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Whaddya Say Mom?

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According to a recent survey conducted by Beech-Nut, for new and first-time moms, Mother's Day means more this year than last. 83 percent of moms who took the survey said that Mother's Day reminds them of how happy they are to be a mom!
Other fun facts include:
  • Good morning! The survey revealed that while 39 percent of new moms believe baby gets fussier in the evening, the morning is a different story. More than eight out of 10 new moms (81 percent) agree that baby is more pleasant in the morning.
  • Advancing nutrition. According to the National Network for Childcare, infants can start on solid food between ages 4 to 6 months. According to survey respondents, nearly twice as many moms are introducing solid foods earlier - four to five months old (38 percent) - rather than later - six to seven months (20 percent).
  • Food fun and function. When it comes to feeding baby, more than half of new moms (55 percent) think it is fun to see infants react to different flavors and textures. But new moms agree that baby food performs specific roles, such as introducing solid foods (80 percent) and nutrition (77 percent) into baby’s diet.
  • Warm hearts, worried minds. Not surprisingly, nearly all new moms (93 percent) warmed to baby’s first smile as the most popular, unexpected joy of being a new mom. However, new mommy-hood isn’t all smiles; some of the biggest concerns among new moms are worries about baby getting sick (62 percent) and giving baby proper nutrition (57 percent).
  • No expense spared. For 65 percent of new moms, nutritional value and variety of flavor are the most important factors when purchasing baby food, compared to 21 percent who consider cost.
Does the survey reflect your feelings of being a Mom and Mother's Day? Tell us about it! Simply respond with your opinion on any facts from the survey, and you'll be entered to win a super fun prize pack from Beech-Nut! Each of three (3) winners will receive:
(1) Beech-Nut tote
(2) jars of Good Morning (soluable fiber)
(2) jars Beech-Nut DHA plus+ (including the new Wild Alaskan Salmon)(2) jars Good Evening (Whey Protein and prebiotics)(2) Easy Pour dry cereals enhanced with DHA
(1) DHA plus+ yogurt blend
Leave your comments on this post for entry into the giveaway. One entry per person. Giveaway ends on May 16th, 2008 at 11 PM CST. See site rules for full details.

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87 comments

  1. "Mother's Day reminds them of how happy they are to be a mom!"

    I'd say this is true. You forget all the bad stuff on Mother's Day.

    dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. My babies have certainly been more happy in the mornings... Evenings can be hard!

    HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY, LINSEY!!!!!!

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  3. My babies are always more pleasant at night and unfortunatly are night owls. lol russellkids6@gmail.com

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  4. I agree with the fact that babies are more pleasant in the morning. A good night's rest will do wonders for anyone! :)

    cathryn@graphicsbycathryn.com

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  5. Babies do seem to be happier in the mornings

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  6. I agree with Food fun and function
    Its funny to see my baby reacton to diferents foods!.
    yumalay07@aol.com

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  7. I too agree with babies are happier in the morning - at least at my house they were.

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  8. my babies were happier in the morning, in the evening everyones tired and ready for bed

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  9. I agree about the warm hearts, worried minds part.

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  10. I agree with the finding that babies are happier in the morning, my Jack wakes up with a smile on his face!

    Also, Jack is 9 months and experiencing new textured in food...some he totally loves - like Beech Nut Mangos, but hates cottage cheese!


    Deb
    dfazio19@aol.com

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  11. Food fun and function is so true. It is fun to watch them react to different flavors

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  12. Generally speaking, everyone, adults and children are more pleasant after a night of rest. Additionally, infants receive a lot of attention in the early part of the day, but that attention begins to wane as other matters press the caregiver.

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  13. I don't find it good news that babies are being started on solid foods earlier.

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  14. i totally agree that babies are happier in the morning

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  15. Yes, Mothers Day does remind me how special it is to be a Mom.
    I find that the nights are the hardest with babies.
    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

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  16. my babies were happier in the morning, in the evening everyones tired and ready for bed.

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  17. Babies are fresh in the morning. A little hard to deal with at night,but when they are sleeping they are so precious! Being a Mom is the BEST thing in the World! Thanks!

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  18. I agree, "it is fun to see infants react to different flavors and textures." They make the cutest and sometimes hysterical faces.

    gypsy58[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  19. I agree, babies do seem happier in the morning. Please count me in. Thanks!

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  20. I think evenings might be tougher because Mommy has run out of patience too!

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  21. thank you for the great contest

    enter me please

    pethof (at) gmail (dot) com

    yes, babies are happier in the morning

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  22. my little ones love the morning and seem happy to greet it every morning bright and early

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  23. I agree with most points, and yes, its special to be a mom, but on mothers day, I want to spend time with my kids and be able to have some "me" time!! Please enter me! num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

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  24. Nights are when colic is the worst!

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  25. well i totally agree about moms introducing foods to their babies early because just the formula is'nt doing anything for them sometimes their fussy because of being hungry.

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  26. Interesting survey! I love being a mom every day.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. My babies were always more pleasant in the morning! cdziuba@aol.com

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  28. I told all my kids thank you for making me a mom, on mothers day. Yes they seem better in the mornings - after they wake up a bit of course!

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  29. my grandbaby,that i babysit,is always happier in the morning.

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  30. I think nutritional value is #1!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  31. I have to agree with all the points. I absolutely agree that a babies first smile is so precious.

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  32. From my experience, babies do get fussier in the evening, like they say.

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  33. My new grand-daughter is much happier in the mornings. Her fussy time is at night. Her smile makes every day brighter!

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  34. My son is the happiest baby i've seen.. especially when he wakes up...
    xxbeccaannxx(at)gmail(dot)come

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  35. Colic affects babies at night more than during the day!

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  36. I do believe that first real smile will melt your heart. I also believe when a baby is sick it is so hard to know what is wrong.

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  37. The first smile is the most wonderful time. Every time a baby is sick is so hard.

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  38. i believe each baby is born with personality . some of us are morning people some are night owls.
    causeyland@msn.com

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  39. I agree that babies are fussier at night.

    renski17(at)comcast(dot)net

    Thanks

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  40. My chldren always fussed around dinner time never in the morning.

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  41. I agree, my little man is much happier in the morning! He is all smiles when he wakes up and stretches...wish I could say the same for me! Thanks!
    ralphandtara at gmail dot com

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  42. my son is 10 months now and he has not yet slept through the night . so i definitely agree that babies are more pleasant during the day!

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  43. I've always been told breastfeed babies dont need solid food until 6 months, and that's what i've done with my kids.
    laurie
    steinerhouse@comcast.net

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  44. It's been my experience that most babies are usually their fussiest at dinner time.

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  45. All those books and magazines on babies could go in the trash for all the trash that's in it. I used my own instincts and the traditional ways I learned from my mother. One old-school trick I used for my children to sleep through the night better is to put cereal in their bottles. Nowadays, they strongly urge against it claiming that those babies will become overweight children. Four children later, and my children are all thin. I could care less about what these so-called experts claim. They really don't know what they're talking about.

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  46. Yup, babies are definitely happier in the AM! Thanks! --leenburke@yahoo.com

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  47. I agree with "no expense spared"--I am very careful with money but when it comes to what my little one eats I don't mind buying something more expensive if I think it has a health benefit.
    gomeggo@gmail.com

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  48. I'm a thrifty shopper, but some things you don't save if its not good. Please enter me, thank you

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  49. I agree completly, as for no expense spared hmmm. as long as a ajar of food is not insainly priced I agree. My baby loves the beachnut morning ceral blends, the granola blenda are a fav in this house!

    mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I wouldn't say just new moms like to watch the reaction to baby trying new foods. I'm on my 3rd and it's still just the greatest seeing her reaction.

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  51. i do like watching my son try new flavors. his smile makes my heart melt everytime. mothers day is special because i created this life and it's up to me to give my baby proper care and nutrition. mothers day rewards me for that.

    i love beechnut! hope to win
    bwalleshauser AT yahoo DOT com

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  52. agree with babies are happier in the morning

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  53. I know that babies are happy in the mornings for i had 4 yjaneyates@bellsouth.net

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  54. My son is not a morning person. None of my boys are. I do agree with most of the survey though. I would love to win this!

    littlelatina
    edq143 at yahoo dot com

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  55. I would definitely agree with "Warm hearts, worried minds". As a new mom, there is nothing like the first time your baby smiles at you. It is truly a unforgettable moment!

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  56. On the subject of flavors, my daughter is about to hit the 8 month mark and has a discriminating palatte. I didn't expect that. I tried to go with organic food, but she prefers regular old beechnut because of the flavor blends and variety!

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  57. It is a day to honor my mom, and my chidren, for making me a mom!

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  58. Yes, the little ones are more pleasant in the morning!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  59. In this house for sure everyone expect my husband are morning people. Nights can become rather rough around here with 3 cranky kids.

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  60. Moms and babies are tired by evening!

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  61. I'm not surprised by most of the findings. Feeding and nutrition is such a serious matter and I'm glad to see most parents think of it in the same way!

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  62. I agree that babies seem to be least fussy in the morning, at least for my babies!

    jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

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  63. Mornings are way better, around 6 or 7 at night (witching hour ) all 3 of my kids are rotten!!

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  64. It is fun to watch a baby's face when they try something new!
    3beez at bellsouth dot net

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  65. I would love to win. I agree that it is so much fun to watch baby's reactions to new tastes and textures. My favorite part of grocery shopping is buying my 8 month old grandson new and different baby foods!

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  66. agree babies are bright and happy in the morning,

    thanks for a great contest.

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  67. The survey revealed that while 39 percent of new moms believe baby gets fussier in the evening, the morning is a different story. More than eight out of 10 new moms (81 percent) agree that baby is more pleasant in the morning. sounds very true.

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  68. I think we are all happier in the morning when we can start all over again

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  69. I love being a mom and making my child happy..

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  70. As a new mom, I often worried that my baby was getting the proper and enough food and nutrition, especially after I stopped breastfeeding.

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  71. I agree completely!

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  72. Thank you for the great contest.

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  73. I agree, my baby is definately happier in the mornings! Thanks for the great contest! We use Beech-Nut products so I would love, love, love to win this!

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  74. I agree with the fact that babies are more pleasant in the morning

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  75. I agree that mothers are feeding their children solids earlier as I was one of them! I just felt my son needed more at an earlier age. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  76. Heck yes its fun to see them make funny faces reacting to food, and you have your camera ready because its cute.

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  77. I'm actually surprised at the No Expense Spared statistics -- with so many people struggling from paycheck to paycheck, it's nice to know, Nutrition is still important to parents, especially Moms.

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  78. My baby is both happiest at the beginning and end of the day.

    vidomich@yahoo.com

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  79. yes, I agree with the survey- especially liking to see there reactions when they try new flavors :)

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  80. my little guys are happier late morning early afternoon!!great giveaway!! ahdrad2932 at msn dot com

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  81. I definitely agree; keeep it up!!! Best of luck to those who enter. Thanks SW

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  82. I'd have to agree with most but think we should introduce foodsslower dueto allergies.
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  83. I have raised 3 children the last 2 being twins. It was hectic with the twins AM & PM. By the time they were 3 months old it seemed as if they were not satisfied with just their formula. I started out solids "oatmeal" in their formula and soon after started introducing them to new foods. I now have my first grandson and he is so funny to watch when introduced to new things, but he is always laughing.

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