Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Introducing Solid Foods to your Baby with Gerber


Maximus is now five months old and exploring all kinds of new things. Now that he's rolling over, holding his head up, and has become a supported sitter, it was time for solids! There for a while it seemed as though Max could never get enough formula, so I was happy when at a recent check up his Pediatrician gave us the green light for GerberCEREAL. I've always opted this plan for our children because it's like the gateway to food! Since it's packed with iron, it's great for baby and a good way to slowly work on eating without sacrificing their main source of nutrition. 


I always wait until my babies are at least four months old before introducing their first solid, baby cereal. My favorite part about cereal is that you can determine how runny or thick you want the mixture to be, you can use breast milk or formula instead of water, and it helps teach them how to use their tongue, lips, and mouth for a food source. 



Benefits of GERBER CEREALS:

• Have iron to help support learning abilities
• 2 servings of GERBER CEREAL a day has 90% of a baby’s daily value of Iron. 
• Are made with calcium to help build healthy bones and teeth 
• Delivers a nutritional blend of Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and six B Vitamins 
• Non-GMO: not made with genetically engineered ingredients
• No artificial colors or flavors

• Packaging made with the use of BPA




My family loves Wal-Mart. Not only do they have great prices, but I can get whatever I may need in one place. Since we do have five children, having one place to grab anything for any age is almost a necessity, but I can't beat their amazing prices for baby items! I love their huge selection, great placement, and wallet friendly pricing. 


Whenever I first start my babies on their GerberCEREAL I like to mix it a little runny so it's thinner and an easier consistency for them while they're learning. After all, it is the first time any kind of solids hits their mouths so it's foreign. Once my babies get more used to the taste and texture, I thicken it up a bit like you see in the photo above and it's love every time! 


Max always gets so excited when he sees his bowl and knows it's time to eat! He loves the taste and has gotten so good at not spitting it back out when rolling it around in his mouth. He's started to grab the spoon wanting to try to feed himself which builds the brain for learning and muscles as well when self feeding comes in to play in a few months. 


Next time you're at the store, especially your local Wal-Mart, check out the baby aisle and learn more about GerberCEREAL and their great benefits. They also come in a variety of flavors and grains, but they're great for a growing baby! 




1 comments:

Maria said...

We always used Gerber Cereals - they are so good for babies to begin transitioning to solids - we used the 'Rice" cereal because that way there was no "wheat" issue