Austin is now almost 9 months old and like his older brother Hayden is keen on his food! I have written previously about the start of our weaning journey. Weaning with Austin is now well under way and he is still enjoying the mixture of baby led weaning and traditional weaning. Now that he is a bit older, HiPP Organic have kindly sent us some of their savoury jars to try, suitable for stages 2 and 3 of weaning. Along with an adorable personalised ‘Austin’ placement and crate.
Some Key facts about the new Jars from HiPP Organic;
- The new jars from HiPP Organic have a wider opening to make feeding easier – This makes life so much easier when feeding straight from the jar when out and about I find.
- The new HiPP Organic savoury jars have no hidden fruit, making them perfect for every stage of weaning– This is nice to see as so often baby food is a mixture of vegetables and fruit.
- The HiPP Organic jars are made with the finest organic ingredients that are gently steam cooked to maintain all the goodness & flavour
If you want to know more about new recipes and products from HiPP Organic head to the HiPP UK website: https://www.hipp.co.uk/food-drinks/jars/
It was nice to see quite a range of different flavours and varied ingredients in the jars from pasta italienne to green veg with couscous to mash potato with beef. As I like Austin to experience a wide variety of different foods, I really don’t want him to become a fussy eater!
The texture and consistency were much closer to ‘normal’ food in these stage 2 and 3 jars, which I think Austin was definitely more than ready for to be honest. By that I mean much thicker with small chunks/pasta shapes in, and Austin coped really well with this.
The first one we tried was the Mash potato and beef. It definitely smelt just like roast beef and mash when I gently heated it, though it didn’t look massively appetising to me I must confess. It tasted just like mash potato, except without the copious amounts of butter I normally add to mine! Couldn’t really taste much of the beef though. Austin seemed quite happy to wolf it down though and coped fine with the much thicker consistency.
Next up was the green veg with couscous and turkey. It was a bit of an off-putting colour of sage green and personally I found the taste ok, just a bit bland in comparison to the others. It wasn’t Austin’s favourite either but he didn’t object to it either and ate most of the jar.
Out of all the jars we tried though, both mine and Austin’s favourite was the pasta italienne with ham. It smelt and tasted really nice, and apart from the texture I’m not sure I would be able to tell it was baby food. Austin really loved this one, and gobbled in down in record time!
|New savoury jars (Stage 2 & 3)|
If you fancy trying out some of HiPP Organics jars or any of their range I have this exclusive money off voucher; http://bit.ly/MummyGummie-HiPP_Voucher which can you download and print, which might come in handy this time of year!
The jars themselves are 100% recyclable, which is great. If you fancy doing a bit of recycling/upcycling yourself though, these little jars come in very handy for multiple uses including crayon holder, cotton bud storage and drill bit storage. Having a quick look on pinterest you could also do more crafty things with the jars including making a mini snow globe. But I don’t really have the time at the moment to try these, though I’m sure both the boys would love them!
Overall, the HiPP Organic jars work really for us. As I said before we are doing a combination of traditional weaning and baby led weaning at home, but when we are out and about I prefer to use the HiPP jars for convenience. Anything to make life a bit easier with an energetic toddler and baby!