Baby food brands - which one?!

(9 Posts)
KaransMom Tue 06-Sep-16 15:24:50

My DS is weaning now and i want to move onto using jars/pouches. Many have recommended using Ellas kitchen but in your experiences what are the others like? Has anyone used HiPP or Cow n Gate?
I was told that Heinz has too much sugar/salt added?
TIA x

Arseicle Tue 06-Sep-16 15:26:14

Almost none of them have sugar added, and none at all have salt added...its baby food!
You could read the labels and pick what you like the look of?

Soubriquet Tue 06-Sep-16 15:26:26

Which ever you want

I used Ella's kitchen and Hipp organic with ds

Dd refused anything that wasn't Ella's kitchen

But beware....you will soon get told to make your own food or to do blw

RachelLL92 Tue 06-Sep-16 15:31:15

I may be no use here but found processing appropriate meals we were having and freezing the a lot easier I knew what was in them and saved a fortune wink

dementedpixie Tue 13-Sep-16 22:16:01

Look out for added water and starchy fillers rather than the ingredients that they are supposed to contain. I used the fruit purees to flavour cereal

owl89 Tue 04-Oct-16 14:56:40

My DS loves Ella's Kitchen. He likes most pouches but HATES the jars. The jars taste awful. The Aldi Mamia range have some tasty organic purees in pouches.

DuggeesPoncho Tue 04-Oct-16 15:02:38

We do BLW so I can only talk from a point of view of snacks he has inbetween meals. Generally, he tends to like mostly one brand. It happens to be the brand that his dad and I are most likely to pinch any leftovers from (i.e. The brand we think tastes good too!). For him, it's Organix with a few bits from ellas kitchen and tesco.

I'd say try tasting the foods yourself, and feed your child the better ones.

Good luck with the weaning. smile

purplefizz26 Tue 04-Oct-16 15:11:58

Before anyone pounces, there is nothing wrong with jars and pouches, they definitely have their place, but IMO they are expensive for what they are, and I found them all to taste the same - bland and orange coloured.

Once every couple of months I used to cook several pans of chilli/bolognase/curry/pasta sauces and a couple of different pies, lasagne etc and separated them all into children's portions and froze them. Then I didn't need to think about quick, last minute meals for a good couple of months!

Some nights we would eat a fresh cooked meal as family but sometimes I just needed a quick meal for the baby/toddler.

Time is definitely with a factor for this, you need probably 1 or 2 full days every couple of months to do it in one go and have it out of the way.

BettyOBarley Tue 04-Oct-16 15:15:40

Ellas kitchen and Hipp are the ones I found best especially for the toddler meals.

Heinz looked / smelled awful imo.

My DD wouldn't touch my homemade offerings once they had been frozen and reheated hmm so I definitely found these useful.

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