“ Brand: Cow & Gate / Age: 4 months „
I always saw these more as a snack in addition to a meal, as opposed to a fruit puree to use when first weaning. For that I always made my own, though these would work perfectly for those who don't want to do that! The banana, peach, strawberry pack is one of my daughter's favourites, though you can get other combinations, but we enjoy this one the most. They come in packs of four, each pot a good size for a snack, or as an alternative to a yogurt after a meal. You can find them in all of the major supermarkets, and Boots almost always has them on offer, usually 3 for 2 so it makes it worth getting! The puree itself is smooth, but not too runny. This was important when my daughter decided she was going to be the one doing the spooning in her mouth, and not me. There was a small delay before it fell off the spoon if turned upside down, that sometimes allowed her to get it in her mouth. Perfect for eating cold, this is more practical than yogurt for transporting, and the packs and covering wrapper are solid, so they can withstand a beating in a changing bag/lunchbox. Overall a good product, and a good addition to a household with young children.
I always bought my twins Cow & Gate formula so I decided to stick to the Cow & Gate brands for their baby food. I wanted to try get them to eat as much healthy food as possible as I've always been a stickler for the easy option, "ooohh lets grab a pack of crisps" or "ooh i'll order a takeaway I can't be bothered to cook". So on my usual trip to Boots I would browse through the Cow & Gate jars and boxes. I came across these as they were on offer, 3 for the price of 2. In each pack of Cow & Gate frutapura there were 4 tubs. Each tub is a bit like a yoghurt pot, probably bigger actually. Inside was just a fruit puree. Fruit is good for you, and it was pureed so soft and easy for my boys to swallow with no choking etc. They are great, for keeping your babies on a good diet, and introducing them to fruit when they are just starting to eat their runny foods which gets them used to different tastes and textures. But again it is the easy way out, just popping to Boots to buy 4 tubs. I'm not putting these down in any way but I wanted to try not be so lazy with things and these pots of fruit puree actually gave me a brilliant idea. I bought a Lindam Mini Food Blender, especially for baby's food. This way I could puree my own fruit, and other foods such as veg, and whatever dinners I'd like them to try out. These pots though are perfect for when you are weaning your child, or for when their milk is just not satisfying them enough. They are for children aged 4months to 36 months. So if you are ever out and about and have no chance of blending your own fruit, and your child is probably in need of a snack, just pop into Boots, or your local supermarket and buy a pack of these. They are extremely convenient, and healthy at the same time, providing your little one with 100% fruit! I do still buy them now as I can't always get somewhere which sells fresh fruit, so I do tend to stock up on these and put them in my fridge. My boys are 1 and still have these, instead of an actual yoghurt somtimes. Even though they can eat bits of fruit whole now, these tend to act as a yoghurt. I always bought this particular flavour as these 3 fruits have got to be my favourite, I did sometimes buy other flavours so my boys could try different but because I started buying these when they were just 3months old, although they say from 4months, I didn't want to blow their minds with all these different flavours straightaway. I definitely reccomend these little pots, they are full of goodness for your little ones. Quick, convenient, and are usually on offer in Boots and supermarkets to. If not though they are probably around £1.40+ for a pack of 4 tubs. Definitely worth the money!
Fruit puree made from banana, peach & strawberry with Vitamin C.