Friday, January 28, 2011

Cheerios First Foods Blog Tour and Giveaway

My oldest daughter turned four in October and it has blown me away just how quickly the last four years have gone. I think back to when I first became a parent and how many questions I had. Although I have worked with children for many years as an Early Childhood Educator and being the oldest of four girls, I knew that once I became a parent there would be so much to learn! And I was right!


Of course, our journey into parenthood started rather abruptly with the premature birth of my daughter when I was 29 weeks 6 days along in my pregnancy. Needless to say, I was scared, overwhelmed and nervous about how this little peanut (she was 4lb 3.5oz born and at her smallest, 3lb 7oz) would thrive and grow. We were blessed with tons of support from friends and family, including my mom, who is a Registered Nurse, with experience in NICU care (thank you Lord!). One resource that I relied on heavily during both my pregnancies was Baby Center Canada




BabyCenter Canada is a wealth of information for expectant moms and their families. Whether you are in the process of trying to conceive, are pregnant (in any stage) or a parent already you will find information to make your life a little easier.


One of the things I used BabyCenter Canada for was to become aware of when to start feeding my daughter solid foods. Although a 10 week preemie, she was able to start foods at the normal 6 month mark, although we took things very slowly to ensure there were no issues. The only problems we encountered were with milk products. Babycenter was a huge help when dealing with this. Here is one article that I recently found that deals with milk intolerance versus milk allergy. Although this was not written when I was needing it, I am sure it will benefit many parents today.


A new feature to the BabyCenter Canada website is called Cheerios First Foods and it will be an invaluable resource for all you parents at this stage in your child's development. Along with great articles, there is also a few downloadable tools to track baby's first foods, as well as a couple other tools. You can check out Cheerios First Foods here.






WIN IT:

 One (1) reader 
will win a fantastic prize pack 
including the following:
 Cheerios On-the-go Tot Container,
 Cheerios playbook
Box of Cheerios,
 Bowl and utensil set 
and 
a $30 Cash Card


MANDATORY ENTRY: Head over to BabyCenter Canada and check out the Cheerios First Foods Section. Come back here and tell me what you think of it.


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GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. AND CANADA ONLY


GIVEAWAY ENDS FEBRUARY 14, 2011


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


**** I am participating in the Cheerios First Foods program by Mom Central on behalf of General Mills. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation.  The opinions on this blog are my own****

69 comments:

  1. having a baby after a 5 year hiatus has made me feel like a new Mom all over again...what a great resource! I especially like the recipe section :o)

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  2. I plan to suggest to my daughter about reading the Preschooler part of this website. It covers the behaviour problems, discipline strategies, and preschooler health that I think that she might find to be interesting. My grandson was born two months premature and weighed four pounds. I am also thankful for the area NICU which just happened to be very close to my daughter's home. It is thanks to those wonderful people that my grandson and daughter are alive today.

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  24. I saw that there are lots of articles to help mom's out with baby. From feeding solids to what baby needs. It is a very informative site, I like it and I will bookmark mark it because it could come in very handy

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