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Does anyone know if this is ok to do and how to do it?<br><br>
I've got lots of brown rice flour and white rice flour, so I just wondered if it could be done. Aren't the store-bought cereals fortified?
 

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The store bought cereals are fortified with synthetic vitamins and iron. Synthetic iron is very tough on little tummies.<br><br>
Is there a reason you feel you little one needs rice cereal instead of fruits and vegetables?
 

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Thanks for your reply, I'm going to give him a bit of both eventually <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I made my own by grinding the rice up really fine in my Magic Bullet (knockoff), until it looks like flour. I imagine you could use a food processor, but I don't have one.<br><br>
It was hard to get it fine enough at the very beginning for my ds1, so I did use store bought cereal at first. I started him on solids at 4 months on the rec. of our ped, but with ds2 I"m going to wait until at least 6 mo. I think, so he may tolerate the thicker food a bit better.<br><br>
Anyhow, I started with rice, but later did barley (this is very hard and took longer to process) and oats as well. Later I'd mix them all together! I think I cooked it approx 1/4 cup grain with 1 cup water. I'm just going from memory here, so hopefully that's right. Anyway, the oats were easiest to get really fine.<br><br>
My doc (a different one) is big on coconut oil for LO's, so I always mix a teaspoon in while the cereal was cooking. I also use liquid vits for ds1, so I still mix that in his cereal and some probiotics once it's cooled off. Sometiems I mix in hemp powder for extra protein and fiber. My dh thinks I'm goofy, but I sneak in as much healthy stuff as I can.<br><br>
Of course, intro one food at a time and watch for allergies, etc etc. That was important for us because ds1 has a lot of food allergies. Anyway, that's just how I did it.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Anyhow, I started with rice, but later did barley (this is very hard and took longer to process) and oats as well. Later I'd mix them all together! I think I cooked it approx 1/4 cup grain with 1 cup water. I'm just going from memory here, so hopefully that's right. Anyway, the oats were easiest to get really fine.<br><br><br>
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this. i simmer the oats with water to make a thinnish paste (ot whatever consistency works for you) and then mix in some applesauce for flavour. my LO loves it.
 

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I haven't done rice, but I've made fine porridge with various dried legumes before. I ground them up in a little coffee grinder: I think it cost about $10. It worked perfectly.
 

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