Frequently asked questions

My baby always pulls a grimacing face when I give him something new – does this mean he does not like it?
Think of it this way: up to now all your baby has tasted is milk - very gentle and bland in flavour.  Now you give your baby some butternut purée to try and voilà, a taste explosion!  Watch carefully how your baby’s face will go from grimace to pensive, followed by an open mouth trying to say “let’s give that another try”.  By the third or fourth spoonful most babies are in agreement: real food is pretty yummy.

Is it bad to add sugar or salt to my baby’s food?
Salt and sugar aren’t good for young digestive systems and they set the tone for future bad dietary habits.  It is important for your baby to learn the tastes of foods in their natural state.  So don’t add sugar or salt to your baby’s food they really don’t need it.

My baby refuses to eat particular foods?
We are all allowed to dislike certain foods but repeated exposure to a wide range of food will generally result in a short “I won’t eat” list. The thing to remember is not to give up on the first mouthful. It will take a few teaspoons for your baby to ascertain whether he truly likes or dislikes something, and just because it didn’t work out at this meal time doesn’t mean he will never eat it.  Rather put it away and try again in a week’s time, and move onto something else.

How do I know how much is enough for my baby?
Babies have tiny tummies and can not cope with huge volumes of food.  We are also all different, so one baby may eat a whole bowl full whilst another will eat much less.  Be guided by your baby, if they turn their head away or lean away from you this is their way of saying “I have had enough”. If you are concerned speak to you Paediatric councilor for more specific advice.

Why is it important to introduce so many different fruits and vegetables?
At this stage your baby is very receptive to trying new things.  Research has shown that babies that have been exposed to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in the first stage of weaning will generally develop good eating habits into the future, reducing the risk of “picky eaters” later.

Are our baby food purees Halaal?
All our baby food purees are certified by the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) as Halaal. Our registration number is HT 3450.

Is it okay to heat the plastic in the microwave?
Our baby food cups are made from materials that have been tried and tested meeting the highest standards. They are designed to be heated in a microwave safely, and they can also be frozen. Of course, if you’d prefer it, you can decant them into a suitable container and heat them this way, as well as over a double boiler or in a microwave.

How must I store the food if I am going out for the day?
Our purees should always be kept in the fridge but you can transport them too, simply place them in a cooler box – with a cooler brick to keep them cool. This will protect your baby’s food whilst you are out and about, keeping it nice and cool. Always check the use-by date on each tub and never use the product if the tub or seal has been broken or damaged

Can I freeze my purees?
All our purees can be frozen for later use at your convenience. When you want to use them, simply take them out of the freezer and allow them to defrost overnight in your fridge. It’s natural for foods that have been frozen to have some free water on top after defrosting – simply give the product a stir, then heat or serve.

Can I re-use food that has been heated?
Once food has been heated and or fed to a baby, bacteria naturally present in the mouth of your baby will be transferred to the food. In this warm environment, the bacteria will be able to flourish and grow and it is for this reason that we should never re-use food that has been served or warmed.