Attn. Gerber lovers

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Have a look at this article...

Personally, I don't see why anyone would want to feed their baby any of that crap in the baby aisle, but I guess a lot of people just assume that something that's made for babies should be healthy. Sadly, this isn't the case.


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Jodi - posted on 02/04/2010




While I do have an issue with people feeding their kids this stuff, it's just as bad in the long run as the everyday hotdogs, mac 'n cheese, fish sticks, chicken nuggets, french fries, McDonald's, processed meats and cheeses etc etc etc. The baby foods mentioned are really no worse than the average toddler's diet includes anyways. I grow my own veggies and some fruits and eat organic meat, including chickens that eat organic feed and slop that I raise. My daughter has a very healthy diet, most people cannot do this. What people choose to feed their children is crazy to me, but most people are very uneducated to the serving sizes children need and what is in the food they eat. Hopefully people will see this link you've posted and think twice about buying that stuff.

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Hey Amy,

you don't have to feed your baby purees at all. We did baby-led weaning with our son and I can't say enough about it. Check out this website...

There must be at least a small variety of fresh fruit and veg at your local grocery store during the winter. Your baby doesn't have to have a different fruit everyday. Just as long as he's getting SOME fruit. The jarred fruits and veg aren't really bad, though. I mean, obviously they can't compare to fresh. But when fresh is unavailable, I think they are fine. It's the snacks and toddler meals that Gerber (and other companies) makes that I, personally, would avoid like the plague. Here's another article you might want to check out...

Amy - posted on 02/04/2010




I don't like the jar food either, and for the most part my son won't eat it, but where I live it is next to impossible to get fresh fruit during the winter. Do you have some suggestions so that I don't have to use the jar food for the fruit?

Sheree - posted on 02/04/2010




Thank you for posting this Katie, lets hope the people that use this stuff read it. I get so frustrated when i read on here constantly that people are feeing their babies and toddlers crap from a jar :( Poor little things dont know what real food tastes like.

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