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A Holle Weaning Harvest Festival

The nights are drawing in; the heating is back on, and what better way to feed our next generation than on a harvest feast of gluten free pumpkin and plums! Holle prides itself of making meals for babies which are easy and convenient for the parents, and nutritious and organic for the little ones.

Holle Organic holle-organic-pumpkin-with-rice-baby-foodPumpkin and Rice is an ideal combination of vegetable and a gluten free grain. The Holle Organic Pumpkin and Rice is ideal if, as can sometimes happen, your baby has developed a tendency to constipation after introducing root vegetables like carrots – switching to pumpkin as a weaning vegetable for your baby is usually recommended. http://www.ulula.co.uk/holle-organic-pumpkin-with-rice-baby-food.html

Holle Organic Pumpkin and Chicken – is a mild tasting chicken meal that appeals to babies during the later weaning stage one. Using chicken holle-organic-pumpkin-with-chicken-baby-foodfrom a new initiative in Germany which raises the male chicken to Demeter certified organic standards, this mild tasting Chicken meal is perfect for weaning. http://www.ulula.co.uk/holle-organic-pumpkin-potatoes-and-chicken-baby-food.html

Holle’s NEW organic baby porridge is a real gluten free treat for babies. Finely puréed pumpkiholle-organic-vegetable-porridge-pumpkin-rightn provides it with a delicious pumpkin aroma that, combined with maize and rice, creates a delicious meal. Easy to prepare using either breast milk, baby formula or just water for a delicious and wholesome porridge for your baby. http://www.ulula.co.uk/holle-organic-vegetable-porridge-pumpkin-maize-rice.html

Holle Organic Apple and Plum Baby Food is a smooth and fruity pudding for your bholle-organic-apple-and-plum-baby-foodaby, made with 81% biodynamically and organically grown fruit. Ideal for use in your baby’s porridges, on its own in the afternoon or as a snack when your baby feels hungry.   http://www.ulula.co.uk/holle-organic-apple-and-plum-baby-food.html

 

Pure Fruit Baby Food

After our recent article on the launch of the Mogli pure fruit smoothies for kids I had an email from a customer asking about pure fruit baby food suitable to give a younger baby when first starting to wean.

The Holle pure fruit baby food jars have been popular with customers ever since they came on to the market. Since stocking Holle’s latest addition to the range (Holle Organic Apple & Banana) we were asked by many parents to put together a pure fruit baby food multi-pack with all three pure fruit jar varieties.

Pure fruit baby food by Holle

Organic pure fruit baby food by Holle

I love it when customers give us really good ideas for product combinations, so we’ve now put together the Holle Organic Finest Fruit Puddings pack. In the few weeks it’s been online it’s proving something of a best seller.

The Holle Organic Finest Fruit Puddings multi-pack contains the following individual jars:

These pure fruit baby food jars are popular when starting to wean because young babies need to get used to different tastes –  slowly and preferably with as few ingredients as possible. Give to your baby just as the puree comes or mix with one of Holle’s baby porridges. Or why not give as a dessert after your baby’s vegetable puree.

Whatever age your baby is they’ll love these purees – they’re full of pure fruit goodness, certified organic, gluten free, dairy free and, of course, with no added sugars. In fact, just pure, top quality fruit.

Most importantly, these Holle pure fruit baby food jars taste absolutely gorgeous – but don’t take my word for it, try them yourself and let us know what you think. And, of course, if you have any ideas for product combinations you’d like to see on the Ulula website, please just get in touch and let me know your thoughts.

What to Feed Babies When Starting Weaning onto Solids

I am often emailed with questions about how to start weaning babies. Weaning a baby can be a stressful time for a new mum as she often doesn’t know what to give  or when and mums can frequently have concerns as to whether her baby is getting the right nutrition.

Firstly, I should say that every baby is different and what follows is general advice that should be fine for most babies. Relax, take your time and, as always, trust yourself to ‘listen’ to your baby, and if in doubt seek advice from a professional you trust.

Start with half a teaspoon of fresh apple puree (using a glass grater produces one of the best purees I know in small quantities). Your baby will not take a lot in the beginning – babies have to get used to the feel of solids and learn how to move to the back of his or her mouth in order to swallow it.

If your baby spits the food out or cries, ty again later or even tomorrow. The important thing is to get used to sucking or licking food from a spoon. While mentioning spoons, I really would recommend using plastic ones – Holle have weaning spoons made from 100% renewable resources  – as metal spoons can be quite cold and quite a shock to a baby’s sensitive mouth.

A few days later you can add 1 tablespoon Holle Organic Rice Porridge to the puree. Once your baby is used to the puree you could either start making rice or millet porridge with breast milk or baby formula.

Again after a week or two you can start giving him one or two teaspoons of carrot puree. Gradually increase the amount of solids according to your baby’s appetite.

I do not recommend a huge variety of fruit or vegetables at first as this can confuse babies and there is even a discussion about developing a risk of allergy when too many different foods are given. You baby needs security and can be happy with little.

If your baby is a good eater you can change/add vegetables over the coming weeks. Take your baby’s pace. There aren’t any “must gives”.

Soon your baby will be eating his baby porridge for breakfast (with fruit puree), he or she can have a sugar free rusk and/or a breast feed in the later morning, a vegetable/grain based lunch, a milk free porridge in the afternoon and a milk based porridge in the evening.
I usually send out a Holle Baby Food Advisor with any first order. The advisor contains lots of useful tips as well as full information about the Holle organic baby food ranges. You can also download the advisor from the Ulula weaning advice pages.

Let me know your experiences of weaning. What advice and tips would you give mums about to start weaning their babies?

Holle’s Deliciously Natural Organic Fruit Bars for Babies – Now on Sale!

Holle's organic apple and pear snack bar for babies and toddlersThis is just a quick post to let you know that Holle’s recently launched fruit bars for babies have arrived at the Ulula warehouse and are now ready to ship.

The Organic Apple and Banana and Organic Apple and Pear bars are made of 100% organic fruit, honey and spelt and taste absolutely delicious, see our recent article announcing their launch for further details. These natural and healthy finger foods are ideal for babies from 12 months and if experience on the continent is anything to go by they will be flying off the shelves – so make sure you place your orders early.

Let us know what you think of the new organic fruit bars – more importantly how does your baby find these new additions to their finger food repetoire?

New Holle Baby Food in Jars

Holle's organic pure apple baby jar

Holle's new organic pure apple - perfect by itself or stirred into baby porridge

We are pleased to let you know that we now stock Holle’s latest additions to their comprehensive range of jarred organic baby food. They are:

In the interests of keeping our customers informed, the Ulula team as well as our family and friends always taste test any new products that we stock and these new baby jars were no exception.  As usual the finely pureed texture is just right for even newly weaning babies, and ensures the baby food is easily digestible.

All the jars taste superb – this is due not only to the fact that the raw fruits and vegetables used in  the jars were organically, if not biodynamically grown, but also to the very gentle cooking methods that Holle uniquely use in making all their organic baby foods.

See our complete range of organic baby food in jars.

We think these new baby jars are a lovely addition to our baby food range – give them a try and let us know what you think.