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How can I find out more about Sprout products and food allergies?
If your food allergies require more details to determine whether you can safely consume any Sprout products, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
Where can I find out what ingredients are in my favorite Sprout products?
A full list of the most up-to-date ingredients can be found on each of our product labels.
What is Sprout’s position on the recent congressional report that found traces of certain heavy metals to be present in some baby food products?
Sprout takes our customers' health and well-being seriously and is committed to sourcing all of our ingredients from the cleanest and safest suppliers. This is a core value to our business, and it always will be. Recently, Congress published a report regarding the presence of heavy metal toxins in a number of baby foods. Understandably, this has led to some concern among parents and the public. We want you to know that we wholeheartedly recognize these concerns and stand ready to make any changes to our sourcing or processing systems that may be advised by the FDA, USDA, or other relevant regulatory bodies. Sprout will always comply with regulatory guidance and continue to monitor developments closely to ensure we continue to provide healthy, safe food to you and your loved ones.
The FDA released it’s action plan titled, Closer to Zero, which outlines the approach it will take to ensure the wellbeing of our babies and toddlers while considering the reality that heavy metals are endemic to our food supply and impossible to remove entirely. We are working diligently to incorporate this approach into our business and encourage all interested parties to read the plan and gain a deeper understanding of this topic.
The package design is different from what is on the webiste, why?
Sprout Organics is currently in the middle of updating the Sprout branding which includes a new look for all our product packaging. We are still producing products in both past and new packaging artwork and will transition fully to the new packaging within the next year. The website is currently showcasing new packaging.
We want to provide the best tasting products for our consumers. Therefore, each Sprout product has a “best by” date printed on the package.
How long are Sprout puree products good for after opening?
We recommend that you refrigerate the product after opening and consume within 24 hours.
How do I know how much to feed my baby at mealtimes?
When you begin, you are introducing your baby to the idea of eating something other than breast milk or formula, more than supplementing your baby's diet. For that reason, it is not necessary at first for your baby to eat a certain amount. Your child should show readiness signs that they are ready to begin solids (discuss these with your pediatrician), and one of those signs is the ability to turn their head. This ability enables your child to signal you by turning away from the spoon.
Babies differ so much in their preferences and their readiness for solids that it's difficult to make hard and fast rules about the consistency, amount, and type of solid foods to offer. You and your pediatrician should discuss your individual child's needs as they grow and develop.
When Should I Feed What?
Starter - 1st Stage - Single Ingredients
It is recommended that parents try new foods one at a time for 3 to 5 days to test for allergies to any food ingredient while the baby is still primarily breast or formula feeding. Some parents like to add baby's usual breast milk or formula to a 1st stage food to ease the transition and add a bit of familiarity to a new experience.
Intermediate - 2nd Stage - Simple Combinations
These recipes are combinations of two or more ingredients. Nutritionally, these foods are designed to complement continued breast or formula feeding as your baby is exploring even more foods and flavors.
Advanced - 3rd Stage - Meals with Texture
These recipes are designed for children comfortable with more texture in their foods. These recipes also provide more balanced nutrition including more protein and calories for babies eating more food and less breast milk or formula.
Toddler - 4th Stage
Our Toddler Purees and Snacks are designed to accompany, or to be served in between, your little one's mealtimes. Blends of superfruits, nutrient-rich veggies, creamy yogurt and ancient grains make the perfect snack for your growing big kid.
How Do I Know My Child Can Have Them?
Allergies to spices are uncommon, and the quantity used in Sprout Baby Food per serving is very small. Different cultures incorporate spices into their babies' diets earlier than others. A child's familiarity with spices will vary depending on things like how "spicy" and varied the diet of a breastfeeding mother was, or if the child was primarily formula-fed.
If there is any history of allergies to a particular ingredient in your family, you may want to exercise caution and do a 3-5 day allergy trial, as you would with any other food. For example, you could add a sprinkle of cinnamon to any one of the Sprout Baby Food Starter recipes your baby already enjoys, before trying it in a combination.
What is the best way to serve Sprout's recipes?
Sprout recipes that come in "squeezable" pouches can be squeezed onto spoon or into a bowl to serve younger babies. Older babies and toddlers may enjoy holding the pouches themselves for self-feeding.
Where should I keep unopened pouches of Sprout Baby Food?
Unopened pouches should be kept at room temperature, like in your cupboard or pantry. We don't recommend exposure to freezing or excess heat. Freezing is unnecessary and is not recommended because it can cause changes in texture, or separation. Refrigeration is not necessary unless the pouch has been opened and then the pouch must be refrigerated and then discarded after 24 hours. See the above question about serving from the pouch and storage.
What are the telephone number, email address and street address of the company?
You can call toll free: 1-877-704-8777 (currently hours are 9am-6pm Eastern Standard Time)
To send mail use: 365 W. Passaic St, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662-3015
What are the company's values and how does that affect your business practices?
Our primary value is providing safe, healthy and delicious food products for children. If it isn't safe, healthy and delicious, we don't make it. Our ingredients and packaging are carefully chosen to make the best products possible.
Every choice we make has to fit within our environmental value system, and we are continually looking for ways to improve our existing products. All along our supply chain we are working with our partners to make smarter choices for the environment.
Shipping Information & Tracking
We'll ship your order to the requested addressed via UPS Ground and Surepost.
A shipment notification email will be sent out to the email address included within the order including a tracking number when your order ships. This will provide specific information about the scheduled delivery of your order.
Our #1 goal at Sprout Foods is to provide you and your family with the highest quality products. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with any of our products, please reach out to us for a full refund up to 100 days after your order. Our money-back guarantee does not cover any issues regarding shipping delay or customer ordering error. To start the return process, please email a description of the issue and your order number to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly at 1-877-704-8777 (toll free).