We thought you'd find this BBC article interesting. A recent report from child health experts in the UK determined that the amount of sugar in baby food should be restricted - that parents should give their young children more bitter vegetables, like broccoli and spinach, to stop them developing a sweet tooth. Read More
I remember going to work with my Dad, untold years ago. If you behaved yourself during the week, you got to climb into the logging truck with Dad on the weekend and head off to the workshop with a thermos of Milo, a couple of sandwiches, a treat and a chance to wash our hands with Swarfega, just like Dad. Read More
National Eat Your Vegetables Day is an annual celebration that is enthusiastically observed by us here at The Baby Pantry. Celebrated annually on June 17, National Eat Your Vegetables Day is an opportunity for us to remind everyone to include vegetables in their daily diet. Read More
My grandfather was a great gardener, my Dad had a massive garden and my husband loved growing and harvesting untold vegetables. Peas, peppers, beans, lettuces, parsnips, potatoes, tomatoes and beetroot – they all arrived in my kitchen in bulk and shamefully, these gardening efforts weren’t always appreciated when a day of tennis or catching up with friends was suddenly replaced by a day of blanching, soup making, freezing or pickling vegetables. Read More
The Baby Pantry meals are unashamedly different for a number of reasons. They're only good ones and they're all great for the health of your baby.
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Where there is a Wish, there is a Way say the Make-A-Wish foundation and it got me thinking about our young Kiwi Mums and what they might wish for during those very busy “bringing up baby” years.
I’ve spoken to lots of mothers over time and although wine and sleep also feature pretty high on the list, the overall consensus seems to be that cleaning and food are the number one “wish someone would do that for me” priorities.
”They say that no matter how old you become, when you are with your siblings, you revert back to childhood.” – Karen White Read More
The Baby Pantry strives to be totally sustainable but while the packaging we need is not currently available in NZ we're using sanitised clear plastic pottles which are BPA-free, recyclable and reuseable. In the meantime, we've thought of some idea that will keep these pottles out of the waste-cycle for longer. Read more.
Growing a healthy human. This journey begins with those first foods that are introduced to a baby’s palate. I love the analogy of using food as the building blocks for laying a strong foundation, one that will withstand whatever life or mother nature throws at it. Read More
As far as road trips go, our three-day road trip around the South Island to introduce The Baby Pantry to stockists, received a big thumbs up from both of us! The weather was definitely ‘brass monkey’ stuff, but the greetings we received from stores we visited along the way were warm and welcoming. Read More
Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves when our wee bundle of joy comes along.
Suddenly, there’s feeding, nappies to be changed, washing to hang out…. and bring in, there are groceries to pick up, meals to be prepared and in between, try to catch up with friends and get some sleep.
Babies’ wee immune systems take time to build up resistance to bugs, bacteria, chemicals and other nasties in their first year of life. It is important they have access to pure, filtered water right from day one, in both their milk, food and drinking water. Read More