This easy fruit oatmeal for babies is sponsored by Gerber but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Parenting can be the most challenging and the most rewarding experience! And add to the mix the battle of feeding your little one! Did you know that a baby’s feeding needs change when they are able to crawl? No more do they need complete puree foods. But they are now in a stage that they need to learn how to chew!
I remember with my boys, it was always quite a challenge to find foods that were soft enough that they could eat with no teeth; yet with enough ‘bits” that they could discover the method of chewing to help their developmental process!
Well, Gerber has come to the rescue of modern parenting! They now have amazing products to help little ones discover textures and learn how to chew!
All while making it delicious!
Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits are just such a product! They offer the nutritional benefit of baby food. It is easy to eat and full of nutrition for your growing baby and their developmental needs.
Yet at the same time, Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits offer little bite textures of actual food pieces inside the food. Thus helping your little one discover the magical wonder of textures and bits.
Your little one can learn how to chew and prepare themselves for more adult food in the coming year or two.
I sure wish I had Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits when my oldest kids were babies. It makes meal time so much easier!
But thankfully I have them now with little Rose! As she loves to eat! And plain puree doesn’t cut it for her anymore. she loves the Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits!
They come in a vast variety of flavors from fruits to veggies and main entrees such as:
- Banana Apple Mango
- Banana Apple Strawberry
- Apple Banana
- Apple Blueberry
- Island Fruit Blend
- Orchard Fruit medley
- Pear Apple Berry
- Mixed carrots, corn, and butternut squash
- Sweet Potato Apple carrot and Cinnamon
- Autumn Vegetable and Turkey Dinner
- Carrot peas and Corn
- Chicken itty-bitty noodle dinner
- Garden Vegetable and Beef dinner
- Mac & Cheese Dinner
- Broccoli carrot & Cheddar cheese dinner
- Farmer’s Market Vegetable & Turkey Dinner
So for most meals I just grab a package and pop open a complete meal for my little Rose. She just loves them!
Creamy Fruit Oatmeal for Babies
But when I want to make things fun and interesting for her, I like to try something different. Like an easy creamy Fruit oatmeal for babies for breakfast.
It is filled with her favorite flavors and offers her a variety of textures to experience and learn to manage in her mouth. Which is essential to her development. Plus the Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits adds little bits for her to practice her chewing skills.
- 2 Tablespoon Baby Oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits fruit flavor
- 1 Tablespoon Gerber Yogurt blends
- 2 tablespoons water
- Spoon oatmeal into bowl
- Add Gerber Lil' Bits and yogurt.
- Mix until smooth
- Add liquid of your choice until the oatmeal is the consistency your child prefers.
Start with 2 tablespoons Gerber Oatmeal baby cereal.
Spoon in 1 Tablespoon of the Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits in your choice of fruit flavors. A favorite is the Banana Apple Strawberry.
To make it extra creamy, add in 1 Tablespoon Gerber Yogurt blends.
If your little one can’t handle dairy just omit the yogurt.
Mix until smooth.
Add liquid of your choice until the oatmeal is the consistency your child prefers.
But by blending their favorite oatmeal cereal with Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits in fruit flavors it adds a fun new twist to their usual breakfast routine.
Plus it allows them to develop new flavors and textures to aid in their developmental stages. And you can feel confident that your little one is still getting the rounded nutrition they need to grow.
You can also alter our Strawberry Muffins for little ones by using the Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits in any fruit flavor in place of the regular Gerber baby food and freeze dried strawberries and have it be a hit for the entire family to enjoy!
Visit Gerber HERE to learn more about using texture and bits to improve a child’s developmental nutritional needs.