Friday, December 17, 2010

Review and giveaway (closed): Beech-Nut Homestyle Cereals (and prize pack!)


Congrats to my winner: edmontonjb
 
At 18-months and 3-years of age, my kids should really be past the baby food stage. In theory at least. But Ethan has some serious feeding problems and Vivian's recently hit a picky eating stage, so I've found myself turning to old favorites from their baby days to try to increase their food intake a bit.  One of the tricks that I've been employing most often is to add baby cereal to their soups and jarred baby food. This makes a texture that Ethan will eat,  it makes the soup or baby food thicker (which means it's easier and less messy! for Vivian when she feeds herself), and I can sneak a few more vitamins into my kids' diets!

So I was happy to get the chance to review a new line of Homestyle baby cereals from Beech-Nut. These cereals are made with natural ingredients, have a texture that's designed to be gentle on a baby's tummy and contain 45% of the daily value of iron, 25% of the daily value of zinc, 7 B-vitamins, and are soy-free. Beech-Nut Homestyle cereals are available in Rice and Oatmeal (stage 1 for ages 4 months and up) and Multigrain (stage 2 for ages 6 months and up). 

We've always been fans of the Beech-Nut brand and have purchased the cereals and other baby foods often over the last three years.  These cereals definitely fit with the quality that I have come to expect from the Beech-Nut brand. I served the kids Beech-Nut Homestyle Multigrain cereal last night with their dinner, and they really seemed to enjoy it!
Enjoying her cereal and soup



Ethan tries a big bite!
In addition to the Beech-Nut Homestyle cereals, I received a fabulous tote full of other goodies.  You have never seen a rattle cuter than this organic cotton teddy teething rattle that was in my tote. And the bibs (all natural) and burp cloths (also organic cotton) are so soft that it seems a shame to use them. Vivian actually got mad at me last night when I took off her bib. She loved it too! Everything came in this really sturdy, huge organic cotton tote.
All the fabulous things in my tote
I have good news- one of you will win the same prize pack of goodies that I received! (Organic cotton tote will include two soft all natural bibs, three organic cotton burp cloths, one knitted organic teething rattle and samples of (and coupons for) the new Homestyle Cereals.) Open to US and Canadian mailing addresses. (Even if you don't have a little one at home or on the way, this would be a fantastic baby shower gift!)

Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Just let me know how your family is planning to celebrate (or how you did celebrate) the New Year! Any new babies in your home that will be seeing their first New Year?

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each one that you do):
1. Follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect
2. "Like" me on Facebook
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this:  @gabreviews is giving away a fabulous Beech-Nut baby prize pack! Visit http://bit.ly/elfwuk to enter. #giveaway
You can tweet this once per day- just leave a separate comment with link each time that you tweet.
4. Enter any of my other currently ongoing giveaways- leave a separate comment for each one that you enter!
5. Put my button (code on the right side of this page) up on your blog and let me know where I can find it!

Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on January 7, 2011. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received the items listed in the post from Beech-Nut to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

117 comments:

Melissa Jackson said...

I plan on celebrating the New Year with my husband and son & our good friends from Arkansas. We are going to watch the ball drop on TV!

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I already follow your blog! I'll be just having a very laid back new years. We don't have any plans and I like it that way.
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tristatecruisers said...

We plan on having a party for new years at my house--the family usually celebrate here with us every year :)

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edmontonjb said...

We will be celebrating at home. Just watching movies, then the countdown. A family friend is due in January so this would be a great gift to her.

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Sara said...

We have a new 2 1/2 month old so we wont be doing much partying but we will have a busy year to look back on!

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MommyTrenches said...

It will be my sons first New Year! We currently have no plans - Christmas has been overwhelming enough!
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toxicpuree said...

I have a baby that will be 8 1/2 months for the New Year; I made her a little flower to wear and we're (meaning mostly me, lol) going to have some sparkling grape juice and watch a movie!

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Elizabeth said...

K Dub will be having her first New Year. I hope she enjoys sitting around doing nothing,because that's what I am planning to do!

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with fireworks and a trip to Canada!
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Jenna Z said...

We are having friends over for a game night! Uno and Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit!

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RaettigFamily said...

My 6 month old twins will be seeing their first New Year. Odds are we are going to try to sleep it in lol. Hasn't been much of that this year.

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AMY said...

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Tabathia said...

We celebrated home with our kids & drank welch's juice
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Marci J said...

we celebrated by playing games (yahtzee and poker) and eating lots of snack food :)

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SueBooBadoos said...

we spent New years with a few friends waiting for the arrival of our friends Baby who was The First New Years Baby of 2011 in our area born at 12:02 am

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namelesschaos said...

We spent the new years at home, a quite evening with some good food and wine.

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Jeremy said...

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We attended a New Year's dinner party hosted by a family friend, there were about 8 families present - so it was fun - lots of food and games :)
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Hubby and I spent New Years Eve cuddled on the couch watching SVU while daughter slept the night away
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trixx said...

I celebrated New Year's at my friend's apt, she had a get-together with a few friends.

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