Kids grow fast! Before you know it they are moving from bottles to baby food then they want to feed themselves. THAT learning curve is one that ends up mostly like this:
This is my daughter at her birthday, to this day it’s still one of my favorite birthday’s, her face she made was perfect! Moments like this melt my heart!
Mom’s how do you know when your little is ready to feed themselves? For me it’s always been when they start picking up toys and bringing it to their mouths, they need to have a few teeth and have the ‘gumming’ method down. They also recommend your child is crawling but being I have 2 of my 4 that have pretty much skipped crawling and went to walking I dont always go by that.
We then start with Gerber’s puffs perfect to help them start chewing. There are many benefits for kids starting ‘finger foods’ and Gerber has helped with these with their 3rd Food Lil’ Bits. They have 10 recipes which offers a great variety!
Chewing is an essential milestone in a baby’s development; Lil’ Bits recipes offer a gradual texture progression which helps babies learn the skills they need to transition to table food. Introducing pureed foods with advanced textures at the Crawler milestone is highly recommended for children to explore and feel multiple textures within the mouth without having to manage numerous separate food components.
What does all that mean? In short, introducing textures NOW will help prevent picky eaters later. And trust me, as a mom of a boy who ate nothing but cereal, peanut butter sandwiches and chicken nuggets for a MONTH, it’s not an easy habit to break!
Lil’ Bits recipes come in 7 fruits and 3 veggies. Fruits are: Apple Blueberry, Orchard Fruit Medley, Apple Banana, Banana Apple Strawberry, Pear Apple Berry, Island Fruit Blend and Banana Apple Mango. Veggies are: Mixed Carrots, Corn & Butternut Squash, Butternut Squash & Potato, Sweet Potato Apple Carrots & Cinnamon
Have you tried Gerber’s Lil’ Bits yet?
Gerber 3rd Foods Lil Bits Recipes help babies learn to chew and ease the transition to table food.
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