did you know that nutrition the first 1,000 days of a baby’s life is the most important when it comes to development? their brains, senses + fat cell production are all shaped during this time and 60% of their caloric intake is for brain development. and yet, it’s not easy to find fresh, nutrient dense baby food in the grocery store.
when Parker was little, I made him a lot of baby food. I was so excited to buy all fresh ingredients and make it at home feeling all supermom-y. I even got a little baby food process (aka a teeny little blender). and it worked for a little while – but buying pre-made things at the store just got easier.
after Josie was born, I realized that there was no way I would have the time or energy to make all of her food. we were in the middle of a pandemic, so Parker was home with us full time (he had previously been in school 5 days a week), bedtime had become a nightmare as quarantine kind of threw a wrench in our structured schedule and we had a new little one to take care of! oh – and, you know, we had to work!
but I still wanted the BEST for my baby. this is when I discovered Yumi.
Yumi is a comprehensive science-based early childhood vegan meal delivery program that provides over 60 varieties of chef-curated and nutritionally dense baby meals made with fresh, organic ingredients and high-quality superfoods (also kosher and Big-8 allergen free! they do include coconut in some meals). their nutritionists tailor your baby’s meals to their development stage: single-ingredient purees, multi-ingredient blends, finger foods + snacks. there are absolutely no synthetics, no additives, no concentrates and nothing is fortified.
on top of all that amazingness, your child is going to be introduced to so many unique foods. one of josie’s first foods was chard … I don’t think I even knew what chard was until a few years ago. and she liked it!! I never ever would have considered making that for her. she’s also had kale + purple sweet potato – again, something I never would have made for her.
we will be moving her to blended ingredients soon and I am so excited. the foods are insanely cool and josie is going to get to experience SO MANY different foods + superfoods that I never would have thought about. here is an example of their upcoming menu:
How does it work?
You sign up for a subscription order (you can cancel at anytime – sign up here to save 40% off your first order) where you get 1, 2 or 3 meals per day (Yumi is available to be shipped anywhere in the continental US). You also have the option of choosing single puree, stage 2, stage 3, stage 4 or fingerfoods (nutrient dense bites + puffs). These foods are delivered to you weekly, so you have fresh food every single week. You can also freeze the foods if you need (once defrosted, they only stay fresh for 24 hours — or, you can choose to have frozen foods delivered).
One of the big perks is that you can customize your weekly box. Other baby food companies don’t allow you to swap out ingredients. So if your child doesn’t like one of the foods, you can go in and swap it for another. This way, you’re not wasting food or money!!
Speaking of money, they offer a rewards program where you can earn points to turn into $$ for your future orders! I can’t recommend this company enough. I am so grateful to know that we’re giving Josie the very best and helping to develop a healthy palate and brain development!
Last step – ENJOY!!
Click here to save 40% off your first order! You can cancel at any time. They also offer a military discount (thank you for your service) and medical worker discount.
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