From dinner table stand-offs with your little one to getting crossed eyed from reading the labels on baby food jars, mamis everywhere know that getting a good, healthy meal into your kids’ tummies is no easy feat. But it was the challenge of fussy eaters and finding wholesome, natural ways to feed young children that inspired the Ulloa sisters—Ariana, Cintia and Tania—to launch their organic baby food business, Bébo Organics. Despite working in different fields, the three sisters found parenting as a common ground and joined forces to create local, organic, nutritious food for tots.The Ohio-based sisters gave birth to the business, so named because bébo is a term of endearment for baby, in their own kitchens. “My son got to the point where he didn’t like the foods that I was picking up at the grocery store,” Cintia Ulloa-Hays told ThisWeek, an Ohio newspaper. “I started making my own, and he was eating those pretty well. At the day care center, the other moms liked the food that I was sending over with my son…and I started selling things.”
Launched last year, Bébo Organics now has a delicious collection of nine different meal options for Stages 3 and 4, (8 months to more than 12 months—or the chewing and mashing stage, according to the company website) including such tasty treats as Sweet Potato Chicken, Black Bean Sweet Potato Blend, and Mango Tango Puree. SearchBébo Organics to see the full array of options. In addition to sharing their menu, the site includes helpful facts and tips about nutrition. Bébo Organics is also available in some Whole Foods Markets.
The Ulloa sisters may have begun stirring up concoctions with their own children in mind, but today they are a source and an inspiration for families everywhere who want the same quality food for their children.