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Gerber Finger Foods Fruit Puffs Snacks For Babies and Toddlers

Updated on October 15, 2010

Located near the Gerber Graduates line of food for toddlers in the baby food section, Gerber Finger Foods Fruit Puffs are an awesome starter finger food. My daughter started on these at 6 months and she absolutely loved them.

She quickly decided that jar food was ok but that she preferred food which she could pick up and eat herself. I started out just offering a few at a time. These were a great introduction to finger foods for my "all gums" baby.

They dissolve quickly and are much easier for her to chew and digest then cheerio’s. Even today she is without teeth and she has no problem mashing these around on her gums. These also made it easier for her to work on her pincher grasp reflex (thumb and first finger).


gerber fruit puffs
gerber fruit puffs

Gerber Finger Foods Fruit Puffs

These come in 3 different fruit flavors but there are also veggie flavors available, For the fruits you'll find Banana, Cherry, and my daughters favorite,the Apple-Strawberry.

A serving size is about 80 pieces or about a ½ cup and there are about 4 servings per container. I thought 80 pieces was a lot to offer a baby till I realized that those few handfuls I was offering her is equal to about a half a cup and that she’d happily eat everyone minus the few that fell on the floor and the dog got, it made more sense. She rarely has had any problem digesting these, even in the beginning so I've always felt they were worth the price.

Don't leave the container unattended near baby. The container is made of plastic but the lid isn't difficult to remove and you could have major clean-up on your hands.

When Is Baby Ready

 As an easy to understand guideline though on the back of the package Gerber suggests you start these when:

  • As found on package
  • Baby crawls on hands and knees, with tummy up off the floor
  • Eats thicker, lumpier foods with larger pieces
  • Uses jaws to mash foods with gums
  • Holds small foods between thumb and first finger.


Ingredients

Rice flour, oat flour, wheat flour, wheat starch, sugar, strawberry powder, tri- and dicalcium phosphate, apple powder, strawberry puree, apple puree, tocopherols (vitamin E), apple juice concentrate, natural flavor, zinc sulfate, electrolytic iron, strawberry juice concentrate.

Nutritional Content
You won’t find many calories, only 25 per 80 piece serving, and zero fat, but you won’t find much in vitamins and minerals either.
Protein 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%
Vitamin E 10%
Phosphorus 2%
Zinc 10%

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      Catherine 

      9 years ago

      is there any way to make some kind of home made version of these puffs?

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      Nemingha 

      9 years ago

      My grandaughter is fast approaching this stage - so thanks for the review!

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