If you’ve weaned a baby in the last 2 years, or have recently started looking at what foods are available, you may have heard of For Aisha. They create baby food which is bursting with flavour, taking inspiration from around the world. They are also ideal for Muslims, as their baby foods are halal.
I started weaning Autumn shortly before 6 months and started off gently. However, now I am always looking for new flavours and foods for Autumn to try. I thought that these pouches would be a great way to introduce her tiny tastebuds to some more exotic flavours. Whilst the usual baby foods such as cottage pie, spaghetti bolognese etcetera are great, I thought it would be good for her to try something a little more interesting.
7 months+ pouches
The 7+ months baby food pouches come in a good variety of flavours and Autumn likes them. They’re not completely smooth, but don’t have big lumps in them either. They’re the perfect consistency for the stage they’re targeted at.
As you can see from the ones in the picture above, For Aisha look to countries including India and Jamaica for inspiration. I’m someone who isn’t very good at handling spicy foods. I don’t think I had any spicy foods throughout my early childhood. I wonder whether introducing Autumn to spices and a more exotic variety of flavours will mean she can handle spices better when she’s older! I can picture our family a decade from now already; Autumn and my husband eating a madras while I sit there with my mild korma!
10 months+ trays
The trays are excellent for babies 10 months and above. I think they have more content than the pouches, leaving little tummies fuller for longer. They also have larger bits in them, brilliant for encouraging chewing. The first flavour I gave Autumn was Chicken, Quinoa and Vegetable stew. It smelled so good and she absolutely wolfed it down! The fact that you can cook them in the microwave in just 30 seconds is fantastic when you have a hungry baby. Autumn has just started doing the most awful screeching thing when she’s upset, so the sooner I can make it stop, the better!
More about the foods
I love the fact that the For Aisha website tells you more information about the foods and the goodness they contain for your baby. As well as being halal, it looks like all foods are made of natural ingredients and are free from gluten, dairy, soya, nuts, artificial additives and have no added sugar. Whew, they’re obviously putting a lot of care into what they produce and making a lot of babies happy. Of course, happy babies means happy parents, so everyone’s a winner!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with For Aisha. I received a baby shawl, hat, bib and foods as pictured in this post for the purpose of a review. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.