Introducing Solids with Gerber Cereals //

October 6, 2016 in #MomLife,children,mommyhood,parenthood,sponsor

As a first time mom, I had super high (and super unrealistic) expectations of how I would ‘mom.’ You know the drill… those who aren’t moms seem to have all the answers. I was no exception.

With Ari we did Baby Led Weaning (BLW). At the time, he had very little interest in food. So, honestly, it was easy. And I swore up and down that I would exclusively use that method. But the more that he wanted to eat, the more realistic my life became.

So honestly, I didn’t even attempt BLW with Remy Bea. Girlfriend has been grabbing at my food for months now. We waited until just after she turned 6 months to starting solids. And ever since, she has been eating about 6 jars of food a day (!!!!).

BLW or not, one of the most important lessons I learned from my experience with Ari was that it’s important to let our babies try to feed themselves. So recently I picked up a variety of GERBER CEREALS from Walmart to thicken up her purees (and bonus? just two servings of GERBER CEREALS per day is 90% of her daily Iron requirements!).

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Her favorite flavor, by far, is the Oatmeal & Banana Cereal, which I mix in with peaches, pears, and apples! The cereal mixed with her purees create just the right level of ‘thickness’ to where we can focus on other developmental milestones — like learning to use a spoon for the first time!

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Per the advice of lots of other Mamas, we are using Num Num self feeder spoons! Sure, it’s still a little messy! But that’s how they learn and grow, right!?

Honestly, it isn’t as messy as one would think! Sure, half of it ends up on her; but the combination of the toddler cereal and the spoon help as much of the food as possible actually make it into her mouth! Ha!

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We’ve got a long road ahead of us in regards to learning, growing, and developing, but at least I can rest easy knowing that I’m feeding her the most nutritious foods and she’s getting all of her necessary vitamins. That in itself is a huge weight off of my shoulders!

Today’s post is sponsored by Gerber, but my love for their cereal options is all my own

Head to Walmart and pick up some GERBER CEREAL to try for yourself!

 

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Shannan Panganiban October 10, 2016 at 8:56 am

I didn’t know there was this many flavors!! I only ever knew of the original oatmeal flavor. Thanks for sharing.

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Eryka October 10, 2016 at 11:03 am

I need to remember this if we have a second baby!

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Stephanie Simpson October 10, 2016 at 11:27 am

Great post! I love all the variety Gerber has for starter foods!

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Rachel Catherine October 12, 2016 at 3:38 pm

We started with this cereal. It’s great.

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Tiffany Bonilla October 14, 2016 at 2:43 pm

These look like a fab option. My little one is past this stage but maybe next time!

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val October 16, 2016 at 8:59 pm

Love all the Gerber options! And that spoon is super cute 🙂

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Gladys October 16, 2016 at 10:48 pm

We love Gerber and all the flavors!

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Alia October 17, 2016 at 1:23 am

This is such a great idea! Totally going to do this with my little ones!

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Anna October 17, 2016 at 11:49 am

My little one loves the Gerber Cereal. Her favorite is banana!

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Fawn October 18, 2016 at 10:33 pm

First solids is such a fun time!

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Julie October 25, 2016 at 2:43 pm

I didn’t know there were so many flavours!

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Shahla October 25, 2016 at 10:46 pm

I love when they start to experience new flavors! What a great variety Gerber has!

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Shari October 27, 2016 at 5:44 pm

I’ve never seen these before! That banana cereal actually looks pretty yummy.

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Emily Music October 27, 2016 at 10:13 pm

My daughter ate a lot of this as a baby! It does the trick : )

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Kristeena October 28, 2016 at 10:23 pm

We started with this cereal when my dude was a baby!

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ashley October 28, 2016 at 11:22 pm

Making a mental note of this for baby #2!

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Chloe October 28, 2016 at 11:40 pm

I don’t have kids yet but these look incredible!! I’ll have to keep these in mind!
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