Purely organic baby foods are made from ingredients that are safe health wise. They're free of toxins like pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones, and other farm chemicals.They also contain no preservatives or GMO species. Nothing could be safer for your little one, especially in this age of contaminated foods. Finding the right food can be tricky. So, read my reviews below. They'll help you.
Happy Baby Organic Stage 2
This food is made with more focus on fruits than veggies, with a generous combination of fruit varieties which makes it so sweet. Your baby will never have enough of it because of its tasty flavor. The packaging is BPA- free plastic and therefore safe to have food in. The pouches are small and will easily fit in that diaper bag or purse when you're on the go.
The fruity taste is great, at least to your baby. However, you will find the texture too thin to be a 2nd stage food. You will not feel like you're weaning your baby off liquid food, plus squeezing it onto a spoon might prove tricky.
Gerber Organic 2nd Food Pouches
It's certified as organic by the USDA making it safe for consumption by your baby. It contains no added sugars, colors, flavors or any other additives, so you should not worry that you are feeding your baby unsafe food. It's packed full of vitamins to boost your baby's delicate immune system. And the consistency is just right, not too hard to cause choking or constipation and not too thin either. Being sugar-free, it means it lacks the sweetness you would expect it to have.
The pouches are small enough to carry with you when out of the house, easily slipping in your baby's diaper bag.
Happy Baby Organic Superfood Variety
This 'superfood' contains no GMO ingredients and farm toxins and has been passed by the USDA as being completely organic. With no sugar flavors or colors added, you are assured of its total safety for your baby.
One thing that makes this product stand out is that it contains choline as one of the ingredients. Choline is needed in your baby's body for healthy eyes and brain development. It's also enriched with minerals and vitamins to boost your baby's immunity. Other ingredients in this superfood are prebiotics and probiotics for the health of your baby's digestive system and consequently, immunity.
The packaging is plastic that's BPA- free and poses no health risk.
Plum Organics Stage 2
This is another great choice among the best for its quality. The ingredients fully comply with the USDA requirements and the food is, therefore, safe for your baby's consumption. There are no added artificial sugars; it's naturally flavored and sweetened with plum. The plastic pouches are from BPA-free plastic and shouldn't worry you as to their suitability to contain food.
The pouches are uniquely designed, so a baby can easily squeeze them. They are almost flat which makes them easy to carry and easy for your baby to use on his own. The caps detach and reattach easily in case your baby doesn't finish everything at one go.
This one is 100% natural. Because it lacks any artificial sweeteners, its taste isn't pleasant, and some babies may not love it. But lacking in additives makes it totally safe and healthy for your little angel.
Earth's Best Organic Stage 1 Food
Meant for little babies of 4 months upwards, this food is USDA, and Kosher approved as organic. It means you will not find any traces of farm and factory chemicals in it, and is, therefore, safe for your baby to eat. It comes in a combination of fruits, and veggies, and is packed full of nutrients for your growing baby.
The only downside is its packaging. It's a glass jar, which fine, but which becomes a problem carry when on the go. It will require extreme care, unlike plastic pouches which can fit almost anywhere and don't break easily. The lid enclosing the jar is BPA- free plastic, though, and should cause you no worry about it contaminating the baby's food.
How to buy
Before you buy, ensure it's truly organic. Being labeled 'organic' doesn't necessarily mean it is. In the US, organic food is certified by the Department of Agriculture once it passes all the requirements, from production to processing. This USDA certification is what you should always look for. If the product is USDA approved, it means it passes the set standards to be classified as organic and is safe for your baby.
Always check the expiration dates on the containers. Remember, these products do not have preservatives in them and will, therefore, have shorter shelf life.
Baby foods come in various combinations of fruits, vegetables, and sometimes cereals depending on age. Some combinations are more nutritious and tastier than others. The ones containing more fruit combinations are sweeter and will contain more vitamins, especially vitamin C. Veggies, on the other hand, will pack more of minerals. While both are important, fruity ones are loved by babies more because they're sweeter.
If you want your baby to like the food, go for fruit combinations. They will even want to feed themselves! It would help a lot especially if you were teaching them to feed on their own. And in this connection, look for pouches that are easy to squeeze. Pouches with spouts that open and close easily are better.
Ensure the plastic packaging is BPA-free. If you are not sure if it is, it would be safer to choose opaque plastic. Clear plastic is likely to contain BPA. But that doesn't necessarily mean any food in clear plastic is unsafe. Many companies usually take the issue of BPA-hardened plastic seriously, and will not make food in containers that have this toxin. The best thing is to check if it's BPA-free, which in most cases will be.
If the pouch appears sticky or swollen, you shouldn't buy it. As for jars, the button in the center should be depressed. It means the lid has not been tampered with.
When choosing the best organic baby foods to buy, I would recommend pouches over jars. Pouches are easy to carry while on the go, they allow your baby to self-feed, and do not break like glass jars would.