Happy Family was generous enough to send some of their new product to a few of our BFC mamas. Their kiddos ate it all up and here is what they have to say…
Avery and Sydney
I was so excited when I received the Happy Family products in the mail. We were just starting to introduce our 6 month old Sydney to solid foods (pureed), so the timing was perfect. She loved the Happy Baby Stage 1 food! What I loved about the Happy Baby products is I found them to be much thicker than the brands I had been using. Often times the Stage 1 food is so runny, but Happy Family was different. Also, the pouches made it much easier to feed her and WAY less messy! Sydney and I actually enjoyed the product so much I went out and bought the Stage 2 Happy Family pouches and Syd loves them! The simple combos they provide make it easy to ensure she is getting the fruits and veggies at the same time. When Avery was a toddler, I was always going back and forth between the veggie jar and fruit jar, but this is SO much simpler! And the organic fruits and veggies seem to be easier for her tummy to digest, which is a huge win! Although they cost slightly more than what I was using before, the advantages are well worth it. And for brands that offer similar products (organic solids in pouch packaging), the cost is the same. What busy working mom doesn’t want healthier, simpler, and cleaner options for their babies??
Sydney also tried out the happy baby teethers. While she enjoyed playing with them, she didn’t seem to enjoy eating them all that much. J I found that while she would attempt to eat them, the baby teethers would end up stuck to her clothes and face or on the floor, not dissolved in her mouth.
And finally, we tried out the Happy Tot Best Friends cookies. Avery loved them…both the taste and shape! And as a mom, how reassuring that they are made with organic whole grains.
My two year old sampled the Happy Family “Super Nutrition Shake” in vanilla and chocolate, the “Happy Creamies,” and “Fiber Protein” pouches. Overall he had a good response to the products. He absolutely loved the strawberry, raspberry, and carrot “creamies” and wanted to eat the entire packet at once! It made me feel good that they were healthy and that he was getting some veggies, which I struggle getting him to eat.
He doesn’t really like the pouches in general and won’t even try them. I put some in a bowl and left it there until he got interested enough to try it with a spoon. He really liked both flavors, but the pumpkin, peach, and cinnamon was his preferred choice and he was soon reaching for the pouch to finish it off!
The shakes were a tougher sell. First, anything that has a straw becomes a toy. Half the shake ended up on his tray. Also, he doesn’t really like sugary milk drinks. He’s always wanted plain, skim milk. I couldn’t even get him to drink whole milk as a baby. Overall, I like that product, but I don’t think Henry liked the flavors. I will definitely be purchasing the pouches and “creamies” again!
Lulu & Cole
We have been using – and loving – Happy Baby snacks since my son started eating solid foods 4 years ago. Puff and yogurt melts were staples in our house, and family favorites, so I was psyched to try out their new products. The samples we were sent were geared toward toddlers – perfect for my 5 year old and 3 year old, who have graduated from baby food! We were happy to taste test Best Friends Toddler Cookies in both Honey Buckwheat and Chocolate Pumpkin flavors, and both were very tasty, although my 2 year old preferred the chocolate ones. I was a bit wary because they are Gluten Free, and I have found, personally, that I don’t care for most Gluten Free snacks – but I will happily share these. I love the resealable bag, and – since they are peanut and tree nut free, they’d be a great snack for nursery school! We also received a bunch of different pouches to try.
I LOVE pouches with my kids because they make a GREAT quick and healthy breakfast as we inevitably sleep late and are trying to fly out the door – we are not morning people. I find the pouches to be a much better option than throwing a bagel at my kids, and appreciate that there are many options with fiber, protein, and/or vegetables mixed in. Neither of my kids loved the Pear, Kiwi, and Kale flavor, but Lulu scarfed down her Pumpkin, Apple, Peach, & Cinnamon and requested more!