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Little Bellies

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4. 8 from 99


Latest review: My little man who is 17mths loves your cheese and herb ruskets. Blueberry, strawBerry sweet potato are a big favourite of his as well. He loves these ruskets as a snack after his

Nestlé Cerelac Infant Cereal

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3.9 from 34


Latest review: The Nestle Cerelac Rice cereal is a good way to begin the solids journey with baby. The flavour is quite bland and the texture is fine yet is rather a thickened liquid. It took my little one a few

Bellamy's Organic Porridge

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4.8 from 10


Latest review: My one year old son just love this, we had this since he just started solid food. It’s organic so it’s healthy! The texture is pretty smooth and it smells good. It is also very easy to prepare with si

Heinz Pureed Apples

4.5 from 10


Latest review: a natural flavoured can of apples that is enjoyed by all..can be added to cereals and is very affordable. definately a food to have in pantry great sized first food to give to young children, can be

Baby Mum-Mum Rice Rusks

3.1 from 25


Latest review: My daughter in law brought these for my six month old grand child today I do not recommend these rice crackers they are dangerous for babies he nearly chocked on them it stuck to roof of his mouth

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Heinz Pureed Pears

4.2 from 10


Latest review: Easy and yummy food for babies. I found with my son I would stock up on these and my daughter is nearly six months so I will definately be buying these tins again soon. If you get them in a four pack

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4.1 from 7


Latest review: This is perfect, easy to cook n my baby love it, she can pick it up n eat using her little fingers. It contains veggie so and its organic, tick all the boxes. Really like it. I prepare it together

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Latest review: Hallelujah! To finally find a rusk that is actually a rusk and lasts and doesn’t just break into a million pieces! So so glad I purchased these for my grandsons! It’s about time rusks were made the wa

Organic Bubs Baby Food

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Rafferty's Garden Puree

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Latest review: Have been using this product and other Raffertys since my twins were 4mo (now 6mo) and it was the first solids they tried. Easy to put into a container and a screw on lid to save for later. Would

Vaalia My First Yoghurt

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Latest review: I had never eaten yoghurt until 18 months ago and tried this product and loved it and then about 6 months ago you changed something and it is now disgusting to eat. I every now and then I buy a pack

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Latest review: My baby is a bit older now but still enjoys eating these as a treat. I love putting these in the fridge to enjoy these chilled. Great that it is organic so I know I'm feeding her good stuff that has





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      Ensuring your little one gets the right nutrition whether you’re at home or out and about takes up plenty of time for new parents.

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      Bounty Baby Award Winners – Best Baby Food 2022

      The winning baby products of the year have all been exhaustively tried, tested and voted on by parents, bubs and Bounty’s expert panel.

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      GOLD: Baby Mum-Mum Rice Rusks
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      Baby Mum-Mum Rice Rusk RRP $3.50

      Baby Mum-Mum Rice Rusks are free from the top common allergens including gluten, egg, nut and dairy making it ideal for allergy-prone, ingredient-intolerant and even vegan babies!

      Baby Mum-Mum Rice Rusks are delicious, nutritious rice rusks which have been loved by Australian babies for over a decade.

      Full of wholesome ingredients, they feature no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

      (Image: Baby Mum-Mum)



      Baby Mum-Mum Plant Based Rice Puffs, RRP $1.50

      Baby Mum Mum Plant Based Rice Puffs have added chickpeas for protein, helping with healthy growth and muscle development. There are no artificial colours or flavours. No added sugar or salt and no preservatives. The puffs are lightly sweetened with real fruit juice. Conveniently portion packaged, it’s perfect to drop into the baby bag for when you’re out and about or at playdates.

      (Image: Baby Mum-Mum)



      Rafferty’s Garden Sweet Potato, Carrot and Apple Smooth Baby Food 120g, RRP $2.00

      Made in Australia with nothing else except for Sweet Potato, Carrot & Apple (not even water…), with its smooth texture it’s the perfect first food for bubs trying pureed solid food for the first time.

      Rafferty’s Garden Sweet Potato, Carrot & Apple 4+ months has; NO preservatives NO artificial colours NO artificial flavours NO added salt or sugar NO added concentrates NO added juices NO GM ingredients.

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      CUB Organic Apple Banana And Blueberry 4M+ 120g, RRP $1.50

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      Rafferty’s Garden Strawberry Yoghurt Buttons, 12+ months, 28g, RRP $4. 40

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      Little Quacker Rice Biscuits, RRP $3.50

      Wholesome Little Quacker Rice Biscuits are an ideal on-the-go-snack, providing the perfect balance between nutrition and taste. Certified organic, it is also free of gluten, dairy, egg and nut. Makes a great addition to your toddler’s and children’s lunch boxes too!

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      Rafferty’s Garden Banana, Pear & Mango + Nothing Else Pouch, 4+ months, 120g, RRP $2. 00

      Rafferty’s Garden Banana, Pear & Mango + Nothing Else 4+ months Pouch is made in Australia with premium natural ingredients, so you know you’re giving your baby the absolute best. A delicious and nutritious puree made with real banana, pear and mango and NOTHING ELSE, as if you made it yourself. Perfect to start your little one’s solids journey and a flavour combination they will continue to love as they grow. NO preservatives NO artificial colours NO artificial flavours NO added salt or sugar NO added concentrates NO added juices NO GM ingredients

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      rating of the top 10 Russian and foreign brands with reviews according to the KP version

      Goods for children are always under special quality control. Including food. After all, food for a baby is not only a way to satisfy hunger, but also acquaintance with different tastes and a guarantee of healthy development (1). Today there are many different brands. Among them, we have selected the best manufacturers of baby food, based on the reviews of parents and expert opinions.

      Rating of the top 5 Russian baby food manufacturers according to KP

      There are many popular brands among Russian manufacturers of baby food. Basically, various purees, juices, cereals and dairy products are presented on the market. There are also formulas for babies, but in smaller quantities. The popularity of food is due to high quality and rather low (in comparison with foreign analogues) price.

      1. "Agusha"

      "Agusha". Photo:

      Agusha is one of the most popular baby food manufacturers in Russia. The trademark appeared in 1992 and has a wide range of products for children of all ages. Newborns are offered powdered milk formulas, babies from 4 months - a variety of purees, sour-milk products, water, older children - ready-made cereals (both dairy and non-dairy), juices, fruit drinks, compotes and fruit bars for a snack.

      Thanks to the availability and variety of products, the manufacturer is confidently holding onto the Russian market. The safety and quality of Agushi is also confirmed by some neutral studies. For example, fruit cottage cheese, as well as kefir from this brand, received the highest rating from Roskachestvo (2, 3). nine0003

      However, some parents are confused by the rather high price of certain items.

      The main characteristics
      Manufacturer Pepsico Russia
      Assortment puree, Dry Milk mixes, porridge, fruit bars , recommended ages C Founded 1992
      Pros and cons

      There are mixtures in the product line; wide range of.

      High price for some items.

      2. FrutoNyanya

      FrutoNyanya. Photo:

      FrutoNyanya baby food brand products are distinguished by a wide range and wide distribution in stores. Among the products of the brand you can find: a variety of cereals (with additives in the form, for example, pieces of fruit or without them), vegetable, fruit and meat purees, water, dairy products, juices, fruit drinks and nectars, snacks. For children prone to acute reactions to certain products, a special line of hypoallergenic food is offered. nine0003

      Some of the brand's products have received high ratings from Roskachestvo, for example, biocurd, buckwheat porridge (4, 5).

      Nutrition from this brand is designed for both the first complementary foods and for babies after a year. The composition contains salt and sugar, which are not recommended for children under one year old.

      Main characteristics
      Manufacturer Progress
      Assortment purees, drinks, soups, snacks, cereals, snacks, water
      Recommended age from 0 months
      Founded 2000
      Pros and cons
      There are hypoallergenic products.

      May contain allergenic ingredients (eg sugar).

      3. "Grandmother's Lukoshko"

      "Grandmother's Lukoshko". Photo: ru

      The manufacturer has been present on the Russian market since 1999. The main product is a variety of purees, which are available in glass jars and soft packs. For example, apple puree from this brand received the highest rating from Roskachestvo in all analysis criteria and was awarded the Quality Mark (6). nine0003

      For older children, prepared meals, meatballs, healthy snacks such as fruit lozenges and biscuits are available. Also, "Babushkino Lukoshko" produces children's herbal teas. Salt in some products is not always welcomed by parents.

      The main characteristics
      manufacturer "Sivma"
      Assortment puree, finished lunch, drinks, fruit pastures
      Recommended age from 4 months
      Founded 1999
      Pros and cons

      Relatively low price in the segment; varied products.

      There may be undesirable auxiliary components in the formulation (eg salt).

      4. "Subject"

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      "Theme" offers products for children from 4 months to 3 years. The assortment includes a variety of meat, fish and vegetable purees, dairy products, ready meals and juices. But fruit purees are not presented. Packaging 一 is one of the distinguishing features of the brand. Thanks to special tin cans, the products are reliably protected from sunlight, which prolongs the shelf life. Also, many products of the brand are available in non-spill packages, so it is convenient to take them with you on the road. According to the results of the research, cottage cheese and juice "Theme" received the highest rating from Roskachestvo (7, 8). nine0008 5. Diaper Diaper. Photo:

      All ingredients for production are supplied from our own farm. The manufacturer claims that thanks to this, it is possible to set fairly low prices for products.

      The potential buyer is offered fruit and vegetable purees (some with cottage cheese), soups, various juices and fruit drinks, as well as water. Some of the products are hypoallergenic. The composition does not contain unnecessary components: salt, sugar and preservatives. Meat and fish products are not represented in the product line. nine0003

      The main characteristics
      Manufacturer "Gardens Podonya"
      Assortment puree, cream-soups, cereal
      Recommended age C 40 months of ° Cite. 2005
      Pros and cons

      Low price in the segment; simple and clear structure.

      Lack of meat and fish products in the assortment. nine0003

      Rating of the top 5 foreign manufacturers of baby food according to KP

      There are many foreign companies that produce baby food on the Russian market. A century of history, many years of experience and a good reputation helps to supply the market with quality products, which are preferred by many parents.

      1. Gerber

      Gerber. Photo: yandex.

      The assortment of the American manufacturer includes products for children from 4 months. In supermarkets and online sites, you can find vegetable and fruit purees, cereals, healthy snacks, juices, and desserts (cottage cheese treats, smoothies, and others). Hypoallergenic food is also provided. For example, dairy-free buckwheat porridge of this brand is highly appreciated by Roskachestvo experts, who noted the safe composition of the product without dangerous and harmful substances, including no added sugars (9).

      The manufacturer claims that the high prices are due to the corresponding quality, which is ensured by strict standards and adherence to technology.

      The main characteristics
      Manufacturer Nestle
      Assortment puree, porridge, snacks, desserts
      Recommended ° from 4 months from 4 months СО 4 months of from 4 months of
      Founded 1927
      Pros and cons

      Hypoallergenic products; natural composition; high quality.

      High price in the baby food segment.

      2. HiPP

      HiPP. Photo:

      German manufacturer's products are suitable for children from birth. Infants are offered hypoallergenic powdered milk formulas enriched with vitamins. For feeding - various purees, cream soups, cereals, and as a snack for older children - snacks and dairy desserts. nine0003

      Meals are made exclusively from natural ingredients, without added sugar. The high price, according to the manufacturer, is due to the use of special technologies and high-quality products.

      The main characteristics
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      manufacturer HIPP
      Assortment puree, cereals, drinks, snacks, dry dairy mixtures
      Recommended age
      Country of origin Germany
      Founded 1957
      Pros and cons

      Natural composition; There are baby formulas in the assortment.

      High price of products.

      3. Fleur Alpine

      Fleur Alpine. Photo:

      Natural baby food of premium quality. The range includes purees, cereals, cookies and juices - both regular and for children prone to allergies or intolerant to gluten. In addition to the usual products, the manufacturer offers olive oil (from 6 months) and sauces (from 3 years). nine0003

      From time to time, the products of this brand come under the attention of experts from Roskachestvo and Roskontrol. For example, Three cereals porridge showed excellent results: a good composition with dietary fiber and no foreign impurities, the appropriate taste, color and smell (10), and buckwheat porridge meets the advanced standards of Roskachestvo, except for the increased protein content (11).

      Not all products on the official website can be purchased in a regular store. However, they can be purchased on marketplaces. nine0003

      High price; Not all brand products are easy to find on offline sites.

      4. Semper

      Semper. Photo:

      The Swedish company offers a wide range of products for children of all ages. Dry milk formulas are suitable for newborns, and there are even specialized ones that are best used for constipation. Some of them are designed for babies older than six months. For crumbs older than 4 months, the manufacturer offers a variety of vegetable, meat, fish and fruit purees, cereals, juices and children's tea with vitamins. In addition to the usual products for children, there are wellings — oatmeal and multi-cereal porridges with natural additives, cookies, and meatballs. nine0003

      Roskachestvo examined this brand's applesauce and, apart from its high carbohydrate content (higher than indicated on the packaging), found no drawbacks (12). In addition, some purees contain starch.

      The main characteristics
      ° 0 months0025
      Manufacturer Hero Group
      Assortment Dairy mixtures, puree, cereals, drinks, cookies
      Recommended age ° 0 months
      Country of origin Sweden
      Founded 1963
      Pros and cons

      There are mixtures in the product line interesting combinations of flavors.

      High price in the segment; the presence of starch in the puree; the product according to BJU may differ from that stated on the package.

      5. Heinz

      Heinz. Photo:

      American food company offers a wide range of products at affordable prices. There are fruit, vegetable and meat purees, cereals (dairy and non-dairy), soups and drinks. As a healthy snack for babies from 5 months, special cookies are suitable, and fruit and cream puddings will be a great dessert for older children. You can also find a special vermicelli that will suit crumbs from 6 months. The manufacturer's porridges received the highest rating from Roskachestvo (13). However, some products contain sugar and starch, which many parents of babies do not approve of. nine0003

      The main characteristics
      C C C 9 months .
      Manufacturer Heinz
      Assortment puree, soups, vermichel, pudding, cookies, tea
      Recommended age USA
      Year of Manufacture 1869
      Pros and Cons

      Product contains prebiotics; affordable price in the segment of baby food from foreign manufacturers. nine0003

      Some products contain sugar and starch.

      How to choose the right baby food

      A child's menu may differ from another baby's diet, not only because of age, but also due to health conditions (for example, a tendency to constipation or a dairy allergy) and personal preferences. However, the first thing to consider is age. It’s also important to keep in mind that your baby’s diet should be free of added salt and sugar (14). Certain positions deserve some explanation. nine0003

      Milk formulas

      Designed for feeding babies. In fact, they are designed to become an alternative to mother's milk. For the full development of the crumbs, it is necessary that vitamins and trace elements are present in the composition.

      Canned puree

      Introduced from 4 months. There are fruit, vegetable, meat and fish options. Combinations are also possible. For the first feeding, it is recommended to choose one-component purees from vegetables or fruits.


      Porridges, as well as mashed potatoes, are recommended to be offered to a baby from 4 months. Thanks to the special processing of cereals, baby porridge is easily boiled, which significantly saves cooking time. nine0003

      Nectars, juices

      You can give your baby juice or nectar from the age of 4 months. As long as it doesn't contain sugar. If available, it is better to wait at least up to 1 year.

      Reviews of doctors about manufacturers of baby food

      一 Baby food is becoming an object of special attention on the part of the state and parents, 一 says pediatrician Ekaterina Mikhaltsova . - The main advantages of industrial products and dishes are ease of use, balanced composition and minimal cooking time. However, you must strictly follow the age recommendations and cooking rules indicated on the labels. nine0003

      - Dairy products and baby food in particular are complex production products where quality control is essential at all stages. Therefore, it is better to trust large manufacturers, - explains sanitary doctor Nikolai Dubinin . - It is important to pay attention to the composition and, before offering the child, taste the food yourself. In general, doctors agree that commercially produced baby food is no worse than home-cooked. And some are even better, due to supplements in the form of vitamins and trace elements. nine0003

      Popular questions and answers

      We answer the most common questions about baby food together with pediatrician Ekaterina Mikhaltsova and sanitary doctor, epidemiologist Nikolai Dubinin.

      How to choose food for the first feeding?

      Pediatricians recommend starting the first complementary foods with vegetable puree. Fruits contain a large amount of fructose, which can irritate the lining of the stomach and other organs of the gastrointestinal tract. Of course, the parent himself can boil and grind vegetables to a puree-like consistency, but it is easier to purchase products in the store, since baby food is made in compliance with special technologies, taking into account all the rules and regulations. nine0003

      Another question is how to choose a brand among such a variety of baby foods. The best solution is to stick with a well-known brand. Large companies care about their reputation, and therefore strictly follow all established quality standards and do not violate production technology.

      The next step is to study the information on the label, make sure the quality, evaluate the following indicators:

      Natural composition. Preservatives, salt, sugar and other ingredients should not be present in the composition (at least in products for children under 1 year old). nine0509 • Consistency (grinding quality). A good puree should be smooth and without lumps.
      Multi or single ingredient . The first puree should contain only one ingredient. The child should get used to a certain vegetable, after which it will be possible to introduce others, adding each one in turn, so that the baby gets used to everything separately.
      Hypoallergenic product. Formula must not contain ingredients that can cause an allergic reaction. nine0509 • Package integrity . It is important to inspect the container in detail for dents, scratches or cracks (chips). Tightness must be observed. Don't forget to check the production date.
      Appropriate for the age of the child . The age for which this or that product is designed is usually indicated on the packaging in compliance with the recommendations of pediatricians.

      When all these factors are taken into account, it can be said that the product is really suitable for the child and will not cause side effects (15). nine0003

      Which of the Russian manufacturers should I pay attention to?

      Baby food brand Agusha has been producing products for over 30 years. The assortment has everything you need for a complete diet for kids: dairy products, cereals, fruit, vegetable and meat purees, juices and compotes. The company produces safe, hypoallergenic, complete nutrition for children of all ages. High-quality substitutes for breast milk and subsequent complementary foods are also produced. It is also recommended to pay attention to the manufacturers "FrutoNyanya" and "Theme". nine0003

      What composition should healthy baby food contain?

      When choosing puree in jars, pay attention to the composition. The ingredients should be natural, a good option (especially for younger kids) if the puree is a one-component puree - a fruit or vegetable plus water. Please note that the product does not contain salt, flour, starch, dyes and preservatives, and is not too diluted with water. The vegetable itself may contain starch, but its additional additives are very undesirable. nine0003


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      3. Roskachestvo rating. Children's kefir "Agusha". URL:
      4. Roskachestvo rating. Biocurd "FrutoNyanya". URL:
      5. Roskachestvo rating. Buckwheat porridge "FrutoNyanya". URL:
      6. Roskachestvo rating. Apple puree "Babushkino Lukoshko" URL:
      7. Roskachestvo rating. Biocurd "Theme". URL:
      8. Roskachestvo rating. Apple juice "Theme". URL:
      9. Roskachestvo rating. Buckwheat porridge Gerber. URL:
      10. Roskachestvo rating. Porridge "Three cereals" Fleur Alpine. URL:
      11. Roskachestvo rating. Buckwheat porridge Fleur Alpine. URL:
      12. Roskachestvo rating. Applesauce Semper. URL:
      13. Roskachestvo rating. Buckwheat porridge Heinz. URL:
      14. Baby food safety. Zakharova I.N., Aisanova M.R. 2019.
      15. Classification of baby food products, requirements for their quality and safety. Georgieva O.V., Pyrieva E. A., Kon I.Ya. 2018.

      Baby vegetable puree: edible or inedible?

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      The tasting of vegetable puree was conducted by specialists who have devoted many years to the development of baby food. Their opinion can be trusted. But we want to warn you: it is impossible to guarantee that the child will like the same puree as the experts (rather, you should rely on your own taste). Much more important is compliance with safety requirements. And most of the samples we tested meet the standards. Most, but not all. nine0003

      Let's deal with quality

      Andrey Mosov, head of the expert department of NP Roskontrol, doctor:

      “Such characteristics as sweetness, bitterness or “unexpressed taste” are subjective. Parents most often pay attention to the water content of the product. The presence of water in the composition of vegetable puree is not bad for the first feeding. You just need to understand that water is a cheaper raw material than a pumpkin.

      Irina Konokhova, leading expert of NP "Roskontrol", doctor:

      “Indeed, in most of the tested vegetable purees, the mass fraction of chlorides (i.e. salt) is 0.2%, and in the Babushkino Lukoshko, Heinz and Semper purees it is 0.3%. Perhaps this is due to the higher natural content of sodium chloride in the feedstock, although it cannot be ruled out that salt was added. However, this intake of salt with complementary foods is acceptable, given the physiological need for sodium in children. The permissible mass fraction of chlorides in children's vegetable puree is 0.6%, and this figure was not exceeded in the tested samples. nine0587

      How about sterility?

      Let's start with the main thing: all samples meet the requirements of industrial sterility. Pesticides were not found in any of the samples, and all samples meet the standards in terms of nitrate content.

      In addition, the puree was checked for the content of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural . It was not found in any of the samples.

      All preservatives and sweeteners are prohibited in baby food. We checked the puree for the presence of sorbate, benzoate, sulfur dioxide (these are preservatives) and determined the mass concentration of sweeteners. Parents can be calm: no preservatives or sweeteners were found in the samples. nine0003

      One in the jar, another on the label

      Andrey Mosov, head of the expert department of NP Roskontrol, doctor:

      in pumpkin puree should be 3.6% (in boiled pumpkin - 4.6%).

      Summing up and drawing conclusions

      Roskontrol experts noted that the manufacturer of puree Semper misleads the consumer about the presence of sugar in the composition. A mark "Bebivita" does not correspond to the actual product name - it is indicated in small print on the back of the label ("Complementary food product - mashed pumpkin and potatoes").

      Puree “Spelyonok” has the inscription “fortified with vitamin C” incorrectly placed: the actual mass fraction of ascorbic acid in this sample is four times less than indicated in the label.

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