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!)
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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.