I had a dilema, do I use the convenient jars of baby food which contain ingredients that an adult shouldn't be eating let alone a small baby? Or do I endure all the faffing about involved in making baby food myself? I don't have a blender and also have an, (albeit unfounded), issue with freezing and defrosting food to feed Bubba. What will I freeze it in? Probably small tubs with lids. Are there any chemicals in the plastic of these tubs that could pass into the baby food? Who knows! I have all sorts of other questions about using a microwave, (free radicles and all that), as well as the availability of fresh fruit year-round. I could go on and on...but I won't!
After writing my post about when to wean?, the lovely lady at QWERTY Mum commented that she had posted a review of Ella's Kitchen baby foods where I could watch a video of her son being fed 'normal' baby rice as well as Ella's Kitchen baby food. You can see that the baby's reaction to the different foods says it all!!
I didn't think much more about it until I was in Sainsburys yesterday where they have a third off all baby items, (except baby milk but don't get me started on that!), so I swiped a few sachets of Ella's Kitchen Stage 1 into my absolutely ENORMOUS trolley, (the one where you place the car seat on top but then can't see where you're going...I bumped into quite a few people), and thought I'd give them a try.
It's not until I got them home and actually read the packet that I realised they don't put any of that chemical nonsense in there....just fruit and veg 100%...no additives, sweetners...nothing! The banana, apricot and rice sachet contained organic banana, apricot and brown rice.....nothing else at all. This range of baby foods are my saviour, they will not only give Bubba the very, very best nutritional start in life but also save me precious time and as a new mum I couldn't ask for anything more.
You won't find me slaving over the kitchen counter, chopping, boiling and blending away my weekends...I shall instead be relaxing with a good book and a glass of vino........who am I kidding, probably doing yet another load of washing and dancing round like a loon to entertain his majesty but it's certainly one less thing to worry about.
To top it all off, as if I hadn't had enough baby food related excitement for one day, Bubba absolutely LOVES them. We *heart* Ella's Kitchen, we really do.
In order to spread the love to other families I am going to give away two sachets (120g each) to five lucky individuals. To win them, all you have to do is:
- FOLLOW this blog by clicking the follow button on the right, (if you follow already then just leave a comment),
- Leave a comment at the end of this post telling me which stage of Ella's Kitchen you'd like to win, (if you're unsure then just leave the baby's age and I'll get the right ones).
The competition will end on Saturday 9th April at 23:59 and I'll draw 5 entries out at random.
NB - This post is not sponsored by anyone, it's my own personal opinion and the prizes will be bought by myself :)