We all remember the time our little ones were first introduced to solid foods. Exciting times filled with new textures, tastes and the ability to be able to feed themselves were all quite the experience for both myself and baby!
We started introducing finger foods to our little girl when she was about five months old, with our little guy around the same age . It was around that age that they started showing an interest in “grown-up” foods by watching us eat our meals bite for bite, hoping we’d share. We knew it was time to try them out with something a little more tasty than baby cereal to fill their little bellies.
It wasn’t always easy to get them to try new foods though, each one protested for different reasons. New foods are exactly that to a baby, new. What I would do is give the choice between two different foods to try that way lessen the chance to protest because they chose what to eat. It worked for both my daughter and son. No matter what though, it takes patience and its good to start with easy to handle, easy to eat foods like dry cereal.
One of the first finger foods our little ones both began with was of course Cheerios, nutritious and delicious, Cheerios are a great choice for everyone. They are small enough for little fingers to pick up and eat on their own plus they are made with whole grain so I know they are eating right. It’s no wonder moms everywhere have made Cheerios the finger food of choice for over 50 years!
I`d like to tell you all about a great new source of information on the web geared toward new moms: The new First Foods section over at babycenter.ca brought to you in partnership with Cheerios! The new First Foods section has tons of great information including articles and tips on feeding your baby by age, a weekly meal planner and yummy new recipes to try out! I wish this had been around when my two were trying out their first foods!
If you have or know someone with a baby ready for first foods I definitely recommend checking it out!
The Great Cheerios Giveaway!
It`s giveaway time! Cheerios and MomCentral are giving my readers the chance to win a fabulous Cheerios Prize Pack ($50 value!) that includes: A Cheerios On-the-go Tot Container, Cheerios playbook, Box of Cheerios, Bowl and utensil set and a $30 Cash Card!
All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what you think about the new babycenter.ca First Foods section!
Good Luck Everyone!
*Giveaway ends February 14th, 2011 and is open to Canadian residents only. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via provided email address.*
*This post was written in participation with the Cheerios First Foods Blog tour by MomCentral Canada on behalf of General Mills. I received a gift card for my participation. All comments and opinions expressed are honest and my own.*