A Healthy Baby Starts Here
We understand that introducing solid foods to your little one can be an exciting yet daunting experience. That's why we recommend starting with baby cereals as the first solid food to be introduced at around 6 months, during the transition from a liquid diet of breast milk or infant formula to solid complementary foods. Baby cereals, such as our Else super cereal, provide numerous benefits to meet the growing nutritional needs of infants at that age.
"The best source of nutrients for your little one is found right here. With the addition of multiple flavors your baby will love - else is the perfect choice."
- Alok Patel
The Whole Foods Difference of Else Nutrition
Almonds are incredibly digestible, which is important for small, developing tummies. They’re also known to have anti-inflammatory effects, which provide health benefits throughout all stages of growth and development. The essential fatty acids found in almonds are good for brain development and cognitive function.
Tapioca is an easily digestible carbohydrate for little tummies and is packed with a high amount of important nutrients. For instance, tapioca is an excellent source of vitamin C, which plays a role in immune function, and acts as an antioxidant in the body, fighting off free radicals that can lead to damage and disease.
A highly nutritious pseudograin, buckwheat is a naturally gluten-free plant that has grain-like seeds. It’s a rich source of antioxidants and plant protein as well as essential micronutrients like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, and iron. Buckwheat is also high in fiber-rich prebiotics to help promote a healthy digestive system.
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Hannah Smith, DNP, ARNP, PNP-PC | Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
“As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and mother of a child with severe Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) to dairy protein, I am so grateful for Else Toddler. Else provides an organic, clean, gentle, dairy/soy free alternative that my daughter tolerates and enjoys Else Toddler wonderfully. With supplementation, and as she increased on solids, her growth curve caught back up to an appropriate rate for her genetic heritage."
Leah Alexander, MD | Pediatrician
Else Nutritional shakes are a wonderful product for parents. Else has found a way to make a great tasting supplemental beverage that is low in sugar. Unlike other options on the market, it is minimally processed. Its protein is uniquely sourced from almonds and buckwheat, and it is fortified with many essential vitamins and minerals. While still not a meal replacement, I feel that Else Kids Shakes are a more nutritious option for parents who choose to give their child a supplemental beverage.
Dr. Trachtenburg | Board Certified Pediatrician
Our childhood habits have a huge impact on overall health. In fact, we can decrease diseases like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancers, by improving our children's health habits. This is where Else comes in. Else is dairy free, soy free, and a plant based milk alternative that's filled with healthy fats, has a complete amino acids profile, as well as the nutrients your child needs. I'm excited as a Pediatrician that there is a real healthy plant-based option I can feel confident recommending to parents.
"The ONLY consistent thing our son will eat. We have it every morning for breakfast with a scoop of peanut butter & he literally cries if we don’t make it fast enough. It’s the one constant we can rely on that he will eat.
"An amazing choice of cereals for baby. My son loves all the flavors. No that he’s getting older he does prefer to feed himself and we often mix in fruits to add to the meal.
"My son is 6 months old and he loves the Mango & Banana so far! I was so happy to find an oatmeal with the Clean Label Purity Award. Highly recommend. I will definitely continue to purchase!
"My little girl loved it so much. As her first foods, it was very gentle on her tummy and she loved the texture. "