The Best Classic Books To Read Your Baby

The Best Classic Books To Read Your Baby

Reading to your baby should start the day she is born, babies love to listen to stories even when they cannot verbally express their feelings.  Reading helps your child learn language, proper speech, builds her memory bank and sets up habits for life.  

Here are some top books that are a must read!

Giraffes Cant Dance by Giles Andrae

Giles Andreae is the award-winning author of numerous children's books, including K IS FOR KISSING A COOL KANGAROO and THE CHIMPANZEES OF HAPPYTOWN. Giles lives in London with his wife and three children.

On The Night You Were Born by Nancy Tilman

Nancy Tillman is a successful greeting card designer and former advertising executive who created "On the Night You Were Born "to convey to children, at an early and impressionable age, that "You are the one and only ever you." Nancy Tillman lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their two children." 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

 So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French)

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

"Guess How Much I Love You is a modern classic filled with warmth and tenderness about the boundless love a parent has for their child, now in a format that's just right for little hands to hold. " - Seira Wilson

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin jr

The complete edition of the bestselling children’s favorite, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, is now available as a Classic Board Book

Where's Spot? By Eric Hill

Time For Bed by Mem Fox


How To Comfort Your Teething Baby

How To Comfort Your Teething Baby

Teething is rough.  You've got your baby shoving her little fingers in her mouth, drooling and screaming out in pain.  The first thing you'll want to reach for is tylenol but be cautious, drugs can have long term effects on the liver.  We have two children who suffered with teething pain and we found these products to be most helpful  Here are some products that will help sooth your baby during her time in need:

Banana Baby Teether

This teether has been around forever but I tell ya', its a favorite for babies that are suffering from teething pain.  Not only does it help for teething pain but it doubles as a tooth brush, promoting early good dental hygiene.



Nuby Fruitsicles Tray

These are super easy to make, small enough for little hands and so incredibly soothing on sore gums.  My daughter always loved ice for her go to for teething pain but the trouble with ice is it being a choking hazard.  This is a much safer way for the cooling effect. 

Hyland Baby Oral Relief

I personally love all hylands products because they actually work.  They are a much better alternative to tylenol for safe, natural relief.  These little teething pills are loved by toddlers, they smelt in their mouths and provide pretty instant relief.

Teether Rings

Both our kids loved teether rings.  They are super easy to hold for tiny hands, easy to clean and they come in a  4 pack so if one lets lost, there are 3 more.  Babies seem to really enjoy being able to hold objects with both hands and placing their teeth over the top like a door knocker, these teether rings are perfect for that! 

Amber Teething Necklace

These are super popular in recent years.  They do actually work and have natural anti-inflammatory properties.  They are also very pretty and make for some nice jewelry when not serving a million other great pain relief purposes.  

Manhatten Toy Winkel Rattle

This fun toy doubles as a teether.  It's great for sensory too.  There are lots of stimulating colors, tubes and it even rattles.  It was a favorite for both my kids.

Happy Baby Superfood Puffs

You don't think food when it comes to teething but I personally found these puffs are a must have for teethers.  They are very soothing, get some calories in while the gums are painful and taste great too.  They are soft enough yet have a little density to relieve in teething pain.   

Nuby Teether Keys

These are your typical teether's that you would place in the freezer for the best pain relief.  However, babies seem to just love keys, and we found these keys were always a hit with our kids.  They are fun, colorful and there's lots of them, so its entertaining!  


10 Top Shark Tank Baby Products

10 Top Shark Tank Baby Products

1.  Dare-U-Go One Piece Bib: A bib, a highchair and a plate all in one.  Great for those on the go kids that can't stop to eat! 

2.  Tush Baby:  A super easy way to carry your baby around without throwing out your back

3.  Snoofybee Changing Pad:  Keeps babies hands occupied with toys while changing the diaper.  No more poopy hands and wiggle worms.

4.  Milk Snob:  4 in 1 canopy, nursing cover, grocery cart & infinity scarf.  

5.  Ruffle Butts:  A incredibly adorable line of baby clothes & swim suites

6.  Swim Zip:  Another super cute line of swim suites to cover the whole body to protect from rash & UV

7.  Freshly Picked Moccasins: Adorable shoes for babies and toddlers.  A portion of every sale feeds a hungry child.  

8.  Buzzy:  This is a neat idea, its a cold pack and vibrates for kids receiving shots.  Helps alleviate the pain.  

9.  Slumberkins:  An incredibly soft & cute soft toy that will keep your baby smiling for her entire childhood.

10.  EZPZ Silcone Mat: There are many of these type of matts on the market.  What sets this one apart is it does completely suction to a flat surface and serves as both a plate mat and a bowl.  

Colicky Baby? 10 Ways To Help A Baby With Colic

Colicky Baby? 10 Ways To Help A Baby With Colic

Colic is a condition of which your baby has extreme gas pains and cries a lot.  Almost every baby suffers from colic but it can vary from mild to extreme between each child.  Colic is usually caused by a lactose intolerance which is different from a lactose allergy.  An allergy is typically shown in the form of red & itchy skin.  Colic can also be caused by too many swallowed air bubbles, too much crying (stress) and other ingredient allergens (such as soy or corn).  Lets talk about ways to help tame colic & make your baby more comfortable:

1.  Better Formulas

If you are using a formula, this is often the #1 reason for colic.  Your baby is not digesting well and will feel extreme pain thru the digestive process.  Our first son had extreme colic, we found that when we switched him Holle Organic Cows Milk, pretty much most of his colic symptoms disappeared along with his reflux.  Using just about any European formula will be a better option then American as they are made with less ingredients, usually no chemicals or synthetic ingredients and they are closer to breastmilk consistency.  


2.  Gas Relief Homeopathic Remedies

Even babies that are breastfed suffer from colic.  Its not just a formula fed thing.  There are some amazing natural remedies out there that DO work for gas relief.  We have used quite a few of them but found Little Remedies Gas Drops had the most effective relief.  



3.  Probiotics

Babies are spending the first year of their lives creating good gut flora.  If a baby isn't breastfed, they are not receiving the same good gut bacteria building blocks as a baby that is fed formula.  However, a good probiotic can do the job.  We recommended BioGaia Probiotic Drops.  These drops also contain Vitamin D.  The drops not only help with colic, but also constipation, diarrhea and spit up.  It takes only 5 drops a day! 


4.  Head Elevation

When a baby lays flat on her back, its hard for gravity to do its job of pulling excess gas away from the stomach and out the other end.  It also increases spit up and reflux.  A baby who's head is slightly elevated will sleep better and digest better.  We recommend using a wedge for crib sleep or a lounger.  The lounger is a excellent option as you can keep baby near you anywhere in the house and its excellent traveling too.  


5.  Anti-Colic Bottles

There are so many bottles on the market today and most all say Anti-Colic.  So how does a new parent decide which is best?  We personally went thru dozens of brands and found that Comotomo was the best brand.  It is also the leading bottle for parents who switch between breastfeeding and formula feeding as it more closely resembles breast then any bottle out there.  This bottle has TWO anti-colic vents and you can actually see the air bubbles go out as the baby drinks.  It's also extremely easy to clean, no bottle brushes needed.  

6. Massage

One of the most effective ways I was able to relieve gas pains in my babies was massage.  Gentle rubs in a circular motion on the belly and same on the lower back.  There are some excellent oils on the market as well to aid in a better massage for your baby.  We recommend Wild Thera Herbal Baby Oil.  It's also great for moisturizing the skin and has zero dangerous chemicals.  




7.  Heat Packs

If you have ever had a belly ache, you will find that heat is a life saver.  There are now heat packs on the market for babies more specially designed to not burn the skin.  We like Happi Tummi Belly Wrap. These are super easy to use, just pop in the microwave and is reusable over and over again. Once needed, you can buy more inserts. 



8.  Windi Gas Passer

This isn't a product for the faint of heart (lol) but it works.  It quite literally relieves gas pressure fast.  It is as it appears, you put very lightly into your babies bottom and out comes the gas.  Its pretty relieving for parents too when your baby is clearly unconformable from gas.


9.  The Shusher

I love The Shusher.  I honestly could jump over the moon for this product.  I bought it for my daughter who couldn't sleep without a quiet yet rhythmic noise in the background.  If the air pressure in the room changed in the dead silence, she'd be awake.  For babies with colic, getting to sleep is a big problem.  You will see that once your baby is calm, relaxed and sleeping, she's able to finally relieve a big portion of gas too.


10.  4Moms Baby Rocker

This rocker was the best investment ever.  Yes it's expensive but worth it.  What I like about it is it creates a rhythmic movement rather then swinging.  There are lots of setting for motions so you can pick which one your baby has preference for.  Our daughter loved the "car ride" motion along with the ocean sound.  Its also really easy to move around and quite compact.  You can move it up and down so its almost completely flat to upright for feeding.  For babies with reflux and excessive spit up its a great option.  This swing saved us so many times from our colicky kids restless nights; kids just love the smooth motion. 

Traveling With Babies & Toddlers On Airplanes- Must Have Accessories

Traveling With Babies & Toddlers On Airplanes- Must Have Accessories

The thought of traveling with a infant or toddler on a airplane can be a scary one.  We personally started traveling with our kids as young as 6 months of age.  We have traveled every year, multiple times with both kids under 5.  We did a 9 hour flight to England, 6 hour flight to Hawaii ( 4 times), 4 hour flight to Phoenix and 2 hour flights to California.  You will see many recommendations for car seats, I highly recommend using a car seat on the plane for two reasons; its 100% safer and it is 100% more comfortable for you.  I traveled just once with our son when he was 6 month old on my lap.  I was sandwiched in the middle seat between my husband and another passenger.  This was only a 3 hour flight but it felt like an eternity.  My back, legs, neck, arms.. everything was killing me by the end of the flight.  And when we did hit turbulence, he would almost fall every time! Here are some of the greatest products we do not recommend traveling on a plane without: 

1.  Car Seat Travel Bag

Lugging a car seat around a airport is quite hard.  You've got straps flying all over smacking you in the legs and a kid in the other arm.  Travel bags made it easy to carry your car seat on your back if you are taking it on the plane with you OR if your checking it, it keeps your car seat safe and clean.  





2.  The Shusher

If your lucky enough, your kid can sleep thru anything.  Our son was like this as a baby, the more noise the better we used to say.  With our daughter, the slightest change in the air speed and she's up, screaming at me.  This absolutely amazing device I would bring on every airplane rider and into every hotel room.  It simply makes a shushing noise in a rhythmic pattern.  Its portable and run on batteries so you can put it right on top of the car seat above your babies ears for a light rhythmic noise that I can guarantee will sooth her.  My baby LOVED it.  


3.  Stinky Diaper Bags

When you are on the airplane or traveling around, these come in handy big time.  Not only do they mask the odor but if you can't find a garbage can, they are perfect for storing until you do find one.  




4.  Formula Dispenser

I will tell , whoever invented this was a genius.  It is so much easier and more convenient then carrying around a bulky box or container of baby formula!  The formula comes out super easy and smooth, and all you do is add water.  It's worth every penny!



5.  Booster Diaper Pads

These sound silly but heres the deal.  I discovered when I traveled by plane with my babies, they drank a heck of a lot more.  Maybe it was a comfort thing? With both my kids, they have always slept really well on planes and as amazing as that sounds, they'd wake up soaked thru their pants & into the car seat.  So now we've got a soaking car seat, a wet baby and hours left until we land.  I recommend these for long airplane or car rides, well worth it.  



6.  Compact Blanket

You may notice that airports are quite dirty but baby wants to play with toys on the ground.  I recommended getting this incredibly compact blanket that takes up hardly any space in your diaper bag.  There have been numerous occasions I have brought along a bulky blanket and it ended up being such a hassle. There are lots of knock offs for these blankets, but this one is the real deal. 





7.  Hands Free Bottle

This may look incredibly goofy but I promise you, its amazing.  When your baby is at that age where she can't quite hold the bottle yet, this is a lifesaver.  For situations when your on a airplane and your spending hours holding a bottle for your baby while she's strapped in her car seat because the seat belt sign has been on the entire flight, this bottle will seriously make your life so much easier!! We had one for our daughter and it was the best and super comical to watch her use too. 


8.  Easy To Use Wipes

Babies & toddlers make a heck of a mess.  When your on a airplane, that mess seems to amplify with being in such a confined area.  Baby wipes you will of course need for your diaper changes, but stick to a small travel size to avoid the added weight.  These wipes are awesome, you add water and thats it.  They can be used up to 20 times and are biodegradable when your all finished.  They are gentle & soft for the most sensitive of skin.  


9.  Car Seat Canopy

I like this one in particular because its so easy to take on and take off.  On airplanes, the lights will constantly being going on and off so these are so incredibly happy.  They double as a nursing cover too.  They also help to drown out the noise on the plane.  The amount of times my baby was woken up on a flight because I didn't have a blanket to cover her is enough to drive anyone insane!  




A few more tips!

Remember to pack food! And buy water at the airport.  If your toddler is drinking whole milk, you will have to buy some at the airport or bring formula.  However, we struggled pretty badly to find milk at some airports and found the coffee stands to be our life saver.  Pack an extra set of clothes as accidents will happen.  Do not go overboard on toys.  We found a i-pad with games or movies was our biggest friend on a airplane.  Pack a few small, new toys for your baby and some of her favorites too.  And remember, do not panic!  MOST people are understanding when a baby cries and there is no need to apologize for it.  Safe travels! 


Baby Products We Use(d) & Highly Recommend!

Baby Products We Use(d) & Highly Recommend!

We have two kids, and by the second child I swear I knew exactly what I needed and didn't need.  I had tried out so many hundreds of products, spent obscene amounts of money and only a few products really ever made me want to recommend them to friends.  These products below are my top ten.  They beat every other of the 10 million other versions of it that we had tried over the years and we are so happy to share these products with you! 

1.  Water Wipes

Babies have incredibly delicate skin.  The last thing you want to do is add to the diaper rash or create more inflammation then you need to.  Wipes with odors may smell great but a bad choice for babies skin.  Water wipes contain zero chemicals, just water!  We used these with both kids and never had a single issue with rash.  They are also great for hands and face too.  With traditional wipes, I used one myself on my "burned" skin similar to a diaper rash and ouch!! Thats why your baby cries when you change her with a diaper rash, the pain from the chemicals in wipes is awful!! 


2.  Medela Hand Pump

These pumps are incredible and I personally used one for both kids.  They were awesome for road trips or when I couldn't access my plug in pump.  Great to keep on hand for emergency situations, which will always come up! 


3.  Homeopathic Teething Relief

Teething starts as early as 4 months of age.  Once those little suckers start to break thru, your babies screaming routines will intensify fast!  We love these little squeeze pouches for teething, they always gave both our kids instant relief without the use of drugs.



4.  Munchkin Car- Seat Protector

There will be instances when your baby may vomit, spill her milk or simply spit up all over her car seat.  We learned pretty fast that everything leaks thru the bottom of car seats!  These protectors are waterproof so they keep the liquids off your seats.  They are also great for protecting leather which gets well damaged with car seats unfortunately.  




5.  Countertop Grass Bottle Drying Rack

I never realized how many bottles I would go thru which each baby.  A lot !  I found it so handy to have one of these available to wash the bottles by hand, dry and have it ready for the next feeding.  They are also super cute and appealing to the eye.  Once baby is done with it, it makes a great rack for drying delicate glasses as well.  




6.  No Touch Head Thermometer

We have had ours thru both kids and I love it.  It is fantastic for taking temps while sleeping and the best part is, its super quick and super accurate.  Your baby will get sick quite frequently in that first year, so it's a absolute must for every parent.   



7.  Ubbi Diaper Pail

We had a Munchkin diaper pail for our first and it was awful.  It was always breaking, always getting stuck and the refill bags were so expensive.  On our second child we decided to spend a little more money and buy a quality pail.  The Ubbi is spectacular because its easy to open, has a locking mechanism if needed and you can use any white garbage bag for a liner.  Its made of sturdy steel too.  Its very attractive.  I love love love it.




8.  Baby Shusher (sleeping aid)

I bought one of these on a wim in a clearance sale at Target.  It was the best purchase ever.  Its battery operated and simply makes a shushing noise.  It has different noise levels but a very receptive sound.  Our daughter who was incredibly light sleeper right from birth, would wake up to the sound of the door opening.  She had a super hard time falling asleep.  We would set this on her crib and it soothed her right to sleep.  There was numerous times I used it on the airplane and on car rides too.  It has been such a life saver! 



9.  Muslin Swaddle Blankets

I was given quite a few of these for my 2nd childs baby shower.  I wasn't really sure how to use them or why use them when they make perfectly good ready to swaddle blankets.  Here is thing about Muslin material, its so breathable and it dries really fast.  Our daughter who is 2 now, calls them her "teddies" and spends every waking moment carrying one, sometimes three around.  They double as a swaddle, burp cloth and a possession for the obsessive toddler :P.  With every wash they also get softer and softer.



10.  BabyZen YoYo Stroller

These strollers are by far the most unique and most practical to ever be invented.  Not only that, but they are STURDY.  The first stroller we had was your typical car seat, stroller combo. I think we paid about $160 for it.  The wheels would break when they hit rocks, fell off one time when we were traveling, was hard to push and was bulky.  The BabyZen YoYo folds up literally into a bag, flat as a pancake.  Its approved to take onto airlines in the upper storage as well.  You can take it down and up with just one hand.  You can push it with one hand no problem.  It's super narrow and fits into the smallest of situations.  This stroller was worth every penny to us and will last a lifetime. They do have newborn to 6 month bassinets you can buy additional, here is the link.


Best Sunscreens For Babies & Kids AND Anyone With Sensitive Skin or Eczsema

Best Sunscreens For Babies & Kids AND Anyone With Sensitive Skin or Eczsema

Sunscreens have a rotten history of toxic chemicals being used.  If a sunscreen is more dangerous then exposure to the sun, then why use it? 

Of the 1,400+ sunscreens tested by the EWG, only 5% met their safety standards and over 40% were listed as potentially contributing to skin cancer.

Many sunscreens also contain methylisothiazolinone, which the American Contact Dermatitis Society named as its “allergen of the year”

Most sunscreens completely block the body’s ability to manufacture Vitamin D. Statistically, 75% of us are deficient in Vitamin D and Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to higher risk of cancer and heart disease (which kill more people than skin cancer per year).

At Little Moo Organics, we agree the best sunscreen on the market for babies, kids & adults is Childs Farm. 

Childs Farm new formulation 50+SPF suncream is for very high protection, it is water resistant and protects young and sensitive skin from UVA and UVB rays, whilst keeping skin moisturised and hydrated. So you can relax while you and your children enjoy the sun safely.

Suitable for babies and upwards. Dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for sensitive skin and safe for people who may be prone to eczema.

The sunscreens are easily applied and spread well.  No greasy, smelly mess! 

There is 3 different types of applications available to suite your families needs.  Roll on, Cream & Spray



If you are looking for some after sun care, Child's farm makes a wonderful cream to ease up on burns & dry skin.  Also works great for other common alignments & healing. It is made with organic coconut oil and is very soothing on irritated skin.


And don't forget to wash away the toxic pool chemicals while your at it! Check out this hair & body wash for the whole family.  Not only does it smell great, it does a fantastic job removing all the smelly chlorine out of your babies & kids sensitive skin.



All our products including Childs Farm ship free with any purchase above $25.  

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Child's Farm Cured My Babies Eczema and my Psoriasis & Rosacea

Child's Farm Cured My Babies Eczema and my Psoriasis & Rosacea

Eczema is incredibly irritating, itchy and frustrating skin condition that many babies suffer with.  As a parent, it is hard to watch your baby suffer with dry skin & you wish you can find a product that would actually cure this annoying problem.  We hear from parents who say Child's Farm has proven effects & they will never go another day with out it.  

Sarah Evans from Colorado said her baby had been suffering eczema for 4 months.  She had spent hundreds on shampoos, creams and nothing would cure it.  She heard about Child's Farm baby products and tried the Fragrance Free Body Wash and the Moisturizer.  Within 3 days she saw results.  It was the first time she had seen her babies skin clear in months.  Her baby was less fussy and mom was less fustrated.

Amy Monson from New York had been suffering from Psoriasis for years.  It was a condition of dry, itchy, scaling skin that crept around her hairline.  Her kids had been using Child's Farm Baby Moisturizer on their sensitive skin so she thought she'd give it it a try.  After 2 days she saw results!  She continued to use the Sensitive Scalp Shampoo by Child's Farm and has never looked back.  

Madison Georgetown from Oregon has 2 children with extremely sensitive skin.  So sensitive that they would break out in rashes with even the most mild of shampoos & soaps.  Madison came across Child's Farm Shampoo & Conditioners one day and found this was the only product that their children never would react to!  She takes her Child's Farm shampoo's on vacation, to the pool & Grandmas house, she doesn't dare trying another product.

Mary Charleston from New Jersey had really severe Rosacea and was very self conscious about it.  Makeup would make it worse & moisturizers designed for Rosacea would only cause painful irritation.  She heard about Chid's Farm products and gave the Baby Moisturizer a try.  After 4 days her skin was as clear as little girls.  She felt great in her skin, no more pain, no more irritation, she felt free.  

Abigail Thompson from Colorado had a son who would get the worst diaper rash after an acidic poop.  She wasn't happy using destain due to the toxic chemicals found in there but natural creams didn't seem to do anything either.  She bought Childs Farm Diaper Cream, applied it daily and never saw diaper rash again on her sons extremely sensitive skin.  Her son cries less & is a much happier baby now that he doesn't deal with daily diaper rash.  

Child's Farm has received dozens of awards for their quality products with organic ingredients, free from anything toxic and the best cure for skin conditions.  Child's Farm is the best choice for your new borns sensitive skin.  You can feel comfortable knowing your child's skin is not absorbing anything it shouldn't be.  



Goat Milk Formula Comparision

Goat Milk Formula Comparision

Goat milk formulas are becoming very popular.  It is hard to decide which formula to start with.  There is never one single formula that will work for every baby, you may find yourself going thru a little trial and error to get the right fit for your baby.  

Nanny Care/Bambichen Vs. Holle Goat Milk

(Nanny Care & Bambichen are virtually the same product)

The major difference between the two milks is Holle Goat Milk uses maltodextrin & Nanny care does not.  Maltodextrin is used in place of lactose & may be a better option for babies who are sensitive to lactose.  Maltodextrin is also a carbohydrate used in formulas.  Nanny Care uses lactose as their only source of carbohydrate.  

Holle Goat is also certified organic.  Nanny Care is not.  It is very expensive to become organically certified & Nanny Care as a company chooses to not become organic.  The milks however are GMO free & hormone free and you can feel good knowing that New Zealand (Nanny Care Milk) has the highest quality milk production in the world.  

Holle Goat doesn't contain any preservatives & contains just one synthetic vitamin L-methione.  Nanny Care contains two synthetic vitamins L-Carnintate & Taurine.  However, because Goat milk does not contain the natural vitamins found in cows milk, they must be added to be suitable for infant consumption.  

Both formulas are made with Goat Milk do not contain any cows milk.  And both formulas are based on a whole milk product.

Nanny Care Vs. Bambichen

Nanny Care & Bambichen are very similar.  The only difference between the two is Bambichen milk is heat treated and Nanny Care is pasteurized.  Heat treated milk is a balance between pasteurizing and not pasteurizing.  It kills the potentially dangerous bacterias while preserving the taste.

Bambichen is slightly more expensive then Nanny Care due to the heat treated process & small batch production.



Hipp Comparison Charts

Hipp Comparison Charts

Hipp formula is a very popular formula but there are many different variations which can confuse parents.  The reason for the different variations is due to every country having different regulations on what can be and cannot be in baby formulas.  Each type of Hipp is from a different country.  We will break down the differences by stage so it will more closely relate to your needs at the age range your baby is at.

The major differences between the three is the UK version does not contain the probiotics like the other two variations and the German version is the only one to contain starch.  

The major differences between these three are the Uk Version does not contain probiotics like the other two, the German version is the only one to contain starch & both the UK and German versions both contain soy, the Dutch version does not. 

 The major differences between these three are the UK & Dutch versions both do not contain probiotics, the UK Version doesn't contain whey (the other two do), UK & Dutch do not contain Starch (German does) and all 3 contain soy.