My son is about 8 months now and I have started giving him little finger foods to eat. He only has 2 teeth so I am very careful with the foods I give him. These Gerber Graduates Finger Foods have been perfect! We started with the sweet potato puffs…just because.
The INGREDIENTS (Sweet Potato Puff Flavor)
Rice flour, Whole grain oat flour, wheat starch, sugar, sweet potato powder, Tri-and Dicalcium phosphate, natural flavor, annatto extract color, mixed tocopherols (for freshness) Zinc sulfate, alpha Tocopheryl(vitamin E) electrolytic Iron
NUTRITION INFO (½ cup serving)
0- Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Protein, Fiber
The packaging also gives a break down of the vitamins daily % value (calcium, Vitamins A, C, E…etc)
Ok One thing about this product I don’t like…it’s not even about the product! It’s the packaging! It comes in a canister style container, that’s fine…the lid just is not air tight! Comes off way to easy and doesn’t seem to “seal”. Maybe I have a defective one? It’s fixed easy enough I guess, just zip lock bag it.
Other than that I love these for my baby! They are star shaped and about the size of Cheerios (maybe a tad bigger). I thought Sweet potato flavored would be weird but it is not at all. It is slightly sweet and tastes a lot like cereal. They have a light airy texture and they really do melt in your mouth like the packaging says it will. I really like that, about this product. My son is REALLY into feeding himself and “Big people Food’. These really are the perfect size for little fingers and little bites!
He has really been enjoying these and I feel much safer giving him these than regular cereal …when I was having my much older kids (18 years ago) I don’t think they had this and we gave the babies Cheerios and Kix. These have been absolutely perfect. We have had NO choking issues…I still supervise of course but like I said I feel so much safer giving him these! They are a great snack for baby and I give him some during his regular meals as well.
So I would definitely recommend Gerber Graduates Finger Foods Sweet Potato Puffs for babies learning to feed them selves. We got these at Winco Foods; we paid $1.85 for a 1.48 oz container. These should be extremely easy to find in any grocery store. They are also available in a variety of flavors, Strawberry apple, Sweet Corn, Banana, and Cherry.