By Hannah Schenker
Scientists consider the first 1,000 days of a child’s life to be the most important environmental factor in a baby’s development. Their brains, senses, fat cell production and preferences for sweet tastes are all shaped during this time – and it’s up to us to help build that strong foundation.
Good nutrition is a big part of that. We, as adults, know the importance of eating fresh, organic, nutrient-dense food for our own health and wellbeing and it’s no different for our little ones! For time-poor parents though, spending hours in the kitchen making up fresh, organic baby food for the freezer can be time-consuming, nor are we that keen on our options at the supermarket. Which is where The Baby Pantry comes in.
The Baby Pantry creates mouth-watering baby food made from organic or spray-free produce and premium organic meat, flash frozen at the peak of freshness and delivered to your door. Their products are nutrient-dense and have no added salt, sugar or other nasties, nor are they heat-treated. It’s food you can trust.
We make nourishing baby food so you don’t have to.
Canterbury-based, The Baby Pantry was started by two grandmothers after the birth of their first grandchildren. Sharon and Robyn witnessed how their own daughters did everything they possibly could to give their babies the best start in life. When it came time to introduce solids, these mamas were working tirelessly, sourcing the best ingredients and paying close attention to things like where the produce came from, was it organic, was it in season, would it set up good gut health… and then poured huge amounts of time into preparing fresh, seasonal, organic baby food, often while also working outside the home as well.
Not every new parent is lucky enough to have a doting gran, nana or kuia to encourage or help them make nutritious baby meals, or the time to make them. Sharon and Robyn thought someone should help those other parents, and then they thought, “Why not us?!”