This post is sponsored by Gerber®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
If you read my last post, you might have gathered we’ve been at the doctor’s office quite a bit lately. Poor lil Cha Cha was sick so many times I had to keep moving her 9 month appointment. It’s pretty bad when you’re on a first-name basis with the ladies at the front desk, and they all rejoice when you actually come in for a “well” visit. Let’s just say, the end of the school year aka “germ central station,” couldn’t come fast enough – if only for the pure fact that my kiddos (and the hubs and I) can now enjoy the next three months of summer sick-free.
One thing that did come up at Charlotte’s last appt, after poor thing had to be pricked and prodded for weeks on end, was that her bloodwork showed she was iron-deficient. She was also showing very little growth in the weight department, and apparently head too cuz the nurse came back in with a super perplexed look on her face, joking that her head size just sort of flat lined on the growth chart. I felt like explaining to her that she had just inherited her mamas random child-like sized head – but felt it wasn’t exactly the time or place 😉 Instead, her doctor and I discussed the chance that her bloodwork could be skewed since it was taken during April’s “sick-pocalypse” and that we’d redo it in a month. But to be on the safe side, I’ve ramped up all the iron-rich foods in her diet – leafy greens and my personal fave, Gerber Cereal. I’ll admit, this time around a few things have slipped my mind (I blame mom brain), like how important iron is for their learning ability and healthy brain development. Did you know that just two servings of Gerber infant cereal meet 100% of your baby’s daily iron needs? It also has essential nutrients such as Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin C, E and six B Vitamins for healthy development. I personally love it because it’s such an easy compliment to breastmilk – I literally will just pump 1-2 oz in the morning to mix with her Gerber oatmeal – done and done.
I encourage y’all to learn more about the nutritional benefits and purchase Gerber Cereal at Walmart by redeeming this Ibotta offer! Now if only I could get her to stop throwing food all over the dining room floor like it’s a baby Olympic sport – that would be something…