Feeding Your Child Globowl Meals

Will my baby really eat this flavorful food (they barely eat pureed apples!)?

YES! For generations of people all over the world, babies have learned to enjoy solid food by eating chopped up versions of the same food the rest of their family is eating - not single-ingredient, one-note bland purees! Did you know pureed baby food in jars was "invented" only 50-something years ago! The result? Food/texture aversions, picky eating, and astronomical levels of food allergies!   

Globowl meals aim to make it easy for parents to capture the "flavor window" - the period of time between 6 and 18 months of age when children are most accepting of new flavors and textures. If you miss that window by only serving mushy, bland baby food in pouches, you could end up with a chicken-fingers-mac-and-cheese-only eater. 

Picky eating isn't only annoying for parents, it can have real health consequences for babies and toddlers. The best way to prevent this is to offer a variety of flavors, spices and textures during the coveted "flavor window."

Are Globowl Meals for babies or toddlers?

Globowl jars are safe, healthy and fun for babies AND toddlers! We work with pediatricians, pediatric nutritionists and pediatric dentists to ensure that all food is cooked to the proper size and texture as to not pose a choking hazard. The texture is soft enough that a baby without teeth can still gum it. The act of chewing supports oral motor development, enhances a baby's palate, and teaches them proper swallowing techniques. All of this helps to prevent texture aversion and bad eating habits like overconsumption down the line. Additionally, children have a "flavor window" between 4 and 18 months of age where we can most easily influence the way they eat going forward...so we want to start babies young and keep them eating well for life.

What is the best way to introduce allergens to my child?

Experts say that an allergen introduction routine should start as early as four to six months. These foods include egg, peanuts, tree nuts (i.e. cashews and almonds), soy, sesame, wheat, fish and other seafood. It is imperative that food be served in a child-safe way - think soft scrambled eggs or peanut butter diluted with warm water. Globowl meals are an effective way to introduce real allergenic foods into your child’s diet. Feed allergens one at a time when starting out so you can gauge your little one’s reaction (or lack thereof). Of course, please consult your pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns about your baby, and prior to the introduction of allergens, speak to them about what steps to take should your child develop an adverse reaction.

Why should I introduce my child to allergenic ingredients at an early age?

Research shows that introducing babies as early as four to six months to the top allergens, including egg, peanuts, tree nuts (i.e. cashews or almonds), soy, sesame, wheat and fish, may actually mitigate the possibility of developing food allergies. This practice is now recommended by pediatricians and the USDA, and follows what many other countries have already been practicing (and whose rates of childhood food allergies are substantially lower). We encourage you to conduct your own research by checking out studies and data from The National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, the USDA, etc. and always contact your pediatrician when introducing new foods, or if you have any questions pertaining to the health of your child. If your child has a history of eczema, or there is a family history of food allergies, speak with your pediatrician prior to the introduction of allergenic foods.

Do I need to heat up the food before serving?

Nope! As our food is conveniently shelf-stable, you can just pop the top and go. Once opened, food should be refrigerated and consumed within two or three days.

What if My Child Gags While Eating Solids?

Thankfully, there is extensive research on gagging, when to introduce solids/finger foods and teaching your child how to appropriately chew and self-feed. Throughout the two-year process of developing our meals, we’ve gathered the best practices from medical and feeding experts to minimize any risks.

The individual ingredients in our meals are cut even smaller than recommended standards, and all ingredients are cooked to a required soft texture (think: tofu) so even babies without teeth can gum them.

We highly recommend doing your own research on the importance of introducing solids to your baby and reading up on the difference between gagging and choking. Gagging is actually a protective mechanism to prevent large pieces of food that can actually cause choking from getting through, and is very common in babies learning to eat solids.

Meals & Packaging

Are your products recyclable?

Absolutely! Globowl’s glass jars are reusable AND recyclable. Feel free to use our adorable jars to store jelly, jam, honey, snacks or anything else that will fit (we know there are itty bitty Lego pieces all over your home!). We are committed to sustainability and leaving the world better than we found it. As such, we are pursuing our B-Corp status as a business that meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.

Why did you choose glass jars instead of plastic containers or pouches?

The health and safety of our children is our number one priority, along with the health of our planet. Unlike pouches, Globowl’s packaging is earth-friendly, reusable and recyclable. We are also passionate advocates of children eating their food instead of drinking it. When a child drinks from a pouch, they are not learning how to chew, thus stifling muscle development. It also hinders palate development as they are not learning how to taste, let alone enjoy, different flavors and ingredients. Lastly, drinking food vs. chewing it encourages overeating and sets children up for unhealthy food habits down the line.

How can you keep the food shelf stable without preservatives?

Globowl uses a method of cooking that allows the food to be naturally shelf stable without the use of any preservatives. Our manufacturer operates under FDA jurisdiction, is SQF- and organic-certified and our shelf-stable food meets all manufacturing requirements.

Where can I find Globowl?

Right here on our website! We’ll ship directly to your home, and our subscriptions make it super easy for those of us suffering from “mom/dad brain.” Food for your little ones will arrive on autopilot! Of course, you can bypass a subscription and order at your leisure instead. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive information on specials and promotions. We will continue rolling out at retailers and grocers regionally and nationally, so make sure to stay up-to-date via our website, newsletter and social channels.

How long can I keep the food?

Globowl meals are good for two years! And you never have to worry about preservatives or ingredients you can’t pronounce. The cooking process we utilize allows food to maintain shelf stability for 24 months (although there’s no way your kid will be able to wait that long!).

Company Information

Where can I find Globowl?

Right here on our website! We’ll ship directly to your home, and our subscriptions make it super easy for those of us suffering from “mom/dad brain.” Food for your little ones will arrive on autopilot! Of course, you can bypass a subscription and order at your leisure instead. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive information on specials and promotions. We will continue rolling out at retailers and grocers regionally and nationally, so make sure to stay up-to-date via our website, newsletter and social channels.

Are you going to come out with different flavors?

Yes! The world is as vast as our palates, and we have every intention of introducing new international recipes to our future foodies on a regular basis.

How are you different than other baby food companies?

We love that there are myriad healthy baby food options sold in-store and online these days! We are proud that our food is organic, all-natural, preservative-free and naturally-sweetened. What makes us different is that we’re committed to introducing children to culture through food via our authentic international meals. We are thrilled that our customers are enjoying quintessential regional dishes like Pad Thai and Tikka Masala. We are also focused on early allergen introduction as recommended by pediatricians and the USDA. We like to do this through real, whole ingredients, and not just powders. And as a shelf-stable food, we boast a convenient product that allows parents to go about their day without needing to temperature control the food. Lastly, we are a women- and mom-owned and -led company committed to sustainability and leaving this earth cleaner and better than we found it. Our glass jars are reusable (perfect for spices, jams or honey!) and recyclable.

What is your return policy?

We always want you to be happy with your Globowl meals! We accept returns of unopened and unused products within 30 days of the date of purchase. If a product is delivered with a quality concern or is past the expiration date, please contact us at info@theglobowl.com so that we may confirm details regarding your concern. Once confirmed, we will replace the ordered products with the same or similar product at no cost to you. Keep in mind: these policies are for purchases made on our website. For Globowl purchases made elsewhere, please refer to that retailers' return policy.

Other inquiries? Let's chat.

Email us at info@globowl.com