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Earth's Best Organic Baby Food Reviews –

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From my first baby to my fifth, Earth's Best is the only line of baby food I trusted because it's organic and you can see it's naturalness in the consistency and flavor. With no fillers or added sweetness . It looks like homemade baby food and I always felt I was giving my children the best on the market .




The Earth's Best Organic Baby Food is a great baby food for the little ones! There are a good variety of flavors to choose from and babies seem to like eating it. It's easy on their little tummies and goes down smoothly. I love that it is organic, because I know I know that the vegetables and fruit in these jars haven't been sprayed with pesticides and chemicals that other brands have been. I feel so much better feeding my child something organic and natural. It is a great product. The size of the jar is not only perfect for organizing in a cupboard, but great for on the go. They fit great in a diaper bag. I would use this again if I had another baby. I feel much better about using this product than the Gerber products out there or some of the other brands. It's a great baby food to have at your house. If your child doesn't like one flavor there are many more to choose from. My only thing that I didn't like was that they are a little more expensive, but most organic stuff is. Great baby food! Quality of Ingredients The ingredients are great! They are organic so you know that you are putting something healthy and natural into your child's mouth. Safety Easy for babies to swallow and goes down smooth.




Earth's Best Organic Baby food has a very stable texture and consistency throughout all their flavors. It is thick enough not to drip off a spoon but not so chunky as to make a baby gag. Other brands seem to have drippy fruit-flavors and too-thick vegetable flavors. I take comfort in the all-natural flavor choices with no additives and that all the vegetables and fruits are organic. The jars are glass and this lessens the chance of the leaching of chemicals from plastic to food. The lids screw off and on easily and makes food storage a breeze. They are fairly reasonably priced and I would recommend this brand to anyone looking for a quick and convenient way to feed your baby organic pureed vegetables and fruit when making homemade food is not convenient. My only complaint is that I think the label design is a little busy and it is hard to read the types of flavors.




My baby loves the flavors of the different baby foods, and I love that they are healthy. There are no chemicals, fillers or thickeners added. Also, the size is great because my little one usually eats the entire container in one sitting, so there isn't much to store (but I could store it right in the container). I originally planned to make my own baby food by pureeing organic fruits and veggies, but these are so healthy and convenient that I am just as happy feeding Earth's Best Organic Baby Food to my baby. Quality of Ingredients Earth's Best Organic Baby Food only contains high quality, organic fruits and veggies. There are no chemicals added, and there are very few items listed under the ingredients on the container. Safety I find these little containers to be very portable and durable. I like that they are glass because I would worry that plastic might leech chemicals into the food itself, but I don't have that concern with glass containers.




My son really liked the sweet potatoes. He did well with those. However, the raspberry and pear containing products seemed to give my son such a nasty diaper rash as soon as he ate them. I called the company to just give them feedback and they acted as if they could care less. The man that took my call was rude. He told me that their products would not give my infant a diaper rash. My intent was to give feedback and ask if there was anything in the processing that would have given my infant a diaper rash. I wanted to keep trying their products but needed more education about how to wisely choose which jars to choose for my infant in the future. The customer service rep would not give me any information about their products. He kept saying they are all good. I do not feel comfortable with their customer service so I cannot feel comfortable with their products. I especially would not recommend this product for sensitive infants.




This is the best baby food on the market today. It is organic and what my pediatrician recommended that we use. My daughter loved all of the flavors in each of the stages. She loved the butternut squash and would literally point to the jar. Earths Best makes amazing products and overall best food choices for babies. I would highly recommend this product to any parent. Quality of Ingredients These products are 100% organic and are very good for developing children. Organic food are the only option in my opinion for babies developing brains. My pediatrician recommended all Earth's Best products and I would completely agree. I am a big fan of this brand and will use it if we have another child. Safety Earths Best products are organic and are very safe for a developing infant. The formulas along with the stages of baby food are completely safe and cam highly recommended by our family pediatrician. I would recommend this brand!




My cousin's baby just turned six months and has begun eating food. My cousin had read that sweet potatoes had a similar taste to breast milk and was a great first food for babies. She originally wanted to make all of her child's food to ensure there were no excess ingredients or preservatives, but finding the time to make enough baby food while taking care of a six-month old and working was not easy. She still makes most of her food, but supplements it with this product when she does not have enough time. Her baby seems to love it and the ingredients are all organic, which is great. There are also no excess ingredients or preservatives; the ingredients are only organic sweet potatoes and vitamin C. My theory is always that if you can't pronounce the word, you probably shouldn't be eating it. I like my ingredient lists to be as short as possible, and this product passes both those tests.




I love earths best baby food! I love that they have different sized jars and a variety of foods that come by themselves or as combos with fruits ad veggies and added vitamins and DHA. They are a little more pricey than other jarred baby foods but I like that it is all organic ingredients and this is just something that was really important to me. They have a great amount of variety and I don't just use them by themselves. They are great to be added to smoothies. The bananas can be added for banana bread. I've mixed some of the veggies in with pasta sauce and with Mac n cheese. There is really so much that can be done with them. If you have a store like publix they will generally do a buy one get one free deal about every other month and I will stock up and this is really the best deal to buy these jars. Quality of Ingredients All organic and I love that Safety I love that they come in glass jars so you don't have to worry about plastic seeping in




My son absolutely loved this baby food! It was a great way to introduce him to some of these new flavors and combinations. While I preferred to make his food at home from scratch, Earth's Best was my go-to to keep on hand for those "just in case" times (or when Dad was in charge, of course). They offer a great variety and we loved every one that we tried! Quality of Ingredients Earth's Best uses some of the best ingredients out there, and it really shows. They use only organic ingredients and the result is that the food is gentle on baby's stomach and very easy for them to digest. What's more, it tastes like "real" food, rather than like artificial, manufactured stuff. I think this is really important for young children with developing tastes. Safety These are fantastic baby foods for anyone to try. Even children with sensitive stomachs can find a blend that treats them gently. The glass containers keep many unwanted, manmade chemicals away and can even be reused!




The rules for pesticides and herbicides used on fruit and vegetables intended for baby food is more stringent than the general market for fruits and vegetables, but it still gives you comfort of mind to buy organic when you are giving your baby their first foods. The price of the Earth's Best organic baby food is quite reasonable too. Not as cheap as Gerber's and Beechnut, and not available to WIC recipients, but it is affordable to at least supplement or purchase fruits and vegetables that are on the list of high pesticide and herbicide usage. The flavor of Earth's Best isn't better or worse than any other baby food, but the consistency is notably more fluid and sloppier than Gerber's. The sweet potatoes are especially runny and you can't get much on one of those shallow, rubber-covered spoons. It also stains if you get it on clothing. The jars are affordable, but we found we preferred the pouch foods.



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Earth's Best Baby Food Recall 2022: Everything You Need To Know


As much as 95% of baby foods might have high levels of toxic heavy metals. The baby food manufacturers know it but are getting away with selling these tainted items to unsuspecting customers. (1)(2)

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Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Earth’s Best Organic) is among the popular name brands in the recent Congressional baby food safety reports released last February and September 2021. These reports showed that several popular brands knowingly released baby food products with very high heavy metal content. (2)(3)

Have there been any Earth’s Best Baby Food recalls in response to the baby food safety reports? What was the response of the other popular baby food manufacturers to these reports? Did they issue a recall on their tainted products? Find out more below.

Is Earth’s Best Baby Food Recalled?

No recalls on Earth’s Best Baby Food products have been issued by the FDA (U. S. Food and Drug Administration) or the company concerning toxic elements in the baby food safety reports. (2)(3)(4)

These were the only Earth’s Best baby food recalls that have been issued:

Earth’s Best Baby Food Recall (2007)

On February 9, 2007, Hain Celestial Group Inc. recalled Earth’s Best Organic (stage 2) products that may have been contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This pathogen can cause botulism (a severe form of food poisoning). (5)

These products were recalled: (5)

  • Apple Peach Barley Wholesome Breakfast (4.5-ounce jars in individual packs and 4.5-ounce jars in 12 packs) with UPC 23923-20223 and expiry date of September 14, 2008
  • Wholesome Breakfast Variety Pack (12 pack) with UPC 23923-20295 and expiry date of September 13, 2008

No illnesses have been reported relevant to this baby food recall. But affected consumers were instructed to dispose of the products, even if these didn’t look spoiled or contaminated. (5)

The FDA warned that botulism can cause: (5)

  • Blurred vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Paralysis
  • Restricted breathing or even death in severe cases

Hain Celestial Group Inc. said that it has distributed 4,072 cases of the specified individual jars with 24 jars per case and 38,298 variety packs with the specified jars.

If you bought these products, you may contact the company at 1-800-434-4246 for a refund.

Earth’s Best Baby Food In Congressional Reports

Which Baby Food Brands Are Toxic?

The US House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, headed by Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi, called on these popular baby food manufacturers to submit their internal policies and heavy metal test results: (2)

  • Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Earth’s Best Organic)
  • Nurture, Inc. (HappyBABY and HappyTOT)
  • Beech-Nut Nutrition Company (Beech-Nut)
  • Gerber
  • Campbell’s Plum Organics
  • Walmart Inc. (Parent’s Choice)
  • Sprout Foods, Inc. (Sprout Organic Foods)

Hain, Nurture, Beech-Nut, and Gerber were the only brands that submitted their results and internal policies for the first Subcommittee Report. Yet the results showed alarmingly high levels of toxic metals. (2)

The Subcommittee expressed concern over these findings, especially because studies have shown that exposure to heavy metals can negatively affect your growing child’s body and brain development. (1)(6)(7)

According to the Subcommittee, these companies knew that their products had dangerous levels of heavy metals but didn’t correct them to meet government regulations. Instead, they increased their maximum levels so these products could pass. (2)

The FDA’s inorganic arsenic limit is 100 ppb (parts per billion) for infant rice cereals, but these companies increased their limits: (2)(8)

  • Hain (arsenic): 200 ppb
  • Beech-Nut (arsenic): 3,000 ppb
  • Nurture (arsenic): 115 ppb

The FDA set these maximum limits for bottled water: (8)

  • 10 ppb inorganic arsenic
  • 5 ppb cadmium
  • 5 ppb lead

But the baby food companies increased their internal limits to several times the FDA standards: (2)

  • Hain (lead): 200 ppb
  • Hain (cadmium): 200 ppb
  • Beech-Nut (lead): 5,000 ppb
  • Beech-Nut (cadmium): 3,000 ppb

Is Earth’s Best Baby Food Safe?

Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (makers of Earth’s Best Organic) told the Subcommittee that it doesn’t test for heavy metal content. Instead, “theoretical calculations” are done based on the raw ingredients’ results. (2)

The company set internal limits that are higher than FDA standards: (2)

  • Arsenic: 200 ppb
  • Lead: 200 ppb
  • Cadmium: 200 ppb

But they still released products with toxic content much higher than their internal testing standards: (2)

Inorganic Arsenic:

  • Up to 309 ppb (raw ingredients)
  • Up to 129 ppb (finished baby food products)


  • No mercury test.


  • Up to 352 ppb (raw ingredients)


  • Up to 260 ppb (raw ingredients)

Second Congressional Report

According to the follow-up report released by the House Subcommittee in September 2021 based on independent tests conducted by the state of Alaska, the companies still produce the same products with harmful heavy metal content. (2)(3)

None of the baby food companies mentioned in the first report notified the public of their heavy metal content or recalled the tainted products. (3)

Earth’s Best In Baby Food Lawsuits

Several class suits have been filed against the companies listed on the first Congressional Report, including Hain Celestial Group Inc. (manufacturer of Earth’s Best baby food products). (9)(10)

A class suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York City, New York, in February 2021 claims that Hain “misleadingly portrays” its Earth’s Best Organic products as “time-trusted and safe” and “are made from pure ingredients to help children grow up strong and healthy.” (9)

Another lawsuit was filed against the makers of Earth’s Best Organic, Gerber, Beech-Nut, and Happy Baby for producing baby foods with toxic metals that allegedly caused harm to at least seven children diagnosed with autism in Las Vegas, Nevada. (10)

The first Congressional Report was used as the basis of this lawsuit, with the companies accused of “knowingly selling tainted baby foods” to unsuspecting parents. (10)

Earth’s Best In HBBF Comprehensive Food Safety Test

Aside from the Congressional Subcommittee’s reports, other baby food safety reports have also shown the worrisome status of the baby food industry in the US.

In 2019, an HBBF (Healthy Babies Bright Futures) report showed that as much as 95% of baby foods from different brands sold in the US might have high levels of toxic heavy metals. (1)

HBBF commissioned independent tests of 168 baby foods from 61 brands. (1)

The tests had alarming results: (1)

  • Arsenic: 73% of baby foods
  • Lead: 94% of baby foods
  • Mercury: 32% of baby foods
  • Cadmium: 75% of baby foods

What’s alarming is that 26% of these tested baby foods have all four toxic chemicals in a single container. (1)

Acknowledging the absence of a known safe level for heavy metal exposure, HBBF urges baby food manufacturers to establish a goal of having no measurable amounts of heavy metals in any baby and children’s food. (1)

Earth’s Best Products’ Test Results In HBBF Study

The following are some of Earth’s Best baby foods tested in the HBBF study: (1)

Earth’s Best Whole Grain Rice Cereal

  • Total arsenic: 138 ppb
  • Inorganic arsenic: 113 ppb
  • Lead: 22.5 ppb
  • Cadmium: 14.7 ppb
  • Mercury: 2.41 ppb

Earth’s Best Chicken and Brown Rice Organic Baby Food, 6+ months

  • Total arsenic: 34.4 ppb
  • Inorganic arsenic: 13 ppb
  • Lead: 18.3 ppb
  • Cadmium: 1.9 ppb
  • Mercury: 0.232 ppb

Earth’s Best Whole Grain Oatmeal Cereal

  • Total arsenic: 29.5 ppb
  • Inorganic arsenic: 27 ppb
  • Lead: 2 ppb
  • Cadmium: 20.1 ppb
  • Mercury: <0. 277 ppb

Earth’s Best Sweet Potatoes Organic Baby Food, 4+ months

  • Total arsenic: 3.3 ppb
  • Inorganic arsenic: (not measurable)
  • Lead: 14.7 ppb
  • Cadmium: 4.6 ppb
  • Mercury: <0.136 ppb

Earth’s Best Sesame Street Organic Peanut Butter Baked Corn Puffs

  • Total arsenic: 4.4 ppb
  • Inorganic arsenic: (not measurable)
  • Lead: 1.3 ppb
  • Cadmium: 26 ppb
  • Mercury: <0.278 ppb

Earth’s Best Sunny Days Snack Bars – Sweet Potato Carrot

  • Total arsenic: 13.9 ppb
  • Inorganic arsenic: (not measurable)
  • Lead: 3.8 ppb
  • Cadmium: 10.5 ppb
  • Mercury: 0. 161 ppb

The following Earth’s Best products also have measurable toxic heavy metal content, but all are within government regulations: (1)

  • Carrots Organic Baby Food, 6+ months
  • First Carrots Organic Baby Food, 4+ months
  • Winter Squash Organic Baby Food, 6+ months
  • First Peas Organic Baby Food, 4+ months
  • Apples Organic Baby Food, 6+ months
  • First pears, 4+ months
  • Spinach and Potato Organic Baby Food, 6+ months
  • Organic Turkey Quinoa Apple Sweet Potato (Homestyle Meal Puree)
  • Organic Chicken Pot Pie Homestyle Meal Puree
  • Organic Sweet Potato Cinnamon Flax & Oat (Breakfast Puree), 6+ months
  • Sesame Street Organic Fruit Yogurt Smoothie (Apple Blueberry)
  • Organic Sensitivity – DHR/ARA Infant Formula (Organic Milk-Based Powder with Iron)

Earth’s Best In Consumer Reports Food Safety Test

In 2018, Consumer Reports tested 50 baby foods for heavy metals. The independent study showed that all the packaged baby foods tested have measurable levels of at least one toxic metal. (4)

At least fifteen baby foods tested by Consumer Reports may pose potential health risks, even if eaten just once a day. (4)

Consumer Reports expressed alarm over these results: (4)

  • About 68% of baby foods can have high levels of at least one toxic metal.
  • Products containing sweet potatoes or rice can have higher toxic metal levels.
  • Organic foods can have similar heavy metal content as conventional baby foods.

Despite these troubling results, Consumer Reports explained that eating these foods doesn’t automatically cause health and growth issues for your baby. But regular intake of these foods may increase the risk of developing these health problems. (4)

Still, Consumer Reports warned that young children exposed to other toxic chemical sources (such as lead paint or contaminated water) can have increased risks. (4)

Baby Foods With Limited Daily Intake

These products may pose “more concern” and are best eaten in moderation (with daily serving limits): (4)

Earth’s Best Organic

  • Chicken & Brown Rice (<1 serving)
  • Sunny Days Snack Bars, Strawberry (<1 serving)
  • Whole Grain Oatmeal Cereal (<2. 5 servings)
  • Sweet Potatoes, 1st Stage (<0.5 serving)
  • Whole Grain Rice Cereal (<1 serving)

Baby Mum-Mum

  • Banana Rice Rusks (<3 servings)
  • Vegetable Rice Rusks (3 servings)

Happy Baby Organics

  • Organic Probiotic Baby Cereal (<3 servings)
  • Organics Superfood Puffs, Apple & Broccoli (<1 serving)
  • Organics Superfood Puffs, Purple Carrot & Blueberry (<1 serving)


  • Classics Sweet Potatoes (<0.5 serving)
  • Complete Rice Single Grain Baby Cereal (<3 servings)
  • Complete Oatmeal Whole Grain Baby Cereal (<2.5 servings)
  • Organic Oatmeal Whole Grain Baby Cereal (<2.5 servings)


  • Turkey & Rice (<1 serving)
  • Lil’ Meals flavor White Turkey Stew With Rice and Vegetables (<0.5 serving)
  • Carrot, Pear & Blackberry (<1 serving)
  • Carrots Peas & Corn With Lil’ Bits (<1 serving)
  • Oatmeal Single Grain Cereal (<2. 5 servings)
  • Organic Oatmeal Cereal (<2.5 servings)
  • Graduates Arrowroot Cookies (<6 servings)
  • Graduates Cinnamon Graham Animal Crackers (<4.5 servings)
  • Graduates Banana Cookies (<4 servings)
  • Graduates Waffle Wheels Puffed Grain Snack, Banana Cream (<3 servings)
  • Graduates Lil’ Biscuits Vanilla Wheat (<2.5 servings)
  • Graduates Cereal Bars, Strawberry Banana (<1.5 servings)

Plum Organics

  • Little Yums Organic Teething Wafers, Pumpkin & Banana (<5.5 servings)
  • Just Sweet Potato Organic Baby Food (<1 serving)
  • Mighty Sticks Whole Grain Snacks, Berry Beet (<1.5 servings)

Parent’s Choice (Walmart)

  • Little Puffs Cereal Snack, Strawberry Apple (<1.5 servings)

Sprout Organic

  • Quinoa Puffs Baby Cereal Snack, Apple Kale (<1.5 servings)
  • Garden Vegetables Brown Rice With Turkey (<1 serving)

Baby Foods With No Daily Limits

These products have low levels of heavy metals. They may pose “less concern” and have no daily limits for consumption, based on the same report: (4)

Ella’s Kitchen

  • Apples + Strawberries Nibbly Fingers


  • Classics Apple, Pear & Banana
  • Naturals Carrot, Broccoli, Apple & Strawberry
  • Organic Just Apple & Green Beans
  • Organic Peas, Green Beans, and Avocado
  • Quinoa Crispies, Vanilla

Happy Baby Organics

  • Purple Carrots, Bananas, Avocados & Quinoa


  • Graduates Puffs Cereal Snack, Strawberry Apple
  • Lil’ Beanies Baked Snack Made With Beans, White Cheddar & Broccoli
  • Lil’ Crunchies Baked Corn Snack Mild Cheddar
  • Lil’ Crunchies Baked Corn Snack Vanilla Maple
  • Organic Puffs, Puffed Grain Snack, Apple
  • Lil’ Entrées Chicken & Brown Rice With Peas & Corn
  • Grabbers Strong Veggies, Broccoli, Carrot, Banana, Pineapple
  • Organic Peas, Carrots & Beets
  • Breakfast Buddies Hot Cereal With Real Fruit, Apple Cinnamon

Other Popular Baby Food Companies In The Congressional Reports

Nurture, Inc.

(HappyBABY, HappyTOTS, And Happy Family Organics)

Is Happy BABY organic baby food safe?

Nurture, Inc. submitted these test results to the Subcommittee: (2)

Inorganic Arsenic:

  • Up to 180 ppb (variation: Apple & Broccoli Puffs)
  • Up to 160 ppb (variation: Strawberry & Beet Puffs)
  • Up to 160 ppb (variation: Banana & Pumpkin Puffs)
  • Up to 100 ppb (over 25% of Nurture baby products)


  • Up to 10 ppb (variation: Brown Rice Cereal Canister)
  • Up to 9.8 ppb (variation: Banana Sweet Potato)


  • Up to 641 ppb (variation: Blueberry Purple Carrot)
  • Up to 560 ppb (variation: Multi-Grain Cereal Canister)
  • Up to 10 ppb (variation: Nurture vegetables and rice products)


  • Up to 49 ppb (variation: Multi-Grain Cereal Canister)
  • Up to 36 ppb (variation: Strawberry Raspberry)
  • Up to 5 ppb (around 65% of Nurture products)

Gerber Products Company

Gerber only tests the heavy metal content of raw materials, not in the finished products. (2)


  • No mercury test.

Inorganic Arsenic:

  • Up to 90 ppb (rice flour, raw ingredient)


  • Up to 48 ppb (sweet potatoes, raw ingredient)


  • More than 5 ppb in carrots (75% of raw ingredients)
  • Up to 87 ppb (carrots, raw ingredient)
  • No cadmium test for other raw materials

Campbell Soup Company (Plum Organics) Results

The Subcommittee said that Campbell Soup Company refused to submit their internal standards or actual test results but insisted that their baby foods “meet criteria.” (2)

So, the Subcommittee released these test results for Plum Organics (variant: Just Sweet Potato) from the HBBF report: (1)


  • Less than 0.142 ppb

Inorganic Arsenic:

  • Up to 3.1 ppb


  • Up to 5.6 ppb


  • Up to 2. 3 ppb

Test results from Plum Organics were published in the new report by the Subcommittee. But these showed that the products have higher heavy metal content than those in the HBBF report: (1)(3)

  • Arsenic: Over 200 ppb arsenic (all Plum’s Super Puff rice-based products)
  • Lead: Over 5 ppb lead (54.5% of all Plum Organics products)
  • Cadmium: Over 5 ppb cadmium (38.3% of all Plum Organics products)

Walmart Inc. (Parent’s Choice)

According to the Subcommittee, Walmart refused to submit internal standards or test results. The following are data from the HBBF report: (1)(2)

Inorganic Arsenic:

  • Up to 108 ppb (variation: Organic Strawberry Rice Rusks)
  • Up to 56.1 ppb (variation: Little Hearts Strawberry Yogurt Cereal Snack)


  • Up to 2.05 ppb (variation: Organic Strawberry Rice Rusks)
  • Up to 0.941 ppb (variation: Little Hearts Strawberry Yogurt Cereal Snack)


  • Up to 26. 9 ppb (variation: Organic Strawberry Rice Rusks)
  • Up to 5.2 ppb (variation: Little Hearts Strawberry Yogurt Cereal Snack)


  • Up to 26.1 ppb (variation: Little Hearts Strawberry Yogurt Cereal Snack)
  • Up to 2.4 ppb (variation: Organic Strawberry Rice Rusks)

Does Sprout Baby Food Contain Arsenic?

The company never responded to the Subcommittee. These test results for Organic Quinoa Puffs Baby Cereal Snack (variation: Apple Kale) are from the HBBF report: (1)(2)

Inorganic Arsenic:

  • Up to 107 ppb


  • Up to 1.31 ppb


  • Up to 39.3 ppb


  • Up to 41.5 ppb

Beech-Nut Nutrition Company (Beech-Nut)

Beech-Nut declared that all its ingredients passed internal standards. However, they had set much higher maximum limits than FDA standards for similar foods. So, these results still fail government regulations: (2)


  • No mercury test.

Inorganic Arsenic:

  • Up to 913.4 ppb (raw materials)
  • More than 300 ppb (in additives or ingredients used in various products)


  • Up to 886.9 ppb (raw materials)


  • Up to 344.55 ppb (raw materials)

How Heavy Metals Get Into Food

Heavy metals can be found on the Earth’s surface. Still, the toxic chemicals in food may come from contaminated water or soil due to pesticides and other farming practices. (4)

Contamination may also be possible from tainted machinery or manufacturing processes used in making baby foods. (4)

Reducing Heavy Metals in Baby Food Products

Heavy metals, even in low concentrations, can negatively impact your baby’s brain development. So, Consumer Reports and the US PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) call for the Baby Food Safety Act of 2021 to be passed into law. (11)

Under this law, the FDA needs to create and strictly implement baby food regulations with much lower maximum heavy metal limits than the current standards. (11)

It also requires baby food manufacturers to test both ingredients and finished products.These test results must be released to parents and regulatory agencies. (11)

Healthier Baby Food Products

The following baby food products may be healthier alternatives:

  • Little Spoon (subscription-based)
  • Yumi (subscription-based)
  • Serenity Kids
  • Little Journey Organics
  • Once Upon A Farm

Preparing Healthier Alternatives At Home

You can prepare your baby’s food using these ingredients: (4)

  • Quality meats, poultry, or fish
  • Whole or puréed vegetables and fruits (avocados, apples, bananas, peaches, grapes, and strawberries)
  • Organic eggs
  • Bone broth
  • Healthy fats (coconut oil, olive oil, or ghee)
  • Raw yogurt
  • Coconut yogurt
  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Applesauce (unsweetened)

You can also do the following: (1)(4)

  • Avoid using brown rice (higher levels of inorganic arsenic content than white rice)
  • Sushi rice from the US or white basmati rice from California, India, and Pakistan can be healthier alternatives to brown rice.
  • Feed your baby with carrots and sweet potatoes in moderation. These can have high levels of lead or cadmium but are important sources of vitamin A and other nutrients.
  • Limit your baby’s intake of infant rice cereal (or other infant cereal products.)
  • Limit packaged snacks and teething biscuits
  • Prepare rice using larger amounts of water (6 to 10 parts water to 1 part rice). Drain afterward to help reduce levels of arsenic.
  • Avoid processed fruit juices.
  • Avoid chocolates
  • Avoid high-mercury fish: bigeye tuna, king mackerel, shark, swordfish, and orange roughy.
  • Test your drinking water for high arsenic levels.













Feedback from parents on the work of the kindergarten

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On behalf of our family, we express our gratitude to kindergarten No. 235 in the person of the head Elena Valentinovna Sergeeva for their attentive and professional attitude towards children. We especially thank the educators of group No. 5: Martynova Galina Leonidovna, Kiryukhina Nina Anatolyevna, Askerova Irina Vladimirovna, Pospelova Tatyana Borisovna.

They are always friendly, very patient with children, have an approach to each child, they will always find the right and affectionate word, without raising their voices, they know how to calm down even the most naughty. In kindergarten, children are doing great: lessons in the development of speech, mathematics, drawing, music classes, physical education and more. And what wonderful performances are being prepared for us - children's matinees.

We go to kindergarten with pleasure!

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The Kulikov family (group No. 5, 06/09/13)

Thank you!

Since we are going to school this year, I really want to say a lot of kind words and words of gratitude to our kindergarten.

I would especially like to note the educators of group No. 8: Olga Anatolyevna Grishina, Tatyana Vladimirovna Shishova, Galina Mikhailovna Savina and, of course, the nanny Natalya Yuryevna. Our teachers are professionals in their field. They spend a lot of interesting activities with children: they cut, and glue, and sculpt. They come up with many different competitions for children for the best crafts, good motivation, Sasha loves to participate in such events!

I am very glad that my child got to such kind, sensitive and sincere people.

I was at almost all matinees and saw how educators take a responsible approach to preparing events and with what attention and care they treat each child.

I can only be happy for my daughter.

In general, it is felt that a very friendly and well-coordinated team and experienced specialists work in the garden. This is also very important.


Many thanks to the manager - Sergeeva Elena Valentinovna, who was able to organize all this, I know that not everyone succeeds.

Afanasyev family (group No. 8, 06/09/13)

Thank you teachers!

My son attended group number 9 from 2010 to 2012. We came from home, we had not visited the nursery before. At first they went to the clock, within a month they got used to it and began to stay for the whole day. Very sincere people work here: Lebedeva Marina Guryevna, Nesterova Galina Anatolyevna, Zarubina Marina Anatolyevna, Filimonova Anna Vladimirovna. For me personally, these people have become very dear. This garden is a wonderful preparation for school. Our teachers are interested in the success of their graduates, and graduates visit their kindergarten. And what holidays they did! This is a delight! One can only guess how much work it cost them. Now we are in the 1st grade, I would like to say a huge thank you for their care, preparation for school. Low bow to you!

Belova Irina Borisovna.

Thank you!

On behalf of our family, we express our gratitude to the teachers of group No. 1 - Khvatova Svetlana Vladimirovna, Artamonova Rimma Pavlovna, Izyumova Svetlana Konstantinovna for their attentive and kind attitude towards our children. In the implementation of the educational process, in addition to high professionalism, they individually approach each child, taking into account all personal characteristics. They are always sympathetic to parental wishes and requests. Thank them very much!

Kulikovs, group No. 1, 04/27/2013

Thank you teachers!

I really want to express my gratitude to the teachers of group No. 9 for their attentive attitude towards our children, preparing children for school, beautiful holidays, interesting exhibitions of children's work, informative parent meetings. We still remember the "Funny Quiz", in which parents and children took part.

We came to a bright, clean, recently renovated group, where there are a lot of toys. Children enjoy attending kindergarten.

We thank the head of the kindergarten E.V. Sergeev for creating a developing environment in the group and a good selection of teachers.

Thank you so much! We make you success!

Parents of group No. 9 (2012-2013 academic year)

Dear Svetlana Nikolaevna, Natalya Igorevna and Olga Fedorovna!

We express our deep gratitude to you. We would like to note your high professionalism, sensitive attitude towards children, care, attention, kindness and warmth, individual approach to each family. The educational process is organized in such a way that all the little things of everyday life in society, in the family and in the team are taken into account. Children are happy to go to the garden, because there they will be met by their favorite teachers, with whom it is easy, interesting for them and they can share children's secrets. A comfortable warm atmosphere reigns in the group due to understanding and equality. You teach our children to be friends and respect each other, to create and fantasize, to appreciate beauty, to be honest, kind, caring. Our children are proud of their achievements, they are happy to show us their crafts, they repeat what they did in kindergarten with interest at home. Step by step, under your strict guidance, children learn about the world around them, the joy of friendship, and their personal abilities. The group is clean and tidy, comfortable and cosy. The children are well fed and tidy. We fully trust you, because it is very important for a parent, when he leaves a child for almost the whole day, to know that his child is in good hands. We are calm for the life and safety of our guys, because next to them is a real team of professionals. We are very grateful to you. Thank you! We are very lucky to have you!

The Fedorov family (group No. 3).

Thanks to the staff of the kindergarten.

We, the parents of kindergarten No. 235, group No. 7, want to express our gratitude to the head of Sergeeva Elena Valentinovna. Under her leadership, improvements in the life of the kindergarten are noticeable. The groups have all the conditions for the development of children, according to the age category. For our children, the chefs cook in the renovated kitchen. The territory of the garden is always put in order. All wishes and comments of parents are taken into account. At parent meetings, questions on the work of the kindergarten are always discussed, reports on the work done are always carried out. Everyone knows that the work of a manager requires an attentive and reverent attitude towards each employee, while remaining quite strict and demanding in the performance of duties. in our opinion, Elena Valentinovna is such a leader.

Separately, we want to note the work of our educators Volkova Svetlana Borisovna, Kravets Galina Nikolaevna, speech therapist Chistova Olga Alexandrovna and assistant teacher Mikheeva Valentina Anatolyevna. We would like to note their high professionalism in difficult work with children. We, parents, always look with great interest at all the creative works of our children, which are exhibited in the locker room of the group. It is impossible not to note their work with parents, they will always explain, give advice, our requests and comments are never left without attention. At the children's laying, the teachers made a labyrinth and a slide of snow, which the children really like. At matinees, we watch a small performance with great pleasure and pride, where teachers with our children dance, dance and read poetry! It is always unforgettably interesting. We would like to note the work of our speech therapist. Both group and personal classes are held with children. Of course, we, parents, immediately noticed the positive result of these classes. Our children do their homework with great pleasure, which Olga Aleksandrovna spends with them during the week. Thanks to the teacher's assistant Valentina Anatolyevna, the group is always perfectly clean and tidy. Which is very important for every parent. Of course, the work of specialists (music director, educators in physical education, mathematics, drawing and modeling) makes the stay of children in kindergarten more interesting and varied.

Step by step, under the strict guidance of these educators, our children learn about the world around them, learn to be friends and respect each other, learn to work independently, learn personal opportunities taking the child to kindergarten, it is very important for any parent that the stay in the group is as comfortable as possible. And with our children a real team of professionals is nearby, so we leave our children with a calm heart, as we are sure that they will be fed on time, looked after, and, most importantly, trained and properly educated!

Parents of group No. 7: Kuryleva O.V., Skvortsova O.V., Danilova T.S., Antonova E.N. 03/22/2013


We would like to express our gratitude to the teachers of group No. 6, kindergarten No. 235 Tatyana Vladimirovna and Anzhela Mikhailovna. Wonderful teachers: caring, loyal and friendly to both children and parents, have an amazing ability to find a special approach to each child. They conduct developmental classes with the children, sculpt, draw, dance and sing, learn poems and songs (the children even sing at home). Our educators put so much soul into their work, and what matinees they spend with the kids!!! Parents leave the holidays with a lot of positive emotions.

I would also like to note the skillful and sensitive leadership of the head of the kindergarten, Elena Valentinovna, who creates order in the garden, a friendly and warm atmosphere, and always keeps in touch with parents. After all, without her competent guidance, there would probably not be such teachers working with our children.

Thank you so much for everything you do for our kids!

Our nursery is the BEST!!!

Parents of group No. 6 (30.03. 13)

I would like to thank the administration and teaching staff of our kindergarten.

Excellent organization of classes, highly qualified and attentive teachers, excellent professional preparation for the holidays of both children and teaching staff, a cozy atmosphere, cleanliness, excellent food, a child who goes to kindergarten with real pleasure - these are the main indicators of the level of our kindergarten.

Elena Valentinovna and her staff make every effort to ensure that our garden is always an "excellent student". I am very glad that my child attends kindergarten No. 235, and I wish the team to keep this warm and cozy atmosphere of the kindergarten, which you want to go to in the morning.

E.M. Kalashnikov (group 4) (26.03.13)

Dear staff of kindergarten No. 235!

I would like to express my deep gratitude to you for your upbringing, care, kindness and sensitivity to our children. This kindergarten is attended by my second child, and again we cannot get enough of the warm atmosphere that reigns in the garden. I would like to express my special gratitude to the medical staff. Thank you very much for the constant monitoring of the health of children. For many years, you have been involved in disease prevention. Oxygen cocktails, therapeutic exercises, outdoor exercises, of course, increase immunity. Thanks also to the head - Elena Valentinovna - for the fact that she pays great attention to the medical direction.

With respect, parents of group No. 3.

Dear Svetlana Vladimirovna, Rimma Pavlovna and Svetlana Konstantinovna!

Thank you very much for taking care of the smallest children in the kindergarten. You have done a great job teaching our children to count, play, dance, sing and much, much more. We believe that this requires great patience, pedagogical talent and boundless love for children. At the cost of your friendly, calm, confident behavior, professional experience, you managed to organize a matinee dedicated to graduation from the nursery, bright, cheerful and unforgettable!

Parents and children are grateful for everything you have done for us!

There should be more such teachers!

Many thanks to the musical director Ekaterina Nikolaevna.

So the cherished door opened in summer,

Will scatter from groups of children.

To all educators we will bow to the ground,

And nurses, and nannies, and cooks.

You set fire to the hearts of children with love,0007

For children's happiness, praise and honor to you!

Your work is like tributaries by a river,

Thank you very much for being you!

Parents of a group of young children.

Kindergarten No. 235 is the best kindergarten in the city!

Yesterday I bought stationery in the store, and the seller asked me if I was taking my child to an expensive kindergarten. I answered that in the most ordinary kindergarten. “Although,” I said, raising my head proudly, “our kindergarten is the best kindergarten in the city according to the results of the current year. And I want to tell you about the best group, in my opinion, the best kindergarten.

For two years we were happy to go to the 10th group. And when the time came to move to the mass, of course, there was a lot of unrest about this. Firstly, I was anxiously waiting for a meeting with new teachers, because. it seemed to me that it could not be better than our former educators. Secondly, Nastya's character had formed a difficult one by this time. She does not accept all adults unconditionally. There were also not unfounded fears that a certain kind of friction and misunderstanding might arise. Thirdly, they were afraid how she would join the already established children's team. Will she find friends there, because children are now difficult, and for a child at this age, communication in a children's team is no less important than with adults. And the most important fear was that there were 2 times more children in the mass group than in the previous one. It seemed to me then that no even the most wonderful teacher could cope with thirty screaming, laughing and crying children of this age at the same time. And that day has come!

We came to the 4th group. It was very disturbing. Nastya was hiding behind me, and she clearly did not intend to make contact. But, having reached the stairs to the second floor, it seemed to us that we were in a fairy-tale meadow flooded with sun, where butterflies were flying around. Such an effect was created by bright curtains and multi-colored iridescent butterflies skillfully attached to the walls. The mood immediately improved, even Nastya decided not to cry yet. After all, the educators who invented and made such beauty cannot be not kind and friendly. The junior teacher Elena Stanislavovna met us. Friendly, active, with kind eyes and a soft, "home" smile. She answered my questions very clearly and competently. Somehow she quickly found a common language with Nastya and went with her to the group. I was surprised: what professional junior educators work in kindergarten. From the very first day, I was completely sure that we were lucky again. In any case, I went to work that day without waiting for the “concert” from my daughter, which I was very glad about. Having taken Nastya home in the evening, I listened to a bunch of positive reviews about Elena Stanislavovna. And even Nastya promised not to cry tomorrow if there was again a “beloved nanny” in the group, as to this day, Nastya calls Elena Stanislavovna.

We began to wait for the release of our tutors. But there were no more worries about it. I have already seen the group prepared for the children by the teachers. This is a very cozy room, with such a variety of toys, which, I'm sure, is not even in many apartments. All toys are in good condition. And among them there are many developing ones. The new furniture, which is so skillfully arranged, that despite the small space, the group does not look cramped and cluttered. All around cleanliness and comfort. All this characterizes our educators as good housewives, creative personalities and, what is most important for me, not indifferent people. In addition, I heard a lot of good reviews about them from people whose opinion I tend to listen to. In short, we were looking forward to meeting them.

I write in such detail about my first impressions, because. I still feel the same enthusiastic feelings for them now. And I can say with confidence that our teachers: Tatyana Vladimirovna and Olga Anatolyevna are the best teachers not only in our kindergarten, but also in the city. In no case do I want to offend the beloved teachers of other children, but I am the author of this letter, and I can have my own opinion. I will give a few examples so as not to be unfounded. I often come for the child early. Now I have already got used to the silence in the group during classes or meals, but let's not forget that there are thirty children there. How can you maintain interest, teach something to so many children? I don’t understand how you can be with so many children in the same room all day. And yet I never heard them even raise their voices. I have not seen a single child who would be injured in the group or not calmed down if he fell. With just a look, calmness, professional wisdom, they resolved the emerging conflicts. Our educators gently, with their very appearance, have a sobering effect not only on naughty children, but also on us parents. I have never seen one of the parents speak rudely to any of them. It's just not possible. I, as a quick-tempered person by nature, often learn from them patience and sincere love (note, for other people's children). Rarely does a caregiver become a de facto member of the family, whose opinion is sought after and valued. And Olga Anatolyevna and Tatyana Vladimirovna became truly second mothers for our children.

I am sure that for a long time, even when we leave for school, we will come to our beloved teachers for advice, and just share our joy. After all, we are already used to the fact that next to us there are such responsive and attentive, balanced and not indifferent, creative and highly qualified teachers.

I could write a lot about those exhibitions and show jumping in which our educators and their pupils took part, became prize-winners and winners. The number of creative works, surprises, drawings and crafts that Nastya brought home simply cannot be counted. How many merry holidays and entertainments passed in the group, not a single child's birthday was left without attention. I especially remember the musical performance in which Nastya played Baba Yaga. The child wants to go to kindergarten and sincerely loves his teachers. And this is the most important thing, because I can safely trust them with my daughter while I'm at work.

And I would also like to note that our educators are just beautiful young women who are raising wonderful children who have succeeded as mothers and as housewives. Thus, they set a positive example for the younger generation, especially girls. An example of the fact that in our time you can successfully make a career and be happy in your personal life.

Summing up the above, I would like to say “many thanks” to the head of the kindergarten, Elena Valentinovna, for keeping a wonderful team, despite the fact that the state almost does not help her in this. I wish patience, joy and health to the wonderful teachers - Olga Anatolyevna and Tatyana Vladimirovna. After all, including the best educators make our garden the best in the city. Thank you very much for our children!

Kortusheva Svetlana Lvovna (Group 4),

mother of a pupil of the group preparatory to school

Dear employees of the kindergarten!

We express our deep gratitude to the teacher Perepletchikova Svetlana Gennadievna and the music worker Burmistrova Valentina Fedorovna for exciting, interesting, informative classes, for their attentive attitude towards us and our children.

We all enjoyed and benefited greatly from the events. These classes are necessary to prepare children for kindergarten, as well as for their overall development and the harmonious development of their personality.

Low bow to you for your care and cordial attitude.

Parents of children of the adaptation group

Dear teachers!

Many thanks for the excellent organization and decoration of the "Toys" holiday for children and parents of group No. 7.

It was a wonderful holiday, everyone enjoyed it very much. I really liked the creative idea and the idea of ​​the holiday.

Thank you all! We wish you creative success and wish there were more such holidays!

Parents of Group No. 7:

Lebedeva N. S., Kruglova E.A., Marshev A.V., Povarova S.E.

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6 entries.

The best teacher of the group ,Kotiki,Anastosiya Petrovna is a very kind, sympathetic and responsible teacher. ..When she appeared in the kindergarten, my baby quickly adapted and goes to kindergarten with great pleasure..Elena Vladimirovna, just a wonderful nanny.Only respect and gratitude.

I want to say a big thank you to all the employees of the kindergarten "Ya SAM" for the fabulous atmosphere that you create in the garden; for kindness, affection and sensitivity to our children; for constant development, for not standing still and moving with the times! You are truly the best in town! And I am very glad that in our city there is such a wonderful kindergarten, and my children are its pupils!

I do not write reviews often, but I want to write about my favorite kindergarten "I myself"! I am happy that in our city there is a garden of this level! Which does not stand still and improves every year! Both of my children attended and attend this kindergarten and I see only positive results in the development of children, and in communication skills, and in preparation for school! I am very grateful to the entire staff of the kindergarten "I myself" for their help in raising children, for their happy and comfortable childhood! This garden is the best investment in the future of our children!!

Ya Sam is the best kindergarten! Wonderful teachers, helpful staff, a rich program for children and an ideal daily routine. My kids love going there!

The best kindergarten! Children are happy to go to the garden, the atmosphere is friendly, favorable for a positive emotional state. Very beautiful interior, every season something themed. Additional classes for all tastes and ages. I would like to express special gratitude to the teachers of the group of kids - Kristina Georgievna and Olga Nikolaevna. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Kids, like no one else, need care and understanding from educators. you are very sensitive to your work. Sincerely, Kovalenko Olga.

We express our deep gratitude to the whole team for the wonderful homely atmosphere within the walls of the kindergarten, the organization of the educational process and leisure. I would especially like to say thanks to the educators of the Gnomiki group, our caring Olga Nikolaevna Sholokhova and Olga Nikolaevna Rozbaum. Their professionalism, sensitive attitude to children, attention, kindness, warmth! They teach kids to be friends, respect each other and others, create and fantasize! My daughter tells us every day: what crafts she did, what tasks she performed, sang songs and read books. Thank you for that!

“I would like to say a big thank you to our teachers of the Gnomes group: Sholokhova O.N., Razbaum O.N. and Fedosova M.B. Very professional and sensitive approach to each child. My daughter visits the kindergarten with pleasure, and returns home with a good mood and a lot of positive impressions. Special thanks to the head of the MB DOU 29 Trunova O.M. for caring for children and skillful leadership. Thank you so much for your contribution to the upbringing and development of our children!”
07.10.2019 Christina

“On behalf of our family, we express our gratitude to kindergarten No. 29 represented by the head Olesya Mikhailovna Trunova for their attentive and professional attitude towards children. We especially thank the educators of the "Gnomiki" group:
Olga Nikolaevna Sholokhova, Olga Nikolaevna Razbaum and Fedosova Marina Borisovna. They are always friendly with children, very patient, have an approach to each child, they will always find the right and affectionate word without raising their voices. My daughter always enjoys going to kindergarten.”
09/30/2019 Ludmila

“I want to express my gratitude to the teachers of the Gnomiki group, our Olga Nikolaevna and Marina Borisovna. Very wonderful teachers, always caring and friendly to both children and parents, find a special approach to each child. My daughter enjoys going to kindergarten.
I would also like to note the skillful and sensitive leadership of the head of the kindergarten, Olesya Mikhailovna, who creates order in the garden, a friendly and warm atmosphere, and always keeps in touch with parents.
Thank you so much for everything you do for our children!!!
Our kindergarten is the BEST!!!”
08/08/2019 Sasunova Evgeniya

“MBDOU 29 is the best garden! Is the place where you want to return and don’t want to leave, tested by experience with our daughter? Many thanks to Olesya Mikhailovna as a talented leader, educators who still love their profession and invest the best in our children!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your work, for striving to be the best and for achieving all your goals! You are always warm and comfortable❤️ ❤️❤️"
08/07/2019 Elena Gadzebuladze

“Since autumn, my daughter has been attending MBDOU 29 “I Am Myself”, this is our first kindergarten, we wanted to go here. Initially, I was worried about how the adaptation for the child would take place, but with the help of such a professional and friendly garden team, everything was easy and good, primarily thanks to the teacher Elena Nikolaevna, who is very kind, attentive, educates and takes care of the children with soul and love, she became second mother to our daughter. Many thanks to the head Olesya Mikhailovna and the psychologist Irina Sergeevna, they always support and answer all the questions that arise, junior educators Yulia Vladimirovna and Natalya Nikolaevna for taking care of our children, thank you for your daily work! ❤️"
02/16/2019 Lydia

“On behalf of our family, we express our gratitude to Kindergarten 29 represented by the head Oles Mikhailovna Trunova for her attentive attitude towards children. We especially thank the educators Kristina Georgievna and Olga Nikolaevna are always friendly, have an approach to each child, they will always find the right and affectionate word, they are great with children, they prepare wonderful matinees, we go to kindergarten with pleasure!
14. 02.2019 Tatyana

“Before our turn came to Kindergarten No. 29, we were in a small private garden and thought it couldn't get any better. As it turns out, it can! I think “I Myself” is the best kindergarten in the world! We have the most wonderful and sympathetic educators and a junior educator, loyal management staff, ideally organized daily routine, classes, meals, and entertainment. The child walks with joy, and this is the most important thing.”
12.02.2019 Elena

“I would like to leave a review about the kindergarten, which my son has recently attended. Since in two years our child did not adapt to the previous kindergarten, we decided to change the kindergarten and, based on reviews and recommendations, we chose the kindergarten “I myself”. From the first day my child was surrounded by care and attention. Many thanks to our teacher Elena Nikolaevna for finding an individual approach to each child, depending on their characteristics and character, and helping parents with practical advice. Thanks to this, the child quickly adapted to the garden, found a common language with the children, he had friends and an interest in going to the garden. Children are not only brought up here, but also taught, every day the son brings crafts, drawings from the garden, attends instructive performances, works with a speech therapist, tells a lot of new and interesting things. Of course, I would like to express special gratitude to the head Olesya Mikhailovna for such a favorable, warm, friendly atmosphere in the kindergarten, where children feel at home, and the teacher is a member of our family.”
11.02.2019 Julia G

“Garden is great! If I had to choose a garden again now, then only MBDOU29 "
08/09/2018 Ekaterina

“My child has been attending kindergarten for the third year. We are very glad that we ended up in this kindergarten, because. before that we went to another, there is something to compare. My child enjoys walking. The teaching staff is top notch. I would like to especially thank you.”
08/02/2018 Elena Nikolaevna

“I've been taking my daughter to the kindergarten for the third month, I managed to fall in love with cleanliness, order, and the attitude towards me and the baby. I want to express my gratitude to our educators Kristina Georgievna and Olga Nikolaevna for the kindness, understanding that you show to our children, the nanny Natalya Nikolaevna for patience and wisdom. Thank you for loving our children, working with them, thank you for reading fairy tales before bed. Thank you for sending us, parents, photos of how they are there without us, sometimes the eyes are in a wet place, when suddenly photos come of how my baby is looking at dragonflies in the yard or Asya is watching a theater production in a group. I thank the psychologist who helps to pass the adaptation, gives advice, explains how to behave and how to answer my daughter's questions. Thanks to the manager, who is always open to any dialogue, and answers even the most stupid questions. The support and responsiveness of the whole team is very felt. In love with the garden!
07/30/2018 Anna

“Both children go to the garden “I myself”, the age is different, they go to the same group, as Montessori pedagogy provides for this
For me, the approach of the educator and attitude towards the child is very important. Our educators, Tatyana Anatolyevna and Elena Stepanovna and Nina Miralievna create a comfortable atmosphere in the group, are attentive to children. Our family likes the garden”
07/30/2018 Lyudmila

“Daughter went to the garden at the age of 2 years, ... how did the adaptation go? The first day remained until 16.00, the second day until 17.00 ... and then always a full day, a week later I took it with tears ... I didn’t want to go home, it was so interesting and comfortable for her in the garden! It ? merit of educators Olga Nikolaevna and Kristina Georgievna!!! They arranged it, the children trust them, the teachers keep them busy, and not just so that the child does not cry and does not bother! Really educate and educate. If someone is looking for flaws in the garden, he will probably find them. But how objective are they against the background of advantages? For our family, this is the best garden. All the main criteria: SAFETY, balanced NUTRITION, CLEANLINESS, the learning process and an active garden life that helps the child develop and express himself - all this is and is strictly controlled! During the year of visiting, there have never been additional fees for the needs of the garden, which I often hear from parents whose children go to other kindergartens! Sincerely friendly staff from the manager to the chef, always ready to help and answer questions. I rarely write reviews, but this one really deserves praise! Do not stop our children and us parents to be pleasantly surprised by the development of the garden and its possibilities!”
07/26/2018 Alena

“We changed 2 kindergartens, so there is something and with whom to compare. There is no better place in Bataysk.
The main reason is the team of teachers who motivate children so much that they don't want to leave the kindergarten in the evening and run ahead in the morning. Every day a child brings something new, for example, at the age of 2 we began to speak English (not colloquial, of course, but we already pronounce the words). A large selection of programs, circles and sections where teachers really pay attention to all children.
I want to say special thanks to Kristina Georgievna and Olga Nikolaevna. You are best!!!"
07/26/2018 Sergey

“My son went to kindergarten at 1 year and 10 months old, to say that getting used to it was easy, to say nothing?
I always said that the building, teaching materials, etc. are not so important as the team is important ?? It is the people who are next to the child that are more important than the parents??
Nadezhda Petrovna, Elena Stepanovna, Tatyana Anatolyevna ☺ A special low bow from me to you?
Oksana Gennadievna ?? Respect??? Thanks for the everlasting positivity.
For me, an important indicator is when my son, being on sick leave, said: “Mom, can I go to the garden already?”
When uploading events in the garden, stops, their emotions on the social network, acquaintances often ask how to get to our garden?
21.07.2018 Daria

“Thank you very much to all the teaching staff and especially to Elena Nikolaevna for sensitivity, professionalism, responsiveness and love for our children!!! I am very happy and proud that my child attends the kindergarten "Ya SAM".❤"
07/20/2018 Julia

"Good afternoon!
We want to express our gratitude to the entire staff of MBDOU 29 for the care and attention to our children. To the management team Olesya Mikhailovna and Anastasia Vladimirovna, who received us as if they were their own home. The teacher has a special place in the life of the child. It is she who becomes the second mother for the children. Elena Nikolaevna is a very kind, sympathetic, sensitive teacher. Finds an individual approach to each child, taking into account all personal and psychological characteristics. I am confident that my child is in "good hands". She teaches children to be friends, interact, be independent (“be able to negotiate”). Special thanks for the tactile communication with the children who need it so much. I would like to say warm words to other kindergarten workers: junior teachers who look after us all day and help our children; chefs who feed deliciously; psychologist and speech therapist. Thank you all for giving a new, unknown world to our children!!!”
07/19/2018 Inna Valchugova

“I want to leave a review about the teacher Elena Nikolaevna. We started going to this kindergarten, it was to her - the child immediately got used to it, very friendly and attentive. He hugs all the children and invents different games for them. Elena Nikolaevna is a very competent teacher, she will always find a compromise and an approach to any child, she teaches children to negotiate and make friends.
07/18/2018 Nina

“We have been attending kindergarten since autumn 2017, Firefly group. When choosing an educational institution, the Montessori system attracted me first of all. In our city, this is the only kindergarten that is completely focused on this method of education. In each group, an environment is organized that promotes the child's independent choice among seemingly toys, but in fact teaching material. In addition, I like that, compared to many gardens, the groups are small and of different ages. Younger children are drawn to the older ones and learn from experience, while the older ones are imperceptibly instilled with the basics of caring for the smaller ones. Educators take into account the nature of each child. Thanks to the team and our teachers for their efforts and care.”
07/18/2018 Svetlana

“Many thanks to our kindergarten, our teachers, our Olga Nikolaevna, they graduated in May, and until now my son is full of memories, I am very glad that these memories are only bright and good, we went almost from the opening, there were never any problems, only attention and care for our children, Thank you again”
07/18/2018 Elena Paramonova

“I want to express my deep gratitude to the work of the head, teachers Olga Nikolaevna and Kristina Georgievna, nannies, all the employees of the kindergarten “I myself”, who make the life of our children much better and more fun. Everyone is very kind, affectionate with children, sympathetic, always answer all questions. This is the best kindergarten ever!!! My son goes with great joy and always looks forward to the next day to come again!!! Thanks a lot, everyone!!!????"
07/18/2018 Ekaterina

“I want to express my deep gratitude to the entire staff of MDOU 29 “I AM”! Your concern for children makes us very happy! Your desire to improve the kindergarten is delightful! You strive to make our children full-fledged individuals, active members of the children's team, teach us to be honest, kind, open and caring! I want to express special gratitude to our beloved teacher Elena Nikolaevna! For a sensitive attitude towards children, kindness and care!”
07/17/2018 Zhanna

“On behalf of our family, we express our gratitude to the teacher of our group, our beloved Elena Nikolaevna, for her attentive and kind attitude towards our children. In the implementation of the educational process, in addition to high professionalism, she individually approaches each child, taking into account all personal characteristics. Always sympathetic to parental wishes and requests. Thanks a lot! The older children graduated 2 years ago and every time they remember the kindergarten with warmth, they miss ELENA NIKOLAEVNA? Well, now it’s the turn of the younger one, I’m sure, and he will love our kindergarten! THANKS !!!"
07/17/2018 Dina Chipchikova

“I can say with confidence that my daughter attended the best kindergarten! We have already graduated, but we often remember how every morning we were greeted with a smile by all the employees of the kindergarten. Leaving my daughter in the garden, I was sure that she would be comfortable and interesting there. The atmosphere in the garden itself is friendly and calm. Qualified teachers are always ready to help in any situation.
I want to say a huge thank you to our beloved “I myself”!!!”
17. 07.2018 Marina

“Thank you for your professionalism, love, care, patience and sensitivity to our children. Excellent educators and nannies who love children and their work. All the children are supervised, excellent food, cleanliness, comfort, order, classes are exciting, modern and effective. Thank you so much! The best kindergarten!
07/17/2018 Inna

“Good afternoon, we have been going to the kindergarten for 29 years, we are very satisfied with the garden, the teachers are very qualified, attentive, very cozy and comfortable in groups, the children are always under the attention and special supervision of the teachers.”
07/17/2018 Victoria Lazeva

“Thank you very much to all the teaching staff, educators, nannies and of course the manager - Olesya Mikhailovna for the atmosphere of warmth, comfort and harmony in our garden! Children go with pleasure - and this is the most important indicator. I would like to note that attentive, kind, sympathetic educators and nannies work in each group. Each child has an individual approach, so that children feel comfortable away from their parents. Also, learning with “material” according to the Montessori system does its job - children are constantly busy with something and time flies unnoticed. Thanks a lot! We are with you for a long time)))) Not a garden, but a miracle!
07/17/2018 Olga Kovalenko

“This is one of the best kindergartens in the city!
The staff of the kindergarten always pleases with its kindness to children and parents and responsibility in work!
Graduates of "I Myself" are surprisingly independent in learning, communication and in everyday life thanks to the Montessori system used in kindergarten.
In this garden, EVERYTHING (well, really, everything) is 5! Mornings, holidays, walks, meals…
Thank you, beloved “I Myself”! We always remember with warmth and tenderness our beloved teachers, friends, a cozy kindergarten, who gave my children unforgettable happy years of childhood.
07/17/2018 Ekaterina

“My son attended this garden after private. Most importantly, educators! They create both a general atmosphere and in a group. Ours were wonderful. Olga Nikolaevna Sholokhova and Olga Nikolaevna Rozbaum know and do their job. The individual approach was felt in everything, from eating to changing clothes for children on the street. Simple human attitude and professional approach - that's what captivates. Special thanks to the new head Olesya Mikhailovna, with the advent of which the kindergarten has changed beyond recognition. It is a pity to part with the garden, because we have already graduated, but I can say with confidence that of all the gardens I would choose and recommend “I Myself” again and again.”
07/17/2018 Olga Asaulova

“I want to thank with all my heart our beloved kindergarten, and our wonderful teachers for your work! My daughter will go to first grade this year ready for school! She learned to read, write, count here! She wrote the tests to the school for the highest score and it's all thanks to you!! Wait for us with the second daughter next year?”
07/17/2018 Anna

“Thank you so much for your efforts.

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