The first year of my twin boys life was a blur. From their premature birth to hospitalization, to a zillion doctors appointment I never felt like I had time to just sit and relax and enjoy them as babies. There was always something to do – usually laundry to fold! But meal times were a time when we could slow down and just be. Once the boys were old enough to feed themselves they loved to sit at the table in their high chairs and eat with us. I loved watching their faces as we gave them their first bites of food. Squash, sweet potatoes, apples, beef, chicken, and everything I could find to puree. From the frowns to the smiles there was such a big range of emotion as they discovered the world through their sense of taste.
Cheerios were absolutely one of their favourite first foods. They loved how they could pick them up themselves and thought they were the best ‘on the go’ snack in their snack traps. Cheerios went everywhere with us. In the car, on walks in their stroller, dinner out, and lots and lots of road trips. In fact, Cheerios were one of the first things we bought in Mexico when we were there on vacation so the boys could have an easy snack that they knew and loved.
Now, breakfast includes Cheerios. While they like the original, just like when I was a kid, Honey Nut Cheerios are their favourite.
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Shari G says
Our family doc always said to give the boys cheerios to help them figure out eating solids after we had tried to give them it and they would spit it all over. Of course our youngest got cheerios at about 1 month old because I went to get the oldest a drink and the middle took that moment to share!
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Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
Shari – that is a fantastic story!
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Cheerios were always my kids first solids. They love them so much! I had to keep watch on my DD’s cheerios when she was little because her older brother would steal them from her!
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Lyne Proulx says
Cheerios was my first cereal we served our kids too! We still eat them! Thanks for the coupon offer!
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I loved giving my 2 Cheerios when they were smaller (still do now too!)! It was so cute to see them playing with them and finding out how to pick them up with their still learning little hands!
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Kim McD says
First foods is for sure my favourite experience to watch with my little ones, and Cheerios are always a win. I’ve even been known to keep a “backup” box in the car, for those days we’re stuck in traffic.
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Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
Very clever backup plan!
Craig Silva says
Cheerios are still my go-to cereal. Both my girls loved Cheerios. We even had the yellow travel container. Whenever they wanted to snack, they would munch on Cheerios.
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I agree with everything you posted! What a first year we had with the first 2 months in the NICU. Isabelle was able to start picking up Cheerios by the time she was 8 months corrected. She still loves them.
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We couldn’t keep enough Cheerios in our house when the kids were young. Now they love the Multigrain Cheerios.
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