This is a tricky question because Cheerios and Gerber Puffs are pretty similar. However, here's my breakdown.
Nutritionally, each product is enriched similarly (i.e., with thiamin, niacin, etc.). They also both are made primarily from a starch-based product (either rice or wheat flour).
The differences lie in fact that Cheerios have both protein and fiber, which we want our kiddos to get! Even though the total carbohydrates in Cheerios is more, the real focus is on the grams of sugar (which again, is the same) so don't make your decision off carbs alone.
My Vote? CHEERIOS
Registered Dietitian, Austinite, Mom with a 2-yr old, Dog lover