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Expanded NESTLÉ® GERBER® Baby & Toddler Cereal Education

Every baby is different, each smile unique and their nutritional needs are no different. That's why NESTLÉ GERBER Baby Cereals are designed to help meet each baby’s unique nutritional needs by stage with special ingredients, tastes and textures to nourish his growing body and personality, at every stage. To help you and baby explore this new world of solid foods together, we’ve created a list so that you can learn more about our NESTLÉ GERBER Baby Cereals to help you choose what’s right for your little one. So, grab a spoon and taste a little nutritious adventure. The start of happy mealtimes is just a spoonful away.

Types of NESTLÉ GERBER Baby & Toddler Cereals:

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Contain a variety of wholesome ingredients like specially adapted milk and 14 essential nutrients, including calcium, to meet your baby's nutritional needs; all you have to do is add water. They will satisfy your baby’s growing needs from gentle first foods to more complex tastes and textures.

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Add milk

Varieties without milk allow you the flexibility to add breast milk or infant formula of your choice. It's the perfect solution for breastfeeding moms. It's also great for NESTLÉ GERBER GOOD START® babies.

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Single grain

Single grain NESTLÉ GERBER baby cereals include those made using only rice, oat or wheat. When starting baby cereals, it is recommended that you start with single grain cereals, that way you can indenify allergic reactions to certain ingredients, if any.

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Mixed grain

Mixed grain NESTLÉ GERBER Baby Cereals combine grains in a single serving. This will help to gradually develop your baby’s palate as he begins to experience more complex solid foods. You should only begin to offer mixed grain cereals after each of the single grain infant cereals have been introduced and tolerated by your baby.

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Key Ingredients:

Iron

Iron is a vital nutrient that contributes to the normal growth and development of infants and young children. Iron is essential in building red blood cells that transport oxygen throughout your baby’s little body. When babies and toddlers don’t get enough iron they can become iron deficient and may be less active than usual and could develop more slowly. So, getting enough iron in your little one’s diet is essential at every stage.

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Calcium

Calcium helps your baby develop and maintain strong, healthy bones and teeth for a future of active living and healthy growth.

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Bifidobacterium lactis or B. lactis

B. lactis is a probiotic. Probiotics are live bacteria that can provide health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts1. You can find probiotics in yogurt, some cheeses and in other products which they have been added to.

B. lactis* is a probiotic that contributes to baby's healthy digestive tract flora. 

There’s nothing more important than nourishing and protecting your little one’s future right from the start. For the next exciting step in your baby's development, we’ve created NESTLÉ GERBER Baby Cereals are the first and only baby cereals in Canada with probiotic B. lactis.

*There are 1 billion B. lactis per 5 tbsp. 

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Thiamine

A B-vitamin, thiamine releases the energy from carbohydrates and is essential for your baby’s normal growth and development.

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Riboflavin

A B-vitamin, riboflavin plays a key role in your baby’s energy metabolism and tissue formation.

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Niacin

A B-vitamin, niacin aids in energy metabolism and further helps in your baby’s normal growth and development.

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Other Advantages to NESTLÉ GERBER Baby & Toddler Cereals:

Easy to digest

NESTLÉ GERBER Baby Cereals are made using a patented process that breaks down the starch found in infant cereals into even smaller, more digestible pieces.

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Easy to swallow

NESTLÉ GERBER Baby Cereals are designed to maintain a smooth consistency and to not thicken as they cool so they are always easy for your baby to swallow.

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Developmentally and stage appropriate

All NESTLÉ GERBER Baby Cereals are designed to be stage appropriate with yummy ingredients, textures and varieties, so you can be sure your baby is getting what he needs, when he needs it. Look for our stage and age recommendations on the front of each pack. 

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Yummy taste

NESTLÉ GERBER Baby Cereals use a unique process that releases the natural sweetness of each cereal grain for an enhanced taste, aroma, and texture babies love. But, don’t take our word for it try it for yourself – your baby’s smile will be proof enough.

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Reference:

1Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Health Organization. Report of a joint FAO/WHO expert consultation. 2002. http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/fs_management/en/probiotics.pdf Accessed March 17, 2014. 

 
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