Being a consumer in today’s world is a lot of fun, but honestly, it can be overwhelming, too. There are so many companies, products, and services to choose from.
The decisions you made can be as simple as what brand of coffee to order or as grand as what type of car to purchase. In this informational era, consumers are researching products before buying more than ever. Your choices on the consumer products purchased are influenced by advertisements, customer reviews, word of mouth, or brand loyalty.
Shopping online has been prevalent during the last decade but not until the last few years have online grocery and specialty food shopping become prevalent.
Why Is This Important?
These days the world manufacturer and distribution channels are practically wide open. Products come from around the world and may from countries that may have different manufacturing standards than in the United States. Some ingredients that are normalized in Asia may be approved to be in United States consumer products whereas, the United States food ingredients and additives, may not be approved with the European standards, and vice versa.
Some products manufactured in the United States and distributed in the United States may not be safe either. Review the ingredients in food you ingest, check the materials in the clothes you wear, review the labels of the cleaning products used to clean, and check the safety standards in the car you drive.
This is important because you may not realize many of the popular baby food brands were found to have traces of additives and contaminants.
Avoid Brands with Heavy Metals
Recently, the United States Food and Drug Administration released the final research results on several of the popular consumer baby food products. This scientific research confirmed that traces of arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and lead were found.
Babies that have been exposed to these heavy metals were found to have disruptions in the development of their brain, vision, and hearing developmental problems and could be susceptible to cancer and chronic diseases.
Find baby food without heavy metals by doing your due diligence as a parent and researching available baby food products that are additive-free and containment-free. You will be surprised, there are quite a few products on the market, they just may not be distributed in grocery stores.
Shop With Convenience
Once you identify which baby food product meets your standards with ingredients, now look to see how you can access these products. It may be easier than you think. Many people are so trained to walk into a large grocery store or discount store and walk up and down the aisles until they find the product. Shopping in a store can be both time-consuming and stressful, especially when you have the little one in tow as you shop.
Everyone knows that the top commodity for a new parent is “time”. Why not make life simple and order your organic and natural baby food online. Several companies offer a subscription service, sending the products to your home on a weekly basis. You have the option to choose from various packages and price points.
That way, you can use your saved time to play and snuggle with your baby.
Making the Best Decision
Not all decisions on consumer products will impact your life as great as this one. In this wild world filled with endless products and options, make the right decisions for your family and your baby. It is not that hard to find organic and additive-free baby food products. It just takes a little time to research and find the products that work out for you.
Your baby will thank you.