Our Editors Reviewed The Best Baby Food Brands: Which Brand Is Right For Your Child?
As a new mom, figuring out what to feed your growing little one is so important that it can feel overwhelming at times. Diets are the most critical during those early formative years, but trying to find the right balance of nutrients and vitamins is no easy task for a parent.
Any parent knows the struggle of examining label after label at the local store, or spending hours meal prepping. Our editors did a little digging to see if there was a better alternative for those parents out there trying to juggle it all. We looked into the best baby food organic brands that deliver right to your door; Yumi, Once Upon A Farm(OUAF), Raised Real, Cerebelly, and Happy Family Organics(HFO).
Here's how they compare:
- All brands focus on nutrition as an essential aspect
- They are all certified organic and non-GMO
- All deliver to your door
- Yumi has the most items (60) on the menu
- Once Upon A Farm and Happy Family Organics are available in stores, whereas the others are all online
- Yumi is vegan and is free of all the big 9 allergies, unlike the other baby food subscriptions
- Yumi, OUAF, HFO and Cerebelly allow you to choose your recipes beforehand and send already prepared baby food to your door
- Raised Real, which has a fixed menu unlike all others, sends you whole ingredients that needs to be cooked and pureed, depending on your child's age
- Yumi, OUAF, Raised Real, and HFO all have a wide range of ages for their baby food, unlike Cerebelly, which has baby food only until 24 months
Yumi was founded by two women of colour. Their blended baby food packs everything your little one needs nutritionally into perfectly portioned little jars. All their food is gluten-free, vegan, and certified organic. Their food is also free of the Big 9 Allergens - no milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, sesame, or soybeans. All their foods are flavors that babies enjoy; Apricot, Adzuki Bean, Zucchini, Dragonfruit, and mashed blends like Coconut Cream Pie, Chickpea & Carrot, Pear Raspberry Chia Pudding. Yumi also releases new seasonal recipes each quarter.
Their menu is unique and divided into 7 stages, which is an easy guide to feeding your little one. It starts with single-ingredient purees at six months and progresses to nutrient-dense meals at a later age. All of Yumi's recipes are designed to help your baby start on solid foods while taking out the stress of planning and cooking food yourself.
None of Yumi's meals contain preservatives and are never fortified or go through extreme heat processing. They ship fresh purées weekly, delivered right to your door and cost $3.75 per meal with free shipping.
Once Upon A Farm Overview:
Once Upon A Farm is family-owned and certified organic. They offer food for babies, toddlers, and younger children and are available in major stores like Walmart, but can also be delivered. Their food arrives in pouches, and each is non-GMO, sustainably grown and has a range of different flavors like apple sweet potato, avocado blend, or green bean and zucchini.
Once Upon A Farm has healthier options for toddlers and kids a little past the toddler stage that contain oats, coconut milk, pumpkin and other fruits. They also have yogurts and smoothies, which are cold-pressed. Their food is nutrition-rich, does not contain added sugars, and is dairy-free.
All their packaging is recyclable and a 12 pack costs $39.48. You can also customize your box of 24 pouches and set your preferred delivery frequency.
Raised Real Overview:
Raised Real allows you to feed your baby and toddler with the same meal kit. Their meals are designed to be flexible for all stages, meaning you can either purée it for your baby or serve as finger food for a toddler.
Raised Real's meals are organic, plant-based, gluten and allergen-free, and non-GMO. Their meals need to be prepared, so just heat for around 6 minutes, and plate however you prefer, allowing you to control the texture. Although you can't select your own meals, each of their foods are nutrition-packed and include ingredients like oats, dates, cinnamon, pears, squash, flax seeds, hemp seeds, coconut powder and more.
Raised Real allows you to choose your plan and delivery options. Their meals are approximately $6 per meal.
Baby Food Subscription
All Organic + Freshly Made
Cerebelly encourages babies and toddlers to eat healthily. All their foods are organic, vegan, non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free, with no sugar added. Their food arrives in pouches, in a smoothie like purée, which is easy for your baby to sip and digest to help develop their growing brains.
After you fill out their quiz, Cerebelly Baby Food sends you science back recommendations. You choose between 10 different flavors, including sweet potato mango, white bean apple pumpkin, and spinach apple sweet potato, until your newborn turns 3.
Cerebelly delivers a box every two weeks filled with 14 pouches for $40.46.
Happy Family Organics Overview:
Happy Family Organics has food for babies, tots, kids, and breastfeeding mamas. They develop personal relationships with farmers and partners so you know exactly what is going into your child's food. Happy Baby's organic formula offers various soft finger foods for your baby as they get into the 9-to-12-month age range and are eating actual solids.
Happy Family Organics also has add-ons like snack foods, meal plates, and even teething biscuits. Their foods have traditional flavors like peas and carrots but have started including some different flavors like Pears, Mangos & Spinach Pouch, Blueberry & Purple Carrot Greek Yogis or Bananas, Beets & Blueberries Pouch.
They are certified organic, non-GMO and have different prices in their baby foods ranging from $1.79-$3.99.
Our editors tried all the brands, and while it was close, at the end of the day, Yumi won us over. They are the best baby food brand for all your little ones' needs. The others are all great and offer something different, but Yumi's fantastic menu, mission, and speedy delivery time is what brought them out as our winners.
Yumi puts an emphasis on the first 1000 days, focusing on how essential those days are in developing your baby's brain, body, metabolism and immune system. They make sure your baby is consuming everything they need.
In our eyes, Yumi is the best baby food brand. Trust us and give them a try!