GIVEAWAY: Celebrate Stonyfield Organic YoBaby Yogurt’s Sweet 16!

With two little finicky eaters in my home, it’s hard to find healthy food and snacks that will satisfy their picky palates. But, when all else fails there’s one thing that’s always a go—yogurt!

My five-year-old daughter has loved Stonyfield Organic YoBaby yogurt since she was two and it’s also my 19-month-old son’s go-to dessert. For years I had been giving the single packets to my daughter straight from the fridge, but just recently discovered that freezing them turns them into a delicious froyo treat.

Packed with  good bacteria aka probiotics to keep digestive systems happy, yogurt is the perfect alternative to sugar-laden ice cream. Unlike other brands, YoBaby is completely organic with whole milk and fruit and isn’t made with any antibiotics, artificial hormones or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  Plus, they’re super convenient and relatively mess-free.

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Stonyfield Organic Yogurt is available at grocery stores nationwide. Check them out in the dairy aisle!

So when I was invited to attend YoBaby’s Sweet 16 celebration brunch at the lovely Bouley Botanical event space in Manhattan last month, I was thrilled! It’s always great to gain more insight and information about a brand or company that my family uses and loves.  Not only did my kids enjoy the yummy yogurt on hand at the event, but I learned about the company’s 16-year history and received great tips on how to get them to eat more than just yogurt!  While it’s a nutritious snack option, their diet definitely needs to be well-balanced with more veggies, grains and protein.


Me and my son enjoying some yogurt at the Stonyfield Organic YoBaby Sweet 16 celebration in New York City on April 28, 2015.

YoBaby partnered with dietician and mom blogger, Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD of to give us moms and editors in attendance feeding ideas to encourage successful eating for babies at different stages.

Check out a few of the tips:

6 months—Purees are the standard first foods for babies but if your little one is interested in self-feeding, experiment with soft, long pieces of finger foods he can easily hold in his hand like wedges of ripe avocado or roasted sweet potatoes.

9 months—Give your baby some yogurt or cooked cereal and a spoon, she can try her hand at self-feeding. Also, introducing whole grains and eggs are a great option at this stage.

12 months—Phase out formula and opt for whole milk for your growing tot. Small finger foods like chickpeas and tofu cubes are fun to eat and nutritious!

24 months—Avoid making separate “kid food” and make meals that your whole family will enjoy. Serving your toddler the same meals as the family will encourage them to try more foods like healthy leafy greens.

Do you have a picky eater in your family? Do your babies/tots/kids enjoy yogurt? If so, I’m giving away a prize pack of YoBaby yogurt to one lucky reader. Simply leave a comment below or Tweet me (@browngirlgumbo) telling me how you get your child to eat different foods to maintain a healthy diet. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 26th. This giveaway is only open to U.S residents. 


  1. latanya t says:

    I try to hide it with other foods or buy the pasta, noodles, and other food products that already have the veggies mixed up in the product.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

    • Brown Girl Gumbo says:

      That’s a good idea! I tried making the tri-colored pasta with the veggies and my daughter was like, “Um, can I just have the regular plain kind?” LOL

  2. Sherita says:

    My kids are SUPER picky! My daughter will only eat burgers! You should hear the conversations between us about her eating red meat (as if she knows what that is). My son doesn’t like cheese! the both actually LOVE yogurt! I have actually never heard or seen this product. I’ll start looking for it for the baby and my daughter. Thanks!

    • Brown Girl Gumbo says:

      Oh Ava and MJ love it! OMG, Lauren loves burgers? I wish I could get Ava to eat anything besides mac-n-cheese! She will eat Five Guys, but basically it’s just pasta, cheese or pizza. The kid is BEYOND picky and it seems like MJ is following in her footsteps. At least they both love these yogurts! Definitely try them out.

      • Sherita says:

        YES! Lauren is the buger queen! It doesn’t help that we have to pass Sonic’s everyday. 🙂

  3. My one-year-old loves to feed herself. So I try to give her a variety of foods, often steamed or cut up!

  4. I tell my son he has to try some of everything on his plate.

  5. My little one is four months, so not to the food stage yet. Thanks for the info!

  6. angela lazo says:

    I don’t give up on a specific food if my baby doesn’t like it the first time, I let him try it a few times and eventually he learns love it.

  7. Brown Girl Gumbo says:

    Congratulations, Rachel!! You’re the winner! Thanks to all who entered the giveaway! Be sure to check back for more contests and giveaways!

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