August 13th - 19th, Minnesota Baby will be doing daily reviews and giveaways of some popular pre-packaged baby and toddler foods. From Plum Organics to Target's Up & Up Baby Food, our one-year-old daughter, Linna, has been sampling seven brands for about a month, and Mama Saigh will be sharing our thoughts on each brand's packaging, pricing, taste, nutrition, and "baby-appeal". Every day this week (Monday through Sunday), we'll be giving away a food prize-pack to one of our blog followers (make sure you follow our blog for your chance to win). Details about each day's giveaway will be on our Minnesota Baby Facebook page.
Disclaimer: I am not a food scientist or a doctor (even though I'd like to think of myself as such). This is NOT a sponsored review. All of the reviews during Minnesota Baby's "7 Days of Baby Food" are our own opinions (mom and baby - yes, mom tried the foods too). All of the baby food brands we are reviewing provided us with a giveaway. We'd love to hear your thoughts on the baby foods we'll be reviewing, because as we all know, everyone has their own personal opinions. Thanks for reading our reviews, and good luck on winning one of our 7 giveaways!
TODAY'S REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: PLUM ORGANICS
Plum Organics was one of the first pre-packaged baby foods we ever fed our daughter, and they've been a hit from day one. We love this company because not only are their baby foods affordable (especially when using coupons combined with store sales), their food blends come in squeezable, disposable pouches that make eating on-the-go a breeze. Our daughter literally sucks these food packs dry! As a mom, I want my daughter eating all kinds of fruits and vegetables, but it isn't always easy to prepare spinach, barley, quinoa, etc., into a meal that she can feed herself and actually eat. Plum Organics has come up with tasty (yes, I've tried them) combinations that my one-year-old will always eat (unless she has a cold, or no appetite). Plum Organics has food products for babies, tots and kids. Their ingredients are organic, fresh (as they can be), and free of hormones and over-engineered ingredients. They also have these little spoon heads that attach onto the squeezable food-packs, to make feeding easier if your little one isn't an independent food eater quite yet. We also give our daughter Plum's Super Puffs if they are on sale, because we've found we get more out of our money buying a big box of Cheerios, and our daughter likes those just as well. We haven't tried the training meals, so I can't give you our feedback on those. However, as a mom, I would definitely recommend the food packs for babies and toddlers. The food pouches range from just over a dollar a pouch, to about $1.50 a pouch, and I find them to be less expensive than a few other name brands. We like to order over $50 worth of the pouches when they are on sale at Target, because we get free shipping (over $50), save 5% by using our Target RED card, and we don't have to worry about running out of baby food for weeks, without having to run to the store.
GIVEAWAY: We're giving away a Plum food-pack prize to one of our blog followers by 10 p.m. on Monday, August 13th. For your chance to win, simply follow this blog and answer this question (comment below). One winner will be selected at random. Good luck!
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH BRAND OF BABY OR TODDLER FOOD TO BUY???