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Baby Food Brands In The Market: Options For Parents

Medically reviewed by Mae Charisse Antalan, MD · General Practitioner

Written by Lorraine Bunag, R.N. · Updated Mar 13

    Baby Food Brands In The Market: Options For Parents

    Commercial baby food can be a great convenience, but it is important to make sure you are choosing the right product for your baby. It’s also a good idea to know the brands of commercially prepared baby food brands available and when they should (or shouldn’t) be given to your child. In this article, we’ll delve deeper into commercially-prepared baby food and the brands you can consider. 

    The Advantages of Commercially-Prepared Baby Food

    Infant and toddler food, or what people mostly refer to as baby food, is any food made specifically for the baby’s nutritional needs and their ability to feed. Often, baby foods are for children aged 4 to 6 months up to 2 years.

     Most baby foods are jarred or pouched pureed veggies and fruits, but some are cereals you need to mix with milk or water. There are quite a few advantages to giving your baby commercially-prepared food.


    First, of course, is convenience. You don’t have to worry about mashing or pureeing foods every now and then. The easy-to-digest foods, after all, are usually ready-to-eat. 

    Formulated especially for babies

    Next, baby food brands are often especially formulated for babies by age – you don’t have to guess whether you’re giving too little or too much of a serving. 


    Finally, commercial brands are shelf-stable. Stored properly, they can last longer than homemade baby foods. Also, you have the advantage of knowing exactly how long your child can consume them. 

    The majority of commercially prepared baby food can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days. However, some companies recommend freezing the food if you know that it’s going to take longer than that before your baby will eat it. However, note that some foods cannot be frozen. 

    Looking For Baby Food Brands? Consider The Following

    Are you looking for commercially-prepared infant and toddler foods? You might want to consider checking the following brands: 

    • Gerber: Gerber is one of the most renowned brands of baby foods in the Philippines. They offer single and multiple ingredient purees of fruits and vegetables in jars. 
    • Cerelac: Cerelac is a brand of infant cereal made with fruits and vegetables, baby grade grains, and 18 vitamins and minerals. Examples of their products are Chicken and Vegetables, Brown Rice and Milk, and Wheat Banana and Milk.
    • Happy Baby: This brand has numerous products for First Foods, Advancing Tastes and Textures, and Self-Feeding. Their food come in jars and squeezable pouches. They also have Peanut and Tree Nut Introduction developed by pediatric allergists to include nuts to your baby’s diet. 
    • Organix PH: Organix PH has a wide range of products – not just baby foods. But, their baby food ranges from baby rice, fruit porridges, and muesli (sort of like oatmeal). Their products are also divided into the age by which babies can eat them (6+ months, 7+ months, 10+ months) 

    Final Reminders 

    While commercial infant and toddler foods have their advantages, please note that many “rules” still apply to them. 

    For instance, you still have to introduce one ingredient every few days to check for allergies. Also, you still need to check the labels as some brands may contain more sugars and less veggies than others.  

    And finally, remember that  many Stage 1 (starter) foods are only meant to introduce tastes. They do not offer complete nutrition, so you have to complement it with breast milk or formula milk and other solid foods. 

    Key Takeaways

    There are different types of commercially prepared baby food, and it can be confusing to figure out which one is the best for your baby. The key thing to remember is that all babies are different and what works for one might not work for another. If you’re worried, please consult your child’s pediatrician.

    Learn more about Baby Nutrition here


    Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Medically reviewed by

    Mae Charisse Antalan, MD

    General Practitioner

    Written by Lorraine Bunag, R.N. · Updated Mar 13

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