Organic Baby Food

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Organic Baby Food

Keep your baby healthy with a rich assortment of organic baby foods now on the market. We review the best of the best and give you many buying options

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Organic has become sort of a buzzword lately, so if you're confused about exactly what makes something organic, you're not alone.

There are actually several key differences between organic, or natural baby food, and the regular food that you buy.

You've probably heard of additives and preservatives.

Like the name implies, additives are anything that is added to food. Preservatives include any ingredient that is added to food to give it a longer shelf life.

Preservatives are typically sodium based.

In recent years, both additives and preservatives have gotten a bad rap, and some additives, such as dyes, have been completely banned from all food in America.

Organic food does not contain additives or preservatives. Another important difference between organic baby food and regular baby food is that organic baby food is grown differently before it's packaged and sold in a store.

For example, farmers that grow organically don't use any pesticides and they are required to grow their food in soil that is free of chemicals.

One other item that makes organic baby food different than regular baby food is that the organic variety is quick-cooked. That means that fewer nutrients are lost during the cooking process and more of them make it into your baby's mouth.

Why Choose Organic Baby Food?

Now that you understand what makes baby food organic, you may be wondering what the benefits are. Well, they're pretty self explanatory actually.

First, the absence of additives and preservatives means that your baby is not getting additional chemicals in their diet that they don't need. For example, sodium (salt) is often used as a preservative. There is no need for a baby to have salt in their diet - so getting rid of it is a healthy choice for your little one.

It's also a fact that babies are more sensitive to toxins than adults are - and this includes toxins in the food that they eat.

Knowing that your baby is eating food that has been grown safely and without the use of potentially harmful pesticides is a very good thing.

Less ingredients is better because, in the end, you really want your baby eating green beans or carrots instead of a whole host of dyes.

Also, remember that organic baby food is quick-cooked, so your child is getting more nutrition in every bite than they would be when eating regular baby food.


Organic Baby Food Options:

There are lots of great options available today when choosing organic baby food. We'll go over a few of them for you here.

Organic Baby Food - Earth's Best:

Earth's Best is one of the largest manufacturers of organic baby food.

This is a good thing for consumers because it means you can buy it just about anywhere and the prices are pretty reasonable.

They make organic food for babies all the way through kids - so you can keep them on organic food from Earth's Best for their first many years of life.

They carry all of the "traditional" favorites for babies who are just starting to eat solid foods - like apples, bananas, carrots, green beans, etc. but as your baby grows, they've got some really neat choices, like Rice and lentil dinner and Harvest Squash and Turkey.

We also like that their products come in glass jars, which can be recycled, and that's definitely earth friendly.

Organic Baby Food - Gerber Organic:

If you are a parent, you've heard of Gerber - they have been around forever. In addition to their regular food, they also offer organic food.

There's nothing really special about Gerber Organic food - it comes in two-packs, is reasonably priced, and it's easy to find, because Gerber Organic is sold basically anywhere regular Gerber baby food is sold, which is pretty much anywhere you can buy food.

Organic Baby Food -Happy Baby:

We really like Happy Baby food, for a couple of reasons. First, it comes in frozen cubes - like a mini ice cube tray.

Each tray has 12 cubes and all you've got to do is pop out a cube or two when you are ready to feed your baby.

We also like that Happy Baby donates a portion of each box of their food that's bought to help feed children in Malawi and Sierra Leone.

The only downfall to Happy Baby organic baby food is that it's a little more difficult to find, as it's not widely available in regular grocery stores.

You can find it in Super Target stores and many privately owned health food stores though. This is definitely not a complete list of organic food that's available for babies - there are many other options available.

What's important is that you look for food that is certified as organic so that you know what you are feeding your baby is healthy and free of additives, preservatives, and pesticides.

Don't forget, making your own organic baby food is always an option as well...if you have the time!