It seems like it was yesterday when I found out I was expecting my first child. Those 9 months were akin to a fairy tale. We were so ecstatic when he finally arrived and we loved every bit of that 6 lbs. and 11 oz. baby. That’s why it’s hard for me to believe that he’s now in middle school. 6 years later, I brought my other pride and joy, my daughter, home from the hospital. It goes to show how fleeting time is since that bundle of joy turned 5 years old last summer. She is a bundle of energy that keeps me on my toes! My ever so curious and exuberant explorer is always flitting from one destination to the next.
We officially became a party of 5 when my third son was born last summer. He made his arrival the day after my daughter’s 5th birthday, making their birthdays one day apart. The odds! It is almost hard to believe that he is already 8 months old – four months shy of his 1st birthday. I quickly learned to relish in every moment and cherish it, even the most mundane, especially since children grow up in a blink of an eye! Whether you’re a new parent or have more than one child, motherhood is a journey of joy, laughter, and love.
With motherhood being a journey, you also learn through trial and error. It doesn’t matter how many baby books you have read or tips you have received from other moms. What works for one mom may not work for another mom. But, there is at least one thing that many moms can agree on and that is that we want the best for our children.
How I’m Supporting My Baby’s Healthy Brain Development
Gerber is a brand that parents have loved and trusted since its inception in 1927. They strive on ensuring the healthy development of your growing baby with quality ingredients. Their baby cereals like the Gerber DHA & Probiotic Oatmeal are fortified with essential nutrients, including iron, probiotics, calcium, and vitamins C, E and B. I also can’t help but marvel at the fact that their cereals aren’t made with artificial colors and flavors, gluten, genetically engineered ingredients, or packaged in BPA containers. It is free from all of that!
Single-grain infant cereals are an ideal first solid food to check for food sensitivities and help develop baby’s eating skills. I didn’t know that babies’ natural stores of iron start depleting around 4-6 months. That is why I’m glad that I can meet 90% of my baby’s daily iron needs with just two servings of Gerber infant cereal. 1 tbsp. cereal can simply be combined with 4-5 tbsp. of breast milk or infant formula.
My son starts off his day with Gerber DHA & Probiotic Oatmeal. The DHA in the Gerber DHA & Probiotic Oatmeal helps support brain and eye development, whereas the probiotic Bifidus BL helps support digestive health when eaten on a regular basis. In addition to breast milk, I’ll also stir in a small amount of pureed fruit since my son doesn’t like cereal alone.
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This sounds wonderful! Happy mothers day for yesterday as well ☺️
It’s so important to choose foods that are rich in DHA for our babies’ brains. I would have chosen foods like these if they had been around when my kids were babies.
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I remember DHA was just starting to be the thing when my daughter was a baby. I’ve always been big on making sure they take that as well as probiotic. Gut health is so important for overall health!
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Sounds like Gerber has done it again! I love that they have this kind of variety for babies. Now parents can worry less about what kind of food to feed their babies to help their development.
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Times flies, doesn’t it?? We really need to cherish every moment. And someone looks like he’s thoroughly enjoying his Gerber oatmeal. So precious!
This is really helpful and informative for parents. Their child’s health is paramount and rightly so. Happy belated Mother’s Day too!
Baby food sure has come a long way since mine were little! Not that I am in a rush to be a grandparent but at least I know when I do have grandkids they will get the best food available! All my babies are and will be Gerber babies!
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He is such a cutie! I love that picture in the little jacket with the ears and his tongue out!
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Lots of great info if I become a mother! It’s great to care so much and give your baby the best health possible.
As a mum to be I love to read someone that’s actually think about the future like the brain development. It’s so important what you provide when their little! This probiotic oatmeal seems like the perfect thing to start the morning and your baby is loving it!
I remember how important choosing a good baby formula, cereal, and food was when my kids were little. This looks like a great one.
My kids are older now (11 and 13), but I so remember those days feeding them cereal! They loved it and it was so fun to see them eat it for the first time!
Gerber has always been a great brand for as long as I can remember. They have great baby products.
My son is now 4 months old and I am now excited to introduce him to these kinds of foods. Gerber is really an awesome products for our child. Happy Mother’s Day!
My daughter loves to eat cereal like oats and corn flakes. We prefer the organic GMO free ones too.
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Aww, he is such a cutie! And this reminds me when my son was a baby because he only ate Gerber baby food back then. Only the best for my baby. 🙂
Such a great info for all parents, every child health is paramount. Thanks for sharing; sharing this now to my friends.
I haven’t heard of this brand before but it sounds like it really gives babies everything they need for healthy development! Looks great!
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Your baby is so cute! I always loved Gerber as well. I used their brand when my girls were babies too.
What a lovely little one! It’s great that you wrote a post on this important topic. Providing the right nutrients for our babies are crucial especially at this sensitive age.
My boys always seemed super hungry around 4 or 5 months old. I started giving my youngest oatmeal. I never gave him a ton but just enough to help satisfy his hunger.
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What a great post. We need to ensure we are feeding our kids properly so they develop as they should.
First things, first! What a darling little cutie. I have never heard of Gerber before but it does sound great and nice packaging too.
I wish I had seen things like this when my daughter was younger. It would have been nice to give her different foods to try. Although not sure my ex would have gone with it. This does sounds great though.
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Aww, such a cutie! He looks similar to my friend’s baby! My son loved his cereal when he was a baby and still does now 🙂
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Oh I love him looking at the packet waiting to eat it! Looks perfect for babies.
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I love that we live in a day and age where we can be so aware of things like this! I love avocado for brain health, too. AND what a cutie pie baby!! 🙂
It’s so important to choose foods that are rich in DHA for our babies’ brains!
I have always been a big Gerber Fan, when my little lady was a baby!
I’ve grown with this brand and also my siblings. I recall that we love this and even sneak our cupboard for these and add it on our sandwiches! We can’t help it because its delicious 😀
Beautiful post and adoraaaaaable baby! Oh how I would love to pinch those cheeks.