Amy has been trying out a whole range of baby food from Quinola Mothergrain over the last few weeks.
We were sent a selection of products ranging from first puree foods suitable from 6 months to “fork mash” meals at 8 months and finally chunkier meals suitable from 10 months – Amy was happy to eat all of them, the texture didn’t seem to bother her one way or another. I didn’t stick to the age specifications as Amy was happily eating mashed banana as one of her first weaning foods so she’s more than capable of dealing with a few lumps.
She wasn’t entirely struck on the flavours initially but soon came round to them . . .
What we love about it:
* They taste very “real”
* The lack of gluten & dairy etc is fantastic if you are concerned about intolerance
* All organic ingredients
* They’re nowhere near as sweet as many other first stage baby foods
* They’re full of goodness – no guilt about feeding Amy this at all
* Quinoa is a good source of plant protein
What we’re not so keen on:
*The portions are huge, even at 10 months Amy has yet to finish a whole pouch and she’s a pretty good eater
* The pouches are not resealable which can led to quite a bit of waste – especially if, like me, you tend to use this sort of pre-prepared food when you’re out and about.
* The first stage purees are still pretty thick and lumpy, this wasn’t a problem for Amy as she was older and more than happy to tackle lumps but I’m not sure they’d be an appealing texture for a first food.
* The meals look very brown and not particularly appetising – however that was just to my grown up eyes and Amy couldn’t have cared less
Overall I was really impressed with the Quinola Mothergrain baby foods and would happily continue to feed them to Amy on those times when our family meal isn’t suitable or I just need something convenient for her.
You can find out more about Quinola Mothergrain baby foods here:
*Disclaimer – We were sent a selection of foods free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions remain my own*