Children are usually ready for solid food around 6 to 9 months, but the pediatrician will be able to tell for sure. Rice cereal and other baby cereals with iron are great first foods. Around 9 months children start practicing their “pincer” grasp, using two fingers to pick up small objects. They’ve also started to master chewing, and these are just a couple of signs they may be getting ready for bigger-kid foods like toasted bread and ready-to-eat cereal. When they are ready, ready-to-eat cereals that are easy to grasp, not too crumbly, easy to swallow and dissolve well can help with growth and development.
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As generations of parents have discovered on their own, the size, shape and texture of original Cheerios® cereal make it a great finger food for toddlers. At all ages, the vitamins, minerals and whole grain oats in original Cheerios can make it an important and fun part of a healthy breakfast.
All Cheerios cereal varieties have at least 14 grams of whole grain per serving. At least 48 grams recommended daily.