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The best pasta for babies and toddlers you can buy in the UK (top 6)

Pasta is a great dish which is always popular with people of all ages, but the one downside to pasta is that it's cooked 'al dente' which makes it not very suitable for babies or toddlers who are still learning to chew.

Luckily, there are some types of pasta that you can buy which are absolutely suitable for babies and toddlers. We thought it would be useful to round up the best pasta for babies you can buy, let’s get into it:

Little Pasta Organics Alphabet Pasta for babies

We love when baby food products are made with the same high quality ingredients that adult food products are made from, and that's exactly the case with this pasta from Little Pasta Organics. It's made using high quality durum wheat from Italy, and it's 100% vegan too. It's also made with tomato and spinach, and also fortified with Vitamin B1. All of the ingredients used to make this pasta are organic and it contains no added sugar or salt. And what's extra great about this pasta is that it's in the shape of letters of the alphabet, so if your baby or toddler is old enough to recognise letters then identifying the letters in the pasta can make for lots of educational fun. This pasta is suitable for babies over the age of 10 months, learn more and buy it here -
Little Pasta Organics Alphabet

Piccolo Organic Cooking Penne Pasta

The cooking penne pasta from Piccolo is great for getting babies and toddlers used to the taste and texture of proper pasta because that's exactly what it is - it's made using 100% durum wheat, so it has all of the taste of normal pasta, but the main differences are that it has an almost melt in the mouth texture which makes it very easy to swallow. It's also much smaller than normal penne, so perfect for babies and young kids. On top of all of that, it's also organic. This pasta is suitable for kids over the ages of 10 months, learn more and buy it here -
Piccolo cooking pasta penne

Sainsbury's Little Ones Organic pasta

A number of the UK supermarkets have an own-brand range of baby and toddler food, but when it came to pasta we were most impressed with the Sainsbury's Little Ones range. As well as being 100% organic, the pasta dishes from the Sainsbury's Little Ones range contain no added colours, preservatives, or flavourings. There is also a lot of nutrition packed in these pasta dishes - the Organic Cheesy Tomato Macaroni dish contains 2 portions of vegetables. It's made with spaghetti, but it has a slightly lumpy texture which encourages chewing but doesn't make it too hard to eat. This pasta is suitable for babies aged 10 months and older, learn more and buy it here -
Sainsbury's Little Ones pasta

Ella's Kitchen Tomato-y Pasta

We mentioned in a previous guide that the Ella's Kitchen pouches are pretty healthy, but the brand also makes some other great products, including pasta which is ideal for toddlers and babies. The pasta in this meal is made using a blend of durum wheat and egg whites, so it has a really soft texture which is perfect for babies who are learning to chew. This pasta dish is also packed with vegetables, including tomatoes, red peppers, and carrots. This pasta dish is suited for babies aged 7 months and older, learn more and buy it here -
Ella's Kitchen pasta

Orgran Farm Animals pasta

What's interesting about the Orgran Farm Animals pasta is that it isn't made from wheat, instead, it's made using a blend of corn and rice. This has a few benefits - for starters, it means this pasta is gluten free, so if your baby or toddler has a gluten intolerance then this pasta is ideal for them. There is also some spinach and beetroot added to the recipe, which not only provides additional benefits but also gives the pasta a fun red and green colour, and the pasta is in the shape of farm animals. This pasta is suitable for babies over 12 months or for toddlers. Learn more and buy it here -
Orgran Farm animals pasta

Little Pasta Organics gnocchi

Another great option from the Little Pasta Organics brand is the gnocchi - gnocchi is a type of pasta which is made without wheat and is instead predominately made from potato, which means it has a much softer texture than most other types of pasta. This makes it ideal for babies and young kids. The gnocchi itself is made using organic potatoes and contains no added salt and sugar. This pasta is suitable for toddlers aged 3 years and older. Learn more and buy it here -
Little Pasta Organics gnocchi
We hope this guide helps you to find some great pasta for babies or young toddlers! Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us to try! If you want to read something similar, check out our guide to the best high protein pasta you can buy.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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