How to improve my baby’s gut health

Will G
January 2, 2024
5 min read

How to improve my baby’s gut health

Your baby’s gut health is extremely important for their overall health and well-being. Studies have shown that their gut microbiome is mostly developed in the first 2 ½ years of life. This means that what you feed your baby during this period can have a positive, lasting effect on their future gut microbiome.

With that being said, here are three tips to help you boost your baby’s gut health:

Feed them fresh, whole foods.

Avoid heavily processed baby foods such as “puffs” and other un-natural finger foods when possible. If you’re short on time, V&Me baby food is a great option – it’s made with fresh, whole ingredients and delivered right to your door. Fresh fruit and veg can make the perfect finger food snack!


We’ve all heard about the importance of eating your five-a-day, but what your baby’s microbiome really likes is variety! In fact, The American gut project has found that eating over 30 plant-based foods a week results in greater diversity of gut bacteria compared to eating 10 or fewer plant-based foods a week.


Offer them plenty of fruits and veggies that are high in fibre! Fibre is great at encouraging the growth of “good” gut bacteria (like Bifidobacteria). This “good” bacteria can help to prevent inflammation and relieve constipation. The best sources of fibre include fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and wholegrain starchy foods. Be careful to not only offer your baby wholegrain starches because they can cause them to feel full before they’ve had enough calories and other

Why choose V&Me

By following these tips you can help boost your baby’s gut health and set them up for a lifetime of good health.

V&Me Menus are specifically designed to feed your baby’s gut microbiome all the good stuff it needs to develop during those first two years.

The shopping, cooking and cleaning can really start to add up when trying to give your baby that all important variety during those all important early years. That’s why we created V&Me, to save you precious time and while giving your baby the best nutritional start possible.

Guilt free alternative to home-cooking. Only with V&Me.

With no frozen food, no preservatives, and no additives, our expertly crafted (from scratch!) baby food menus are fully paediatric designed to fulfil your baby’s nutritional needs and release their full potential.

We pride ourselves on our professional chefs creating each dish by hand with fresh, seasonal ingredients, so you can trust that your baby is getting the best possible nutrition.

Start your order today and experience the truly guilt-free alternative to home-cooking for your baby!

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About the author
Will G
January 2, 2024
Will is our very own in-house baby food expert! He is the go-to for anything baby, weaning, or product related. Working directly with experts, professors and paediatric dietitians, our content aims to keep you up to date on the latest tips, advice and opinions, giving you and your little one the best start for developing healthy eating habits.
Phoenix Baker
Product Manager
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