Nutritious Cereals & A Fun Sensory Play Activity

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. 

How Gerber Cereal Helps to Improve Learning Ability

How Gerber Cereal Helps to Improve Learning Ability

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!

How Gerber Cereal Helps to Improve Learning Ability

Farm Animal Dirt & Clean Station

What you need:

2 plastic bins 

Plastic animals


toothbrush, any other brushes you may find in your home

How Gerber Cereal Helps to Improve Learning Ability

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! 🙂 

How Gerber Cereal Helps to Improve Learning Ability

How Gerber Cereal Helps to Improve Learning Ability

How Gerber Cereal Helps to Improve Learning Ability

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 😉


  1. July 24, 2017 / 10:50 am

    My kiddos love sensory play. We have two water tables outside. I converted one into a sensory table filled with dry rice and little toys.

  2. Blair villanueva
    July 24, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I don’t know about sensory play, but I know Gerber products are good for babies.. Well even adults too! I got to sneak some from my Mom’s baby panty cabinet 🙂

  3. July 24, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    What an absolutely awesome idea for sensory play, it seems to be becoming a bit part of play for children.

  4. Claudia Krusch
    July 24, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Gerber® Infant Cereals is a great choice for your little ones. My Son loves sensory play. I will have to give this a try.

  5. July 24, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    What a fun activity. Playing in the dirt would be so fun

  6. July 24, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I like the fact that these cereals are nutritious – so many on the market are anything but!!! And looks like such a fun play activity for the kids too

  7. July 24, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I believe that using sensory bins for kids learning and play is so important! In particular the washing station is highly important in Montessori to child development. Very cool.

  8. July 24, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Great post! I remembered giving quite a bit of food by Gerber when my kid starts taking solid. Love the nutritious ingredients in the cereals. It’s a brand that we trust.

  9. Theresa Sutton
    July 25, 2017 / 11:45 am

    Sensory activities are some of the best ones! I love the hands on aspect of it all.

  10. Adaleta
    July 25, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    What a fun little activity, good practice learning how to clean things

  11. July 25, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    I love the sensory play ideas! I have a 2 year old and am always looking for engaging activities for him. We’ll definitely be trying this

  12. July 26, 2017 / 2:27 am

    Gerber has been a trusted brand ever since, so not doubt about it. Not sure if sensory plays were already introduced to my cousins but I know it is a nice activity for kids.

  13. Leigh Anne Borders
    July 26, 2017 / 9:03 am

    I really need to make one of these sensory bins for my son. I know he would enjoy it.

  14. July 26, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Sensory play is amazing! It keeps my little one entertained for hours!

  15. July 26, 2017 / 11:15 am

    What a great way to not only teach cleaning up but also incorporate fun into it! I just love this idea and will be borrowing to use with my little one, thanks!

  16. July 26, 2017 / 11:52 am

    Oh! Lovely kids. Am sure they are having fun. I do allow my 3-yr old daughter do the same things. It’s so cool for them.

  17. July 27, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Any parent out there wants to feed what’s best and nutritious for their kids. I did not hear about the term of “sensory play” before, to me it looks like “let the kids be kids”, let them experiment the joys of childhood. I love the pictures, the girls were having a blast, I can tell.

  18. July 28, 2017 / 6:43 am

    Those sensory bins are awesome. My daughter loves playing with sensory bins so I might have to let her try that one.

  19. July 29, 2017 / 12:41 am

    What a fun sensory activity. My kids will be learning more about dinosaurs this year and I think I’ll have them “dig” for them and wash them up. Thanks for the inspiration!

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