Hi I want to start feeding my baby soon and I would like to start with cereals but I don't want to buy the boxes at the store i would like to make it at home.<br>
I have oats how can i make the food??<br>
Thank you for your help
The longer you wait the better on solids, I dont know how old your baby is but I wouldnt start before 6 months at least. Also I think brown rice might be a better option, at least that is what I have heard. Oats are more complex and not as easily digested. Have you heard of the Super Baby Food Book by Ruth Yaron. Here is a baby oatmeal recipe from her book: <a href="http://www.superbabyfood.com/recipes.htm" target="_blank">http://www.superbabyfood.com/recipes.htm</a><br><br>
You could do the same thing with rice. Make sure to grind it in the blender for a long time to get it as fine as possible.
Please no solids before 6 months, and no grains before 9. See here for more info:<br><a href="http://kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/index.html" target="_blank">http://kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/index.html</a><br><br>
IMO baby cereal is not a baby appropriate food at all.
Please do not start with cereals. Babes do not adequately produce the amylase enzyme in their saliva to start breaking down starches until well into their second year. Grains also have little in terms of nutrition to offer.<br><br>
I would do fruits and veggies, meats, fats, egg yolks, then (raw and/or cultured) dairy well before grains. When the WAPF site comes back online, check the Children's section for advice on feeding babies. And how to soak grains: the article "Be Kind to Your Grains" to make them easily digestible.
I agree...no grains for babies...mine did get any before 1 year and then only rice and oats ( organic) and later some sprouted grain breads)<br><br>
If you are going to give your kiddos solids, make it ones that are nutritionally dense and easy to digest <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Theres a great article on feeding babies on the weston price site ( <a href="http://www.westonaprice.org" target="_blank">www.westonaprice.org</a>)<br><br>