If you are concerned about getting chemical-free, non-genetically modified foods and products for yourself, you are likely concerned about the same for your baby. We know these products can cause long-term negative health effects, yet they continue to be marketed to the masses.
When it comes to baby products, organic is always best. Infants have been found to carry the glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup) toxin with them from birth. But we can prevent them from getting more by ensuring the products we feed them and put on their skin are 100% organic. If you can, preparing their food using locally grown organics is optimal. But, if you can’t, choose certified organic products. The list below is a good place to start.
Little Duck Organic Tiny Fruits
Little Duck makes a few different baby products, but their Tiny Fruits are by far the most popular. The ingredients are few and they are 100% organic and verified non-GMO. There is also no added sugar, and according to the official website, “no zombies” included.
Oh Baby Foods
Like Little Duck, the Oh Baby Foods products are also certified organic and non-GMO verified. They are “regionally raised” and US grown. They also contain amazing ingredients like kale, ginger, basil, and more.
Earth’s Best Cereals
The Earth’s Best Company makes a variety of baby foods and products. Because cereal will likely be your baby’s first solid food, you want it to be high quality organic. Their baby cereals are organic with no hormones, antibiotics, steroids, pesticides or herbicides. They are also free of salt, sugar, added colors, flavors, and preservatives.
Yummy Spoonfuls Baby Foods
Yummy Spoonfuls made the list because their ingredients are simple. Their stage 1 foods, known as their “Creamy Yummy” line, contain two ingredients each. The Organic Potatoes, for instance, contain organic potatoes and water. All of their foods are certified organic and all of their packaging is BPA-free.
Plum Organics Just Fruit
The Plum Organics Just Fruit products are designed for babies. They are simple, all-fruit food products that are certified organic and packaged in BPA-free pouches. The ingredients are simple, usually containing only one component: organic apples, for instance.
Motherlove Diaper Rash and Thrush Cream
With skin care products, mostly organic ingredients is often the best you can do. With Motherlove Diaper Rash and Thrush cream, you are getting 96% certified organic ingredients—and that’s measures above many others that call themselves “natural” and “organic”. This cream also has zero toxins on the Environmental Working Group’s skin deep database, and includes ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, yarrow herb, and calendula.
Earth’s Best Teething Biscuits
When your baby is teething, biscuits are a savior. Earth’s Best makes a few different “Toddler Biscuits” that are USDA organic and contain no hormones, antibiotics, steroids, pesticides, or herbicides. They also contain no added sugar and are instead sweetened with organic cane juice.
Bonus! Any Product from Ella’s Kitchen
I’ve also come across Ella’s Kitchen and am very impressed with their products! Ella’s Kitchen produces 100% organic food for your little one. Not only do they leave out the added salt, sugar, preservatives, and GMO’s, but many of their foods also come in extremely convenient easy-to-grab packets with a twist-off cap. They carry a range of delicious foods that are perfect for little hands!
If you can, make your own baby foods and products. But when you need to rely on someone else, make sure you are giving your child the best products for their long-term health and wellness. In other words, ditch the Cheerios and sliced up hot dogs!
– Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM