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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win a Gerber Graduates Basket Worth $200

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Here is my #tbt: My daughter, Grace, demanding dinner. I remember trying to explain to a childless colleague in the office that when a toddler is hungry, even a 20-minute supper is too much to ask. Two toddler lessons we all learn: When a toddler says she has to go to the bathroom, she means right now, and when she says she’s hungry, she means very and seriously now.

My main strategy has always been to serve my kids an appetizer while I cook dinner, usually something like fruit or crackers. But we all have days when you just need to feed a kid immediately, and that’s why Gerber makes Graduates Lil Entrees. I kept them on hand for times when I wanted to feed Grace, then eat something more elaborate with my husband later on. It wasn’t every night, because we are huge fans of family dinners, but it definitely happened!

Gerber just released four new toddler entrees: Mashed Potatoes & Meatloaf Nuggets in Gravy with Carrots, Peas & Corn; Creamy Chicken Stew with Vegetables with Green Beans & Carrots; Spiral Pasta in Turkey Meat Sauce with Green and Yellow Beans; and Yellow Rice & Chicken with Vegetables in Sauce with Green Beans and Carrots. There are also two new flavors of their Bitty Bites multi-grain snacks: blueberry and strawberry. 

To celebrate, Gerber is giving away a gift basket full of baby food from its Gerber Graduates line for TWO lucky winners. Each gift basket retails at $200 each!

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day January 22. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on January 23 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

And PS if your baby is just starting solids check out this video:

Congrats to our winners Jared Brunson and Lindsey Maxwell!

Starting Solid Food
Starting Solid Food
Starting Solid Food

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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win $120 of Toddler Food From Gerber

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

I was on the Today Show talking about picky eaters, and the segment focused on preschool kids…making broccoli tasty for them by stir-frying it, trying grilled chicken on a stick to lead kids away from nuggets, freezing grapes and cutting them in a half for a candy-like fruit snack. 

Preschoolers have opinions on everything, but toddlers are more open-minded about what they put in their mouth. Take advantage of that magic window between age 1 and 3 to serve a huge variety of healthy foods. Anything soft and easily chewed and swallowed is fair game. My son preferred blueberries, strawberries, and shredded cheese. It all made a huge mess, but that’s how these things go. Check him out happily tearing apart a quesadilla! 

I think the biggest culinary mistake parents make is thinking that a toddler only wants bland food. So not true! Give your kid the chance to be an adventurous eater early and you may spare yourself a decade of making pasta with butter. And watch; though they may first spit something out, they’ll be willing to try it again. (And again!)

I tried to mostly serve whole foods or homemade meals, but life being what it is, I also used Gerber Graduates. The Gerber company is 85 this year! And they’ve come a long way from simply pureed peas. The Graduates line now includes Sweet Corn with Red Peppers, Brown Rice with Mixed Vegetables, and Turkey Meatballs. Yum!

This week we’re going to give away three baskets each with $120 worth of Gerber Graduates, appropriate for ages 2 and up. Just leave a comment below, up to one a day, between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, June 5th. We’ll randomly pick our three winners after that. Note: Comments are now done via Facebook, so if you’ve won, we’ll be shooting you a Facebook message. We won’t show up in your “friends” message folder, we’ll be in your “other” message folder. See the word “other” in this picture? You’d click on that after June 6th to see if you’ve won! PS There are also giveaways every day for 85 days on the Gerber Facebook page. Goody luck! 

 

Read the official rules here.

Congratulations to our winners Jenna Mott Hunt, Mary Beth Isaac, and Carla Gee-Gee!

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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win Goods from Gerber!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Every baby looks like he or she could be the Gerber Baby, no? But the sketch is of a woman named Ann Turner Cook, who was 5 months old in 1929 when her neighbor drew her for what would become the iconic baby face. She visited our offices a few years ago, and we loved it! 

Gerber is running a nationwide baby-photo search on Facebook right now. The winner will appear in an ad campaign but even better, get $50,000! You have until August 26th to upload your little one’s photo. Best of luck, maybe your own kid will be the 2012 Gerber Baby!

As for Gerber’s baby food, my own daughter was an infant when they debuted their first organics. Now, the organic recipes come in pouches that are easy to throw in your diaper bag and less heavy in your grocery bag than the traditional glass jars. (Though the jars can be recycled, so they have that going for them.) I have such fond memories of planning out baby Grace’s meals. She loved prunes and apricots most of all, so we’d often do one of those for breakfast, but always got a green vegetable in at lunch or dinner. It’s still pretty much the same for her at age 10; fruit with breakfast and broccoli or peas or salad with dinner!

I’m happy to say that Gerber is going to give one lucky family almost $110 worth of free baby food just for leaving a comment at this post. Tell me your baby’s favorite puree flavor, perhaps? You have from now through the end of the day on Wednesday, August 8th, to leave a comment. We’ll randomly pick one person to win 15 Gerber Graduate Puffs, 15 Gerber Graduate Lil’ Entrees, and 25 Gerber Organic 2nd Food Pouches, a $108.95 value. You can read the official rules here. Good luck! 

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Stairs at Home Remain a Childhood Hazard
Nearly 100,000 children each year are taken to hospitals for injuries they sustained on a staircase, usually in the home.

Gerber Recalls Baby Formula Because of Odor
Gerber Products Co is recalling some of its Good Start Gentle powdered infant formula because of an off-odor, the Florham Park, New Jersey, company said.

Circumcision Tied to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
New research suggests circumcision may protect against prostate cancer, adding a new reported benefit to the procedure. Circumcision can help prevent inflammation and infection, including sexually transmitted infections that may cause prostate cancer, the study found.

How Mom’s Weight Before Pregnancy Can Affect a Baby’s Brain
Researchers say that cognitive deficits found in premature babies can be traced to a number of mom-related factors, and one of them is a woman’s pre-pregnancy weight.

Nonfiction Curriculum Enhanced Reading Skills, Study Finds
According to a new study, children in New York City schools who learned to read using an experimental curriculum that emphasized nonfiction texts outperformed those at other schools.

Young Arms and Curveballs: A Scientific Twist
Recent studies seem to show that, despite conventional wisdom, curveballs pose no greater danger to young pitching arms than other pitches.

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Could Your Baby Be the Next Gerber Model?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

It’s photo contest season! If you haven’t already entered your cutie in our cover contest, don’t miss out on this chance to see your tot’s smiling face on newsstands across the country.

And while you’re at it, give your kid a shot at becoming the next Gerber model by entering the Gerber Generation Photo Search. “Like” the Gerber Facebook page and upload your favorite shot of your child for a chance to win the grand prize of a $50,000 scholarship and the opportunity to star in a Gerber Generation print ad. Submission period ends at the end of the month, so start sorting through those photos today!

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