Baby's first foods

Oct 17, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. ET

For the month of October, we're sharing the finalists in 12 categories of our 2012 SheKnows Parenting Awards. These four first foods for Baby will start your little one on the road to eating solids. Don't forget to vote for your favorite before October 31.

Parenting Awards baby's first foods


Happy Family Happy Bellies

Happy Bellies organic cereals are the first organic baby cereals to incorporate DHA for brain and eye development and the first baby food to incorporate the power of probiotics for your baby's wellness. Happy Bellies comes in green packaging made from 48 percent recycled content. Sold in three varieties, this cereal is filled with “good” bacteria to help strengthen your baby’s digestive system. It’s enriched with DHA and packed with iron, vitamins and minerals — all essential to Baby’s health.


Bright Beginnings Premium

Bright Beginnings Premium milk-based formula for infants up to 12 months old provides three benefits for your little angel. It’s fortified with DHA and ARA, the same nutrients found in breast milk believed to support brain and eye development. It also has valuable prebiotics like those found in breast milk, which support your baby's immune system. In fact, it has all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals your baby needs for growth and development during the first year.


Beech-Nut Stage 1

Beech-Nut provides nutritious food choices to support the growth and development of your baby. Their baby food is made with natural ingredients, which means you won’t find any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. In fact, the only thing you’ll find on a Beech-Nut label is the essential nutrients you want your baby to have.


Gerber Single Grain Cereal

Did you know one out of nine babies don’t get the iron necessary for healthy growth and development? Around the middle of their first year, babies' natural iron stores begin to diminish, which is why Gerber infant cereals provide this important nutrient for your baby's growth and mental development.

Don't forget to vote for your favorite first foods in the 2012 SheKnows Parenting Awards >>