Top
10
Doctor insights on: Gerber Baby Food

Share
1

1
Is it safe to try an give my baby gerber baby food? Hes four months old

Is it safe to try an give my baby gerber baby food? Hes four months old

Yes: Most parents begin to feed babes at around 4 months. Gerber foods are fine. Usually start with cereal, then yellow veggies and then green and then others adding in one at a time a week at a time. Usually avoid fruits till later so as not to make "fruit" babies out of them. Start slowly and and add slowly. Breast milk is best still at this age and formula is fine. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,408 doctors shared insights

Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


2

2
My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

My son is 4 months old. Can i skip cereal but still formula feed him and give him stage 1 gerber baby food?

Sure, but....: A well rounded diet would include the cereal, which in baby food is fortified with iron, something infants need in their diets. Also, encourage you talk to pediatrician about timing of solids at 4 months. Some evidence waiting until 6 months may have advantages the most important thing you are already doing -continuing breast milk or formula, which is the cornerstone of your infants diet right now. ...Read more

3

3
Why wont my one year old eat table food yet? Is it normal? He will eat a little baby food/gerber graduates gentle formula/juice...

Why wont my one year old eat table food yet? Is it normal? He will eat a little baby food/gerber graduates gentle formula/juice...

See below.: Was your son premature? Has he had swallowing difficulties with formula and/or the baby foods? Some children do resist eating table foods because they don't like the texture, but you should speak to his doctor to make sure there isn't a physical reason. ...Read more

4

4
Can i warm baby puréed gerber foods in the microwave? What is necessary to warm and what isn't?

Can i warm baby puréed gerber foods in the microwave? What is necessary to warm and what isn't?

IMHO: Yes, you can - but be careful not too warm! stir well to avoid hot spots. Also, it is not necessary. Room temp is fine, so is refrigerator cold. Unless your baby really doesn't like it without warming. The guide might be warm foods that you'll serve warm later as your baby eats table food with you. Enjoy your little one! ...Read more

5

5
Is it bad to eat baby food? Like gerber can food? I heard it helps you lose weight.

Is it bad to eat baby food? Like gerber can food? I heard it helps you lose weight.

Myth: The baby food diet, i would guess, probably based on the size of the portion, but it all processes food, won't give any benefits for adults. All dieting basically can be broken down to how much you are getting calories from the food, compare to how much cal you are loosing. Do your math. Less caloric, small portions, less processed food & exercising to burn calories will help to lose wt. ...Read more

6

6
My baby is 6 months old born 10 weeks early. She is very healthy. Can I start giving her crushed bananas and or baby food ie. Gerber bananas packaged?

My baby is 6 months old born 10 weeks early. She is very healthy. Can I start giving her crushed bananas and or baby food ie. Gerber bananas packaged?

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. This schedule reduces development of food allergies based on gut maturation. Technically, your baby is closer to the 4 month stage for cereal introduction. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Which is better for babies: BeechNut or Gerber rice cereal?

Which is better for babies: BeechNut or Gerber rice cereal?

Cannot endorse: We are not able to specifically endorse one brand over another. That being said, most mainstream products are similar. Organic products are likely superior in quality and nutritional value ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
When to start babies on baby food?

When to start babies on baby food?

Around 6 months: Short answer: when an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, has doubled his birth weight, & can push the food from the spoon to his throat.However, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition till about 6 months & continuing till 12 months. See "nutrition:what every parent needs to know" on www.Aap.Org. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
When do babies eat baby food in general?

When do babies eat baby food in general?

Around 6 months: Short answer: when an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, has doubled his birth weight, & can push the food from the spoon to his throat.However, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition till about 6 months & continuing till 12 months. See "nutrition:what every parent needs to know" on www.Aap.Org. ...Read more