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Old 07-10-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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I want something for my baby as a snack. That is similar to the dissolving Gerber puffs but with less sugar, preferably no sugar. Either something that I can make myself at home or something I can purchase. She just. Turned eight months.

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Old 07-10-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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Cheerios of course. Those puffs were just gerbers answer to all the people buying cherrios for their kids.
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These. (Um... that crazy price is for a case of 12. I just wanted to show you a picture.) They sell them in the "healthy" part of the snack food aisle. They are basically puffed straws. Easy to hold for a kid. And my DD's favorite snack! (Also no crazy ingredients)
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I like puffs. Caloriewise, you cant beat them. They are like air. Mess wise, they are awesome and still get purchased for Sunday church - no crumby fingers.

Cheerios are, of course, the original 'puff', but they do not dissolve like puffs.

The only alternatives would not have the same features. So it depends on what you want ultimately. Less processed and a bit messier. Or dissolvable, but processed with a little sugar. If there are non sugar alternatives, I'd love to know!

I did try to make my own oatmeal cookie things and they were horrible. Since you can have like 100puffs for 25calories (or something) and babies burn a ton of calories, I decided not to worry about it.
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There are other brands of puffs with more natural ingredients and less/no added sugar. We bought the Happy Baby brand.
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There are other brands of puffs with more natural ingredients and less/no added sugar. We bought the Happy Baby brand.
We have purchased the Happy Baby Brand and I actually really like these even though I wasn't thrilled with other Happy Baby items.

We have the Sweet Potato ones and the Banana ones. They dissolve well when in the mouth for a minute or so - not so fast so he doesn't get that he should mush them around, but not so slow that it's concerning. I buy these quite a bit. They do get kinda stale at the week mark though so I no longer keep a baggie of them in the diaper bag. I have to put one in whenever we leave the house. I wish they had snack-size to-go bags.
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I'll do the happy baby or plum organics puffs as a car seat distraction. I also use puffed rice cereal as a snack- the arrowhead mills brand is just brown rice, nothing added.
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Thanks! It's nice to have something to feed him when I'm on the go and can't simply nurse him and also don't want the mess (like during church service or riding in the car) I might try these!
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These. (Um... that crazy price is for a case of 12. I just wanted to show you a picture.) They sell them in the "healthy" part of the snack food aisle. They are basically puffed straws. Easy to hold for a kid. And my DD's favorite snack! (Also no crazy ingredients)
Was going to say the same. My older kids still love these.
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