The Piccolo range is available in selected Waitrose stores, Wholefoods, Planet Organic and Booths as well as online at Ocado, Amazon, Cheeky Rascals and Hubbub. Head to our Where to Buy page to find your nearest stockist!
We follow the World Health Organisation guidelines, and the recommendations of the NHS and other global health bodies, that solids should be gradually introduced from around six months. These guidelines are based on extensive research around the age when a baby is developmentally ready to be introduced to their first foods. Some parents may observe that their baby is ready to wean earlier than six months and should follow their instinct as to when to introduce solids as they know their baby best. Piccolo’s stage one range is safe to be introduced from four months if a parent chooses to introduce foods alongside their milk feeds earlier than 6 months (foods should not be introduced before 17 weeks), however we have decided to put 'from around six months' on our packaging based on the available evidence and recommendations of the WHO and NHS.
We highlight any allergens in the product in bold in the ingredients box on the back of our packs. Underneath the ingredients box we state any ‘may contains’ information for products which do not contain the allergen ingredients but are made in a factory that handles it.
None of our products contain nuts, and our recipes are made in a nut free environment.
The fruit and vegetable products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Our cherry & yoghurt with wholegrain oats contains dairy in the form of full fat yoghurt.
Having worked with local and international organic farmers for most of her career, Cat believes wholeheartedly in the benefits of organic food; both for our health, and the impact it can have on our environment.
Organic farming does not use pesticides or herbicides and often means spaces are set aside for wildlife to flourish.
We recognise the direct connection between our health and how the food we eat is produced, and support organic farming.
Piccolo follows the WHO guidelines, as well as the UK Government, and NCT recommendations on when to introduce complimentary food alongside breast or formula milk*.
These recommendations come from extensive research on infant nutrition and child development. However, not all babies develop at the same rate, and some parents may feel their babies are ready to wean earlier than 6 months.
If a parent feels their baby is ready to be introduced to solids before 6 months, our recipes are safe to introduce from 4 months**, but we would recommend speaking to a health professional in regards to this decision.
**The cherry and yoghurt with oats product contains oats, which may contain gluten, it is not recommended to introduce gluten until 6 months.
Complementary feeding is about introducing babies to a range of tastes, textures, and flavours, and to encourage them to try and enjoy new foods.
At Piccolo, we believe in responsive feeding, and that home cooking and trying a variety of tastes and textures in the form of finger food and purees is all part of the experience of weaning.
We also know from spending time with parents, that for those times when you are out and about, convenience matters. For these occasions, we want to provide a delicious, safe and organic alternative that has nothing extra added.
At Piccolo, we also follow a Mediterranean approach to eating, and want to offer a variety of flavours to babies, that parents would want to eat as much themselves, as give their baby.
At Piccolo, we never add any refined or added sugar in any form to our food. The sugars present in our pouches are naturally occurring and come from the organic fruit and vegetables we use.
All our products contain 100% natural ingredients, with nothing extra added, and we ensure that all our products are in line with the Baby Food Regulations, working closely with universities and nutritionists to ensure we are always working with the latest research and guidelines on baby food.
We believe in a balance of foods and flavours, and following the Mediterranean approach to food and lifestyle. A wide variety of different fruit, vegetables, pulses and grains, a bit of good fat (unsaturated fats) such as olive oil or avocado, a bit of dairy, and occasionally some meat or fish.
Our recipes follow this approach, and are a way to experience different flavours as part of a balanced range of foods babies can explore on their weaning journey. With 10% of profit going to food education charitable work, and a partnership with the NCT, we are committed to supporting parents in the first 1,000 days. The health and wellbeing of babies is core to what we do, and working with the Food Education Foundation, we strive to ensure our pouches contain nothing extra, and taste as good as possible.
We believe that babies should be offered a balance of foods and flavours on their weaning journey. We follow the Mediterranean approach to food and lifestyle, producing a wide variety of different fruit, vegetables, pulses and grains, some good fats, a bit of dairy, and occasionally some meat or fish.
Our recipes follow this approach, and are a way to experience different flavours as part of a balanced range of foods babies can explore on their weaning journey.
We work to ensure that we use the best quality ingredients, from farmers we trust, and include a pinch of a herb or spice into most of our recipes, helping with the transition onto family foods.
Our ethos goes beyond producing the most flavoursome and nutritious baby food, sitting alongside our commitment to giving back, and supporting parents in the first 1,000 days of parenthood.
Having worked with local and worldwide organic farmers Cat, and the team believe in knowing where our ingredients come from. We believe in supporting organic suppliers and in turn the environment. We strive to keep the travel miles of our ingredients to a minimum, and are in close contact with all of our farmers. However, to source some of our ingredients, such as organic bananas and vanilla bean, we have to travel a little farther afield.