Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cheerios First Foods Blog Tour

Cheerios are more then just a great first food, they are great for edible crafts too!!
So, I have 5 kids.  It is neat to see how things changed from the first baby to the last one.  I remember, about 15 years ago, being a young mom, having read all the books, I knew how to handle the first foods my baby was going to be given.  There were set guidelines, at this age cereal, at this age veggies etc...

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
 
MANDATORY ENTRY:
  • All you have to do is leave a commet sharing your feedback about the Cheerios First Foods section.

For EXTRA ENTRIES:
  • Follow this blog - Mom's Musings - on Google Friend Connect (it's THAT easy!) The "Follow" button is in the right-hand sidebar
  • Following Mom's Musings on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway – #giveaway - $50 Cheerios Prize Pack from @momsmusings http://tinyurl.com/4s9knhr CAN ends Feb 14th (RT once a day for more entries)
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Disclosure - I am participating in the Cheerios First Foods program by Mom Central on behalf of General Mills. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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  1. i love the weekly meal planner

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  5. I love the site,especially the section on food allergies!
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  9. I think its a great helpful site for the new moms- but like you said once your second baby gets here- we're a pro at it already- both my kids love cheerios and it was their first finger food.
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  12. With my own kids I was Dr. Spock all the way...they got cereal when the book said, junior foods when the book said and so on. With the little grands...they have been given things so early that it was pretty upsetting to me. I like this site because some of us have been away from babies for a few years and we need to keep up!

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  20. I think its great, love the allergie info

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  37. I think the Cheerios First Food section is very informative - it's packed full of useful information that is easy to find!

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