“ Brand: Organix / Age: 4 months „
I always used to use this with my twin boys. To be honest I never used to stick to one brand when it came to introducing them to 'proper' foods, in fact I'd just buy anything that was on offer in Boots at the time. The Organix range I had come across before though as my friend offered me a crisp one day, and me being a crisp lover of course took one and ate it. It was lovely. Little did I know they were Organix Carrot Sticks - basically an organic version of cheesy wotsits in a stick shape. After tasting that lovely baby crisp I assumed that their other products would be just as good, especially for my boys.
One day whilst in Boots I noticed their boxes of porridge were on offer, buy 3 for the price of 2, so I stocked up on a few. Mostly Banana though. I myself hate banana, but that doesn't mean I won't give them to my boys, just because I don't like them didn't mean they were not going to right?
The porridge came in a bright green and yellow box, with Organix written at the top and a few bananas at the bottom. Quite eyecatching for any parent. It also has in bold blue writing the word FIRST! This is good, as I know it can be quite confusing when you are just getting started with 'proper' foods for your little one, sometimes it's hard to know what foods are for what age. This though clearly states that it is a FIRST food for the younger babies who are being introduced to foods for the FIRST time.
Inside the box you have a silver pouch, which you have to cut a corner off to empty the porridge out. I was expecting a strong banana smell, instead I was greeted by a milder smell of what seemed like Horlicks (I love the smell of this so was quite pleased). It does have instructions on the box of how to use this. You can either mix it with warm (boiled) water, or with your babies milk. It tells you the exact amount to use, but to be honest I just added as much as I liked until I was pleased with the consistency of the porridge.
I did notice once mixed with either water or my boys milk the smell of banana was more prominent. Now I'm not one for tasting baby foods, as I do have a pretty weak stomach but I couldn't resist with this. It smelt very pleasant, and if it was good enough for me to taste then of course it was good enough for my twins to eat. It tasted lovely, just as you'd imagine a porridge to taste, it was a slight bit sweet, I couldn't actually taste alot of banana instead I could smell it more, but overall it was a treat.
My boys loved it, it was easy for them to swallow as I made sure it was nice and smooth, and luckily with first foods they don't add lumps. This is to allow your child to get used to a different texture in their mouths, and allow ease with swallowing whilst enjoying something tasty, other than their usual milk. It seemed to fill them for a good while, which was good as they were both very hungry babies.
I reccomend this to anybody looking to introduce their little ones to smooth and tasty foods for the first time. It smells and looks appetising for us let alone your babies. You can usually purchase it on offer in places such as Boots or your local supermarkets. If not on offer though you can usually buy a 120g box for just over £1.50. Seems a bit pricey but the box does last a good while.
A blend of rice, banana and maize flakes.