Get Creative with Gerber!

Want a chance to win a $100 Price Chopper gift card? Tell us how you got your baby to eat solid foods! Are you proud of how you got your little one to start eating solid foods or how you encouraged them to try new foods? We want to hear about it! Comment below AND on our Facebook page and tell us about the tricks you used to get your baby to start eating solid foods or how you persuaded them to try something different-we know how picky those little tikes can be!  August is Gerber Baby Month at Price Chopper!! Gerber offers products that support children’s development from 0-48 months. Each week in August, Price Chopper will be offering a new special for your little one! In honor of Baby Month, we want to hear your story! To enter to win a $100 Price Chopper gift card, comment below AND on our Facebook page and tell us how you got your baby started on solid food or how you got your little one to try some new and different foods. Leave your story by August 13th at 2:00PM to be entered. Join our baby club TODAY by visiting our website and take AdvantEdge of some of our great offers- spend $100 on any brand diapers from July 29th-September 22nd 2012 and get $15 off your Price Chopper bill! This contest runs from Monday, August 6th to Monday, August 13th, 2012. One winner will be selected to receive a $100 Price Chopper gift card! The winner will be announced on August 13th. Read official rules here.

14 responses to “Get Creative with Gerber!”

  1. Laura Rychcik says:

    my son didn’t really love yogurt (he is 4 now). So, we would let him have a pinch of sprinkles or a couple mini m&m’s on top. Now he loves yogurt!

  2. Jessica Ermini says:

    I gave my daughter solid food at 6 months old for the first time (green beans) i wish i could upload the photo of her face after taking that first bite… even though her face said she didn’t care for them all that much she still gobbled them down she’s now almost two years old and asks me if she can try everything I eat 🙂

  3. We have always offered our children real food. Starting early with real foods flavor and texture creates a dynamic eater. Last night our almost 13 month old had sauteed sweet corn and greenbeans with butter and taragon. His second course was farfalle and peas in a white wine parmesan cream sauce with locally raised ham. I also made him yummy bars last week with zucchini, banana, applesauce, oatmeal, and blueberries. The recipe is on my blog.

  4. My “baby” is 10 years old now, but she started on solids when she was about 6 months old or so (breastfed exclusively before that). Basically, I followed her cues – when I held her on my lap while having dinner, she started smacking her lips when she saw me eating. So, I tried giving her a tiny bit of mashed potatoes, and she went bonkers! She never really went for cereal, she always liked pretty much anything we were eating that we just mushed up for her toothless little self to be able to eat safely. We also just let her play with and fool around with food as much as she wanted, babies just love grabbing stuff. A shower curtain on the floor under the high chair is a good preventive maintenance move 😉

  5. Elizabeth Conte says:

    around 6 months old we slowly started with Gerber’s Stage 1 vegetables. We did green beans for a week, then squash, sweet potato, for 3-4 days each, then carrots. Someone told me veggies first because fruits are sweet. They said if you start with the sweet stuff, they may not like the veggies later. It worked for both girls! The both love their vegetables. They like interesting vegetables like purple beans and different varieties and shapes of squash.

  6. Danielle Brown says:

    I would let both of my kids eat some finger foods while I fed them baby food. If they didn’t like it I would keep introducing it every couple days. As my son got older and asked for more of one food we would encourage him to take a bite of something else first. He’s now 5 and will eat anything or at least try it once!

  7. Liliya says:

    Baby bullet! Purée everything such as soups and my baby loved it!

  8. Katharine Shields says:

    My son was always super interested in what we were eating before he could start solid foods. When he was old enough I bought Dylan the stage one rice cereal, and mixed it with formula or pumped milk. I had to first eat a spoonful myself and then bring the spoonful to his mouth to persuade him that it was good, yuck! He now loves all food, but his favorite is sweet potatoes of course! Babies learn by example, so sometimes you have to eat the baby food yourself first.

  9. Elaine Stant says:

    I didn’t ever think my Daughter would give up Baby Food. I wash the jar out and put table food in the jar,she was very happy

  10. Corey urgan says:

    Both of my children have always been fussy eaters, I would make 3 different meals every night telling myself that I can’t force them to eat. My husband and I decided one night to try to let the curiosity get the cat – we would rave and rave about how amazing our dinners were. Eventually they would ask to try it and we would tell them no it was simply too tasty for their mouths they wouldn’t be able to handle it. Have you met a 3 year old who will say no to a challenge? Eventually he would start begging “oh mommy I can handle it. I know I can” we would eventually let him try whatever it was we had and
    sure enough – he would love it if for no other reason then he couldn’t let us be right.

  11. Jamie Ramirez says:

    Being a first time Mom I started “by the book” and my son was having NOTHING to do with it, spit out everything…took a trip to my Grandma’s house, his Great Grandma for Thanksgiving, she asked how come he wasn’t eating food yet and I told her he just wouldn’t, absolutely hated it…not even 5 minutes later he was being spoon fed his own thanksgiving dinner of mashed potatoes and squash by Great Grandma, guess the elders reality do know everything after all. I have had 3 children since and I always start them with the good ol mashed potatoes and they are the best eaters ever! <3

  12. Kim L says:

    We realized that formula just wasn’t keeping him full and at 4 months we introduced solids. He didn’t like it at first, but we kept trying and trying and soon enough, we couldn’t get the spoon fast enough to his mouth. He loved it!

  13. Maggie McDermott says:

    After learning the hard way with our oldest who we deemed “a picky eater” we decided we needed some new tricks to eat healthier around our house. We started a garden, the kids love helping grow some of the foods we eat, every day my 3 year old and 14 month old go out with me to water our garden. We also had to envoke a “no thank you bite” rule. You have to take one big bite of everything on your plate before you can say “no thank you, I don’t like it.” This really helps, my son is suprised by how many things he ends up liking!

  14. Debi says:

    When my daughter was an infant, I would start off giving her a food I knew she liked…like applesauce…and then a few spoonfuls later would switch to something new. Most times, this trick worked and if it didn’t then I knew she really wasn’t going to like something!!

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