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Member Name: bluemoon37
Advantages: Organic, Good quality food
Disadvantages: Price, Range and Availability
I have always tried to make sure that I was giving my daughter the best that I could possibly afford. I tried really hard to source different organic fruit and vegateables for the food that I made for her and I knew what was going into it. When my bubba got to about seven months, I spotted the Organix range in the local tesco and decided to try it for a change to Heinz Organic.
Organix was set up in 1992 by Lizzie Vann. Her aim was to raise standards for baby and kids food by giving them the best possible start. As you can imagine, getting into the market was a struggle due to Organic food being consisdered a new "fad" concept. Organix promise that all their food is grown organically - pesticide and chemically free. Also , they ensure that their food is GM free, has no E numbers and is low in salt, sugars and fats. I know there is alot of controversy over organic food and I believe that it is better for the environment but more importantly my baby. I don't wannt to be filling my bubba's body full of toxins.
***What is available?***
I have to say Organix does not have a wide range of proucts currently available but they are growing. They make baby rice milk from the age of 4 months, although I have never used this, as I didn't discover Organix until bubba was 7 months but a friend ensures me it is very good.
From about stage 2, they offer little pots of pureed food for about £1.75 for 2. They aren't cheap but do come in some diverse flavours and they are great for your little one to try different flavours. Again, the range isn't huge but the food is a good consistency with little lumps in, smells good and tastes great. Plus you know what has gone into it.
For older babies and toddlers, Organix have arange called Goodies, a snack range, which in my opinion is their biggest range. They do recommend that these should not be for everyday use and just as a treat. Again these aren't cheap. They make particulaly good snacks to have stashed away in the bag, we usually go for the biscuits, crisp loke corn snacks or the rice cakes, which again are naturally low in sugar and fat.
***Our Personal Experience***
Now days we tend to just use the snack food as our little one has grown but we never had any problems with the other food. Most importantly she seemed to like it.
The snacks that we tend to go for are the crisp like corn snack, which again are better for her then me feeding her quavers. They don't go everywhere and agian are used as a treat.
The tomato herby snacks are quite messy and literally they go every where but they may just be my little girl. We did struggle with getting her to eat anything with tomato in, so I think we have come to a good balance.
***Where to buy***
Organix food is quite difficult to source. It is not available in all supermarkets but our Sainsburys, Waitrose and Tesco tend to stock the majority of their range. I tend to stock up when I see it.
Obviously it is more expensive than ordinary food because it is organic, but it is often on offer, so it is not that much more.
There is a website, which offers recope ideas and tells you of which stores stock it
Summary: A good treat at snack time for babies and toddlers
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