Qs and As
How does Tiny Organics work?
It’s as simple as ABC:
- Create and personalize an online account. This will allow us to get to know you better and provide a seamless experience.
- Choose your meal plan and select your recipes.
- Sit back and relax. When you receive your package, simply place in fridge if you plan to consume within 3 days, or store in freezer for longer preservation.
How long do meals stay fresh?
Our meals stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also safely freeze the meals for up to three months (the flavor and freshness will maintain). The expiration date is printed on the bottom of each container.
How should I serve your meals to my baby?
Our meals are delicious straight from the fridge. If you prefer to heat the food, simply remove the lid and microwave until desired temperature. Our cartons are microwave safe.
Are your meals geared towards a specific age group?
Our meals are created with babies and toddlers in mind (ranging from 6 months to 4+ years). Just like how no two babies are alike, no two of our recipes are identical. We designed our recipes so that they can be adjusted to meet the needs of your baby, toddler and kid. Your 2 year old loves the I Think Therefore I Yam recipe (with chickpeas) but it’s a little difficult for your 7 month old to eat? No problem, simply use your fingers or a spoon to gently smash the chickpeas for easier consumption - now everyone can enjoy!
Are the containers microwave safe?
Can I recycle the box/packaging materials?
You can sleep well knowing that all of our packaging is biodegradable and compostable! Our packages are insulated by natural fiber, which is a more environmentally-friendly version of traditional foam insulation.
What if my baby doesn’t like a certain meal?
Have no fear! It can take repeated exposure for a child to accept a certain food, sometimes up to a dozen times. Do not force it, but do continue to introduce the food - and consider changing up how you offer it, such as varying the temperature of the food or the time of the day. If the food refusal is during a mealtime, consider offering it along with a food item that they have already accepted.
Can I cancel my subscription?
We understand that life gets messy - no two weeks are alike. That is why there is absolutely no commitment to our subscription service. If you’d like to opt out a specific week or for the foreseeable future, log onto your account and change the setting to skip an order or pause your subscription indefinitely.
Are your meals allergen-free?
All of our recipes do not contain any of the Big-8 Allergens (milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybean). We do include coconut in our Coconut Curry recipe. All ingredients are labeled on each container for clarification. Please note that while we do not use ingredients that contain allergens, we do manufacture in a facility that also processes allergens.
To decrease the risk for allergy, current recommendations for most infants are to provide early exposure to allergens soon after your infant starts eating solids. Delaying introduction has been shown to increase the risk of having an allergy.
However if your baby has recurrent atopic dermatitis (eczema), already has a food allergy from formula or breast milk, or has an immediate family member with a food allergy, it's best to check with your doctor or allergist first before introducing allergens.
When introducing allergens, do so one at a time. We recommend introducing the allergen at home and not at daycare or a restaurant. If no reaction occurs then frequent repeated exposure is recommended.
Do your meals have added sugar?
Our meals do not have any additional sugar. The only source of sugar in our foods comes from sugar naturally occurring in whole fruits/veggies or grains.
How is this food different from table food or restaurant/take out food?
Our food is made with babies in mind! Unlike most adult table food, it is adjusted for the appropriate softness and consistency for babies and toddlers, and choking hazards are considered. Foods that infants should not eat are not included such as honey and cows milk. Our food also has no added sugar as babies get plenty of natural sugar from breast milk, formula, and foods like fruits. Tiny foods have minimal sodium content and our recipes are made with low sodium ingredients, since babies' sodium requirements are very low in the first year. Instead, our food is flavored with natural spices. We also consider the special needs of babies – trying to incorporate the right nutrients to help their brain and eye development, energy level, immune and gastrointestinal health.
How much should my baby be eating?
Depending on your child, consumption amount varies. Some babies enjoy our meals as a snack and others as a meal. Full term babies on average should have 1-2 meals from 6-8 months, 3 meals by 9 months, and 3 meals and 2 snacks by 12 months of age. Meals usually have 2-3 foods in them and aim to include a source of fruit or veggies, a source of iron/protein, and a rich source of calories such as fat or carbohydrates. It may sound like a lot but don’t worry, meals are small for infants and may include just a few tablespoons of each food.
Is this food suitable for Baby-Led Feeding? If I’m not doing BLF, can I still eat your food?
Absolutely yes for both! Most parents who do Baby-Led Feeding skip purees, so this food is a great fit for them. However, kids who start with purees will end up eating solids just like BLF babies, just their timeline may be a little bit different! Try Tiny when your baby outgrows purees. Click here to learn about creating a lifelong healthy relationship with food.
What are the best foods to introduce to my baby?
Babies should be introduced to a wide variety of foods. Exposing your little one to a variety of flavors and textures can help diversify your baby’s palate. That is why we incorporate a variety of different fruits and vegetables, starches and grains with diverse textures and flavor profiles. To top it off, we add a dash of spices and herbs to add taste complexity to each meal. Finger foods can and should be a fun adventure.
Besides flavor, nutrition is incredibly important! While some nutrients are healthy for all people, some foods are more important for babies, such as those with iron, vitamin C, zinc, fat, and antioxidants. These nutrients help with brain and eye development, immune health, and growth. For example, iron stores run out around 6 months of age and breast milk is not a solely sufficient source of iron past the first 6 months, so getting it from food is really important. To get these nutrients, consider having at meals a fruit or veggie, a source of protein (such as red meat, poultry, or legumes), and a rich source of calories such as fat or carbohydrates (like avocado, full fat yogurt, or grains).
When making your own food, remember to cut food into the appropriate size (strips the size of your pinky, or bite size pieces for older infants with a pincer grasp), and cook (typically steam) vegetables to ensure softness. Don’t add salt or sugar, and avoid foods that are unsafe for babies such as honey, liquid cows milk, raw or undercooked animal proteins and unpasteurized dairy.
How can I safely feed my baby?
Food should only be fed to seated, supervised babies. Infants should be seated in a highchair that offers trunk and foot support, and should not be fed while on someone's lap or in a car.
As always, please consult your pediatrician if you have any specific questions about your baby’s health and wellness.
Shipping & Delivery
How are your products shipped?
Our meals are transported in temperature-controlled boxes using insulation made of recycled materials, as well as ice packs that are non-toxic and non-caustic.
When will I get my first delivery?
Orders received by 11:59 PM ET on Friday will ship the following Tuesday. We use FedEx Home Delivery to deliver our products, which usually takes 2 business days to deliver to continental US states.
What areas do you deliver to?
We currently deliver to 22 states in the United States:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- Washington D.C.
- West Virginia
What shipping carrier do you use?
We use Fedex, a reliable carrier used by many fresh food companies.