What if my baby won’t eat something should I keep giving it to him/her?
Pushing food away or spitting it out is natural part of baby's exploration of food. Continue trying the food in daily intervals so long as it is not causing your child to be unwell or have an allergic reaction. In most cases your child will adapt to the taste and texture within this period and accept the food. It can sometimes take several weeks for a baby to accept a food. Research has shown that introducing as many different foods to your baby as early as possible, makes for less picky eaters later in life.
How much should my baby eat each day?
Every baby's needs are different and will depend primarily on their size and appetite. Developmental stages may also affect their appetite. For example, a growth spurt may mean they will want to eat greater quantities more often while teething may cause them to eat less and be pickier with food. Follow your baby's lead on how much and when they want to eat.
How old does my little one have to be to enjoy your products?
Plum Organics® Grow Well® Organic Infant Formula is appropriate for healthy full term babies to 12 months of age.
Our Stage 1 products have the smoothest texture and are intended to help introduce your 4- to 6-month-old baby to solid foods. We always recommend consulting with your pediatrician to determine when your baby might be ready for solids.
Stage 2 and 3 products are for babies age 6 months and up and are slightly thicker in texture and consistency than our Stage 1 products.
In contrast, our Baby snacks (Little Teethers® and Super Puffs®) are not recommended by age, but by developmental milestones, which can be found on the outer packaging.
Our Mighty pouches,Teensy™ Snacks, Mighty Snack Bars™, Mighty Morning® Bars, and Mighty Dinos™ are from our Plum® Tots product line, and are for babies and toddlers 12 months and older. We also include some developmental milestones on the outer packaging of our Tots snack products, which may be helpful in determining whether your little one is ready to enjoy them.
Plum Organics® kids products are designed for snacking at home, taking on-the-go, or packing in a lunchbox. Mashups® applesauce is a great snack for kids ages 2 and up, and Jammy Sammy® snacks are geared towards school aged kids 4 and up.
Our Super Smoothies are intended for babies as young as 6 months and can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike!
You can find tons of great tips and recommendations for feeding your little one on the Plum Resource Center.