Well even though we are not a big fan of the Gerber baby foods the graduates are a big winner. Not to mention they put out some great buy 1 get 1 free coupons.
First the microwavable meals. First we tried this brand and my daughter ate it with no problem. It is the most expensive of the brands though so we tried Beechnut (since this is our preferred baby food brand), NOONE would eat it, it didn't even smell good. We also tried Kids Kitchen which we actually like better and they have great giveaway offers but there is no section for Kids Kitchen. Now that my daughter is 4 though we buy the usual junk food types, spaghetti O's, etc. I had a coupon for Gerber though so bought some and my 6 mo old went crazy over the leftovers of the chicken noodle/vegetable one.
Next come our favorites, the snacks. My daughter used to inhale the banana or apple cinnamon cookies. Now my baby loves the animal crackers and arrowroot cookies (if she eats them before mom, dad or sister gets them). Our current aboslute favorite though are the new cereal bites. They dissolve so quickly and are not too small to be hard to pick up but are small enough to be perfect for practicing the pincer grasp. They taste great too, in my opinion they taste kind of like Cinnamon Life cereal.
We are not big juice drinkers so we haven't had the juices and my daughter refusses hot cereals so the oatmeals are out. I highly recommend the snacks though, not just for baby.
Toddlers like foods that are tasty, yet easy to eat without help. Once your child has teeth and can bite through a variety of textures, it may be time for Gerber Graduates. This line offers a variety of foods for toddlers and growing children. It combines toddler-preferred flavors in easy-to-hold shapes that are ideal for developing and mastering self-feeding.