Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Babease Vegetable Led Weaning

Weaning is well established for us now. Barney is 10 months old and like his big brothers has taken to food really well. Usually he has the same meals as us but of course there are times when what we are having is not suitable. For these times I either have a portion of something in the freezer or I will use a pouch of ready made food. Babease is an organic vegetable led range of food for babies made in the UK.

Barney has been sent some food from Babease Stage 2 range which is aimed at 7 months onwards. These pouches are a completely nutritionally balanced meal.
Babies have a natural tendency to prefer sweet tastes and tend to love fruit. It is important to introduce vegetables at the start of weaning journey while they most receptive to new flavours. This is why Babease have made their products vegetable led. The food itself is pretty smooth textured but with a thick consistency. Often baby food is a plain brown colour but in Babease food you can actually see the ingredients and the meals vary in colour depending on the flavour.

The current Stage 2 range has 5 meals available
  • Sweet Potato, Tomato, Carrot and Quinoa with Chickpeas and Cumin
  • Butternut Squash, Quinoa and Beetroot with Onion and Sage
  • Chickpea, Pumpkin, Tomato and Coconut Cream with Herbs and Mild Masala
  • Broccoli, Parsnip, Green and Puy Lentils with Onion, Fennel, Tomato and Herbs
  • Brown Rice, Swede, Courgette and Kale with Onion, Garlic and Thyme

As a mum I think the range of ingredients used in Babease baby food is really interesting. The flavours are different from what you tend to find in other well known baby brands. I also like that they aren't sweetened with fruit.  The packaging is really clear, with each pouch having the ingredients listed on the front of the packaging. On the back there is an ingredient wheel showing a break down of the recipe and it is reassuring to note that there are minimal ingredients used. Most importantly of all Barney has enjoyed eating them. Being 10 months old and having quite a big appetite he will happily eat a whole pouch plus some pasta extra, fresh fruit, raw veg or a couple of rice cakes alongside it.

I am impressed with Babease Stage 2 food. The vegetable led weaning approach makes sense to me. I would love to see Babease extend their range to include vegetable based food and snacks for older babies and toddlers.

The Babease range is available now from a variety of retailers including Boots and Ocado.

Family Fever
**Items received for the purpose of this post, all opinions are my own**

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