I started feeding my baby with solid foods when he was six months old. He’s a sweet and bubbly little one who likes to eat, and is actually not a picky eater. And just as much as he loves milk, he never fails to amaze me when it comes to solids, too! Now that he is one year old, his appetite is improving as he wants to try new food.
You can tell by the way he turns his head to the direction of where he smell the food, he may also act as if he’s chewing something even when there’s none in his mouth. Sometimes, he’s trying to reach or grab me when he saw me eating.
He really loves to eat, and you know he has favorites, too! One to mention is the GERBER CEREALS, which we always get at the baby aisle in Walmart. We are currently trying the GERBER Multigrain Cereals, and I’m glad that he likes it a lot. He loves being fed with cereals, and oh, plays most of it! Yes, it can be a big mess, but I don’t mind at all as long as I know he’s enjoying his food and learns to explore with it to also feed his curiosity.
As a first time mom to a healthy baby boy, I’d love to share some of tips I learned from feeding him with cereals over time.
Not all cereals are made equal
Be sure to give your baby the proper cereals he needs, always opt into baby cereals because they are fortified with iron. Unlike family cereals that doesn’t have the same quantity; baby cereals can help your child get his daily iron needs. You know, iron helps support your little one’s brain development and learning ability. I always give my Baby Cody the GERBER CEREALS to make sure he’s getting enough iron. With just two servings a day, it helps me give my baby at least 90% of his daily iron needs. It is also made with ten vitamins and minerals.
Choose the best time of the day
This is the time when you don’t need to rush. It’s when your baby is not too hungry, and when you’re not really rushing on anything like you’ve run out of time to go to shop, for instance. Let both of you enjoy the mommy and baby bonding during his feeding time.
Use coated baby-sized spoon
It’s best to use coated baby-sized spoon, I used the silicon coated one for my little boy. This is to protect his gums, and keep them healthy. You can easily find one at the baby section.
Feed his curiosity, too
What I mean to say here is to let him explore. It could be real messy, but I realized it makes my baby happier and he enjoys his food even more. I’m letting him play with his hand holding his silicon-coated spoon, he sometimes try to feed his own mouth with a spoon, too and the rest is nothing but a history of mess that I always patiently clean up. It’s absolutely a combination of fun and mess, but its okay.
Do not recycle
Don’t keep his left-overed cereals in the fridge and give it to him on his next feeding. That’s a no-no as bacteria might get in the way. Only prepare enough of what your baby can eat. But you know, honestly, there were still those times when he can’t finished all of what I prepared for him and it all ends up to be me eating what’s left on his bowl. I think I already have mentioned on my previous posts that I love cereals, right? And so I won’t mind eating my baby’s GERBER CEREALS, too! Haha… That one taste good, anyway.
Once again, always make sure your baby is getting enough of his daily iron needs, too (and other vitamins and minerals)! The GERBER CEREALS is worth the try and they have a variety of cereals to choose from. Give me a minute; watch this video to inspire you more about GERBER CEREALS!
That’s all for today, and I hope you enjoy this post. Have a lovely day!