20 Jan

Cheerios First Foods – Prize Pack ($50) – CLOSED

Getting DD to eat has been a constant struggle since the day she was born.  She was a lazy nurser (only liked the let down) and didn’t like to work hard for anything – like the hind milk.  Now that she is older, getting her to try new foods (or any food for that matter) continues to be a daily struggle.

We started DD on “food” (cereal), when she was just over 4 months old, and then slowly introduced veggies and fruits.  One of the most successful times that DD was eating was around the times when she was able to start feeding herself.  This new skill was so intriguing that she put nearly everything and everything into her mouth.  Somethings were welcome, while other things were not.  Around 8 to 12 months she ate a lot of blueberries and Cheerios.   We were so pleased that she could feed herself (and that she was actually eating).

Cheerios quickly became a staple in our home and speaking with some of my local prenatal class Mom’s, their kids all loved Cheerios too and almost became a mini life saver.  The act of eating (grabbing a Cheerio and putting it into their mouth), was stimulating enough to keep the kids entertained for a little while!

Getting picky eaters to fill their tummy can be very difficult and frustrating, once the luxury of being able to feed herself wore off, I had to get inventive with the way I presented food to her. I tend to try to make food exciting, like using cut outs, so far this has been the most successful way to get DD to eat, but if you have any more suggestions, please send them my way!

When we first found out that we were having a baby, I signed up to Baby Center and joined a community of Mothers who were due the same month as I was.  It was amazing to hear the stories of Moms to be (just like me), who were going through the exact same things that I was going through and it really felt comforting to know that I could always check in on those ladies to see how things were coming along.  I was more of a lurker than an active member, but I can’t express how wonderful it was to be able to read about similar stories such as mine with terrible morning sickness and scary ultrasounds, it made me feel normal.  Eventually, those women ended becoming a Mom and Baby Center opened up a whole new avenue of advise, information and friendships.

Cheerios and Baby Center have teamed up to make a special section on the Baby Center Site called First Foods.  Through this website, you can get all the info you would ever want or need about getting your baby to eat!  The site is easy to navigate and even has foods broken down by age group right up to 36 months (age 3).

Giveaway:

  • 1 lucky winner is going to receive a Cheerios Prize Pack ($50 value!)Include a: Cheerios On-the-go Tot Container, Cheerios playbook, Box ofCheerios, Bowl and utensil set and a $30 Cash Card

To Enter:

  • Visit Baby Center First Foods and make a comment below about something that you saw on their site

Bonus Entries:

  • Follow My Wee View and on Twitter,  and ReTweet this giveaway –  Cheerios & Baby Center introduce First Foods.  You can win a Cheerios Prize Pack ($50) @myweeview http://bit.ly/hRRoFB (you can tweet this once a day for extra entries)
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  • Make a comment on a NON giveaway post (or on my Facebook page)

Giveaway closes  February 14th @ 11:59 pm PST.  Open to Canada

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

**Disclaimer: 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. Please see the full Terms of use.

726 thoughts on “Cheerios First Foods – Prize Pack ($50) – CLOSED

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  2. Great section, the articles are very informative, and I like the different foods that you can make at home for your babies and toddlers.

  3. I liked the recipes for baby food by Annabel Karmel. I will be trying the one for tomato, sweet potato, and cheese sauce with pasta shells.

  4. I found this interesting on their site:

    Generally, children who start potty training later, grasp the whole thing in just a short time. It’s certainly not ‘abnormal’ to be in nappies at three, though.

  5. I follow via GFC under the previous email given — sorry and I subscribe via email under this email. I know confusing!!!

  6. i seen that they have a newsletter that you can sign up for weekly
    planner and emails about your childs development
    thanks
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  7. love the Feeding your vegetarian baby article……what an awesome site; chalk full of any and all info. I’ll be sending the link to my adult daughters for sure

  8. I saw that they have a very good section on allergies and reactions and also a lot of information about what foods to start at what ages.

  9. I saw that the Cheerios First Food section is very informative – it’s packed full of useful information that is easy to find! I also saw that you can sign up for a free weekly email that details your child’s development

  10. I love the website! Very informative! Just read an article about the Top 10 great good for baby and I learned that Lentils is one of them!

  11. I just read the expert advice on an article where it stated that babies need two cups of cow’s milk, or a vitamin D fortified soy beverage, to get the recommended 400 IUs of vitamin D. Good to know.

  12. I saw that there are articles on what solid foods to feed your baby based on their age. A great resource for first time parents.

  13. I saw that there are lots of articles to help mom’s out with baby. From feeding solids to what baby needs. It is a very informative site, I like it and I will bookmark mark it because it could come in very handy

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  14. At the Baby Center first Foods, I learned that around my daughter’s age (34 months)they get better at using utensils and can begin to cut soft foods with a knife
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

  15. I appreciate the Cheerios First Foods section and the various articles… As someone whose ancestors come from a tropical/desert environment and having pigmentation, I liked reading the article on Vitamin D and how easily it laid out the information I needed to know. Thanks!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

  16. I subscribe to your blog via email under the below address. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

  17. I didn’t know teething pain could interrupt the baby’s sleeping pattern

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    thanks for the chance

  18. I learned it covers everything for parent on advise from Pregnancy,birth, baby, toddler,preschool from what high chairs to buy and what to fee the baby first.
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  19. Was reading about the signs of being ready to potty train and it sounds like my son might be pretty close.

  20. I liked the useful download pages to help organize and track baby’s meals….
    • Starting solids diary
    • Weekly caregiver food diary
    • Weekly meal planner

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  21. I see they have questions linked to polls so you can find out what other parents think, feel, or do relating to their kids!
    thanks!

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  23. I really like how their top “button bar” makes it really easy to find the ages you’d like to talk/learn about. So many sites “hide the ball” and you have to sort through all kinds of baby info to find stuff aimed toward a preschooler. Frustrating!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    –Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  24. I love the Ask the Experts section. Is it ok to give babies Herbal Tea? Raisens? Etc.
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  26. I like their article on feeding yout toddler. I have a picky eater adn I am always looking for new ideas and strategies.

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  28. I love this feature Useful tools

    Download and print these useful pages to help you organize and track your baby’s meals.

    • Starting solids diary
    • Weekly caregiver food diary
    • Weekly meal planner

  29. Im pregnant so I looked at the baby names and actually faved this site so I could go back later
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  30. The site is very educational. There are a lot of information from getting pregnant, giving birth, baby, toddler & preschooler. Helpful site especially for new moms.

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