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Baby Akilah has been enjoying solids for a while now. While breast milk still plays a huge role in her diet, she demands to be served whatever everyone else is eating and sometimes, she simply takes what she wants. Juicy has yet to learn not to leave his food around her. Miss Honey has shredded pancakes, torn into burritos and pulverized chips. Not only does she live for the tastiness of food, but the experience of mess making too.
I’ll admit, food messes stress me out. And I realize that by me preventing those messes (and trying not to waste food) by spoon feeding her the messy stuff, I’m taking away from the whole sensory experience. So I let her be a big girl and eat her oatmeal on her own. I fixed her plate and sat it down. Before I could even blink, this girl digs in and starts flinging oatmeal eeeeeeverywhere. Noooo. Ah well, I had to let her exercise her right to be a baby.
Having been faced with developmental concerns early on, her growth and development are our priority. As a mama, I’m always on the lookout for nutrient rich foods to make sure she has a well balanced diet. In Walmart’s baby aisle, I picked up some GERBER CEREALS to add to her meals as they provide an important source of iron. Two servings per day provides 90% of the iron babies need. In addition to iron, these baby cereals also provide calcium needed for healthy bones and teeth.
Gerber has a variety of baby cereals to satisfy your baby’s taste buds as well as meet your baby’s developmental needs. They are super easy to mix. You can mix them in with breast milk or formula providing the perfect flavor bridge into solids. For older babies and toddlers, you can mix them in purees. I like to mix the oatmeal cereal with applesauce and sweet potatoes. I think I may mix in a chicken broth with veggies for a savory meal next.
Have your kiddos had GERBER CEREALS? In what ways did you mix them to provide your baby with flavor variety?
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