That Time I Was Wrong | Baby Food Challenge. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprout Organic Foods . All opinions are 100% mine.
That Time I Was Wrong | Baby Food Challenge
I can never turn down a good challenge. Give me the “Dee-double-dog” dare, and I’m all over it. I blame overly hyped competitive genes. So one email is all it took to accept The Baby Food Challenge. Do you think that you really know what’s inside your baby’s food? I thought I did. I was pretty darn sure of it.
And then I was wrong. Like really wrong.
Let me disclaimer this post with how much I HATE admitting that I am wrong today. Hold on; let me cross my arms. Ok, let’s proceed with the details. Please hold your gloating until the end.
Do I really know what ingredients are in baby food pouches?
Without question, I shake my head yes. Of course I know what’s in today’s baby food. It’s probably the safest eats out there – with all of the organic, free-range, sustainable, gluten-free, homegrown and chemical-free options – I was certain that baby food would be free of anything “unnatural.”
Clean up! Baby food, Aisle 10! Sorry, I’ve always wanted to say that. My challenge was to walk up and down the baby food aisle at Babies R’ Us and compare the front labels of the baby food pouches to the ingredients on the back. In my mind, I’m thinking that this challenge is easy-peasy. Of course the labels would match. No weird or unpronounceable ingredients here. About 2 pouches in, I realized I was in trouble.
DL Alpha Tocopherol Acetate.
I felt like I was reading an alien language. And these are the ingredients I found on just the “organic” baby food pouches – within the first six ingredients. Shock. Just because the front labels of baby food pouches claim to have natural, wholesome, organic ingredients – the back labels don’t lie. There are extra ingredients in there that I didn’t think needed to be in baby food. I couldn’t believe how wrong I was.
The Sprout Organic Foods Promise
However, that doesn’t mean we need to throw in the baby food pouch “towel” so to speak and start making our own baby food. It just means as moms, we need to pay more attention to the ingredients and the back labels of our baby foods. I certainly do not want to give my kids any of the weirdo ingredients above.
Sprout Organic Foods cares about the back labels as much as the front ones. And more importantly, Sprout Organic Foods cares what exactly goes into your baby’s tummy. Sprout is committed to providing simple, pure, honest ingredients. Each Sprout Organic Foods product contains:
- Wholesome Fruits, Vegetables and Grains
- No Concentrates
- No Preservatives
– so that parents can have peace of mind about your baby’s health and nutrition choices. No surprises. No harmful additives. No unpronounceable ingredient names. In fact, Sprout highlights their back labels so you can clearly see each and every one of those ingredients. Research shows that developing a love of healthy foods early on helps foster healthy eating habits for life. With Sprout Organic Foods, we can develop those healthy habits with the best possible nutrition for our little ones. See more about Sprout’s Mission & Values and products they are committed to providing to your children.
I took the Baby Food Challenge and I was wrong. I honestly had no idea what was inside baby food pouches. But that doesn’t mean that you have to be wrong. I challenge you to turn over your baby food pouches and read the first 6 ingredients on the back label. And know that Sprout Organic Foods is there for your family, providing safe baby food for your needs. Head into your local Babies R’ Us September 9th – October 2nd & receive a $10 gift card with a $25 Sprout purchase.
Do you know what ingredients are REALLY in your baby food pouches?
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Lisa Favre says
As a mom-to-be, it makes me really nervous to know what’s inside big-box brands for baby food. Glad to know that there are great brands out there!
I love the fact that this baby food is better made. I love the pouches they have these days too.
It can be shocking to learn what’s really in your baby’s food. If I can’t pronounce what it is I don’t think I want my kids to be eating it!
That’s pretty shocking how misleading the front of the pouches are compared to the ingredient list. I love how Sprout has real ingredients with no extra fillers. Seems like the right choice to me!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I am a label reader too. It is best that we read the ingredient label before putting it in our grocery cart. There are some products that contain stuff that are not really good for our health. Sprout is a product my daughter buys for her children. I am happy that she is a label reader too.
Maryann D. says
I agree and do not like when I can’t pronounce ingredients or even have any idea what they are! Especially on any organic products.
Cynthia Seppala says
It always pays to investigate and do your research. Our sweet kids’ health depends on that.
I have always done BLW with my kiddos so they just eat what we do when its time for them to have food. But I think its always wise to check out what is in all the foods and do lots of research!
Amanda Love says
I’ve heard so much about this brand. I think it’s awesome and it’s definitely perfect for kids. It’s also a convenient way to feed your baby when you’re out and about!
Lindsey Paris says
I just got some other brand pouches in the mail and was happy to relax…. JUST the good stuff in there. Different brand, but same results.
Nicole Escat says
I haven’t tried those products. Look like they are great for babies. I will consider this when I get another baby again.
Super interesting. I love how you compared all of them. There’s sometimes just way too many options to choose from.
Kita Bryant says
I used to make my own baby food. My sister now makes her own as well. Feels safer that way!
OH boy, sad that there are so many unpronouncables in so many of them. I’d opt for the clean ones too, and knowledge of which is which is half the battle.
I wish baby foods like this would’ve been available when my kids were babies! I would’ve felt a lot better knowing that I was feeding them completely safe foods.
Christina Aliperti says
This was shocking. I thought baby food was just natural ingredients and nothing else. I know which I will be buying from now on.
Deborah D says
Thank you for taking this challenge it will help a lot of parents out. I think the same practice should be put in place for all food.