Let’s face it, as moms we all want what’s best for our children and that includes healthy, nutritious food choices but not every new mom has time or the knowledge to make healthy baby food at home. So then they turn to the pre-made jars of baby food. Grocery store shelves are filled with jars of baby food…it’s overwhelming how many flavours and different brands are out there. Some products “claim” to be organic but often contain fillers, sodium and sugar. So how to you pick the right one? Also the regular glass baby jars are hard to transport as you’re worried about them breaking as well as the bacteria that can get passed from re-sealing/re-using a jar that has had a spoon dipped in and out of it.
I recently met with John, the co-owner of Love Child Organics in his office in Whistler. John and his wife Leah started Love Child Organics after their daughter Poppy was born. Like many new parents, they too struggled with finding a nutritious and different choice out there for baby food and Love Child Organics was born. After our meeting, John gave me some samples to take home and my daughter aka my test tester, Maddie loved them! Ok so now we have found something she enjoys but what I like about these products is the packaging is a squeeze pouch with a resealable lid so it’s easy to pack, convenient for “on-the-go” and my daughter can hold and squeeze herself… no utensils needed!
So what kind of products do they offer?
Simple Firsts (6 months +)
Start your baby’s journey towards solid foods with delicious, organic fruit purees
Super Blends (6 months +)
Make sure your growing baby gets a tasty and nutritious meal with fruit, vegetable and quinoa purees.
Maddie’s favourite is the Blueberries, Apples and Bananas with quinoa but there are lots of other great flavours to choose from!
Questions about quinoa? Check out their recent guest blog post by Kristen Yanker of Vitamin K Consulting with more on the rising popularity of quinoa and introducing quinoa to babies. http://www.lovechildorganics.com/news/40/63/What-s-up-with-Quinoa/
Love Child Organics is built upon 8 core values which touch upon a lot of points which I feel strongly about, Nutrition Focused, 100% Safe (BPA Free), Sustainable Practices, Social Responsibility and Ethical Sourcing. They also are committed to giving back and they are a strong supporter of Make-A-Wish Canada. In fact, they are donated $1 (up to $5000) for every Facebook like, so please show your support and go like their page. They are also donating 1 cent of every pouch sold to children’s charities. The first charity selected is Playground Builders, which builds playgrounds for children in war torn countries.
I love that they are not only providing a great, nutritious product for my kids but their commitment to sticking to their core values and giving back is huge in my opinion and something more businesses should be working towards and focusing on.
Great news is, now families have another choice for nutritious baby/toddler products at their local grocery store! Love Child Organics is available now at lots of grocery stores around the Lower Mainland including Choices, IGA, Walmart, Whole Foods, Nesters and the list goes on. Check their website for specific locations available. http://www.lovechildorganics.com/where/