ new digestive systems. Flexible pouches are a fairly new way to enable us to keep these cooking temperatures low, while retaining a safe product for your baby. Jarred foods, on the other hand, are cooked to very high temperatures, which can break down a vital part of the food and nutrient structure.
Oh Baby Foods, Inc.Reason #2: delight for the senses. Have you compared our meals-for-babies to the jarred stuff? If so, we don’t need to tell you that the color, smell, texture, and of course, taste, are undeniably superior. We encourage you to conduct your own taste test.
Reason #3: environmentally responsible. Because our pouches do not require the thermal process of their jarred counterparts, fewer resources such as water, gas, and fuel are used. The BPA-free pouches used to protect our foods weigh much less than glass, which require less fuel to transport.
Are your pouches BPA-free?
How do I prepare and serve Oh Baby Foods® for my baby?
Oh Baby Foods® purees can be prepared in any number of ways.
• Serve at room temperature or put pouch in bowl of warm water for a few minutes.
• Store unopened purees in the fridge for a refreshing, chilled summertime meal.*
• May be eaten right out of the container for less mess!!
• Do not microwave pouch.
• Thin with breast milk, formula, or grain cereal for brand new eaters.
• Refrigerate after opening and eat within 2 days.
* If you decide to freeze our purees, be aware that textures may change after being frozen. We recommend warming all Oh Baby Foods® flavors for optimum taste.
“100% Grown by US Farmers,” Really?
100% of ingredients that make up your baby’s meals are grown in the US. Yep, 100%. That means that your purchase directly supports organic farmers throughout this country. What else does that mean?
• Recalls of international ingredients or products do not apply to your baby
• Fruit and veggies are harvested ripe; no long-distance travels for our meals-for-babies
• Job creation happens when we buy from US families
• Low food miles means you’re doing your part to sustain US agriculture
Your mission says you support regional agriculture. How?
Because we do seek the very freshest ingredients, we buy from regional sources as often as possible. We are fans of the Agrarian lifestyle chosen by hardworking families in our area. Our farmers are certified organic, which not only contributes to healthy babies, but also to healthy farmland. This may, in turn, help enable our current farmers to pass their land down to future generations.
“Regionally-raised Ingredients.” What is “regional”?
Regional means an ingredient grown within 400 miles of our kitchen. At the moment, about 90% of our ingredients are grown within 200 miles of our kitchen! That’s fresh!
Why do you not use GMOs in your purees?
We are the very first baby food company in the world to have all of our products Verified through the NonGMo Project! Why is this important to us? We feel that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are too new to mess around with, not only for consuming, but also to present in our natural environment. We’re not yet convinced that GMOs will alleviate global hunger and health issues beyond their possible negative impacts on our world.