This post was sponsored by Gerber, but as always opinions are 100% my own!!
Feeding time! This has been quite a challenge with an orally averted baby. I think I really took for granted how easy the other two were when it came to nursing and transitioning to solids. Oliver has been orally averted for a while now. We don’t use the bottle at all and solely tube feed through his g-tube.
That said, he is now 7 months adjusted (10 months actual) and we have been slowly starting to transition to solids. His first tooth popped through a few days ago and it is amazing how much of a difference that makes with eating solids. It like tooth pops though = light bulb going off and he is starting to take them much better. You can see in that picture above, he is giving that “cheeky”, ‘I’m grinding my teeth’ look. 😉
So Oliver is not QUITE ready for these but I was nonetheless excited to work with Gerber to try out their newGerber’s 3rd Foods® Lil Bits™ Recipes! The whole concept is that they are graduating to the next level, starting to chew and be able to munch up their food and then swallow. I love it as this is kind of an ‘in between’ step between the pureed baby food and table food.
Gerber is the only baby food company in the country which uses a special cooking method that gives Lil’ Bits recipes the right texture and perfectly sized soft bits to help babies master chewing. Plus Gerber tested 30,000 spoonfuls of Lil’s Bits recipes to develop perfectly sized bits to help babies master chewing.
Gerber’s 3rd Foods® Lil Bits™ Recipes come in 7 fruits and 3 veggies. Fruits are: Apple Blueberry, Orchard Fruit Medley, Apple Banana, Banana Apple Strawberry, Pear Apple Berry, Island Fruit Blend and Banana Apple Mango. Veggies are: Mixed Carrots, Corn & Butternut Squash, Butternut Squash & Potato, Sweet Potato Apple Carrots & Cinnamon.
We’re getting there! Oliver loves the butternut squash already so I am looking forward to trying that one with him very soon.
Do you have a little one that is ready to start chewing? Or getting close?
Apply him/her to Gerber Chew University!! Plus come back everyday and you have a chance to win! 100 winners per day will receive Class of 2015 Chew U prizes. Promotion period ends on September 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gerber.