Feeding baby on the go is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gerber. The opinions and text are all mine.
I’m four years into my parenting journey and much of my focus is on feeding my kids. I thought it would a subject that would move more to the back burner as Weston got older, but that’s not really the case. Making sure kids get fed is always a priority around here and as my newborns grew up, feeding baby on the go always seemed to be something I was preparing for. I guess that’s what happens when you have a toddler and a baby!
Feeding Baby on the Go
With two kids, life around here is pretty busy. We always seem to be on the go for someone. Whether it’s school, swim lessons, gym class, or lunch at a favorite restaurant feeding baby on the go has been part of my life for a while now and I’ve learned a few tricks.
One of the best things I learned to do when we were out and about and I needed to feed Carrigan was to just relax. Meal time with little ones can be a lot of fun. It can also be a bit messy. Remembering that and accepting it makes it easier to relax and roll with what happens. No one eats well when the mood is tense!
Even when we’re out and about visiting our family and don’t have all of our baby gear, I try to keep meal time as calm and as ordinary as I can. And if she doesn’t want to eat, I don’t let myself get upset! She will when she’s ready!
It can be easy to try and rush meal time when you’re on the go but every child is different. Some need more time between bites. Once you know your child’s rhythm, try and still with it no matter where meal time happens!
I also try to take things with us that are similar to what we use at meal time at home. So I pack spoons from home and our own little bowls if we need them. Sometimes the novelty of silverware that isn’t ours wears off quickly so it’s just one of the easy comforts from home I try to have with me at all times!
Being prepared always helps me have a better chance at things going smoothly. Feeding baby on the go is no different than other things we face as parents. So make sure you’re prepared with snacks and foods that you know your baby likes so you’re not having to think on the fly.
Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits Recipes work great for feeding on the go as Carrigan transitioned into learning to chew. The flavors (her favorite, Apply Blueberry, and Sweet Potato Apple Carrot & Cinnamon) let her explore new tastes and textures as we transitioned to table foods.
Convenience is the key word when it comes to feeding on the go. Each little tub of Lil’ Bits recipes include soft, mash-able pieces. They help with learning to chew and mash and were created with the help of developmental experts. Combine that with the reclosable plastic containers and I know I’m prepared to give my baby a good meal while we’re away from home! It’s all about nutritious and delicious!
And don’t forget flavors that babies love too! Which makes Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits Recipes a great addition to mom’s bag of tricks when feeding baby on the go!
Gerber 3rd Foods Lil Bits Recipes help babies learn to chew and ease the transition to table food.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gerber. The opinions and text are all mine.