Do any of you buy Gerber Graduates for your little ones? I LOVE them and buy them often. What's your take on them? How often do you buy it/feed it to your kiddos?
I had a couple that I kept in the diaper bag, or for when we went to someone else's house or when we had a baby-sitter. Personally, I'm not comfprtable feeding my kids foods with perservatives, and most of the meals have meet. I definately agree that they are convenient, though.
I havent fed Riley those yet. When shes a little bit older, i might buy a few just to bring when she goes to someone else's house or I have a babysitter or something, but for now I really dont have any reason for them.
They have Sweet Potato Snacks that Juliette still eats (shes 3 now) and she loves them. She calls them "starsnacks" because they're shaped like stars. I hide the package because she probably wouldnt want them if she saw that they're baby food! she's funny like that.
I never gave her the meat ones because they look like vienna sausages and that just grosses me out.
I have bought Amile a few of the Gerber Graduates. I usually buy the juice and snacks not the meals and stuff.
YES!! He loves those fruit puffs and sweet potato puffs, Plus sometimes i take a few too.. they taste good! LOL
I buy Gerber Graduates. Dylan loves them! They are so easy, quick, and taste good.
The only ones I'd steer clear of are those meat stick thingies. We bought a jar of them once, thinking they'd be kind of like Vienna sausages, which I have a secret hankering for every now and again. Anyway, Reily wouldn't go near the Gerber ones, so I thought I'd eat them instead of throwing them out. They were not very good, and for the cost involved, we were better off without them. The veggies and snacks may be fine; I never tried them.
FYI: It's from 1997, but...
Gerber baby food, Gerber Products Co.
Apparently no one has yet called for a boycott of Gerber, but maybe someone should: Multinational Monitor named Gerber one of the Ten Worst Corporations of 1996 because of its sledgehammer tactics marketing baby formula in Guatemala. Although the adorable, chubby, healthy, blue-eyed Gerber Baby is an attractive marketing image -- so powerful that some Guatemalan parents have named their babies "Gerber" -- the trademark also violates Guatemala's 1983 Law on the Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes. That law, like the WHO code it's based upon, explicitly prohibits images of babies on packaging, and requires packaging to state that breast milk is the best food for babies.
Gerber not only refused to comply, it wrote to the Guatemalan president threatening trade sanctions under GATT and other trade agreements. Then the U.S. government -- your tax dollars at work -- threatened the tiny country with a total ban on imports if it didn't weaken its own law and allow Gerber's baby trademark on formula. After years of resisting Gerber's pressure, the country succumbed to the bullies; it stopped enforcing its baby milk law in 1995, and last year an obliging Guatemalan Supreme Court ruled that imports -- like Gerber -- were exempt.
Gerber makes formula?