Megan - posted on 08/23/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )




when do they start eating cherrios and the yogurt snacks they have for infants? I tried once but he kind of choked a little. what do you think??


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Brittany - posted on 08/24/2009




Definitely the Graduate Puffs! They are great and they melt away within seconds of your babys mouth. My son is seven months old and he has been eating them for two weeks now and already mastered the finger/thumb pickup. Plus, they are much better nutritionally. Oh, and for the mom that mentioned the cost, yes they are expensive and my son also gets them all over the floor. So I made a mat that goes right under him and I just wash it before hand and just pick them back up.

Robyn - posted on 08/23/2009




My son had the same problem. I started giving him Gerber puffs at 7 months, but he would always choke a little, so it scared me and I stopped. I tried again when he was 9 months old and he did fine. The puffs are good to start with because they dissolve easily. Once your son can consistently chew more solid foods, go ahead and try the Cheerios, whether it's 9 months or one year. Good luck!

Christa - posted on 08/23/2009




My daughter's doctor recommened giving her Cherrios starting around 6 months and she loved them. I would only give her one at a time and she seemed to do just fine with them even when she started feeding herself (my daughter is almost 9 months old now) it did not seem to be a problem. She would only put one in at a time. I just started giving her Gerber Graduate Puffs for some variety and I have to say she loves them even more than the Cherrios. The only problem is she tries to shove several in her mouth at one time ( I think because they melt in her mouth so fast) I have started to put no more than 4 on her tray at a time. I have not tried the yogurt yet.

Lois - posted on 08/23/2009




My daughter started eating cheereo's around 8 months when she perfected the pincher grasp. She gaged a bit on the first ones until she learned to move it around her mouth and chew a bit. She also gags on things with new textures, so that could have just been it too. But it didn't take her too long to figure out how to get them in her mouth, now she's a pro! And it's her favourite snack! Oh and yogurt I believe is 10 months but I know that you do have to read the labels because some contain honey which can cause botulism in children under 1 year. My daughter(10 months) just tried yogurt for the first time and loved it too!

Candice - posted on 08/23/2009




my daughter didn't seem to be able to handle real cheerios until almost a year old. i started by cutting them in half. but she ate the graduate puffs really well much earlier. they dissolve better. or you could try soaking the cheerios in milk briefly first, to soften them up.

Heather - posted on 08/23/2009




I agree with Tanya...I didn't want to give my son the cherrios just yet. So I give him the graduate puffs...he loves them...and its slowly getting him used to eating more solid foods. But I have to say...I can't wait until he can eat the cherrios, because for little snacks that mostly end up on the floor...they aren't the cheapest thing! lol

Tanya - posted on 08/23/2009




I think great alternatives to cheerios are the Gerber Graduate Puffs. They are small like cheerios and have all of the nutritional value as cheerios except they are made for infants. They melt in the babies mouth to prevent choking. There are alot of melt snacks made for infants to prevent choking and they are tasty too. I catch myself eating my sons snacks. And it help the child get used to feeding themselves and chewing.

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