FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find answers to some of the most common questions we encounter. If you can't find the answer you're looking for below, please Contact Us – we're here to help!

When can I order eat for baby food?

2020! We are currently finalising our packaging and doing batch testing of our recipes with our manufacturing team. Sign up to our mailing list so that you are the first to know when our food drops.

I just downloaded the eat for baby recipe eBook on my smartphone, where did it go?

Most downloads go to Books and Files apps on smartphones. If you can't find your download, please contact us at hello@eatforbaby.com and we will help you. 

What if I want to share the eBook with a friend or family member?

The eat for baby recipe eBook is a PDF document, so technically there is nothing stopping you sharing it with as many people as you like. It is our hope that you respect our 2 downloads limit and direct friends or family to the eat for baby website to purchase the eBook for themselves. If you'd like to share the eBook with a larger group, such as your mothers group, please send us an email at hello@eatforbaby.com and we will work with you to achieve it.

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

Foods to avoid during pregnancy are those that carry a high risk of being contaminated by bacteria, particularly listeria and salmonella. This includes processed meats, raw or undercooked meat and seafood, pâtés, soft cheeses, raw eggs, unpasteurised dairy products. See our foods to avoid during pregnancy blog for more details. 

Can I drink coffee during pregnancy?

Yes. The guidelines for pregnant women and caffeine have recently been reviewed. It was concluded that up to 200 milligrams of caffeine per day is safe during pregnancy. This is the equivalent of ~2 cups of barista style coffee. But the caffeine content of different coffees can vary, so talk to your Barista. It’s also worth checking the label of products that contain coffee, tea, chocolate, soft drinks (best to avoid these completely), and some over the counter medications to keep your caffeine intake below 200 milligrams.

Is it OK to eat spicy foods when pregnant?

Yes. Some women may experience heartburn when eating spicy foods, which may cause discomfort for you, but there is no known risk to your baby of eating spicy foods.

Should I eat more of some foods and less of others while pregnant?

Yes. During pregnancy it is important to maximise the nutrient density of the foods you eat. Your body and your growing baby need lots of vitamins and minerals to maintain good health for you, and growth and development of your baby. We recommend lots of plant based foods, fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes and beans and include some meat and fish. Keep hydrated with water (add a pinch of rock salt to boost your mineral intake). Check out our shop for our recipe eBook packed with recipes just for your pregnancy journey.

Can I eat fish during pregnancy? If so, which ones and how often?

Yes. We encourage choosing small fish to minimise your exposure to Mercury which can accumulate in larger fish. Get your fish from a respected source and always make sure it is fresh (clear eyes, not a strong fish smell). Mackerel and salmon are great choices, as are anchovies and sardines. One to three serves a week are recommended. Fish are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which are needed for babies brain and nervous tissue development.

Remember to get in touch if you have any further queries, and we'll get back to you!