There are so many consumer goods on the market, how can you tell which products you can trust? There are name brands, generic brands, and options at your local Farmer’s Market regarding baby food. All food items list their ingredients on the label, but are we sure nothing else is hiding in those jars?
Finding out this information is critical to the health and wellness of your children. Suppose you are not picky and do not do the research prior to selecting the type of baby food you allow your child to ingest. In that case, you will most definitely be heartbroken when you find out that the nourishment you provided to your child included toxins and contaminants. Just because it is on the shelves does not mean it is the safest product for your baby.
If this topic sparked your interest or caused you to think twice about the baby food you currently purchase, continue to read further.
Recent Discoveries During Food and Drug Administration Research
Most parents were under the assumption that products sitting on their local grocery store shelves were safe for their children. That was the case until the recent United States Food and Drug Administration’s test and research on the popular baby foods. These studies determined there were high and unsafe levels of heavy metals in many of the name brands. Heavy metals like arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium have been known to cause cancer, chronic diseases, vision and hearing loss, brain development problems, and behavioral issues.
Once the news of these findings broke in the news, many parents lost trust in many of the consumer brands they had grown to love. Knowing that these products could have potentially harmed their infants and children with lifelong health issues, parents had to make some quick decisions and find new products to ensure their children will get nourished with the safest and healthiest baby food products.
How to Know What Products to Trust?
How do you know what companies or products to trust? How do you navigate the information? Can you trust the company’s word, or should you look at outside research, as well? Are customer reviews jaded, or can they be trusted?
With technology and information at our fingertips in this day and age, doing your research may feel overwhelming at first. To get the most well-rounded information, you should look at both the companies’ websites and scientific research released to the public and reviews from past customers. By looking at all three areas, you will review information on the companies’ mission statement and goals, review scientific research and studies on the product, and check customer reviews to see how the product fares with quality and overall taste.
Safe Baby Foods
Which companies can you trust when it comes to baby food? What should you look for when shopping for a new baby food brand? Which companies should you stay away from?
There are indeed safe baby foods on the market. You may need to look a little harder to find the right product for you and your baby. We all know that no company is going to advertise that their products contain harmful contaminants. In general, most companies try to cover up negative PR.
It will benefit your family in the long run if you take the time to review the options, do a deep dive into companies, the ingredients, and validated research information on the products. Feed your baby organic, containment-free, additive-free, and toxin-free baby food.