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Member Name: kiwiii85
Advantages: Great quality, very convenient
Disadvantages: Bit pricey if used all the time
When you decide to have a baby you don't realise just how much hard work this weaning business is! One of the main decisions you have to make is what you want to feed your growing baby - do you spend hours in the kitchen making food or do you buy the premade baby jars - and if so which make do you go with. I decided to home cook everything as my daughter has allergies to milk/soya and berries and you can never be too sure what is actually in baby food. However, i did come across a problem when it came to finger foods whilst out and about - fruit tended to dry out and really wasn't convenient. I then discovered Organix.
******Organix - The Company (www.organix.com)******
Organix is completely organic and it's aims? To ensure children and babies are having a healthy, balanced diet. Lizzie Vann set the company up in 1992 and since then it was grown rapidly and now markets a range of foods for babies and toddlers.
The organic products are just the start for organix as they guarantee their food to be free from junk - this means GM free and no E numbers.
Oranix also have a kids club on their website organix.com and if you register then they send you out money out coupons, useful information etc. Everything about this was what i needed to know in order to wean my daughter. They also include on their website numerous recipes and meal planners in order to help with the weaning process.
Their range of products seems to be constantly growing and changing and i only with more of these products had been readily available when i was weaning my daughter - it certainly would have taken some of the pressure off when i needed to use a jar/pot for my daughter as i feel these are far better quality than some of the other brands (eg Cow and Gate, Hipp).
So, the actual products. When i started weaning my daughter i had huge problems as most of the companies added milk to their baby rice, and as my daughter is allergic to milk and soya i found i only had a choice of a couple. Organix baby rice is milk free and not full of fillers like many of the others so this was a perfect product for us. They now have three first stage breakfast cereals that i've seen in the shops, creamy porridge, apple and raspberry and banana porridge. Unfortunately we never had the opportunity to use these but i have every faith they are fantastic quality.
Organix also do savoury pots however they are more expensive because of their organic ingredients. They have a different range of 4-6 months and 7 months plus - again these weren't available when we were weaning so it shows the companies growth in just a few months. They also do fruit pots - these used to be stage one and stage two but the stage two pots disappeared out of the shops a while back much to my devastation. The stage two pots had little lumps in them and were the perfect product for introducing lumps. These do work out to be quite expensive though - again you pay for the fact it's organic fruit.
Organix also make rice cakes - very handy as a first finger food and easy to carry around as they come in a little bag.
As your babies turn to toddlers they still expect finger food and organix have catered for this and brought out a range of "Goodies". My daughter has just turned one and loves the fruit bars and cereal bars they make - very simple to give her a snack if we're out and about and they only contain what they have to ie they aren't full of fillers such as milk so it's perfect. They also do little boxes of raisons/sultanas/apricots depending on which combination you want. I've found these fantastic for the bus journey into town or going around a supermarket because the mess is very limited.
They also do jelly puddings called fruit wobblers in mango or raspberry flavour which are essentially a jelly but without the sugar - instead they use grape juice to sweeten it.
The prices can range depending on where you shop and their products aren't always available but i can give you a rough guide to work with. The savoury pots are usually around £1.90 for two pots and the fruit pots are usually around £1.70. This works out to be very expensive if this will be your sole method of feeding.
Their snacks are also quite expensive - the fruit bars and cereal bars my daughter loves so much are usually around £2 for a packet of 6. Again, very expensive when you could really get an apple or another piece of fruit for a fraction of the price but they are extremely convenient for a day out.
******Would i use them?******
Yes! They manufacture fantastic quality food and they allow you to do this in a guilt free mannor. So many people are made to feel bar for using jars to feed their children, but with this quality it would be hard to make anyone feel bad. Sure it isn't all as fresh as if you'd make your own, but the nutrients are still there.
Their customer services department are also fantastic - i had a problem with one of the jelly wobblers they do. I'd given my daughter 3 of the 4 pots, opened the fourth and found it was full of moald. I was horrified to say the least and got straight on the phone to asda - after all it was food meant for babies. Well they wouldn't care less and weren't going to report if so i contacted organix direct and they couldn't have been more helpful. The lady asked all of the appropriate questions in a very friendly manner and was suitably horrified. I emailed them a picture of the fruit pot and they asked to see it and to my surprise a sealed sae arrived in the post the next morning. A week later a letter of apology came, stating that air had somehow managed to get into the pot and they hadn't had any others reported. They also included a book of vouchers to use on any of their products for £10 - considering i'd only spent £2 i thought this was an extremely nice gesture. I do have to admit though i won't be buying any of the jellies from them again, i'm sure they're fine but i can't get the thought out of my head! I will use their other products without question though as they are so good.
The only thing that does put me off a little is the price, but after all you pay for the quality and they tick all of the right boxes for us.
To sum it all up, if i have another baby i will definately continue to use their products without question. Definately worth checking this out if you haven't already.
Summary: Definately one to use and they seem to cater for every baby, allergies or not
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