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Do you test for heavy metals?

Great question! Short answer, yes.  In fact, we are the first shelf-stable baby food to receive the Clean Label Project Purity Award which independently tests our foods for over 400 different contaminants including heavy metals, chemicals, plastics

Do you use any allergens in your food?

No. The Big 8 allergens are dairy, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy—we use none of those in our Cerebelly products. Our products are also gluten-free. Of course, babies and older kids may have other allergies. If that's the

Does your food have added sugar?

Never! All sugar in Cerebelly comes only from the vegetables and fruits we use. Speaking of which, every Cerebelly flavor features a vegetable as the first ingredient (and sometimes the second and third ingredients, too). Fruit-first baby foods

How do you choose the pouches that go in the recommended packs?

We choose those flavors for the specific nutrients (and amounts of those nutrients) that particular combinations offer. Your baby's age and (for Cerebelly.com members), the developmental milestones they've reached are our best indicators of what

How much Cerebelly should my little one eat?

First, know that every baby is unique in their eating habits and caloric needs. It's always best to talk with a nutritionist or your pediatrician about how many calories your little one needs at any given time. As a general rule, in the first few

Is the DHA oil in your food hexane-free?

Yes! Our DHA oil is hexane-free and uses a solvent-free, water-based extraction method to produce our oil.

Is there ascorbic acid, or anything of that sort, in any of the foods?

No. We do not add Ascorbic acid to any of our products.

What about preservatives? How long does Cerebelly stay fresh?

Unopened Cerebelly pouches are safe, nutritious, and delicious all the way up to the "Enjoy By" date on the pouch without any need for refrigeration. Once opened, though, any leftover puree must be refrigerated and eaten within 48 hours. Thanks to

What age is Cerebelly meant for?

Cerebelly is for babies who are ready to start solid foods, but that's just the beginning. For toddlers and older kids, Cerebelly makes an ultra-nutritious, on-the-go snack. Parents and caregivers can eat it, too! We even bring Cerebelly pouches

What is the "organic nutrient blend" I see in your list of ingredients?

It's a special blend of vitamins and minerals extracted from ground-up vegetables and seeds, including spinach, squash seeds, kelp, maitake mushrooms, chlorella, and sunflower seeds.

What is the science to support key nutrients benefitting brain development?

Great question - we have summarized our key scientific references, which form the basis for Cerebelly's science-backed baby food: Cerebelly Scientific References

When should I transition my baby to solid foods? What Cerebelly products are best for this?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding for the first 6 months. Every baby is different, though, and it's best to consult your pediatrician. With that said, between 4 and 6 months, your baby may start showing signs