Babies are amazing, it’s truly incredible to watch them grow and change every single day. We are quick to post all over social media and celebrate those major milestones from their first coo, first smile, first words and of course first steps. But there are so many other milestones that our little ones achieve that are just as big, momentous occasions that are worthy of celebrating!
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10 Under-Celebrated 1st Milestones
1st Grabbing Their Feet – This is one of my favorite milestones. It always amazes me how completely flexible babies are as they bend and grab those toes and pull them all the way up to their mouth.
1st Scoot – Rocking and kicking, and pushing forward on their first scoot starts a whirlwind with crawling that will shortly follow.
1st Clap – Show him to patty cake, and the next thing you know he will be clapping on his own and celebrating his own little and big moments.
1st Dance – Shaking her little bum or rocking her shoulders, that first attempt at dancing is so incredibly sweet.
1st Kiss – That first big, full, open mouth kiss is something to treasure (drool and all)!
1st Waving “Bye Bye” – This skill takes lots of practice and coaching, but once your little one gives it a try it’s so cute to watch them wave every chance they get.
1st Sleep Through the Night – We all cheer and shout for this momentous milestone as it means a better night’s sleep for the parents.
1st Pointing Finger – When they get the control to move their fingers individually and point out pictures in the book along with you, you’ll realize how much they’ve grown.
1st Cruising along the Furniture – When she starts pulling her body up to cruise along the coffee table or couch, you’re just a few short weeks (or days!) away from first steps, but this is its own big milestone.
1st Chewable Foods – Switching for basic rice cereal onto mashable baby foods is its own triumph! Did you know, that if babies aren’t offered lumpy foods before 10 months, they’ve displayed difficulties transitioning onto other advanced foods.
Gerber is introducing a brand new line of 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits baby foods to help ease the transition from complete purees to perfectly sized, soft textured fruits and veggies that will give your little one the chance to try mashing and early chewing.
Over 120,000 hours were dedicated to developing the perfect recipes, combinations, and bit sizes for Lil’ Bits. The outcome was 10 new recipes of fruit and veggie combinations, including their new Sweet Potato Apple Carrots & Cinnamon variety and Apple Blueberry, that I’ve had a chance to sample with my 9 month old.
Right off, I was surprised by the larger portion size that was much more fitting for my son’s age and needs. I really appreciated a baby food designed to transition from the straight purees to eating the same foods the rest of the family consumes. I feel like this is something that has been missing in the baby food department. My son happily ate both flavors, and I could tell he was using his tongue and trying to process the texture and lumps, mashing them up in his mouth.
Gerber 3rd Foods Lil Bits Recipes help babies learn to chew and ease the transition to table food.