This post has been sponsored by Gerber. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Iron is an important supplement to your baby’s every day food intake when they start approaching the 4-6 month mark, especially breastfed babies. During the 4-12 month mark, infant cereals are the main source of this iron and just two servings of infant Cereal meet 90% of your baby’s daily iron. Gerber makes infant fortified cereal with iron which is why it’s our first choice. Breastmilk is the ideal source of nutrition for babies but starting around 4-6 months, babies iron store from birth start to deplete. This is why it’s necessary to supplement them with iron in other forms. Gerber® Infant Cereals are such a great way to introduce solids to your baby as well as giving them that supplemental iron.
Gerber® Infant Cereals also contain Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and six B Vitamins, which is way more than I had even thought! Making sure that my babies get all the right nutrition is so important starting from birth and on. I also wanted to share a little hands on sensory play activity that you can do with your youngsters that will help to encourage them to learn. I have done this with our girls quite a few times and they LOVE it! I actually saw this on Pinterest awhile back and I just loved it so much that I decided to recreate it for the girls! This sensory play station features farm animals that the kids can get dirty and then clean off with all sorts of different brushes and wash cloths. Something about that dirt and water that keeps them entertained for hours!
Farm Animal Dirt & Clean Station
What you need:
2 plastic bins
toothbrush, any other brushes you may find in your home
How to set it up:
Pretty easy actually! Just separate the two bins into a water bin (half full) and a dirt bin (half full). Put all your animals into the dirt bin. Put all the cleaning supplies (brushes) into the water bin. Then let your kids get to work! They just love getting the animals all dirty and then washing them off! 🙂
The girls loved playing with their sensory bins and made sure to get as messy as possible. I highly suggest just diapers or bathing suit for this one 😉