One of the most important and rather challenging tasks about raising a baby is providing them with the right food and nutrition. The generation is getting smarter by the hour and the rules of parenting aren’t the same as they used to be. Young mothers are experimenting and adopting newer and better feeding techniques to ensure that their child gets nothing but the best nutrition. Infants are best fed exclusively on breast milk but as they grow older, introducing solid foods becomes a necessity owing to the kid’s growing needs.
In addition to the homemade varieties, I have recently discovered and fallen in love with Gerber’s Baby Food & Organic Products and am totally willing to vouch for them in terms of quality as well as the sheer variety of baby food products and even snacks that they have to offer. High on health and nutritive value, plus the fact that they are organic, and the ingredients are sourced from the best farms in The USA, you and your child will fall in love with them! ( yes you can thank me later for introducing the brand to you!)
My brother’s younger one was a fussy eater and when it was time to introduce solids, we were at a complete loss of coming up with an idea to make him start eating. Homemade purees, crazy shows put up by the entire family to entertain him as the poor mother tried to get even a spoon of the various foods she tried to get him to eat, even coercion, nothing seemed to work. It does sound like a story but trust me, Gerber’s food became a godsend! I had only recently discovered the brand randomly and wanted to give it a shot since the presentation looked so appealing and when I read more about them, I was so eager to try it. Magically and mercifully, our finicky toddler took to them like a fish takes to water and since then there has been no looking back. It has become quite a tale to look back on but honestly, as a mother I know and can relate to the struggle to fulfill the little ones nutritive needs till he started loving these Gerber® Glass Jar foods are that made with perfectly-sized soft pieces of fruits or vegetables.
The time our babies start taking solids, it’s almost a relief since we are now surer of satiating their hunger and nutritional needs. Solid foods by Gerber don’t just ensure complete nutrition, but also a quality assurance that is rare to find elsewhere. The food contains no added artificial flavors or harmful chemicals in the name of preservatives and hence are completely safe for your baby. The stage one food was so impressive that we moved up to stage two food that contains mixed fruits and vegetables like kale, raspberries, yogurt, sweet potatoes, peaches, oatmeal and so many other amazing superfoods that actually helped our little Soham graduate of such sophisticated palettes with great ease. Can you believe that he actually enjoys apple spinach with kale and sweet raspberry banana flavors IMMENSELY? The food issue that seemed like a mammoth issue a few months back had become so sorted and fulfilling.
I recommend Gerber for not one but multiple reasons all that every mother definitely seeks in baby food for their little ones-
– SAFETY AND HYGIENE which the brand ensures and assures formidably with its super-solid background and in house advanced techniques for growing, processing, and retailing the food.
– BALANCED NUTRITION, each product has a special nutritive value and isn’t imbalanced or unhealthy in any way. Combined with breast milk and cereal, you can actually get a whole day’s balanced diet that points your child’s growth in the right direction.
– ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY, STRICT ADHERENCE TO ECOLOGICAL BALANCING TECHNIQUES – Gerber’s products are made organically and it is ensured that no harm is done to the ecosystem or the soils.
-ORGANIC AND CHEMICAL FREE- No artificial flavors or enhancers are added to the food to ensure that your tiny tot gets the best nutritional value without any worries of chemical additions.
So mums, when introducing solid foods to your kids, just make sure you keep a few pointers in mind. ONE, your child may take up to 15 days to finally accept the food, be patient, and handle it with a smile. TWO, be a good role model, ensure that your child sees you enjoying your food or else he/she will imitate the same. THREE, make sure to start introducing a timetable for eating rather than feeding on demand. It will ensure better meals with timely snacks ( PS: Soham enjoys his Gerber teether wheels as snacks, and I tasted them too, super yum!) and familiarize the concept of eating together with the family. Gerber’s foods are designed in a way that your child can transition into eating by himself/ herself easily, just be patient and leave the rest to THE GERBER MAGIC!