Back in October we were invited to apply to become a member of the HiPP Organic WeanTeam, a year-long blogger programme which is aimed to following every step of Little G-Mans weaning journey.
We found out in mid-November that we’d been selected as one of the WeanTeam members and over the course of the programme, we plan to record each and every one of Little G-Mans weaning moments (the good, bad and ugly). From Little G-Mans first tastes to introducing lumps and other textures.
Already consumers of HiPP Organic First Infant Milk to top-up expressed bottle feeds (we found it helped hugely with Little G-Mans reflux problems after initially trying Aptamil) we were more than happy to be accepted as part of the WeanTeam, especially as our P&O Cruise in 2 months time includes HiPP Organic food – so no worry about changing his food.
The Birmingham Baby Brunch
Lets get it out the way – I was the only Dad!
Whilst attending the WeanTeam Baby Brunch in Birmingham where I was the only Dad, not only did I get the chance to meet fellow bloggers, we were also introduced to representatives from HiPP Organic where we learned about how the company came about, what products they currently have available when weaning a baby, and their vision for the future.
One thing that impressed me and I found reassuring was HiPP’s commitment to their original founding ideas. Taking the best from, yet remaining good to, nature. 97% of all waste is recycled and HiPP sites throughout Europe operate carbon-neutrally – so all in all a pretty responsible company.
We had chance to sit down with the Group Product Manager, Karen Hill, where I was quite surprised to learn that in the UK, HiPP offer a product range of over 150 products including milk, cereals, tray meals and pouches which I believe will become a god-send when Little G-Man grows up.
We were also fortunate enough to have a chat with Helen Gardiner, an Expert Nutritionist who works alongside HiPP, and the plan is to stay in touch over the next 12 months to help create a bespoke weaning plan that is tailored to Little G-Man. This in itself will prove extremely useful given we’re first time parents.
HiPP Organic Origins
Still family run, HiPP was created by Joseph HiPP who in 1899 created the rusk after his wife was having difficulty nursing their twins.
The rusk grew in popularity and in 1932 the HiPP Organic company was launched. Later, in 1956, Joseph’s son Georg expanded the family business and developed a new industrial manufacturing process producing organic baby food in jars.
Still to this day, the business remains family owned and is run by Georg’s son Claus and grandson Stefan – the fourth generation!
It’s Going To Be Messy But Fun
So there we go! 2016 is going to be pretty messy by all accounts, full of change and excitement and we feel very lucky and privaledged to be part of the HiPP Organic #WeanTeam along with a group of other great bloggers such as Emma, Hannah, Stephanie, and Jenny.
Goodness only knows what lies ahead in our weaning journey 🙂
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