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I have had some difficulty with feeding my daughter lately. She has had a sickness bug that my son bought back from school and it knocked her off her food. I have had to take her off her food to get her to take her milk again and then start weaning her again. It has taken me a week of persistence to get her back to normal and I have invested in some jars of food for weaning her again.
I have always like cow and gate due to I think that they have a lot of goodness in their jars for my children to help with their development. The range that I have bought are a stage 1 this is the first stage of food for children that are weaning. This is because it is smoothly blended which allows it to be swallowed easily.
This jar of food is 125g which my daughter will eat half a jar at a time so she will have the other half at tea time. I empty half the jar into a dish and heat the food for her which it states to do on the jar and the other half is able to be kept in the fridge for up to 48 hours. This is good due to I am able to have two jars open at a time to give her a bit of variety for each meal.
This jar is part of the chicken range which is identified with a yellow top and a picture of a chicken leg on the top of the jar. I like that the different meats and vegetarian foods are colour coded because it makes it easier to find the food that your child likes while you are shopping.
The jar can be kept in a cool dry place until opened and has a sell by date which is 2 years long, once opened it is to be kept in the fridge, if you are feeding your child from the jar and they do not eat it all then the remainder of the jar is to be thrown away for the health and safety of your child. This information is also stated on the jar.
It is part of the baby balance range which means it is made especially for your child from the best baby grade ingredients and is developed by their own baby nutritionists who ensure that your child is getting the best possible food for their development. It has no artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives; it has no added slat, milk, egg or lactose and is gluten free. This information is also on the side of the jar which is good information for parents that have children with eating problems.
The jar states the serving suggestions which are good information for parents who are unsure how to feed their children and also states that the child's teeth should be brushed to keep their teeth healthy. It also states the contact information on the jar and the web address for any further information that you may need when it comes to their products or help with information about your child.
The ingredients in this food are pureed carrot, ground rice, cooking water, chicken, white beans and corn oil. These are very simple ingredients that will allow your child to get the taste of food. Due to we boil a lot of goodness out of our vegetables the fact that they use the cooking water is a brilliant thing because children are still getting the goodness from the food that they need.
This is a very handy jar that is able to be stored easily and carried around in case you are out. It is a good size for children that are just starting to eat food and is around 54p per jar depending where you are shopping. If you go to your local supermarket or boots they usually have these jars on a special deal which is always a good thing.
I think this is a very healthy simple meal for my daughter and she loves to eat it. It is easy to use and store and I think that it has the best source of vitamins for my daughter. I would advise parents to try this one and see if it suits their child and will give them a good start in life.
Pureed carrot and rice with chicken.