Posted Wed 25 Jul 2012 11:19
Unfortunately Australia does not have laws surrounding the wording of "organic" within the industry, and as I buy products and see the word organic and then look at where it is made what it is made of, I realise that unless it carries "certified" with the words organic, it means nothing.
I notcied a woman buying organic baby food and wanted to tell her that there was little difference in buying that then there was in buying just normal baby food and providing your child with healthy options at home in the variety of foods not just whether they are organic.
I found it easier to buy freezer tubs and on any night of the week when I was cooking dinner, I would use the hand blender and blend up a batch of what ever I was cooking throw them in the freezer and there was a huge cache for any time in the future weeks if I was feeling tired or too busy to cook a real dinner for kids but needed something for baby.
I do love bought baby foods, they are easy and make life easier but it is a bit hard to use them as baby gets older and requires more than what the bottle or tin holds and farex helps a lot with the adding of substance so can rice.
Bananas and cooked tin apples mashed is wonderful, but the after effects are interesting and maybe not too nice on the nose..lol add alittle custard and your child will be licking their lips.
I was lucky my children all ate anything, or maybe I was just a nasty mother who made them eat anything or they starved...lol So they now tell me. One says she will never feed her child brains but in fairness to me, that was my mother who did that not me and they loved it so much she kept feeding it to them..lol