Maddy's going through this thing where she doesn't want to be spoon-fed. Not even the "here comes the airplane" works as she assertively shakes her head no and arches back away from the EVIL SPOON.
But that all changed this morning when I offered her some of the new line of Organic YoBaby Yogurt from Stoneyfield Farms. Of course I had to sample some myself offering a "mmmmm" to assure her that this white goop was indeed yummy. But she opened wide, did her own little "mmmmm" and at one point even stood up in her high chair and peered into the container of yogurt to make sure that she would get every little scrape. I'd say that was a success!
What's the best success is that when Maddy was 2 weeks old, she was admitted to Robert Wood Johnson Children's Hospital for rounds of tests which concluded that she had a milk protein allergy and had to drink special ordered formula called Neocate. She couldn't even have Soy formula. But at 1 year, we sampled dabs of yogurt, cheese and milk and she's been eating dairy without issue ever since!
Since Maddy is transitioning to the sippy cup, she's not drinking as much milk as she was from a bottle. What's great about the YoBaby Whole Milk Organic Yogurt is it's not only creamy and flavorful, it provides the essential nutrients that a cup of whole milk would.
The YoBaby Whole Milk Organic Yogurt comes in variety packs of 2 flavors: Vanilla, Banana, Apple, Mixed Berry, Peach and Blueberry and Pear. We tested 4 flavors, and if Maddy could lick the containers clean, she would!
And what I REALLY like about this yogurt are the ingredients. Everything is natural. No high fructose corn syrup, hormones, antibiotics or toxins. If you read the label, you will find Organic ingredients. No additives. Nothing fake. All good for your baby..and you too!
For example, here is the ingredient list from Apple: CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC WHOLE MILK, NATURALLY MILLED ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC APPLE PUREE, PECTIN, ORGANIC SPICES (CINNAMON AND NUTMEG), NATURAL FLAVOR,ZINC GLUCONATE, VITAMIN D3. CONTAINS OUR EXCLUSIVE BLEND OF SIX LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING S. THERMOPHILUS, L. BULGARICUS, L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, L. CASEI AND L. RHAMNOSUS.
While YoBaby is available in any supermarket, I have an opportunity for 1 lucky mommy or daddy to win a YoBaby prize pack of: YoBaby bowl with lid, Yobaby fork and Spoon, an Eric Carle growth chart, an organic YoBaby bib, and 5 FREE YoBaby coupons.
To enter, follow these simple instructions:
1) View the YoBaby site and tell me which flavor you would enjoy the best.
2) For an additional entry, Tweet the following: "Is yo' baby an Organic baby? Win a FREE Stoneyfield Farm YoBaby prize pack with FREE coupons: http://ow.ly/fHwh"
Deadline is Wednesday July 1, 2009.