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Fresh Pot

Are Fresh Pots suitable for my baby who is under 12 months?

Yes, you can easily mash our meals with a fork to the desired consistency for your baby.

Which supermarkets stock Fresh Pots?

We’re thrilled to have our Fresh Pots stocked in Woolworths and Ritchies supermarkets. Find your local stockist here.

Which section of the supermarket fridge can I find Fresh Pots?

You will find them in the fridge next to the kids yoghurt.

How many serves are in a Fresh Pot?

Each pot contains one serve, but if your bub is under 12 months you could get up to two serves out of one pot.

Are there any added preservatives, artificial colours, flavours or fillers added to Food Babies Love Fresh Pots?

Absolutely not. Our range is all-natural and has been developed in consultation with dieticians, nutritionists and professionals to ensure that all meals are nutritionally appropriate with NO artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and are made according to strict food preparation standards.

Where are Food Babies Love Fresh Pots cooked?

We searched high and low for a manufacturer that would work with us to develop a range of Fresh Pots, with no compromise on quality! Our manufacturer is a family-owned Aussie Company and uses Food Babies Love recipes, the best available ingredients and home-style cooking techniques (real people cooking real food) to make the food exactly as you would at home.

Where are the main ingredients sourced from?

Sourcing the freshest and best local ingredients is the number one priority for Food Babies Love. As such, we have worked hard to establish partnerships with our suppliers to ensure there is no compromise on quality. Our guarantee to you is that we will continually build on these partnerships and provide the best ingredients available for your family.

Are the ingredients organic?

We’ve chosen not to pursue the organic badge as we don’t feel the nutritional benefits outweigh the cost to you. Our goal is to make quality fresh meals readily available and the organic price tag would make it cost prohibitive for most families.

In addition, organic food in Australia is still a grey area. To be certified organic means to grow or manufacture a product free from synthetic pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics. Livestock must be free-range and pasture-fed, seed must be non-GM, and the process must be water efficient and biodiversity friendly. As a result, there are many products that claim they are organic but they are actually not.

Furthermore, studies have compared the nutritional content of organic and conventionally grown plants, and most have shown no significant differences in key vitamin and mineral content.

Are the vegetables hidden in the Fresh Pots?

No, babies and toddlers eat with all of their senses, so we think it’s important that they should see what they’re eating.

Should we hide vegetables from our children?

 

What are the serving suggestions of the Fresh Pots?

Microwave reheating instruction (times may vary depending on your microwave):

  • Break plastic tab at tamper-proof seal and lift lid to open pack
  • Replace lid loosely
  • Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute
  • Stir for even heating, replace lid loosely
  • Microwave on HIGH for a further 1 minute or until heated through
  • Always check the temperature is safe before serving to baby

Keep refrigerated at 1–4°C.

Use within 24 hours of opening

Stovetop reheating instruction

  • Place the contents of the tub in a medium saucepan
  • Heat gently, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes or until heated thoroughly

Warning statement

Cooking/Heating times are a guide and vary depending on your appliance.

Caution: container and contents will be hot after heating. Check product temperature after reheating before offering to baby.

How long will my Fresh Pots keep?

Be guided by the Best Before date on the pack. We have worked hard to develop a technique that gives you some flexibility between purchase and consumption but always use safe food handling practices when feeding your baby.

What is the difference between Food Babies Love Fresh Pots and shelf-stable products?

Leading baby food brands that you find on the shelf at the supermarket are called Ambient products. To achieve a shelf life of up to 18 months, they put the packs through an extreme heat blasting process called Retort. The pouches are sealed and taken to approximately 250 degrees and held for a few minutes. This heat treatment not only kills the bacteria and microorganisms that would otherwise see the food spoil in a matter of days, but it also kills most of the nutritional goodness of the meal.

Our Fresh Pots are FRESH, full of nutrients and delicious real flavours.

Can I freeze my Fresh Pots?

Yep, absolutely. We want to provide you the freshest meal in its purest form. If you want to buy in bulk and freeze, then go for it.  Our Fresh Pots are made from a high-grade BPA-free plastic that is freezer safe. They can be frozen for up to 6 months.

Is the pot BPA free and microwave safe?

Our Fresh Pot plastics are made from the highest quality food grade plastic. They are 100% BPA free. In addition, they are re-sealable, reusable, dishwasher safe and microwavable. We love them so much we reuse them and encourage you to as well!

Are there any allergens I need to be aware of?

Yes, and they are all specified on the pack at the end of the ingredients list.

Why is there evidence of some separation?

There is some minor water separation evident in some of the Fresh Pots because we do not use stabilisers or fillers. NONE. Our Fresh Pots are cooked using home-style cooking techniques and natural ingredients just like you would at home. After heating the product, give it a quick stir and it will disappear before you know it.

Are there any added preservatives, artificial colours, flavours or fillers added to Food Babies Love Fresh Pots?

Absolutely not.

Our range is all natural and has been developed in consultation with dieticians, nutritionists and professionals to ensure that all meals are nutritionally appropriate with NO artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and are made according to strict food preparation standards.

Where are Food Babies Love Fresh Pots cooked?

Food Babies Love founder Emily searched high and low for a manufacturer that would work with her to develop her range of Fresh Pots, with no compromise on quality!

Our manufacturer is a family owned Aussie Company and uses Food Babies Love recipes, the best available ingredients and home style cooking techniques (real people cooking real food) to make the food exactly as you would at home.

How do you keep my Fresh Pot order cool?

Your order is packed into a complimentary Food Babies Love reusable cooler bag with an ice pack, transported within a refrigerated vehicle, and left at your door for maximum convenience. This ice pack is guaranteed to keep your order cool for 4 – 6 hours.

What do I do with my cooler bag from my Fresh Pots order?

For the sake of preserving this beautiful world we live in, please leave your cooler bag on your doorstep for collection when your next order is due. We would like to reuse these as much as possible.

Home Delivery

What are the delivery costs?

For our Real Snacks range and accessories, delivery costs start at $10 anywhere in Australia.

For our Fresh Pots, to provide the best level of refrigerated service we have to charge a little bit to cover our costs. Within 80 kms of Melbourne CBD – $15, and we require no minimum order. Delivery costs will be calculated and added to your order at the checkout.

Orders over $100 receive free-shipping.

When will my order be delivered?

Our Real Snacks and Feeding Accessories are delivered nationally, please allow between 3 to 5 business days to receive your order depending on your location.

Our Fresh Pots (Melbourne Metro areas only due to refrigerated service) are delivered Tuesday to Friday. Simply order before 12pm and your order will be on your doorstep early the next business morning, guaranteed by midday. If you would like to receive your order on a Monday, please place your order by 2pm Thursday.

Note: If you miss the cut off times or your bub is super hungry and wants more, or you would prefer a different delivery day please email us at hello@foodbabieslove.com.au and we will try to accommodate, we are all mums here, we get it!

What are the delivery boundaries of the Food Babies Love range?

We are proud to deliver our Real Snacks and Feeding Accessories anywhere in Australia!

For our Fresh Pots  (Melbourne Metro areas only due to refrigerated service), we are currently offering delivery within 80 kms of Melbourne CBD and hope to expand throughout Australia. If you are unsure whether we are able to deliver to your area, you can enter your postcode here or email us at hello@foodbabieslove.com.au

Will I be notified pre- or post-delivery?

For Fresh Pots Melbourne Metro delivery, we can arrange for our driver to send you a text once your order has been delivered, regardless of the time.  If you want this notification please let us know when you order via the comments box.

What if I am not home when my delivery arrives?

The delivery person will leave your order at the front door or pre-arranged safe place for maximum convenience.

If you know you will not be home, then it’s best to use your friend, neighbour or office address as your delivery address.

Who do I contact if I am unhappy or if there is a problem with my order?

At Food Babies Love we work hard to ensure customer satisfaction but unfortunately from time to time people make a mistake, or things out of our control can happen. Please email hello@foodbabieslove.com.au if you encounter a problem and a team member will get back to you within 24 hours. Please provide a phone number to allow faster communication.

Real Snacks

What age are Real Snacks suitable for?

The Bickies range is suitable for bubs aged 12 months plus, and the Bites range is recommended for 18 months onwards. They’re the right portion size for little tummies, and the perfect size and shape for little fingers to grasp and encourage self-feeding. Your bub will enjoy our Real Snacks right up until about 4 years of age.

Are any of the snacks nut-free, making them suitable for lunchboxes?

The complete Bickies range is nut free, making them perfect lunchbox fillers when you’re out and about with your bub.

Are Real Snacks gluten free?

Yes, the Bickies are all gluten free. The Bites range contain oats, meaning that they’re wheat free but not gluten free.

Are there any artificial ingredients in Real Snacks?

There is nothing artificial added at all, just real wholesome goodness.

Do Real Snacks contain refined sugar?

No, the Bickies range contains the goodness of real honey, meaning that they contain 30% less sugar than other snacks found in major supermarkets for bubs aged 12 months +. The Bites range contains no added sugar, sweeteners, syrups, or fruit juices.

Do Real Snacks contain vegetables?

Yes, the Bickies range contains added veggies in three variants: Kale and Spinach, Beetroot, and Pumpkin and Carrot.

Are the snacks suitable for vegetarians?

Yes they all are.

Are there any allergens I need to be aware of?

Yes, and they are all specified on the pack at the end of the ingredients list.

Do the snacks contain salt?

They are very low in salt. See individual product pages for full nutritional information guide.

Where are Real Snacks produced?

They’re proudly 100% Australian made and owned.

Where are Real Snacks available?

They’re available to order online here.

Aren’t all pre-packaged snacks for kids healthy?
What are some other good snack ideas?

Food Babies Love: A Guide to Introducing Solids (book questions)

Is there a new edition of the book?

No, there is only one edition. In September 2014 the book was re-published by Pan Macmillan under their Plum imprint. At the time, the cover was updated but all the content inside is the same.

Do you ship to New Zealand?

The short answer is yes, we do. But it’s not available through our website, you need to contact us and we will provide a postage quote and manage the process from there.

Despite being happy to do this, we do recommend that if you are just purchasing the book it is in your favour to purchase from Booktopia who have a much better shipping rate to NZ than we can get through Australia Post.

Do you ship to other countries?

Yes, shipping anywhere in the world can be arranged. Please get in touch with us for a quote.

Introducing Your Baby To Solids

How do you know when it’s time to start your baby on solids?

Are they aged between 4 and 6 months?
Are their eyes following your food from plate to mouth?
Reaching out to grab at what you eat
Or perhaps they are not lasting as long between milk feeds?
These are all indicators that your baby may be ready to move onto solids.

Follow the easy day by day guide in Food Babies Love; a guide to introducing solids.

Do I need any special equipment?

There is lots of talk about skipping purees and going straight to texture or even finger food (Baby Led Weaning)

My personal opinion is that smooth purees are fine for a few weeks but it is important to start migrating to texture by about 6-7 months of age. Like so many parenting challenges, do what you are comfortable with but I recommend sticking with purees to enable them to get used to tastes and then introduce texture.

I don’t believe there are any rights or wrongs but beware of choking and never leave your baby unsupervised why they are eating.

Do I start with Purees or Texture?

Its basically and approach to introducing solids where you bypass the puree and spoon stage and you offer your baby food from your plate and them suck on it and play with it.

Common concerns include risk of choking, the mess (it is a very messy business so be prepared if you choose this path) and whether or not the nutritional needs of the baby are being met.

There is a whole lot more information and my opinion on it in this Blog Post.

What is Baby Led Weaning?

Its basically and approach to introducing solids where you bypass the puree and spoon stage and you offer your baby food from your plate and them suck on it and play with it.

Common concerns include risk of choking, the mess (it is a very messy business so be prepared if you choose this path) and whether or not the nutritional needs of the baby are being met.

There is a whole lot more information and my opinion on it in this Blog Post.

Other Products

Why is the feeding smock cotton and not plastic?

Do you like eating in a raincoat? We don’t. Plastic smocks are hot and uncomfortable to wear and babies fidget and try to take them off, ending in a battle. Our 100% cotton super comfy feeding smocks may not be waterproof but when partnered with a quality plastic bib they more than do the job of keeping your baby’s outfit clean, and wetness off the chest helping to avoid chest infections.

Are all your plastic products BPA free?

Absolutely.

How do I use Qubies?

We have written two blogs on Qubies and suggest you read these.

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