Our 2011 review of eight widely available organic baby food brands found that lack of labelling detail in some could make it difficult for parents to make informed decisions about the foods they buy for their babies.
Each organic baby food variety was assessed for:
- Percentages of each ingredient
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For more information about Feeding baby, see Food for kids.
Some organic baby food products contain more real food than others and when you’re paying a premium for organic ingredients, it’s good to know exactly what you’re getting. Not all brands make this clear and easy. See Ingredients and labelling for details.
CHOICE would like to see full percentage ingredient disclosure on all foods designed for the most vulnerable consumers of all – babies and young children.
Parents want the best for their baby and, when it comes to buying baby food, sales figures indicate this increasingly means choosing organic – even though it means paying a premium. The organic share of the baby food market is growing worldwide. And of the 250-plus baby foods we saw on the shelves (not including formula, cereal or juices) about half were organic.
Buying certified organic guarantees you’re limiting your baby’s exposure to conventional pesticides, chemical fertilisers, hormones and antibiotics and supporting environmentally friendly methods of farming. But are all organic baby foods created equal? We reviewed eight widely available organic baby food brands – covering 136 different varieties for babies up to 12 months – and discovered there’s more to (or sometimes less of) these products than meets the eye.
- Green Monkey
- Happy Baby
- Heinz Organic
- Only Organic
- Organic Bubs
- Rafferty's Garden Organic Super Hero