When my daughter was a new born baby, the wife and I did not know much about baby food and nutrition because this was our first child. We asked other parents and family and friends about what to feed our baby, and of course, we got a rainbow of opinions on what to feed her and how much and on and on it went. Then I decided to try Gerber Baby Food, and what a selection there is on what to feed junior! So without further ado, I will tell you what I learned and see if this is the baby food for you.
Formulas, for me, was a tough one because I was so ignorant on the subject and did not know where to start, but Gerber helped me out with their formula products. They have nine products to choose from. They all help aid brain & eye development and they are easy for babies to digest. Also, they have a category on Tummy Troubles & Colic with seven products available to choose from.
Now this one to me seemed a little easier to figure out than the formula was. Gerber has this area broken down into three categories. The first is Single-Grain Starter Cereal with nine great varieties from oatmeal to rice. Next, is the Sitter Cereal with six products from whole wheat to oatmeal peach apple. Finally, there is the Crawler & Toddler Cereal with eight products from banana & cream to banana apple strawberry. That should make baby real happy, huh?
I remember when my daughter was a baby there did not seem to be much to pick from or maybe I was not looking in the right places. At least today, Gerber has a great line up of food for junior. Let’s see what they have. Lil’ Mixers – there are eight of these little meals from flavors like Apple Avocado with Quinoa Crisp, Apple Strawberry Banana with Puffed Grain and many more. Wow – with Plastic Tubs there are eighty-nine varieties! Here are a few of them: carrot, pea, peach, chicken noodle dinner, apple cherry and many more.
Pouches – this is a great one for toddlers to master self-feeding and there is less mess too. They come in forty-nine flavors like Pear Squash, Fruit & Yogurt Peaches & Cream, Banana Mango and many more yummy flavors. And then there are the traditional Glass Jars – the ones I used to use which come in eleven flavors. I will rattle off a few, like Ham and Gravy, Apple, Sweet Potato, Apple Carrot & Cinnamon and more.
There are three categories in the snacks section. Dairy is one of them with thirteen flavors like Strawberry, Red Berries, Mix Berry and more. Next are the Grains & Bakery with forty-one flavors available. Let your child’s mouth water for this one: Banana Cookies or Sweet Potato Puff. The list goes on and on. Finally, there are Melts. Yum! Melts come in eight tasty flavors like Truly Tropical Blend or Banana Strawberry or Very Berry Blend (make me wish I was a baby boy again for this snack section.)
Meals & Sides
Two categories are offered for Meals & Sides. One is Meal Options with twenty-two flavors or products to choose from. Another is Mac & Cheese with Chicken & Vegetables. If that’s not your baby’s fancy, how about this flavor – Turkey & Vegetable Ravioli. Again, the list goes on. Lots of choices for your child to try. There are five Sides to choose from. This one I think could have been in the snacks section. Meat Sticks, Turkey Sticks and a few more to pick from.
Now we have to have something to wash down all those meals right? Gerber has some drinks that will do the trick so here they are: one is 100 % Fruit Juices like Apple, White Grape, and Mixed Fruit. Eight in all to choose from. Water is next. Gerber water undergoes an extensive, multi step process to ensure consistent purity and quality. The last one is Water and Fruit Juice Blends – four products or flavors to pick from. Here is one called Strawberry Kiwi Flavor. Another is Mango Peach Carrot and the other two are called Banana Mango Squash and Cherry Sweet Potato Apple. (I will drink to that. How about you?)
There are four categories in the Freshful Start section. I will start with Homestyle Purees, with four flavors: Apple, Parsnip & Beet with Cardamom, Pear & Parsnip with Vanilla and more. Next is Ready to Blend Food Kits, which also has four selections to choose from like Pea, Mango & Corn or maybe this one: Sweet Potato & Carrot. How about Beet, Parsnip & Yellow Carrot? And finally, Parsnip, Yellow Carrot & Orange Carrot.
Veggie Entree Bowls is the next category. Two of the four products available here are Tomatoe Bell Pepper & Zucchini with Pasta & Lentil in a Garlic Citrus Seasoning and Bell Pepper Tomato & White Bean with Brown Rice and Quinoa in a Sofrito Seasoning. (hopefully, this will not give junior heart burn.) To conclude the Fresh Start section are Veggie Sides. Three varieties are available here: Riced Cauliflower & Mixed Veggies with Quinoa, Noodled Beets with Quinoa, and Noodled Butternut Squash with Brown Rice. Children today eat and drink like Kings and Queens compared to when I was a boy!
Start junior on the right foot with organic food. Gerber has a nice selection to choose from. There are five categories of them. Starting with Organic Cereal, which comes in five different products one flavor is oatmeal. Then there is Organic Baby Food, which comes in forty-two tasty products, for example Pear Spinach or Banana Mango. Next is Organic Beverages. There are four flavors like Cherry Sweet Potato Apple.
Gerber even has Organic Formula. There are three of these products. You cannot get much better than that. Finally, there are Organic Snacks – fourteen of them. I will give you an example of some: Fig Berry, Cranberry Orange, White Bean Hummus and many more (I think I will get me some – they sound good!)
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Gerber Baby Food sure does have a lot of healthy and nutritious choices for modern day parents to feed their babies. So go out there and stock up on all those delightful products today. You will not regret it. If Gerber had had this for my daughter when she was a baby, it would have made my life a lot easier.