As new parents will tell you, little children start trying out their “pincer grasp” around 9 to 12 months, using their two fingers to pick food up and bring it to their mouths. Recommended foods at this stage include noodles, dry cereal and diced canned peaches. These foods are good for their diets and also help them master their feeding skills. Foods that are choking hazards at this stage include whole grapes, nuts and hot dogs.
How can we help?
It’s been a privilege to share first milestones with generations of new parents, who have invited our family to introduce their children to finger foods. The original Cheerios® cereal is:
- Made with whole grain oats (more than 16g per serving)*
- Made with important nutrients for growth and development
- Firm enough not to crumble
- Easy to grasp
We’re especially proud of the fact that 4 of 5 pediatricians recommend Cheerios as a finger food.
*All Cheerios cereal varieties have at least 14 grams of whole grain per serving. At least 48 grams recommended daily.