Friday, May 20, 2011
Best Organic Baby Food
Baby food comes in all flavors, tastes, and in different types of containers today. But which ones are the healthiest for your baby? Organic is the best way to go if you'd like to avoid pesticides, chemicals, and other potentially dangerous food additives in your baby's food.
Some of these ingredients (chemicals) aren't added directly to plants, however, they may be sprayed with them to prevent bugs and other pests from destroying the crops. It sounds like a good idea in theory, but it destroys the soil, the plant, and causes damage beyond the farm. It can run into the waterways, affecting other plants and animals as well. The presence of DEET has also decimated populations of birds, turtles, and other egg laying creatures (be sure to use a DEET free bug spray to avoid your own personal exposure to this chemical as well).
With your baby's food, it's worth it to spend the extra few cents per jar to avoid their exposure to chemicals. While you can't shelter them from everything in life, you can at least circumvent their exposure to things that could be harmful in their formative years.
Now, which brands are best for babies? There are a number of brands today that specialize in organic baby food. The best ones are very popular, including Earth's Best and Plum Organics. These have even started to outsell some of the ever popular Gerber.
See which brands I've recommended on my review page below:
Best Organic Baby Food List