“ Brand: Heinz / Age: 6 months „
My daughter absolutely loves porridge and we are always on the look out for more baby porridges to try, having already tried the Heinz Blueberry porridge we were keen to try the Peach flavour. The Heinz Peach porridge is widely available from supermarkets, chemists and online and costs around £2.15 for a 120g pack and is suitable from 7 months. It does not contain any added salt and has no artificial colours, preservatives or flavours.
To make up the porridge you use three spoons of just boiled water to one spoonful of porridge. It is very handy being able to make up just the amount required, especially as my daughter loves porridge so much she likes a generous portion.
The porridge itself is slightly smoother than adult porridge and has a lovely smell of peaches. However the taste is really disappointing. To me it had a very synthetic rather than natural peach taste and it was a little overpowering compared to the mild hint of blueberries you get with the blueberry version.
Tilly-Mae was not impressed with this one. I think she was expecting her favourite blueberry one, and was most disappointed with what she saw as a poor substitute. She did not like the flavour and did not want to eat it which is most unlike her as she loves both porridge and fruit. We did try again another day but this one is not for her.
I would not recommend this one as neither of us liked the taste and therefore it went to waste. The taste is very synthetic and a little overpowering. I would suggest trying the blueberry one instead.
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If like me you feel the need to try each and every morsel of food that enters your baby's mouth (just to make sure its not too hot/cold, tastes good etc) you would not be disappointed with Heinz/Farleys Peachy Porridge. The little man enjoys it too.
The packaging claims that there are no artificial colours, no preservatives, low salt, suitable for vegetarians, egg free and enriched with Vitamins ABCD and a great source of calcium. All the things that mums need to be assured their babies are getting from their grub.
It is suitable for babies from 7 months onwards, and it contains oats and small pieces of peach. I have to admit that my son had it from more like 5 ½ months, but he has been a big eater for months.
The cost is not great I have to be honest. Although you can often get 2 boxes for £3, its regular price is around £2.05 for a 120g box. My son enjoys Weetabix (or supermarket branded equivalents) and these are much cheaper per breakfast that the Heinz boxes, but they are very convenient. You simply measure with a spoon how much you expect your child to eat then add the recommende/required measure of cooled boiled water. It really is no fuss
Heinz Farleys Peachy Porridge is one of my baby boy's favourite breakfasts. He simply loves it which makes me really happy, as all mums would know how difficult it is to find foods that babies love for a long time considering how fickle they are.
This cereal is specially formulated for babies and comes packaged in a peach coloured box which reads the following info:-
-no artificial colours
-great source of calcilum, iron and zinc
-enriched with vitamins A,B,C,D and Niacin
-suitable for vegetarians
The above is very important to me, as I want to be secure in the knowledge that my little one is not consuming anything that would harm/irritate his delicate constitution.
Suitable for babies from 7 months onwards, as it contains small pieces of fruit which encourages baby to learn to chew. It is made from rolled oats, peaches and milk, and smells delicious.
The packaging also has Feeding Advice and a Feeding Table, which serves as a very useful guideline.
I also find the fact that you mix it with cooled boiled water much easier especially if baby is hungry and you need to top up quickly. Other cereals, which I use as well, asks that you mix the cereal with baby's milk and this can take a long time, as one has to mix formula, cool it and then add to cereal.
A 120g box of this cereal costs £2.05, which is not cheap considering that it is a small box and one has to accomodate the needs of a growing baby. However, Heinz always have offers on their products and when they do, I always buy loads. The offers are mostly 2 boxes for £3, saving you £1.10 and are available at any one time at Sainsburys, Asda, Boots and Tesco. Look out for them as all mums know, every penny counts!!!
Peachy porridge contains small pieces to encourage your baby to learn to chew.