My baby. He’s all grown up. Soon he’ll be off to college and out on his own, and then what will I do? Okay, maybe I’m being a little bit melodramatic. After all, Baby Chester is only 11 months old. But his first birthday is so quickly approaching, and I’m completely amazed at how many new skills he’s developing as time marches on.
For instance, unlike with his two brothers, I waited until he was six months old before I started feeding him solids. The other kids I started much younger. I think knowing that Chester is my last baby has made me much more patient in getting him through his developmental milestones. In fact, there are a lot of differences in how I’ve been treating him since he was born. For instance, he goes to daycare. And since I don’t have him with me all day long, I had to decide on the best brand of baby food to send with him each day. Naturally, I chose Gerber, a firm favorite with all my kids.
I love that Gerber foods are set up in stages to correspond to the natural abilities of the babies who eat it. We’ve been through stages 1 and 2 already, and we’ve just started introducing Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits Recipes to his daily meals. Gerber’s newest line of healthy “Lil’ Bits” helps introduce babies to new tastes, textures, and combinations and is specifically meant to help them Learn to Chew.
Children who have not been exposed to “lumpy food” that require mashing and chewing before 10 months of age have experienced difficulties transitioning to more advanced foods. And even though Chester has only just got his first tooth (my kids have all been late bloomers when it comes to teeth!), he is loving the feeling of mashing up his little lumps through gummy chomping.
Feeding him is one of the highlights of my day. Each evening, after picking him up from daycare, I set him in his high chair and let him pick his favorite flavor. He is equally enamored of the Apple Blueberry and the Sweet Potato Apple Carrot & Cinnamon flavors, so we tend to go back and forth every other day.
Between bites, we often practice new skills such as waving, clapping and repeating. He loves the attention and interaction.
Gerber Pureed 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits help with learning to chew and mash. They are filled with soft, mashable pieces that help your baby explore new tastes and textures. Gerber has worked with developmental experts to help your little one transition to table foods. In addition, only Gerber works with the best farmers and cooks, and it tests the products with 2,000 babies to make sure it’s as delicious as it is nutritious.
The only problem is that Chester’s big brothers often want to “help” him eat, and then we are left with something like this:
Gerber 3rd Foods Lil Bits Recipes help babies learn to chew and ease the transition to table food.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gerber. The opinions and text are all mine.