|Cheerios are more then just a great first food, they are great for edible crafts too!!|
We started with the regular stuff, rice cereal, peas (which were mostly spewed across the kitchen), some fruits. The best though was when he was old enough to be able to eat some foods on his own. The first time he had a cookie, or some Cheerios, was very exciting! It was the first sign of independence and a little bit more freedom for me:-)
After him as our guinea pig, we were a little more relaxed. We knew more and were comfortable with our previous experience. We were a little more lenient with the ages, and what we introduced when. Our second child was eating chicken breasts at 9 months!! She was crazy, but loved to chew away...I bet it felt nice on her gums (this is not reccommended...she was a very advanced baby - in everyway, now she is 12 going on 19 most days).
We would regularly make our own baby food and loved to carry convenience foods with us. It was great to be able to throw a handful of Cheerios or baby cookies into a container and have them ready at any moment.
Something else I used a lot, when we finally got a computer (I am not sure how I lived without one for so long;-) was the Babycenter It is such a helpful site. I signed up right at the beginning of my pregnancies, and I still receive emails about Faiths age and stage! They have a great community that I have been able to connect with and a plethora of information! It is like a lifeline for me:-)
There is a new section on Babycenter now, called Cheerios First Foods that is brought to us by Cheerios. This new section is full of articles, recipes, what the experts are saying, polls and something I think I just may find handy...Meal Planning sheets, plus a first foods diary and a caregiver meal sheet! There are even some great videos to check out. This is definitely a great resource for parents to help work through this new stage of development.
I am hosting a cool Cheerios giveaway on my blog. The Cheerios Prize Pack ($50 value!) will include a: Cheerios On-the-go Tot Container, Cheerios playbook, Box of Cheerios, Bowl and utensil set and a $30 Cash Card.
The contest ends February 14 at midnight EST
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