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This post is sponsored by Cerebelly but all of the opinions within are those of The The Everymom editorial board.

Starting Solids? This Convenient Baby Food Is Also Founded by a Developmental Neurobiologist

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The minute your baby is born, everyone around you has an opinion on what they should eat. From the hospital’s lackluster folder of feeding instructions to family members to pediatricians—they all have an opinion. And just when you think you’ve finally phased out of receiving feeding recommendations, your sweet baby starts solids. Enter: A whole new world of suggestions, research, and overwhelming Google searches. You want to choose baby food that your LO will love and that can support their development, but the options are endless and a tad overwhelming. We’ve all been there, and we all had to go through some trial and error until we found what worked best for us.

While everyone’s feeding journey with their kids looks different, there is one baby food brand that all the moms on our team swear by: Cerebelly. It’s not only because their food comes in easy-to-serve pouches and features an array of delicious flavors our babies love, but also the fact that Cerebelly was founded by a mom and neurobiologist. She enlisted a team of scientists, doctors, and nutritionists to create literal brain food for our babies. Parents don’t need to be convinced of how important brain development is during infancy, but not many know that a baby’s brain is nearly 80 percent fully developed by age 3. So what they eat in these early years is even more important than you might think.

Cerebelly has made baby brain development its mission, and they make it oh so easy for busy parents to prioritize necessary nutrients with their convenient baby food that’s available at major retailers. They offer so much variety from purees to smart bars with unique combinations that are sure to please even the pickiest kiddo. Best of all, they offer food from infancy all the way to toddlerhood, so your little will have more options as they grow. Read on to learn what sets them apart from other baby food brands, plus easy ways to incorporate Cerebelly into your kid’s diet.

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What makes Cerebelly special?

It seems most baby food brands are either convenient or nutritious, but rarely both. A sad reality is that there is little to no regulation in the baby food market, so most brands don’t even offer what children need for healthy development. A typical baby food puree contains approximately one to four of the nutrients a baby needs—which, in total, is less than 1 percent of the suggested daily value.

Cerebelly’s founder, Dr. Teresa Purzner, saw this gap in the baby food industry and made it her mission to fill it. As a mother of three and practicing neurosurgeon with a doctorate in developmental neurobiology (go women in STEM!), she was uniquely qualified to solve this issue. She ensured that Cerebelly baby food contains 16 key nutrients that support a baby’s most critical stages of brain development. Their food features:

  • Carefully selected ingredients that are nutrient-dense, such as Vitamin D, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B₆, Vitamin B₁₂, Zinc, Copper, Niacin, Folate, Iodine, Selenium, Choline, Protein, DHA, Vitamin E, and Lutein. 
  • Ingredients that are certified organic, non-GMO, and contain no dairy, gluten, or added sugar
  • Ingredients free of the ‘Big 8’ allergens: soy, dairy, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and eggs. 

As a baby grows, each region of their brain reaches developmental milestones and each has very specific nutritional requirements in order to do so. Cerebelly is the only children’s food you will encounter on the market that provides the nutrients a baby needs during each of those critical windows of their brain development.

With so many baby food options to choose from, Cerebelly stands out above the rest because it’s the first shelf-stable baby food to receive the Clean Label Purity Award certification, which means it is free of contaminants and heavy metals. This is on top of their own rigorous in-house testing—because we’d expect nothing less from a team full of developmental experts.

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Source: Steph Alleva Cornell

Our Favorite Cerebelly Products

Besides having the right ingredients to support your baby’s brain development, we love Cerebelly products because of their unique flavors and the variety of food they offer for the different ages and stages of each individual child. Our kids have enjoyed them since the baby stage, and, years later, many of Cerebelly’s items are pantry staples. Whether your littles are just starting solids or starting preschool for the first time, you can feed them Cerebelly and be assured they are eating healthy while enjoying every bite. 


Cerebelly Purees come in tons of flavors and all have 16 brain-supporting nutrients ideal for an infant’s developing brain from age 4 months and beyond. Not only are these Purees great on their own, but they can be incorporated into a wide range of recipes to add more nutritional value to the simplest of meals. As much as we all try to avoid offering mac and cheese for dinner, it’s a canon event every parent must go through. But when you add in a nutrient-dense puree, the mom guilt doesn’t feel as oppressing. Cerebelly also has tons of recipe ideas incorporating their purees for every meal of the day to make it even easier for you.

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Veggie-First Purees

Available in flavors including carrot pumpkin, sweet potato mango, white bean pumpkin apple, and many more.

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Bone Broth Purees

Contains 5 grams of complete animal protein in flavors such as butternut squash chicken broth and carrot beef broth.

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Smoothie-Inspired Purees

Inspired by veggie-first smoothies, these pouches are recommended to be chilled before serving. Flavors include celery apple kiwi and purple carrot blueberry.

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Smart Bars

Once your little cherub becomes an active toddler, Cerebelly Smart Bars provide a satisfying snack at home and on the go. These are easy to toss in a diaper bag, backpack, or lunch box and help you feel a little better about your toddler’s constant snacking. Each bar contains 15 brain-supporting nutrients, zero grams of sugar, 3 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber.

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Smart Bars

Available in flavors including carrot raisin, blueberry banana sweet potato, apple kale, and strawberry beet.

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Where can you shop for Cerebelly products?

Cerebelly is conveniently located at your local retailer and with a click of your mouse online. You can purchase items directly from the Cerebelly site at both subscription and individual product levels. You can also purchase their products through online retailers like Amazon, Thrive Market, Hive, Gopuff, VitaCost, Basquet, and iHerb, just to name a few. Cerebelly can also be found in over 7,500 in-person stores, including Whole Foods, Target, Wegmans, Giant Eagle, HEB, Meijer, Raley’s, and many more. Click here to find Cerebelly products in a store nearest you!

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This post was in partnership with Cerebelly but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.