*The following giveaway is open to Canadian residents only.*
In a previous post, we chatted about some of Ryder’s most memorable milestones. At the top of my list was his introduction to finger foods – and the beginning of his love affair with Cheerios.
In my opinion, Cheerios are the PERFECT finger food. They are easily managed by little fingers and help develop motor skills because the O’s are easy to pick up, firm and resist crumbling. And they happen to be delicious!
Now Ryder has always been a picky eater, but he’s always in the mood for Cheerios. In fact, he’ll cheerfully give up just about any food and swap it for a bowl of his favourite cereal (including my famous lasagna – who is this kid?)
I must admit that I’ve spent more than my share of time Googling, researching and chatting with moms about how to win over a picky eater. Ryder generally doesn’t mind trying new foods, but he’s a creature of habit and rejects new tastes and textures quickly. I’m constantly looking for new tips and tricks to get him to increase the variety in his diet.
(Thankfully for every ying there is a yang; Reid will eat just about anything that is put on a spoon or on his tray. Phew.)
So I’m particularly happy to spread the word about the new First Foods section at babycenter.ca, brought to you in partnership with Cheerios!
“Wondering if it’s time to buy a highchair, or if you should wait a while? Or what to feed your baby first? Or maybe you’re looking for some inspiration, some new ideas to try on your little one. Our starting solids section contains tips and tasty recipes your baby will love. We also answer all your questions about foods to avoid giving your baby and why, and how to cope with food allergies and intolerances.”
The First Foods section is chock-full of informative articles, kid-friendly recipes (I LOVE Annabel Karmel’s Hidden Vegetable Bolognaise), advice from the experts, videos, polls, and even useful pages that you can download and print.
It also includes help with picky eaters! Check out these articles on How can I encourage my baby to like savoury foods? and How can I get my baby interested in solid food?
Another bonus: You’re probably already familiar with babycenter.ca; it’s your one-stop for everything pregnancy and baby! I have fond memories of tracking both boy’s weekly progress during my pregnancies, and now, I’m a frequent visitor to their “Potty Training” and “Toddler Sleep” sections.
So if you’ve got questions about first foods, are looking for healthy and tasty recipes, or if you’d just like to sit back and enjoy some pretty awesome videos on baby/toddler nutrition, do visit the new First Foods section!
Cheerios and Mom Central Canada are offering one lucky Listen to Lena! reader the chance to win a Cheerios Prize Pack (value $50!), including a Cheerios On-the-Go Tot Container, Cheerios Playbook, Box of Cheerios, Bowl/Utensil Set and a $30 Cash Card.
To enter, simply check out the First Foods section and leave a comment here, telling us about some of the features you love.
You can also qualify for extra entries! Remember, you must leave a separate comment to claim your extra entry. You can:
I’ll draw for a winner on February 14th. Good luck everybody!
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.