Each new milestone baby hits is a whole new adventure. From learning to crawl to learning to chew every day is an adventure. Now that the baby is ten months old, we’ve been exploring new foods and tastes as we begin to transition her to table food. One of her favorite new foods is Gerber 3rd Foods® Lil’ Bits™ Recipes and I’m thrilled to be partnering with them on today’s post. At her 6 month check up, our doctor gave her the ok to start her on baby food. She started her off on her smooth purees but after a few weeks, she began to mash the food with her gums. Then she progressed to more chewing motions with her jaw and we knew she was ready to try something a little chunkier.
We moved her on to new Gerber 3rd Foods® Lil’ Bits™ Recipes. They are made with small, perfectly sized soft bits of fruits or vegetables that help your baby learn to mash and chew. Chewing is an essential milestone in baby’s development and these recipes offer a gradual texture progression that helps babies learn how to transition to table food.
Now that the baby is learning to chew, finding a baby food that helps her continue to develop that milestone is important. With these small, soft bits of fruit and vegetables, Gerber 3rd Foods® Lil’ Bits™ Recipes have been able to do just that. At first she definitely noticed the texture was thicker, but she just mashed it with her gums and eagerly wanted more.
With ten new recipe flavors specifically made to help her learn to chew and mash, she’s really enjoying the new flavors and combinations. Gerber 3rd Foods® Lil’ Bits™ Recipes are available in 7 fruit and 3 veggie varieties. With flavors like:
- Apple Blueberry (a current favorite over here)
- Orchard Fruit Medley
- Apple Banana
- Banana Apple Strawberry
- Pear Apple Berry
- Island Fruit Blend
- Banana Apple Mango
- Mixed Carrots
- Corn and Butternut Squash
- Butternut Squash and Potato
- Sweet Potato Apple Carrots & Cinnamon (another favorite)
Want to enroll your baby in Chew U? Here are some tips that your baby might be ready. Does baby:
- Use their jaw to mash and chew food?
- Starting to crawl with their belly up off the floor?
- Use their fingers to feed themselves?