Before I had D, I used to see parents with babies out and about, with baggies or snack containers full of CHEERIOS. They. were. everywhere. And I vowed not to be one of those parents. I don’t know what it was, I just found Cheerios annoying.
Somehow, some way, Cheerios have snuck their way into my home and into my son’s breakfast routine. However, that’s not what this is about. This is about how I’m now finding Cheerios EVERYWHERE in my house. Those little buggers are popping up in the least likely of places…in all parts of the house. Cheerios are akin to a bug infestation in my home. One appears on the bathroom floor, downstairs, then upstairs, then in the nursery, the living room couch and so on and so forth.
Since the ‘infestation’, I’ve been more mindful of what D’s doing at breakfast (waving hands around seems to be one of the culprits). The other thing I’ve noticed is that, paired with a banana and sticky baby hands, Cheerios fall into the high chair seat and become affixed to D’s little behind. I wasn’t aware of this, and I’d pick him up and carry him all over the house, dropping Cheerios like Hansel and Gretel’s breadcrumb trail. I suppose this is one of those things that makes having a dog come in handy (but it’s definitely not enough to convince me to get one).
I’m more mindful about our ‘Cheerios problem’, and more understanding about those little containers of Cheerios that parents carry around with them everywhere. While I’ve not given in to having the traveling Cheerio snack container, I have made them a part of Declan’s daily breakfast — it’s just easy, now that he insists on feeding himself.
Anyone have any suggestions for other baby-friendly whole grain, sugar-free breakfast cereals that are easy on babies’ gums?