Frequently Asked Questions

Tummy Thyme offers a few convenient options:

Delivery direct to your door (currently only in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah & Oregon). One is a Subscription service, while the other is our À La Carte service. 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.

Retail locations in Los Angeles: we are available for purchase in the freezer section at all 5 Erewhon stores. You can also find Tummy Thyme branded freezers at the following parent-centred locations; The Pump Station in Santa Monica and A Mother's Haven in Encino.

Farmer's markets in Los Angeles: our full menu is available at our stalls at the Studio City Farmer's Market every Sunday from 8am to 2pm, the Brentwood Farmer's Market every Sunday from 9am-2pm and the Manhattan Beach Farmer's Market every Tuesday from 11am-4pm.  We are currently on hiatus from the farmer's markets.

The a la carte service for our organic baby meals starts from as little as $3.50 per meal plus delivery for 4 meals.The subscription service starts from as low as $3.43 per day. Plus delivery.  Toddler meals start at $5.00 for 1 tub or $14.00 for a bag of 6. Plus delivery.

For more detailed a la carte pricing, please refer to our  Order  page

Go to "Shop" from the drop down menu and select SUBSCRIPTION or A LA CARTE. Then you can select your baby's age or textural preference.

Southern California customers:

Orders placed by 8pm Sunday night are delivered on Tuesday. Orders place by 8pm Thursday night are delivered on Saturday. Subsequent subscription orders are then delivered every second Saturday. For your convenience and peace of mind, the subscription service auto-renews until you advise us otherwise. Orders received after 8pm Thursday night will go out the following week. Your delivery will be left on your doorstep in an insulated box with gel packs and dry ice.

Customers outside of Southern California:

All orders placed by 8pm Wednesday night are delivered on Friday. Subsequent subscription orders are then delivered every second Friday. For your convenience and peace of mind, the subscription service auto-renews until you advise us otherwise. Orders received after 8pm Wednesday night will go out the following week. Your delivery will be left on your doorstep in an insulated box with gel packs and dry ice.

Rush orders are available by emailing itstummythyme@gmail.com

Studio City Farmer's Market customers:

All orders placed by 8pm thursday night will be ready for pick up at our stall between 8am-2pm on Sundays.

We currently only deliver to California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona & Oregon.

All meals are delivered in an insulated box with gel packs and dry ice. The frozen food should be put into the freezer and the fresh jars placed in the refrigerator as soon as you can.

Not all baby and toddler 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. That's why we make delicious, healthy food for every stage and every age; from purees to finger foods.  Our goal is to help set you up with a more adventurous foodie later in life. You can discover more on our Our Food page.

Yes! Our baby food is USDA certified organic through CCOF.

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 fruits, vegetables and animal proteins, 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?

Most babies begin to exhibit signs of developmental readiness around 6 months. Remember, the introduction of solids is a developmental milestone not based soley on age or weight. Where possible, consult your pediatrician or another trusted health professional to confirm that your baby is ready.

Once your baby is around 6 months of age, 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.

Our Signature Cube is 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.

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. We do add a small amount of sea salt to our toddler items.

Our frozen meals are easy to prepare. Remove a single portion from the freezer and thaw in refrigerator. Alternatively, rest on bench top for 20 min or run under warm water, then remove cube from container. For proteins, use a heating method listed on the back of our packaging. ALWAYS check the temperature of the food before feeding it to your child. Refer to the instructions enclosed in your delivery.

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/developmental readiness of the baby (puree, textured, chunky). If you prepare any food separately, make sure that it is the right temperature when you add it.

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.

We do not use eggs or nuts (with the exception of coconut) in our baby food. All of our frozen baby food is dairy free, however there are two fresh jars containing organic Greek yoghurt. Please specify if you do not want this included. 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.

Some of our toddler items do contain eggs, gluten and dairy.

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 20 times of trying a food before we can be certain if they like it or not. In fact, the more exposure your child has to rejected items, the more likely they are to try it (and then like it)!

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 Lentil Dal & Chard, 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.

We work very closely with a Pediatric Nutritionist and 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.

Yes! A selection of our baby food range is now available at all 5 Erewhon markets in Los Angeles. You can also purchase a selection of fresh-frozen Tummy Thyme baby & toddler meals from two of the most wonderful mommy-focused places in LA: The Pump Station in Santa Monica and A Mother’s Haven in Encino. 

Cancellation - You can cancel at any time as long as it is no later than the Tuesday prior to the Saturday 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.

If eligible for a refund, please allow 5-7 business days for your original form of payment to be refunded to your account.

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.

We would love to hear from you! Please email us at itstummythyme@gmail.com with any other questions or reach out to us here.