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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cheerios First Foods and a GIVEAWAY!

Cheerios, a staple in most Canadian homes has recently teamed up with babycenter.ca, launching a new site section called "First Foods".

I was invited to join this blog tour and immediately thought, "umm... I don't have babies anymore", but really, what a great way to share some of our family happenings surrounding first foods and eating.

As most of you know, we have 3 girls. The older 2 are twins and are 5.5 years old. Our youngest is 2.5 years old. I remember when my big girls were small (look at those smiles below), we struggled with the mere logistics of feeding 2 babies at once. In order to maintain a schedule and our sanity, it was important for them to eat roughly at the same time... after all, we're not running a snack bar here.

They were both what I would call 'good eaters' so we never struggled with making food exciting. We struggled with only having 2 hands... the solution... not rocket science... use ONE spoon and ONE bowl! There really is no need to struggle with managing 2 bowls and 2 spoons at once and alternating - they're sisters, they're twins and they chew on the same toys, sometimes at the SAME TIME!

Here are a couple pics of my twin cuties when they were younger *sigh* - they ate their fair share of Cheerios - despite finding them in the sofa, in the car and in their diapers (don't ask!)!


Now that the girls are nearly 6, they STILL love the Cheerios brand. They're now big into Apple Cinnamon and Honey Nut!

With the launch of the Cheerios First Foods section of babycenter.ca, you'll have a one-stop site for answering all of your feeding questions - when do I buy a highchair, what about allergies??

GIVEAWAY!

And now for the GIVEAWAY!! Cheerios is giving away a Cheerios Prize Pack valued at $50! The Prize Pack is pictured below and features a Cheerios On-The-Go Tot Container, a Cheerios Playbook, a box of Cheerios, a bowl and utensil set AND a $30 Cash Card!!

ENTRY
Entry is super simple!! Just visit the Cheerios First Food Section on babycenter.ca and tell me in a comment below, something you found or something you thought was interesting! That's it!

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Giveaway is open to Canada and US residents only. Ends February 14, 2011

Disclosure: 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.

77 comments:

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Although my youngest baby is now 5 yrs old, I'm still a regular visitor of Baby Center Canada. I liked reading their article about Discipline strategy for Preschooler as I have one right now also the games and play is a very helpful, it helps to minimize the "i'm bored" phrase at home when he is off from school.

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Danelle said...

I will end up spending hours on this site just today alone. What a wonderful wealth of information. I lvoe the variety of articles they have available.Especially the ones on what foods are best. And the recipes will be coming in handy, I love trying new things. I can not wiat to use the tools they have available. The Starting Foods Diary and the meal planner are just what i need.

Thank you for sharing such a gret resource.I didn't even know it was there.

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ksceviour said...

I liked the section on food allergies..alot of useful info for new parents or parents of small kids!
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I really like that they have a weekly meal planner!
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The site is a great resource, especially for first time parents. I like the articles on what solid foods to feed your child based on age.

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i like this recipe: Annabel Karmel's apple, pear, blueberry and strawberry purée

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Belinda M said...

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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I love polls, so I voted :) Did you know almost 30% believe their first pregnancy test? I had to take two to make sure lol The second kid I didn't need to though
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sos said...

love their recipe section

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I was surprised to learn babies need fish in their diet... just sounds weird, but I guess makes sense!

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Heidi V said...

The article on which water is best!

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victoria99 said...

I'd like that there was a quiz listed for dads on the site. btw - CUTE smiles on your kids face, they most love those cheerios.

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Robyn said...

What a great site! I usually head to the internet for resources rather than look in books; however, the one thing I followed in a particular book was what foods to start at different ages.

I was impressed when I went through the Cheerios First Foods page on BabyCenter. This site has it all! My toddler has been fussy lately so I read up on the "How do I monitor what my baby eats when he is in childcare?" page. Great tips! I also love the information on "Solids by age". There's even a template for a weekly meal planner with a shopping list attached! This site is a great resource for all parents!

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Nicole Greene said...

I learned that fish is also one of the best sources of vitamin D outside of sunshine and it's a good source of iron.

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I like the weekly meal planner they have. The prep time and shopping list are very helpful.
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I thought the article on feeding your vegetarian baby was interesting
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I like the part about whining and what to do if your child does it. (Don't give them what they want when they whine!) There's a lot of good information on the site about discipline and what to do about annoying behaviors! :)
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I found a couple of new recipes and meal ideas to feed my 20 month old who is starting to assert her likes and dislikes on what I feed her. If it was up to her she would eat mac & cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches everyday.

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