FAQ's

+ HOW DOES TUMMY THYME WORK?

Tummy Thyme offers two convenient options. Both involve delivery direct to your door. (currently only in Los Angeles and Orange County) One is a Subscription service, while the other is our A La Carte service. Find both options here We also offer Gift Certificates which can start with a one-off delivery (based on a minimum number of meals). These are also delivered to an address of your choice.

+ HOW MUCH DOES TUMMY THYME COST?

The A La Carte Service for our baby meals costs $24 plus delivery for 6 meals. 
The Subscription Service is delivered every second week. The cost varies according to the number of meals chosen and how advanced the baby’s eating is.

Babies

  • 5 months+ (Purees) $51.60 for 12 meals, $77.40 for 18 meals, $120 for 30 meals. Plus delivery.
  • 7 months+ (Textured)$57.60 for 12 meals, $86.40 for 18 meals, $135 for 30 meals. Plus delivery.
  • 10 months+ (Chunky)$57.60 for 12 meals, $86.40 for 18 meals, $135 for 30 meals. Plus delivery.

Toddlers $13.50 for 7 meals. Plus delivery.

+ HOW DO I SIGN UP TO TUMMY THYME?

Go to ORDER NOW from the drop down menu and select BABY or TODDLER. Then you can select: Subscription, A La Carte or Gift Certificate

+ WHEN DO YOU DELIVER?

A La Carte orders are delivered every Sunday.

Subscription orders are delivered every second Sunday. For your convenience and peace of mind, the Subscription service auto-renews until you advise us otherwise.

We will provide you with a two hour delivery window via email so you can plan your day. You will then also receive a confirmation text on the Friday before your delivery. Orders must be in by 8pm on the Wednesday before the next delivery day. Orders after this time will go out with the next cycle.

+ WHERE DO YOU DELIVER?

We currently only deliver in Los Angeles and Orange County.

+ HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN YOUR FOOD IN TRANSIT?

All meals are delivered in an insulated freezer envelope. Food should be put into the freezer immediately upon delivery. For that reason, we WILL NOT leave food unattended on your doorstep. It’s important that you advise us as soon as possible if the delivery address has to change (by the Wednesday before your delivery day), otherwise we will have to charge an additional delivery fee if the food is delivered outside of the agreed window.

+ WHY TUMMY THYME?

Not all baby food is created equal.

Most pediatricians and nutritionists agree that lifelong eating habits are created in the first three years of a baby’s life. Therefore, introducing a variety of healthy and adventurous tastes and textures will set you up with a more adventurous foodie later in life. You can discover more in our ABOUT page.

+ WHY IS TUMMY THYME A BETTER CHOICE THAN SHELF-STABLE AND OTHER FROZEN BABY FOOD COMPANIES?

We are parents who go above and beyond to ensure that your children, as well as our own, receive the best quality baby food on the market. We are a small, bespoke company, which means that all of our food is handmade, without the need for large machinery and high processing. When you purchase shelf-stable baby food in store, it could have endured a two year journey from the time of manufacture. Are they convenient? Yes. Are they the gold standard for your baby? No. In order to meet the approved standard, these foods are heated to extremely high temperatures which can have an adverse effect on vital nutrients, enzymes, and healthy bacteria that pediatricians and nutritionists agree are critical for every baby’s healthy growth and development. It’s not unusual for pre-processed purees to be imported from overseas. These will probably have been processed, pre-cooked, and de-fibered. Check the label to see if these shelf-stable baby foods contain concentrates, preservatives, juices and/or fillers. Compare that to Tummy Thyme which only uses fresh, healthy, organic fruit and vegetables, purchased from trusted suppliers, without additives or preservatives, then manufactured in a certified commercial kitchen before being frozen prior to delivery. Why not insist on the healthiest option for you babies and toddlers?

+ WHEN IS MY BABY READY FOR SOLIDS?

Each baby is different. Some babies are ready as early as four months and others may not exhibit cues until six months or more. Where possible, consult your pediatrician or another trusted health professional to confirm that your baby is ready.

+ WHEN ARE WE READY TO START OUR TUMMY THYME EXPERIENCE?

Once your baby has begun the weaning process, can sit on his/her own, and has experimented with a variety of singular ingredients and mastered the art of swallowing food, then it’s time.

+ CAN I CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION AT ANY TIME?

Yes, as long as you cancel by the Wednesday before the Sunday delivery.

+ HOW MANY OUNCES OF FOOD IN A FROZEN CUBE AND HOW MANY SHOULD MY BABY EAT?

Our Signature Cube is approximately 3.5 ounces (similar to a store bought pouch). Follow your baby's cues. Some of our customers find one cube is the perfect size and others find their baby only needs half. For the hungriest of babies, some may need more. Once your cube is defrosted, it is refrigerator safe for two days. Only heat the portion of the cube that you need. Never refreeze a partially defrosted cube.

+ DOES TUMMY THYME USE SALT, SUGAR, ADDITIVES OR PRESERVATIVES IN THE BABY FOOD?

Nope! We leave it up to you to 'dress up' your baby’s food if you feel it needs it and your little one is ready. For example, some parents add mashed fruit for sweetness.

+ HEATING INSTRUCTIONS

Our frozen meals are easy to prepare. Remove one cube directly from the freezer or defrost in the refrigerator overnight. The food can be heated on the stove top, or in the microwave if needed quickly. ALWAYS check the temperature of the food before feeding it to your baby. Refer to the instructions enclosed in your delivery.

+ CAN I ADD ANYTHING TO THE TUMMY THYME MEAL?

Every Tummy Thyme Signature Cube is a complete meal. And in most cases, the 3.5oz will be enough to satisfy your baby. However, there is no reason to stop you adding other foods if you wish. Just remember to make sure that the consistency is appropriate for the age of the baby (puree, textured, chunky). If you prepare any food separately, make sure that it is the right temperature when you add it.

+ CAN I TAKE THE TUMMY THYME WITH ME WHEN I TRAVEL?

There is no reason why you can’t take Tummy Thyme with you on picnics, car trips or on your travels. The ONLY consideration is to keep our Signature Cubes frozen prior to preparing it for your baby or toddler. So you need to think about how to do that. For example, ice packs. Remember, once Tummy Thyme has defrosted you cannot re-freeze it. Once defrosted, the cubes are refrigerator safe for 2 days.

+ CUSTOMIZATION & ALLERGIES

We do not use eggs or dairy in our baby food and will make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions. Some of our items do contain gluten, however we have alternatives to these items if your baby is avoiding this ingredient. We are a small, bespoke business, but will do our best to cater to your baby’s individual needs when possible.

+ PALATE EXPERIMENTATION

Don’t be disheartened if your baby isn’t as enthusiastic about the meals as you. Research shows that it can take a baby up to 15 times of trying a food before we can be certain if they like it or not. From personal experience we can say that the more adventurous you are with exposing your baby to tastes and textures, the more adventurous he or she will become with food in later years.

+ CAN OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY EAT TUMMY THYME?

Of course! Tummy Thyme is just as tasty for adults and kids as it is for babies and toddlers. In fact, we highly recommend that you integrate our foods with the family’s overall eating experience. For example, if you choose Potato, Carrot & Leak Soup, why not make the same for the rest of the family? Eating together is a very important part of the family ritual and can be a very positive experience.

+ HOW DO YOU DEVELOP YOUR MENUS?

All of our menu choices are based on the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.

We are always experimenting with food combinations. As dedicated foodies, what we make for you is what we feed our daughter. As you can see from photographs of our Signature Cubes, we think how food looks as well as how it tastes is important in building a positive relationship with food for our babies and toddlers.

+ IS TUMMY THYME ALSO AVAILABLE IN STORE?

Tummy Thyme is an online delivery service only. From time to time we participate in promotional opportunities with selected stores, but our direct to your door service means we avoid the on-costs that are typically associated with the retail chain. That means, quite simply, you buy Tummy Thyme at the best price possible.

+ CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

Cancellation - You can cancel at any time as long as it is no later than the Wednesday prior to the Sunday of the first delivery in your monthly subscription.

Refund - If for any reason your order will be delayed, you will be notified by email and/or by phone. No refunds will be given for orders which are delivered within the same scheduled day. We will do our best for you to receive your order on time. If you are traveling or unable to accept delivery, please notify us 48-hours before a delivery day and we will reschedule it for you.

+ WHAT ARE YOUR SAFETY PROCEDURES?

Your baby’s health is extremely important to you, as our daughter is to us. So we leave nothing to chance in our food preparation. Tummy Thyme products are created in a certified commercial kitchen in LA which has the appropriate health permits from local and the State of California health departments. Our food and its preparation meets the highest possible health and safety standards.

+ Do You Have Any Questions?

We've tried to answer as many questions as we can, but there may be matters of interest or concern to you that haven't been addressed. Please email itstummythyme@gmail.com your questions and we'll do our best to answer them in a timely manner.