Sunday, May 4, 2008

Happy Baby = Happy Mommy

As most of you know Eliza's belly has been through the wringer over the past two months. Two stomach viruses and a round of antibiotics wreaked havoc on her little system. The stomach viruses both basically destroyed the the lining of her gut and the antibiotics killed all of the good bacteria that helped her to digest food and absorb nutrients.

Starting solids proved to be difficult, so I did some research on what to feed little E. I was surfing the net one day and came across a blog that was highlighting Happy Baby food. What immediately jumped out at me was that this baby cereal contained probiotics (good bacteria). I remembered that the hospital gave her probiotics to help her stomach when she was on antibiotics. After reading up on the company I decided to switch Eliza to their products.


Eliza has been eating Happy Bellies Organic Rice Baby Cereal (Organic Brown Rice) and she gobbles it down with gusto. I usually add in some pears or apples to make it extra tasty. The texture of the brown rice cereal is amazingly smooth. My mom even commented on how creamy it was in comparison to another common brand we previously had used. Eliza will soon be gobbling down the other two cereals offered by this amazing company.

* Happy Bellies Organic Oatmeal Baby Cereal (Organic Whole Oats)

* Happy Bellies Organic Multigrain Baby Cereal (Organic Oats, Organic Quinoa, and Organic Amaranth--making this variety a heady source of protein and dietary fiber)

In addition to cereals Happy Baby also makes organic frozen meals in 15 flavors. You just pop out and defrost one serving at a time. Right now Eliza is sampling the Thank You Peas (which she is now eating with no fuss after a few days) and Purer Pear! Yumm-O! The peas have a vibrant green color and smell extremely fresh.If you compare peas stored on a supermarket shelf to the frozen peas there is a substantial difference. The color is just one positive aspect of freezing the fruit and vegetables. In addition, freezing preserves more nutrients in your baby's food. Plus, you are only defrosting and using the exact amount you need so no additional nutrients are lost through refrigeration.

All of the food is 100% organic with no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, and no genetic modification. You can feel really good about giving it to your little one. I feel confident that the probiotics will help prevent the growth of harmful disease causing bacteria and as a result boost her immune system.
I am sure you are wondering, "Where do I get my Happy Baby food?"
The dry cereals are now offered at Amazon.com so you don't even need to leave the comfort of your computer home to make a purchase. I picked up my frozen food at my local Whole Foods. If they do not carry it at your local grocery store you could always talk to customer service. I have found that most food stores will start carrying a product if their is a customer demand.

Let me know if you decide to give it a try. I would love to hear about your experiences with this brand of baby food.

5 comments:

H.E.Eigler said...

Cute pics! About the headband...I shipped it on the 25th and it's coming from Canada so, I would expect it to be there anyday now. Let me know if you don't see it by Wednesday.

Lori said...

we have the same high chair! glad things are going well... I'll have to keep that brand in mind when baby #2 gets ready to start solids

Pam said...

glad you found something that is working and keeping Eliza's belly feeling better. That was a rough couple of months for all of you.

Mommy Mechanics said...

Ooooooh I'm excited I'm going on Amazon right now to check it out, it sounds great!

Amber said...

I'm sooo glad that Eliza is doing better with food! I love the pics...so cute that she is still a little baldie (I was, too, but not Kaelin!).