Nutrition & Feeding
Growth & Development
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Nutrition & Feeding
Growth & Development
May need head support
May be gaining head control
Uses sucking pattern from breast or bottle
GERBER® DHA & Probiotic Cereal – Rice
Sits with help or support
On tummy, pushes up on arms with straight elbows
Moves pureed food forward and backward in mouth with tongue to swallow
GERBER® Grain & Fruit Cereal – Multigrain Apple Sweet Potato
Picks up and holds small objects in hands
Reaches for food or spoon when hungry
Uses upper lip to help clear food off of spoon
GERBER® GRADUATES® FRUIT PICK-UPS™
Crawls with stomach off the floor
May pull self up to stand
Begins to self-feed with fingers
Begins to use jaw to mash food
GRADUATES® Yogurt Blends Snack
Stands alone and begins to walk alone
Feeds self easily with fingers
Begins to use fork and spoon
Bites through a variety of textures
GERBER® GRADUATES® Dippers with real fruit dip or real fruit & yogurt dip
Runs well without falling
Chews more skillfully and efficiently
Mastering use of spoon and fork
Sits in booster seat or child seat at family meals
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Q: When should I start my baby on GERBER® Juices?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that juice can be a part of a baby’s healthy, well-balanced diet anytime after the age of 6 months.
Q: How much juice should I give my baby daily?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that you wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to start juice. Once your baby is 6 months old you can start with 1 to 2 fluid ounces a day. Older babies can drink up to 4 fluid ounces a day.
Q: Do I need to dilute GERBER® juice when giving it to my baby?
No, GERBER juices are ready to serve. One 4 fluid ounce serving of GERBER Juice provides 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C.
Q: Should I put juice in a cup or can I give it to my baby in a bottle?
It is not recommended to serve juice in a bottle. Juices are a way to add flavor and variety to your baby’s diet once he can drink from a cup.
Q: How long may I keep leftover juice in the refrigerator?
Once open, juice needs to be refrigerated. For 4 oz. single serve juice, use within 2-3 days. For 32 oz. juice, use within 5 – 7 days.
Q: There is sugar listed in the juice nutritional information. Does Gerber add sugar to the juice?
There are many products that contain naturally occurring sugars such as fruit and milk. The sugar listed in the nutrition facts panel in Gerber 100% juices are all naturally occurring – when sugar is listed in the ingredient statement, it is added to the product.
Q: Are the GERBER juices pasteurized?
Yes, Gerber juices are pasteurized.
Q: How do I find the ‘use by’ date on the product?
GERBER products – Each product is stamped with a ‘use by’ date in the format dd MON yy. For example, a use-by date of August 25, 2010 would be indicated as “25 AUG 10”. The numbers before or after the use by date contain information about when and where the product was made.
Q: What is “Organic”?
Certified organic foods must meet the strict standards set by the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA) National Organic Program.
Q: How can you claim the ingredients in GERBER® Organic products are “organic”?
Gerber’s certified organic foods adhere to the strict standards of the USDA’s organic program.
Q: What GERBER® Organic product lines are available?
Gerber makes organic cereals, pureed baby foods, juices and snacks.
Q: How do I find the “use by” date on the product?
GERBER® products - Each product is stamped with a “use by” date in the format dd mm yy. For example, a use-by date of August 25, 2010 would be indicated as “25 AUG 10”.
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