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Palooka 09-30-2012 08:08 AM

Why am I scared of gerber?
I make all my son's food except for infant oatmeal (I've tried pureeing regular oatmeal and it still is too chunky and slow to cook), and something about those jars with the gerber baby staring back at me just makes me very uncomfortable.

qsefthuko 09-30-2012 08:18 AM

Re: Why am I scared of gerber?
Store bought baby food is so lacking in nutrition. I was feeding my daughter gerber. She tested low on iron. I switched her table food. Her iron levels went back up to normal.

zandj 09-30-2012 08:53 AM

Re: Why am I scared of gerber?
I was the same lol bit of a baby food snob I guess? :giggle:

Palooka 09-30-2012 12:31 PM

Oh my gosh thank you. Lol.

mommy2sammy 09-30-2012 12:38 PM

Gerber is known to "hide" ingredients. We don't ear pork, and after reading the label they use gelatin in the oatmeal. After some research, it's pork based :-(
Why they need gelatin in the oatmeal when earths best and beech nut dont, I have no clue, but that was the end of my relationship with gerber!

bigmamakelsey 09-30-2012 02:47 PM

Re: Why am I scared of gerber?
Gerber is awful. Really, all jarred baby food, but especially non organic. It has hidden ingredients and they use the reject vegetables that are going bad. Once they're processed into baby food, they actually have little to no nutritional value at all.

newmommy13 09-30-2012 03:14 PM

Because you are smart! Be afraid of johnsons and johnsons too.

waterisntsomething 09-30-2012 03:24 PM

Re: Why am I scared of gerber?
I'm the same way! SO bought DS some peach puree once and i fed him some but threw most of it out. He's much rather I just give him a slice of peach anyways.

momgoddess 09-30-2012 05:06 PM

Re: Why am I scared of gerber?
I boycott Nestle and have done so for over 10 years, and Gerber is owned by Nestle so I don't buy ANYTHING by Gerber.

amcess721 09-30-2012 05:44 PM

Re: Why am I scared of gerber?
The reason I decided not to use them was that I had a jar of either peas or green beans... and I pureed some real peas or green beans - and the ones in the jar seriously looked brown compared to the fresh cooked/pureed stuff... right then I decided I wouldn't use any jarred food. Neither kiddo had anything out of a jar. I figured if it looked that blah, what was lacking... which nutrients/vitamins had been zapped?

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