Kipper is now nine months old, I have no idea where the time has gone but we are well into our weaning journey. The first pre made baby food I tried him on was one of Babease’s at the Baby Show. I was Instantly impressed with the desire to produce a baby food which is vegetable led, unlike many of the others in the marketplace. I desperately tried to keep him on vegetables only for the first few weeks. However that is quite difficult when it comes to needing something convenient off the shelf and this is where Babease come in. As they do not add fruit fillers to their recipes. By opting for vegetables first I hoped that Kipper would not become hooked on the sweetness of the fruit. Which understandably is more appealing to them. By giving Kipper more savoury options I was hoping to increase his acceptance of vegetables, especially greens. As babies are more receptive to new flavours in the earliest stages. It definitely seems to have worked with him, I am yet to find a vegetable which he is not keen on. Although Avocado is not a popular choice but I think that is more to do with the texture. I also like the fact that each recipe has been created by a chef and a nutritionalist and they use organic ingredients sourced in the UK when possible. They are also free form added sugar and salt, dairy free, gluten free and suitable for vegetarians. So far Babease have released both stage 1 (4 months+) and stage 2 (7 months+) options: Stage 1:
- Sweet Potato, Carrot & Cauliflower
- Butternut Squash, Carrot & Broccoli
- Pumpkin & Pea
- Sweet Potato, Pear, with Coconut Water, Brown Rice & Quinoa
- Banana, Pear & Blueberry with Brown Rice
- Pear & Mixed Berries, with Coconut water Brown Rice & Quinoa
- Sweet Potato, Tomato, Carrot & Quinoa with Chickpeas & Cumin
- Butternut Squash, Quinoa & Beetroot with Onion & Sage
- Chickpea, Pumpkin, Tomato & Coconut Cream with Herbs & Milk Masala
- Broccoli, Parsnip, Green & Puy Lentils with Onion, Fennel, Tomato & Herbs
- Brown Rice, Swede, Courgette & Kale with Onion, Garlic & Thyme
The fact that the recipes also have a wide range of herbs and some spices adds to the flavour and are normally the sorts of ingredients you generally find in baby food. We have tried the majority of these and unsurprisingly all of them have gone down well with Kipper. I have even eaten them! And so I know they do not taste like your typical baby food, hence the Food for babies – not baby food!! The packaging also scores highly, not only do the lovely cardboard sleeves have some delicious recipes on the back, they also help the pouch to stand up! The piechart on the back gives you details of the contents at a glance. They are so useful I actually think it should be compulsory to put them on all prepared food. So they have scored really highly in my book and for a RRP of £1.19 for stage 1 and £1.49 for stage 2 they are very well priced. I would definitely recommend these to friends without a second thought. If you would like to try Babease out for yourself then you can purchase them from Ocado, Boots, As Nature Intended, Amazon or online directly from Babease.
Alternatively you can enter my competition below for your chance to win £25 of Babease stage 1 and stage 2 food. Please note the T&Cs:
- Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18
- There is no cash alternative offered
- The winner will be drawn at random and will receive £25 of stage 1 and stage 2 baby food pouches from Babease
- The competition will close on 14th March 2017 at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
- The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address
I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out by searching for giveaway in the search box above. Good Luck!
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This is a collaborative post we were sent some Babease pouches in return for this review. All opinions are my own.
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