You don’t need to be a genius to realize that proper nutrition is key for brain development. It’s not always easy, however, for parents to know what to feed their kids and it’s certainly not always practical to give the healthiest options – especially because variety is so important. That’s where Cerebelly comes in. Developed by a practicing neurosurgeon, it’s an organic baby food and toddler brand that makes convenient foods formulated with nutrients specifically picked because they support early brain development.
They make purees – think mixes like pea basil, carrot chickpea and black bean sweet potato to give your little one exposure to lots of different nutritious foods. They also make “smart bars,” in flavors like apple kale and strawberry beat. Everything is perfect for on-the-go or when home in a pinch. Obviously, there are a ton of food pouches on the market, but this is the only brand that ties developmental milestones to specific nutrients needed during key periods of brain development and that, to me, makes them actually worth the money. I can’t be the only one who, otherwise, feels guilty spending money on pouches when I know I could make healthier and better ones for less money at home!
Cerebelly was created by a mother of three after she noticed that, often, the baby foods on store shelves had zero percent of the daily value of the nutrients she – as a practicing neurosurgeon and developmental neurobiologist – believed were important for a baby’s growing brain.
So how does it work?
You can buy the products individually at places like Whole Foods, Target, and Kroger where they are packaged according to age ranges that map to brain development: 5-7 months, 8-9 months, 10-11 months, and 11+ months or you can get a customized box online.
If you go the online route, simply fill out a brief survey for Cerebelly to get to know your little one and where they are at developmentally. At the end of the survey you’re given a personalized recommended pack based on your child’s nutritional needs. All ten pouches contain eight times more brain-boosting nutrients than leading competitors, are shelf-stable, Clean Label Certified, non-GMO, and free from nuts, gluten, and dairy. Cerebelly is also a partner of Baby2Baby, which allows them to donate a portion of the food they make to children in need.
In a day and age where there are known contaminants in popular food brands it’s also worth highlighting that Cerebelly was awarded the Clean Label Project Purity Award by Clean Label Project. This means that, after rigorous independent testing, the products were found to be free of over 400 different contaminants including heavy metals, chemicals, plastics, pesticides and other toxins. Cerebelly, in fact, met the highest standard and is the first shelf-stable baby food to achieve that.
Subscriptions at Cerebelly.com range from $2.31 to $2.89 per pouch depending on quantities purchased.
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