In today’s world that is so conscious of health and hygiene, it’s easy to get commercial baby food products that is nutritious for your little one. Nevertheless, we should be selective when choosing commercially prepared baby foods. Make sure you opt to use them only occasionally and are age-appropriate, contain quality ingredients, have minimal or no additives or preservatives and contain no salt or sugar (except in the form of fruit juice).
However, you don’t want to make commercial baby food a primary part of your baby’s diet. Such products are extremely helpful and safe for situations where you are traveling, or working more than usual, but given solely, it tends to cause a few problems, such as:
- Reduced variety of taste, texture and nutrients: Infants who eat home-made foods tend to get a wider variety of tastes, foods, nutrients and food textures. Homemade food offers a plethora of textures and tastes for your baby.
- Exposure to hidden sweeteners: Fruit juice or skim milk is often used to sweeten a product (even those labelled with ‘no added sugar’). That’s why some babies develop strong preferences for commercially prepared baby foods. Homemade food on the other hand, won’t have any sneaky added sweeteners or preservatives! You can have total control over what you feed your child.
- Preference for softer and smoother texture: For obvious safety reasons, manufacturers of commercial baby foods generally produce foods that are softer and smoother in texture than home-prepared meals. An over-reliance on soft food for too long can slow the progression to meals. Ideally, increasingly lumpier-textured food should be given at around seven months, leading to finger foods at around nine months. Lumpy food is best for normal baby development (including speech), growth and dentition. Also, lumpy food appears to be important in avoiding food fussiness later. This can be achieved with preparing a meal at home.
- Confusion about quantity: Quantity can be confusing even though the use of a jar may suggest that it’s the ideal serving for all babies. But every child’s capacity is different. You could be left wondering if the quantity is appropriate for your baby.
- Choices based on adult preferences: Marketing of baby foods is sometimes aimed at us, with terms such as ‘dinner’ or ‘dessert’ reflecting our eating patterns. The ideal way to feed babies is to mix up food as much as possible and leave the habits to form later!
At the end of the day, your little one should be getting most of their nutrients from a traditional, homemade meal. You can have total quality control over these meals, and you can be 100% sure of what your child is actually consuming. It is the safest and healthiest way to feed your child. Having said that, commercial foods are safe to keep on hand during emergencies, or traveling.
How To Apply For Baby Commercials
Baby modelling is big business when it comes to promoting all kinds of products through advertising, as well as for newspaper and magazine articles, website photography and even television work.
We see their laughing faces peeping out at us from the labels of baby food jars, the sides of milk tins and the wrapping used on nappy packs and boxes. They smile up at us as they roll around under brightly coloured toys or clothed in soft and stylish babywear. And they join child models, female models and male models, in posing together as happy families to promote everything from home insurance and holidays to cars, interior decoration and garden furniture.
“Max was chosen as the Hero baby for Pampers. We are delighted and so proud of him. Katy for Max. Model fee: £1,620″
Every bouncing baby you see is someone’s beautiful baby boy or girl – and little ones from newborns up to one-year-olds are always in high demand. Twins, triplets and even quadruplets can be perfect for baby modelling. And babies of all sizes and appearances are required for an array of photography and film shoots so the more gorgeous faces we can offer our clients to choose from, the better!
Many baby models will be at the start of a long and exciting career in the industry – while others may be tiny tots who just take on a few jobs to help you earn a little extra income. As far as we are concerned, the most important thing is that they are jolly, smiley and more than happy to engage with people they don’t know, as this makes it so much easier for the professional photographers to carry out their shoots.
Anyone starting to explore the world of baby modelling will find assignments vary greatly in the form they take, as well as the locations you might be asked to visit and the duration of the differing jobs. Whatever the work, however, we always ensure you have a clear understanding of what is required of both you and your precious bundle of joy. At Models Direct, we always put your baby first and we explain everything very carefully so you can decide whether or not to accept a job.
Baby modelling can be a wonderful experience for you and your little one. Contact us to find out more – and, you never know, this might be the start of a whole new exciting chapter of both your lives!
Commercials For Baby Boomers
When it comes to commercials, wearable products are typically featured on models from the younger end of the boomer spectrum, identifying this broader demographic with a sense of style and sophistication. This group does not generally like being called ‘old.’
Whether it’s fashionable adult diapers being advertised or gourmet grocery stores, Silver Market strategies surround the representation of wholesome and active lives of boomers with great poise.