As a parent, you may cringe when you first open the jar of Graduates for Toddlers Meat Sticks because of the scent. It's meat in a jar, so you have to expect something, right? I tried these with my baby when he began finger feeding. At first I had to peel off the skin, even though it is very thin. He got used to it. The little meat sticks are easy for a baby to chew, and a toddler to handle. They only come in a couple of flavors, though, including turkey and chicken. What I like best about the Graduates for Toddlers Meat Sticks is that they make a convenient on the go food, when you are eating at someone else's house or need to feed your toddler away from home. Also, when your baby is going through growth spurts and is off breast milk and formula and wants to eat at night, I found that these meat sticks would satisfy him. They are a good source of protien, and kids like them. I buy them at Wal-mart because they are always under $1 there.