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F*cking Heinz

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hunkermunker Mon 20-Oct-08 21:54:21

Just that really

VeniVidiVickiQV Mon 20-Oct-08 21:55:38


You swore!!!!!

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Mon 20-Oct-08 21:56:08

Erm thats not right. They aren't allowed to say that are they?

DeJaVous Mon 20-Oct-08 21:56:18


Although I suppose I shouldn't be...

hunkermunker Mon 20-Oct-08 21:57:23

I never.

I asterisked.

(Great marmalade, btw!)

SSSSBTSS, they sell jars from four months. Acknowledging the weaning age is six months would mean they had to change their packaging and they'd lose a swathe of revenue.

And who says it's not about profits?

TrinityLovesHerVampireRhino Mon 20-Oct-08 21:58:15

thats is fucking horrendous

thisisyesterday Mon 20-Oct-08 21:58:27


Aitch Mon 20-Oct-08 21:59:37

shame angry

VeniVidiVickiQV Mon 20-Oct-08 22:02:24

I've just sent them this:

"I am extremely disappointed with the exceptionally misleading 'information' in your text about weaning as per below:

"When should I start?
Babies are individuals and develop at different rates and so won’t all be ready for weaning at the same age. Experts agree that babies should not be weaned before 4 months of age. Somewhere between 4 and 6 months, babies may start to show an interest in your food. They may be less satisfied with milk, demanding more feeds or waking up hungry instead of sleeping through. These signs may mean they are ready for weaning. You can ask your health visitor for advice on any aspect of weaning.

It may take a few weeks to get your baby used to having food regularly, so it’s best not to delay starting weaning beyond 6 months of age. Otherwise it doesn’t give your baby time to get used to the new sensation of eating, before they really need the food to provide extra nourishment. "

THere is absolutely no need to rush weaning before or at 6 months at all. Milk is the main nutrition required for the first 12 months as per WHO recommendations. I will be contacting trading standards with regard to this matter. I am appalled at your blatant disregard for the health of babies and your willingness to play on a parent's insecurities about their baby's development to score marketing points.
I would be VERY interested to hear your comments with regard to this matter."

and I will be emailing the same link to my local MP wink


ShowOfHands Mon 20-Oct-08 22:03:03

angry doesn't cover it.

CharCharBaGOOOOOOORE Mon 20-Oct-08 22:04:23

shock Not that much of a surprise though. Bastards. Good email vvvqv.

fishie Mon 20-Oct-08 22:07:04

but (sorry the bleeding obvious) if everyone went with blw there would be no market for jars of paste. others like organix have gone for the later market with their nasty imitation crisp things.

why is everything marketed as baby food so revolting?

hunkermunker Mon 20-Oct-08 22:08:46

Not fussed re blw or not.

It's the "from four months" stuff that's so utterly shite - and the "Experts agree...".

stretchmarkSCREAM Mon 20-Oct-08 22:08:53

I linked to that a couple of days ago, on the ARGHHH thread. Good email vvvvv.....???grin
Don't they make something like £2 billion on 4-6 month mush food?? Don't expect much of a response from them. I sent an email to them and as yet, no response.angry

IAteDavinaForDinner Mon 20-Oct-08 22:36:19

Suitably enraged I've fired off emails to Heinz and the OFT.

HolidaysQueen Tue 21-Oct-08 09:24:24

As a slight aside but on the same theme, has anyone noticed that Tommee Tippee products say "Weaning starts at 4 months"? No mention of 6 months at all...

HolidaysQueen Tue 21-Oct-08 09:46:51

I've emailed Heinz.

mustincreasebust Tue 21-Oct-08 11:19:48

errr sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I think that advice is fairly common. See below from HIPP

Laugs Tue 21-Oct-08 11:28:08

So did all of you honestly wait until 6 months before weaning then?

Dalrymps Tue 21-Oct-08 11:36:27


FlabbyTumSquashyBum Tue 21-Oct-08 11:40:08

Erm, yes. grin

Halloweenhater Tue 21-Oct-08 11:44:37

6 months is the absolute earliest I wean babies and later if possible.

The "from 4 months" labelling is outragous.

Laugs Tue 21-Oct-08 11:45:37

What is there to be shocked by in that question Dalrymps?

I can honestly say I don't know a single (intelligent, educated) woman who did manage to wait until 6 months, especially with exclusive breastfeeding.

I tried as hard as I possibly could to 'hold on' until 6 months, even when DD started feeding every 1.5 hours for days because she was obviously so hungry.

On the advice of HV, I started her on solids at 5 months. I don't think that was bad advice.

Laugs Tue 21-Oct-08 11:49:48

For what it's worth, I don't think the Heinz packaging reads well. It would be better to make 4 months sound less normal and 6 months more so, but I get the feeling that a lot of people wean before 6 months but just wouldn't admit it on here.

stretchmarkSCREAM Tue 21-Oct-08 12:10:24

Ds is 23 weeks. Ex bf, and is still not weaned.hmm But then I may not fit your description Laugs, as I'm not that educated, only have 6 GCSE's.

And a bottle/boob full of milk has more calories than a teaspoon of mush babyrice.

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