Why is Organic Food Important for Babies and Toddlers?
Parenting is one of the toughest jobs there is. Starting from what we feed them to what we dress them in to what values they imbibe from us to what we teach them and so on, every little thing we do has an impact on their growth and development. We are often making difficult choices for our little munchkins that essentially shape the people they grow up to be.
The most difficult choice with respect to babies and toddlers, we believe, is food. We do not have a choice in the first 3-4 months where the baby must only be breastfed. The real stress begins after 4 months when parents start to introduce solid foods. The kind and quality of foods we choose in this crucial period in their formative years will undeniably impact not only the health and nourishment of your babies and toddlers but their overall growth and development and their perception of food (sometimes for their entire life).
Enter Organic Foods with Several Benefits
We strongly believe that organic food products are the best options for babies and toddlers in their formative years and beyond. There is a steady shift globally (even if slow in some regions) towards organic foods especially for the little ones. Let us see how organic foods are better.
1. Lower chemical exposure
Organic foods are grown without using hazardous chemical fertilizers, pesticides and other such harmful substances unlike conventional foods. These environment-friendly foods are grown using natural methods and naturally-derived pesticides and are GMO-free too. They
Why does it matter? Chemical and synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are harmful, by definition, even to adult humans. So, it must not be surprising that they are harmful to our tender babies and toddlers. When babies and toddlers consume such food, the chemicals get absorbed very easily in their still-developing digestive tract. These chemicals block the absorption of vital nutrients (that make our little ones grow into a strong, immune and healthy children and adults). So, babies and toddlers with consistent chemical exposure through foods develop poor immunity.
Children who are exposed regularly and consistently to conventional foods full of pesticides have a lower IQ and are at a high risk of developing behavioural problems such as ADHD.
2. Rich in nourishment and better for physical health
By choosing organic foods for your little ones in the formative years, you are choosing health, nourishment, immunity and holistic development. This is because organic foods are richer in essential nutrients and provide better nourishment to babies and toddlers.
3. Better taste and exposure to natural flavour profiles
Organic foods are available not just in the form of cereals, fruits and vegetables but also in the form of snacks, packed foods and so on. In either case, they taste better.
That too, without using artificial preservatives and flavouring, unnecessary additives, taste enhancers, added sugars and food colouring, all of which are mindlessly thrown into processed foods to make it attractive to babies and children. These additives, synthetic flavours, added sugars, etc. are known to make children hyperactive apart from causing health complications.
By relying on natural flavours, organic foods enable us to train our little one’s taste buds to like and appreciate natural flavours and taste. Learning to appreciate natural taste and flavour profiles is one of the best things we can teach our little ones, a lesson that will help them throughout their lives.
Being parents ourselves, at Mimmo Organics, we understand how important our little munchkins are to us and how tough making food choices for them is. We want more parents to experience the benefits and positive effects organic foods have on our little ones. So, we offer a selection of 100% certified organic foods that are healthy, nourishing and crafted with the love and purity that our little ones deserve.