frequently asked questions
Baby Grubz® is the perfect choice for parents looking for a healthier, more natural alternative to traditional baby foods. Unlike most baby foods, Baby Grubz® is made with all-natural, organic ingredients that are free from preservatives and added sugar. Additionally, Baby Grubz® offers a variety of flavors that are designed to help babies develop their palate and explore different tastes, providing a nutritious and fun way to introduce solids.
Dried baby food is a great option for parents who are looking for an easy and convenient way to feed their little ones. It is a much better alternative to traditional canned baby food, as it is made with higher quality ingredients and more natural flavors. It is also much more cost-effective and shelf-stable, making it a great option for busy parents who don't have time to make their own baby food. In addition, Baby Grubz is easy to prepare, as it just needs to be rehydrated and cooked with a little bit of water. Overall, it is a great way to make sure your baby is getting the nutrition they need without the hassle.
Baby Grubz® offers a variety of nutritious and delicious meals for babies and toddlers. Our menu includes a variety of finger foods and meals specifically designed for each stage of development. Our meal offerings range from different food groups and are suitable not only for babies just starting solids but also meals for toddlers with more complex tastes. All of our meals are made fresh, Grade A grains, fruits and vegetables and are free of added sugar, preservatives, and fillers
Our Grubz meals include:
Sweet Potatoes with Basil cereal – Great for good sleep
Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes and Basil cereal - Sweet potatoes, groundnuts, soyabeans, Basil, Moringa
Sweet Rice Instant cereal – Great source of calcium
Ingredients: Brown rice, Chia seeds, dates, corn flour, cinnamon
Sweet Beans and Moringa cereal – Great for first tastes
Ingredients: Iron Beans, sweet potatoes, moringa
Banana and Dates fruity cereal – Great for picky eaters
Ingredients: Banana, dates, sorghum, groundnuts, soyabeans, cinnamon
Grains and Nuts Cereal - Great for weight gain
Ingredients: Millet, sorghum, groundnuts, dates
Yes, all of our products are safety tested and meet or exceed all safety regulations. We take great pride in ensuring the safety of our products for your baby.
When it comes to giving your baby solid foods, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends introducing solids around 6 months of age. If your baby is showing signs of readiness, like being able to sit up with support, having lost the tongue-thrust reflex, and having good head and neck control, then you may introduce solids earlier. Always begin with single-ingredient foods, such as pureed fruits and vegetables, and watch for signs of allergies. It is important to talk to your pediatrician before introducing any solid foods to ensure your baby is getting the right nutrition.
At 6 months, your baby may be ready to start eating solid foods. It is important to start introducing food gradually while still providing breast milk or formula as your baby's main source of nutrition. When introducing solid foods, offer your baby a small amount of food, such as a few teaspoons at a time. If your baby is still hungry after eating, offer a bit more. As your baby grows, the amount of food they consume may increase.
Every child is different. We suggest trying a couple of different meal times and working with your child’s routine or schedule to figure out your own feeding schedule. Take it slowly and you will find a rhythm that works well for you and your precious baby.
Yes herbs are good and suitable for your baby and we use the mildest and freshest organic herbs (which we grow) & spices to create our delicious recipes. Every Baby Grubz’ recipe has been approved by a registered & licensed paediatric nutritionist to ensure that they are appropriate for the age group. Herbs & spices enhance the flavour and nutritional benefits of foods while introducing your baby into the rich and awesome tastes of African baby food helps your baby become healthier and more adventurous in food choices.
Natural baby food is one of core values. Truly African baby food is our passion. Our products are free of artificial products. We produce our food without the use of any preservatives or additives, including coloring agents. We produce all our products in fresh, dried and in small batches to lock-in all of its natural nutrients.
We don’t add salt or sugar to any of our meals simply because it is unnecessary. The sweetness of the fruits and the savoury flavours of the vegetables are enough to please baby’s palate. Research shows that eating patterns are developed from the very first taste hence it is helpful to give your baby a healthy start without the extra sugar and salt. This will help your baby develop a taste for clean, healthy, wholesome meals that will last a lifetime.
Most of our products contain Groundnuts (peanuts), Fish, Shrimps, and Soyabeans. However, we do not use Wheat in any product neither is it processed in our facility eliminating the risk of potential cross-contamination. However, due to new discoveries, scientists have now recommended that early introduction of highly allergenic foods may be better than when it is delayed till toddlerhood as previously advised.
Yes. All of our products are gluten-free.
All Baby Grubz Products can be cooked and stored in a flask for later consumption. However, we advise that you cook into thicker consistency and allow to cook well (at least 5 minutes on low heat while stirring) before storing. Only add milk (breast milk or formula) when baby is ready to eat. Portion out the required quantity into a separate feeding bowl and add milk to the bowl for your baby.
Store any unused portions in the freezer and use or discard after 24 hours.
All our produce is sourced locally within Nigeria and we try our best to purchase from Nigerian women farmers that meet our strict standards as a way of including and empowering all the women in our value chain. We source high quality fresh produce across different states in Nigeria.
Yes, all of our packaging is made from PP and is safe, secured with tamper proof and easy-to-use. All products are packaged tightly and securely shielded in opaque jars from light to avoid loss of nutrients.
Product usage, Storage and Safety
Our meals will last up to 12 months unopened and should be stored in a cool dry place. Please check the ‘best before’ date on the packaging for the expiration date. All products must be used within 4 weeks of opening.
Yes you can, but take the following precautions:
Always use a dry spoon to scoop, always keep in cool dry area (room temperature 26–28 °C), and always close the lid tightly after use.
Please subject it to sensory tests and discard it if it fails any of the following tests below:
Does it look right?
Does it smell right?
Does it feel right to touch?
Does it taste right?
All our products require cooking for 3-5 minutes on medium heat after diluting required quantity with water. Hence, your baby’s food will be hot. Allow to cool for 1 minute and always check temperature by dropping a little food on the back of your hand before serving baby.
Always in a cool dry area before and after every use. Storage temprature 26–28 °C. Use within 4 weeks of opening. Do not freeze except when cooked. If jar seal is broken or loose, or jar looks damaged, please discard.
Snackz require no cooking at all. Just open and serve!
Women and Youth empowerment is dear to our heart at Baby Grubz. Hence, Baby Grubz as a social enterprise is exclusively distributed by mothers like you across Africa. We deliberately financially empower rural and urban African women even stay-at-home mothers to be sole distributors of our products. Our distributors have received Basic Nutrition Training to give you informed advise about your child’s nutrition.
All our distributors are in neighbourhoods in Nigeria and in some West African Countries –Anglophone and Saxophone. You can find Baby Grubz Distributors in your neighbourhood by sending your location to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward the contact details of your neighbourhood distributor.
All purchases of Baby Grubz products directly empowers an African woman. You may also shop our products online at female owned online stores. See Stockists Page for more details.
Yes, we often offer freebies through our social media pages. You can join in by following us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and by signing up for our Newsletter via the Contact Us page.
While we would love to send samples of Baby Grubz meals, distance may make it cost prohibitive to do so. However, we regularly hold Baby Grubz baby food tasting parties. Stay connected with us on all our social media platforms and newsletter to know when there may be a tasting in your area.
We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund. Please visit our guidelines page for full details on our returns policy.