Giveaways,  parenting

Cheerios Blog Tour $50 Prize Pack Giveaway and

Payton, wearing a Cheerios necklace, when she was about 14 months old.
We learned fast to never go anywhere without food and we got creative too.
Cheerios are fun to eat and fun to craft with.
Take some dental floss and let your tot string Cheerios on there. It’s a
fun way to take food with you and to help fine motor skills grow.

 Should I give my baby fruit juice? When do I introduce peas? Vegetables first or fruits? When do I start cow’s milk? New parents are on the steepest learning curve ever, and yet often at the same time so exhausted by parenthood that they don’t have a whole lot of time left over to look up what they need to know about child development and nutrition. Luckily, Cheerios new First Foods has all the answers you need.

(The following is an excerpt from the site)
TopTen Foods For Baby

Dark green leafy vegetables
Chick peas
Mandarin oranges

There are lots of healthy, baby-friendly foods out there, but some stand out from the pack. These ten culinary superheroes are loaded with essential nutrients, reasonably priced, easy to prepare, and delicious. What’s more, now’s the perfect time to introduce them. While the very word “nutritious” can start a food strike among older kids, babies’ opinions, and palates, are still relatively open. Many parents are surprised to discover that their babies really enjoy these foods, either from the very first bite or after a few exposures.
Here are ten fantastic foods to introduce to your baby. After introducing any new food, wait three days before moving on to the next new food to identify any possible allergic reaction. If your baby’s still a beginner at eating solids, grind or puree the food as needed. (Find out more about preparing homemade baby food.)

From feeding your child, to dealing with common sleep problems and vacationing with an infant in tow, there’s a bit of everything at Baby Centre. All you have to do is visit the web site. Sign up for regular email newsletters to get important information about infants, toddler and preschoolers delivered right to your inbox.

My oldest daughter Payton, now 9, was about six months old before I felt brave enough to introduce some small amounts of rice cereal. As a new Mom, who waited forever, or what seemed like forever, to adopt our little gal, I didn’t want to take any chances with food allergies or choking. I still remember the first time we gave our first baby Cheerios. Payton was seven or eight months old and we were at Gymboree. Another Mom handed me some Cheerios from one of the cute little Cheerio’s on the go Tot containers and well, let’s just say it wasn’t love at first taste. But like most of the foods we introduced to Payton, it took a couple of tries and then she quickly developed a taste for them. Cheerios have been a staple in our lives for the greater part of a decade now. We are seldom with out a box of Cheerios plain or Honey Nut Cheerios, because both of my children love them and we do too. Cheerios is one cereal I don’t mind stocking the cupboards with because I know they are good for the whole family, healthy and nutritious.

Cheerios and Mom Central Canada are offering one lucky thriftymommastips reader a prize package of Cheerios items (valued at $50.) The Cheerios Prize Pack includes a: Cheerios On-the-go Tot Container, Cheerios playbook, Box of Cheerios, Bowl and utensil set and a $30 Cash Card.

To Win: (Open to Canada)

1. All you have to do is visit Cheerios First Foods section and leave a comment here about what you liked or learned fromn the new section on (Click on the hyperlink above and look around)

2. You must follow thriftymommastips on GFC. See side of blog. If you are already a follower tell me so. Don’t forget to leave email or contact information on twitter, so I can reach you if you win.

I will draw the winner’s name on Feb. 14th with Good luck!

I am participating in the Cheerios First Foods program by Mom Central on behalf of General Mills. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.