We are currently full steam ahead with Ari heading to “big school” next year. He is an April baby so there was a little concern about holding him back a year, socially he is ready, intellectually fine. There is just one issue that we hope to see dissolve in his first year, he is currently really lacking fine motor skills.
He will catch up but I was quite squirmy in the school interview while Ari had to cut a piece of paper in half and nearly cut his ear off in the process.
Conversations have been had, questions have been asked like, “What is he like with a spoon?” Ahhh…
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Truth be known, I had no idea. The kid has gotten away with four years of not ever, ok VERY rarely eating with a spoon thanks to the invention of the food pouch!
When it came to Leni and eating I have been attempting to avoid my regrets from Ari’s early food days. She uses cutlery and though we are still a big fan of the pouch she happily mixes it up, as long as her brother isn’t having anything different.
Organix only arrived in Australia last year and it’s range of baby and toddler food is growing. The latest to hit the shelves in our major supermarket chains is the Organix Baby Biscuits and Fruit Pots.
When we were offered to sample the new ranges I happily said yes being fans of the majority of Organix products already.
The Baby Biscuits were gobbled up fast! These ring-shaped biscuits were perfect for her little pincer grip (see I look at EVERYTHING now) and unlike many other biscuits aimed at the same age group, didn’t just crumble or turn to mush. Goldilocks was all over them as the texture was just right.
I liked that you can actually see the fruit in the strawberry ones not that Leni paid any attention to that. They all got a big tick of approval from her across the three types.
The Organix Fruit Pots come in Mashed Apple & Mango and Apple & Raspberry. It was great to be able to steer Leni towards some spoon feeding and I was happily surprised when I wasn’t having to clean up too much from around her high chair.
Yes, I understand that Ari’s issues may not have been helped by my early avoidance of goop!
Leni did lean towards the mashed apple & mango but her little bestie was all over the apple & raspberry. We all have to have favourites!
Obviously, the apple and raspberry with pieces was slightly more chunky than the other but neither weren’t running off their spoons and mostly made it into their mouths. Being 20 months old helps with accuracy.
The tubs are a perfect addition to Leni’s daycare lunchbox being one of her 5 a day and it is always helpful for little ones to eat with a spoon while others are eating the same type of foods around them. Luckily we go to a family daycare and our lunchboxes are all kind of in sync.
Organix Fruit Pots come in packs of 4 and are available from Woolworths now. Each pack of the Baby Biscuits contain 9 biscuits and are available at both Coles and Woolworths.
All Organix food comes with the Organix No Junk Promise, it’s a stamp of reassurance that they are made with the best organic ingredients and contain nothing unnecessary, so your little one gets great tasting snacks without the junk.
Even though these products are very different they both won me over on the same thing, texture! Biscuits that are just far too crumbly bother me and then you have the other end of the scale where little ones are trying to use their gummy mouths to break a rock. With the fruit pots, you can see the real food and they are not too juicy.
Please tell me I am not alone on my fear of goop mess? I have learnt, slowly, to free the goop. As you can see I am very much aware of all the little things that go into building up those all important fine motor skills.
Don’t even get me started with craft!