This post is sponsored by Gerber®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I’ve had three babies. Three very hungry, active baby boys! I’ve talked about Healthy Eating Plans, Snacks For Toddlers, and how to Teach Kids To Eat Less Sugar. Today I’m going to focus on the roll Iron has in our baby’s nutrition.
From newborn to 12 months old, what your child eats impacts their overall nutrition. Luckily they are born with natural stores of iron, but they deplete by the time they are about six months old. So if you are breastfeeding your baby be sure to supplement their diet with foods rich in iron. Iron fortified cereals like Gerber’s snacks and Oatmeals, or meat, are a great way to make sure they get the amount of Iron they need.
Infant Starter Foods
Great infant starter foods include:
- Gerber Oatmeal DHA Probiotics 8oz
- Gerber Single-Grain Oatmeal 8oz
- Gerber Single-Grain Rice 8oz at Walmart
Iron is so important to brain development, and infant cereals are an ideal first solid food to help you baby develop his or her eating skills.
Also, youre going to love this! Gerber Oatmeal and Rice are:
- No artificial colors or flavors
- Package made with no BPA
Learn more about other great Gerber products below: