In the middle of November last year, I received an email from Lavinie, one of the owner of Babydash company about the possibility of reviewing her products and after browsing through her online store, I politely informed her that I have to reject reviewing formulas and bottle products in her store because my 2 kids don't use them. Lavinie informed me that she will keep an eye out and informed me the moment a suitable product is available for my review.
Then in early February this year, Lavinie emailed me and asked me whether I am OK in reviewing the "Happy Baby Organic Puffs (Sweet Potato)". Now, this product has got to be one of the longest I need to liaise with the sponsor in order to review! No, no, it has nothing to do with the sponsor or the product, more to my product tester hahaha... Alyson, my baby girl was still not ready for solids when I first communicated to the sponsor for this product review, so we have to put on hold this review until Alyson is ready which is around May this year. Anyway, here goes my review:
Description from the product page:
"ORGANIC PUFFS are different than other first foods on the market:
100% natural- whole grains, real fruit
1/2 the sugar than leading brands.
No artificial coloring
No artificial flavors
Fortified wtih more vitamins and minerals. The only baby snacks with added vitamin B and calcium, as well as Vitamin D, a nutrient which breastfed babies tend to lack.
* Sweet Potato Puffs, along with our Strawberry Puffs, are GLUTEN FREE **
* Always Organic: Never any artificial flavorings. Sweetened with 100% fruit juice. Our puffs are made with organic whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
* Fortified with vitamins & minerals: Enriched with 40 IUs (10%) of your baby’s recommended daily value of Vitamin D. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, many infants are deficient in this vital nutrient.
* Recommended by: Dr. Bob Sears, renowned pediatrician & author of The Baby Book.
* Better Value: Our containers hold 40% more product than the leading brands. (Gerber and Beech-Nut are 1.5oz each)
* Green Packaging: They are made with 25% recycled materials, arebpa free, and are recyclable.
* We support: sustainable agriculture. No pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs)."
Firstly, please excuse the word 'Sample' written all over the product hahaha... and don't worry, even if it is written 'Sample' the seal in the bottle is still intact and brand new. Now back to the puffs, the bottle is about 8 inches tall, easy to hold and I love the cover, easy to open and close even with just 1 hand. There are proper instructions and labeling on the bottle as well.
The reason why I am glad I can review the Happy Baby Organic Puffs Sweet Potato is because my girl is 8 months old now and is definitely ready for solids and experimenting with finger foods.
I love seeing her reaction when I offered some of the sweet potato puffs on my hand to her. I love it when she got so curious and started trying to pinch the puffs with her fingers (yay for finger skills!)
And then I waited for her to get used to holding the puffs in her fingers and putting them into her mouth by herself. At first she had one of those weird looks as if trying to see my reactions whether she is allowed to put the puffs in her mouth and when I smiled and gently encourages her to continue, she went and stuffed the puff into her mouth and I hear the 'crunch' and 'crack' sounds. Sweet and cute!
And then she started gobbling them... and looked on at me when they are gone. Well, I started by giving her 2 puffs, so I decided to give a few more and yep, they are gone as soon as she managed to grab them in her hands.
I also poured out some of the puffs into a small container and labeled it with Alyson's name and informed my MIL to give this to her when she's downstairs spending time with grandma. I am obviously more relieved with these organic puffs now as I don't have to worry about my MIL giving my girl crackers and stuff.
Oh by the way, I too tried out some of the puffs and yes, they are good! I find myself munching on them as well! The mild sweet flavor on the puffs are 100% from fruit juice so no worries about giving artificial sugar to your baby!
The verdict? Definitely a good product to try for your child who is starting finger foods!
** Updates on 1st July 2012: I ordered 2 more of these puffs (strawberry and greens flavor) for my girl after she finished the whole bottle!
You can get this and more varieties of products from Babydash website at: http://www.babydash.com.my/
By the way, I have also personally try out the shopping experience in Babydash website (I did a 'mock' order of the puffs by entering my contact details and mailing address) It is very user friendly and easy to navigate around the online store. I am also able to view my 'order' details as well.
The store also sells a varieties of other products for baby and mummy, in fact, I even recommended the website to one of the mummy in my breastfeeding group on Facebook who tried desperately to look for a diaper cream product and some mummies commented that Babydash has a lot of varieties of products (especially the Earth Mama Angel Baby selection)
Also, the Babydash Team is always looking out for customer suggestions on what else to add on to the site. Customers can send in their wishlist / shopping list and Babydash will stock the items as quickly as possible at the lowest online price! They also do Fast Delivery (1-2 days) and delivery is FREE above RM149 to anywhere in Peninsula Malaysia!
I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Babydash in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.