Recently, I was invited to an intimate gathering of mommies and bloggers. A locally made line of all-natural baby food was being launched - Oh Baby!
My curiosity was piqued. My kids are all teens and adults so why did I want to go to this launch? Mainly because I am a Mom and I know that many of my younger friends and blog readers are moms or soon-to-be Moms and if this product was any good, I want to put it out for them to have a choice as to what to give their youngsters.
I got to meet the two mommy chefs behind Oh Baby! -- Christina Trillana-Lagdameo and Rebecca Disini-Gomez. Tina studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. She has an Associate of Occupational Studies in Culinary and is Safe Serve Certified. While there, she worked as a line cook in Tabla Restaurant and Catering Manager at Dean and Deluca. Rebecca pursued her passion for food in Le Cordon Bleu in London and graduated with a Cuisine Diploma. She is Food Safety and Hygiene Certified by the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene. She also got to work for Unilever as Regional Chef for Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Mommy Rebecca (L) and Mommy Tina (R) with their babies
Both mommies were high school classmates who pursued culinary courses abroad. When they got married and had kids, they began wondering what preservatives were inside the jarred baby food and teething biscuits they'd buy in the grocery especially since they knew there had to be some amount of preservatives in it so it could have a longer shelf life.
It wasn't long before they figured that putting their culinary skills to task to produce tasty and nutritious meals for babies was the next step. And why stop at giving these to their own babies? They could also make these available to other moms who had no time to prepare these food and would end up buying commercially available ones. Thus, Oh Baby! was born.
Their Young Palate line of jarred baby food and teething biscuits for babies who are just starting on solid foods. They offer Stage One (for very young babies) and Stage Two (for older babies) varieties just like those in supermarkets where you have baby foods that come in different stages. Flavors available are apple, carrot and squash, potato and apple, and tomato.
Young Palate line
Their line of Oh Baby! Teething Biscuits were carefully formulated. Not too crumbly, or else it could choke baby. Just the right size for tiny hands to grab and hold firmly. Texture just right to soothe baby gums.
Their Grow n' Go line consists of healthy, kid-friendly snacks that can be easily put into lunchboxes or taken on trips.
Grow n' Go snacks
Tina and Rebecca told us that right now, they make baby food in small batches. This ensures that each batch is always fresh and made out of the fruits and vegetables that they pick out themselves. Their baby food has absolutely no preservatives in them so they carefully label each bottle with an expiry date.
For now, they are not yet in supermarkets so distribution is via pick-up points.
To order, call mobile 0918 9478462 or email email@example.com. Orders must be placed 3 days in advance.
Pick up points are as follows:
a. 2101 Regency at Salcedo Tordesillas corner Sanchez St., Salcedo Village
b. 2278 Magnolia St., Dasmarinas Village
c. 1 Arguilla St., San Lorenzo Village
2. Fort - 33D North Pacific Plaza Tower, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
3. Alabang - 221 Balayan St., Ayala Alabang Village
The Oh Baby! website also has an online order form.