Children begin exploring with their hands from an early age, touching and feeling textures as well as putting many of these in their mouths!
From about six months of age, many parents begin introducing fluids other than breastmilk or suitable baby formula to their infant. Parents may offer their infant water to drink, in addition to full cream cow’s milk. Giving baby water encourages extra fluid intake, especially in warmer weather or in longer periods of air conditioning. Remember to offer extra breastfeeds or suitable drinks to keep baby hydrated during these times. (more…)
There is nothing more special than boarding a flight for a well-earned holiday to your favourite destination, hoping on a plane to fly home to visit family, or short flight to attend a special persons wedding. It’s even better when you can take your loved ones with you on these adventures.
Now, whilst travelling with children can be challenging, it can also be a breeze with a little planning before your flight. A checklist can be a lifesaver and relieve stress when it comes to packing for the family. Whether it be two people travelling or 6 people, you still need to remember the essentials. Some of those essentials for young children can be nappies, wipes, a change of clothes, some activities to keep them entertained, something for them to eat and of course water. (more…)
So it’s summer here in Australia and that means holidays!
Many of us travel on long journeys in the car to get to our fantastic holiday destinations.
We spend hours packing, rearranging everything in the car, packing the kids toys, bikes, their favourite teddy, the porta-cot, a few snacks, and then finally everyone hops in the car ready to go. (more…)
With summer upon us, and the temperature gauge heating up all over the country, it’s important to remember to keep offering plenty of fluids to babies and infants as hydrating babies and children is vital to ensure their little bodies and all their organs are working at their best. (more…)
Great news! Bebi Infant water is a finalist in the beverage catalogue for the 2013 Food Magazine awards! This prestigious award highlights the best of the best in food manufacturing and celebrates innovation in the industry.
The awards are on the 26th July so we will be sure you keep you posted on the results, and hopefully share some good news. Either way, we are thrilled to be nominated.
For more information on the awards and who else was nominated, Click Here.
One year after the launch of Bebi infant juice and water in the Australian baby beverage category, the brand’s novel packaging concept has won the country’s top packaging industry accolade, and a few other awards besides. Lindy Hughson spoke to Peter Bares, the entrepreneur and packaging technologist behind the innovation. (more…)
Baby Infant Suitable Water: Easy To Mix While Watching Your Children’s Football Game
When you are a busy parent, with children of different ages and stages, one has Saturday morning sport, the toddler and the baby are with you, and sometimes the kids get hungry and you have to feed them on the go. If you are not a breast feeding mum, these moments can be made much easier when you have Bebi Infant Suitable Water, pre-packaged and ready to use, without having to bring extra bottles or boil water beforehand. Even if dad?s on feeding duty, he?ll appreciate the simplicity of Bebi Infant Suitable Water. Whether mixing Bebi Infant Suitable Water with your choice of infant formula for your baby, or screwing of the teat for your older toddler to hydrate at the game, Bebi Infant Suitable Water will make feeding your children quick and easy. And when the bottle is empty – The entire packaging can be recycled. (more…)
Bringing Bottled Water For An Infant Onto An Airplane: Our Story
When we made our flight reservations for our first holiday after having our daughter, all I was thinking about was how good it would be to get away for a few days. The closer the trip came, though, the more anxious I started getting. Would we be ‘those’ parents on the plane with the screaming, crying baby, Would her ears be okay with the change in pressure? Would we have to boil water for her bottles before we left, and then have to put dirty bottles in my nappy bag, I scoured Internet forums to see what other mums did when they travelled. I kept seeing that many mums use Bebi water for infant formula, so I decided to check it out. (more…)
Infant Water: Helping Busy Mums Make It Through Spring Allergy Season
I used to think there was nothing better than springtime in Australia — surfing, touring the wineries, enjoying the beauty of the vibrant wildflowers lining the streets. But after developing horrendous seasonal allergies as an adult, my love affair with spring sadly came to a screeching halt. The same picturesque foliage that once gave me such joy now brings me nothing but sneezing and itching! Factor in the responsibilities of being a working mum and spring is now a dreaded time of year in my home. (more…)
The Best Baby Formula Mixing Water For A Relaxing Family Dining Experience
There used to be a time when dining out at our favourite restaurant was as much a part of our weekly routine as taking out the garbage or going to the supermarket. The waiters knew us by name and week after week my husband and I would slide into the same booth, casually glance over the menu, and ultimately order our “usual.” Then our son came along and dining out became a luxury of the past. We tried to make it work, but soon learned that dining out with an infant is something akin to getting a root canal. Okay, perhaps that’s a little extreme, but it can be very unpleasant to say the least! (more…)
Purified Baby Drinking Water: Say Goodbye To Harmful Bacteria
Bacteria are an unavoidable part of our daily lives. Whether you’re shopping at the supermarket, driving in the car, or just hanging out at home, you will come into contact with countless varieties of bacteria each day — no matter how many antibacterial soaps and hand wipes you use! And when it comes infants, mums will do everything they can to protect their children from those pesky little micro-organisms. Frequent hand washing — check! Shopping buggy covers and incessant warnings to keep hands out of mouths — check and check! But there’s one area that often gets overlooked when it comes to safeguarding our babies against harmful bacteria — the water your baby is drinking. This includes the water you use to mix with your child’s baby formula. (more…)
The Best Baby Formula Mixing Water: A Working Mum’s Secret To A Lunchtime Picnic With Baby
Going back to work after I had my son was one of the hardest things I ever had to do — short of giving birth to him! For weeks after my return I would stare at his adorable little photo on my desk throughout the day, fighting back the tears. Everyone told me it would get better with time, and it has; but I still think about him often throughout the day and miss him terribly! His grandma (my dear Mum) even tried to surprise me once with a lunchtime picnic. While it was very thoughtful, without proper means of preparing his infant formula, we were left with a very hungry screaming baby and a stressed and disappointed mum — not exactly my idea of a fun, lunchtime getaway! They ended up leaving after a mere 15 minutes and I was even sadder than before they arrived. So we agreed to keep work and home separate by refraining from any more lunch dates until he was off the bottle. (more…)
Baby Drinking Water: Get Your Child Excited About Staying Hydrated
From the moment babies begin to crawl and take their first steps, they often have a fascination with water that parents find hard to resist. Kids just seem to love anything that has to do with water — swimming, playing in the sprinkler, going to the beach, and those playful bedtime bubble baths! From the first dip in a swimming pool to baby’s first bath in the big tub, those waterborne adventures definitely make for some unforgettable memories and adorable photos! But as much as most kids enjoy playing in the water, it can sometimes be another story when it comes to drinking water. While some infants and toddlers naturally enjoy drinking water, others may need a little extra nudge — and that’s okay! If you’re looking for new, creative ways to keep your child hydrated after a long afternoon of running and playing, Bebi baby drinking water and organic fruit juice drinks are a great option. (more…)
Babies Drinking Water: Learning About Safe And Convenient Drink Options
Being a new mum is tough! With a beautiful new baby that is depending on you for all of their needs, it only makes sense that you want to do everything just right. Many new mums drive themselves crazy with worry over every little detail (if you call the paediatrician’s office more often than your significant other, we’re talking to you) – and that’s okay! After all, you’re just trying to keep your infant safe and happy. Thankfully, as a mum, you will learn all the tips and tricks as you go along; and someday soon, it will all be second nature. (more…)
Convenient Water For Babies To Drink: A Simple Solution To Over Packing
Like many mums out there, I have a very real and problematic habit — over packing! Don’t get me wrong, this has been going on for years, long before I was a mum. Does three suitcases for a two-day weekend holiday sound familiar to anyone? However, having a baby has taken this problem to a whole new level. It doesn’t matter whether we’re taking a quick run down the road to the supermarket or an overnight stay at grandma’s house, I seem determined to pack the entire home along with us. I never realised the extent of my awful habit until one day when my 8-month old daughter and I were scheduled to meet a friend for a quick lunch date — and it was clear I needed an intervention of some sort. (more…)
Baby Drink: A Mum’s Solution To The Waiting Room Blues
Waiting rooms — just thinking about them makes me cringe! I have long been of the opinion that almost nothing good can possibly come of a room designed specifically for waiting. If they’re not brimming with screaming children, then they’re often filled with sneezing and sniffling adults — not exactly my idea of a good time. Factor in your own anxious (and possibly sick) child and a visit to the doctor’s office can leave you with a massive headache! (more…)
Safe Baby Drink: A Mum’s Guide To Surviving A Day At The Museum!
As the wife of an art teacher, I’m no stranger to the local art museums — and neither is my 2-year old son! Art-related adventures have become such an integral part of our family dynamic that I can hardly imagine life without them. Of course, we quickly learned that what was previously a simple, easy-going trip to the museum, had now become a much more complicated affair with an infant in tow. We had a lot to learn, and we had to learn it fast! The questions were endless. Is it possible to safely prepare infant formula on the go? How can we find a safe baby drink to keep him happy and hydrated while taking in all those vibrant paintings and sculptures? In time, we solved both of those problems — thanks to a super convenient and safe infant drink made by Bebi (more on that later)! (more…)
Baby Formula In The Great Outdoors: A Mum’s Solution To Camping With Infants
As a family, we’ve always loved camping. Every year during the school holidays, we would pack our sleeping bags and tents and head for the great outdoors! Each adventure brought with it amazing experiences and unforgettable memories. So naturally, when I started a family of my own, I was determined to carry on the family tradition! After one failed attempt when my son was 6 months old, it looked as though our camping days would have to wait until he was off the bottle. Safely preparing and storing baby formula, while also keeping a curious infant from ingesting wild plants, was just far too difficult to manage. (more…)
Can Babies Drink Water? Keeping An Active Child Hydrated!
In today’s technology-savvy world, families can easily become absorbed in the world of television, tablet computers and smartphones. That’s why it can be so refreshing to head outside and get active for the day. After all, it’s hard to beat a good old-fashioned day at the park! Walking, running, climbing on the playground and playing sports are all fun ways to get some much-needed exercise and spend quality time with the kids. And if you have a little one just learning how to explore the world, a simple crawl through the grass and a ride on the baby swing may be all you need to put a smile on their face. (more…)
Stress is unavoidable when you’re a mum or dad, and the daily grind can leave you feeling desperate to get away for a break. Even a weekend away or a day trip with the family can help you relax, recharge, and feel ready to face anything when you get home! Not to mention, sometimes a change of scenery can really help keep your baby or toddler from getting bored with the same old places, and playing with the same toys. There are so many options for an autumn holiday, like a fun festival, outdoor sports or simply a relaxing trip in the city with food, shopping and museums. (more…)
Infant Water: What You May Not Know About Preparing Formula
I’m a relatively new mum, as I’m sure many of you can relate to. And while I know that breastfeeding is best for my baby, for us, it simply wasn’t an option. Once I got through the initial sleep deprivation weeks (which I don’t really remember!) we got into a pretty good routine, and I started feeling comfortable taking my baby out and about. My confidence has really grown, and I feel well informed to handle almost any baby-related task that comes up at this point. (more…)
Ready To Drink Baby Water Helps Mums Be Confident About Safe Formula Preparation
When mums choose formula for their baby’s nutritional needs, convenience is great, but even more important is safety! That’s why even though taking the time to sterilise the bottles, the teat, and especially the water itself isn’t a chore to mums, it’s a necessity! What many mums may not be aware of, however, is that boiled water must cool completely before being mixed with formula powder. Not only does it take longer to wait for the cooling to complete, but if mums mix formula with uncooled water, many of the formula’s essential minerals and vitamins are denatured. What mum wouldn’t be disappointed that the nutritional value of formula can be so easily compromised? (more…)
Can Babies Drink Water? The Top Concerns Of A New Mum
When your first baby arrives, everything is so new and scary. A brand new baby can seem so fragile to a first-time mum that it’s easy to become paralysed with fear. During your pregnancy, you probably purchased every how-to baby book you could find in the shops, many with differing claims as to what is right for your baby. And well-meaning relatives will be bombarding you with heaps of advice – whether you ask for it or not! (more…)
Mums are busy these days. And we don’t mean busy running from yoga class to Starbucks to a late night movie. We’re talking actually busy! When you think about a day in the life of a typical mum, it’s hard not to think about all the places your baby’s bottle will travel in one short day and the difficulties this presents in terms of keeping it sterile. (more…)