Rice Cereal Allergy in Babies – Can babies be allergic to rice cereal

By | 2017-06-06T12:45:21+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Categories: Allergies, Cereals, grains|Tags: |

Could my baby be allergic to Rice/Rice cereal? It seems like she had a reaction to it! Rice in particular is not a known “high” allergen in the US and most Western Countries and this is why it is typically recommended as an infant’s first food (in the US that is). If there is a rice allergy, [...]

Adding Cereal or Food to a Bottle will NOT Help Baby Sleep – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2017-06-06T12:56:15+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, Cereals, Food Safety Tips, Friendly Baby Food Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

Perhaps one of the most worrisome myths about feeding babies is the myth that cereal in a bottle will help a baby sleep through the night or at least sleep for longer stretches at a time. I know that many parents are probably tempted to try the old "cereal in the bottle" trick to gain an [...]

Day 32 – Baby’s First Rice Cereal using ground brown rice -365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-02-01T18:05:17+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Breakfast, Cereals, First Foods, grains, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shaking baby cereal flakes out of a box isn't appealing and it really isn't cost effective. You can make baby's rice cereal for a fraction of the cost at home and you know what's in it: a single ingredient - rice! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:61]

Day 23 – Quinoa Cereal – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-23T17:07:06+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Breakfast, Cereals, excerpts, grains, stage 2, stage 3|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Did you know that besides soy, quinoa is a source of complete protein? It contains all the essential amino acids that our bodies need and, it makes a wonderful addition to your baby’s diet. Just 1 cup contains approximately 22 grams of protein. For a super nutritious protein packed meal, make the family a Quinoa Pilaf [...]

Day 10 – First Grains for Baby – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-10T09:37:46+00:00 January 10th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Breakfast, Cereals, First Foods, grains|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Baby cereal does not have to be the very first food that baby eats.  Within the last few years, it has become more acceptable and more pediatricians are acknowledging that fruits, veggies and meats are better first food choices than are cereals.  If you want to make your own baby cereals, try these three grains as [...]

Day 4 – Creamy Eggy Pastina – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-04T14:33:32+00:00 January 4th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 8 months, Breakfast, Cereals, eggs, More Baby Food Recipes, stage 2|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pastina is a tiny, star shaped pasta that is used in soups and as a side dish of its own. Pastina makes a wonderful baby cereal and can be combined with any food that you can imagine. I like to cook it in chicken broth and egg and top my bowl with grated cheese. You can [...]

Harvest Steel Cut Oatmeal – A hearty baby cereal and tasty for the whole family

By | 2014-11-11T21:15:11+00:00 November 11th, 2014|Categories: 6 months, 8 months, book, Breakfast, Cereals, Fall, grains, More Baby Food Recipes, Nutrition, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Using whole grains to make baby cereal or other grain based recipes is always better than using refined and enriched grains.  Whole grains retain all of their natural and wholesome goodness. Whole grains not highly processed and stripped of the parts that contain important nutrients,such as the bran. Whole grains will offer the most bio-available nutrients [...]

Apple Cider Rice Cooker Oatmeal – It sure tastes yummy!

By | 2014-10-26T18:50:18+00:00 October 26th, 2014|Categories: 6 months, 8 months, Breakfast, Cereals, Fall, Freezes Well, grains, Holiday Foods, More Baby Food Recipes, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you have a rice cooker? Have you ever made oatmeal in a rice cooker?  It's easy to toss everything in the rice cooker and it comes out very tasty.  A big bonus is that you don't have to hang around stirring, (and stirring and stirring) a pot of oatmeal porridge on the stove-top. Making oatmeal [...]

Grinding Grains and Meats for Baby Food Recipes & Feeding Baby

By | 2013-09-11T15:11:48+00:00 September 11th, 2013|Categories: Breakfast, Cereals, stage 1, stage 2, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Making cereals and meats homemade for your baby is simple and takes less time than you would imagine. The book feedback that makes me want to clap the most is when people tell me they had no idea how EASY it was to make homemade cereal and meats for their babies. YAY :) You'll be surprised [...]

Rice Cereal, Arsenic and First Foods for Baby

By | 2012-11-10T12:22:27+00:00 November 10th, 2012|Categories: 4-6 months, Breakfast, Cereals, Dangerous Food Items, First Foods, grains|Tags: , , , , , , |

In light of the recent arsenic in rice scare, many parents are once again in a panic over whether they should feed their babies commercial rice cereal.   Arsenic in rice has been a known issue for many years and it likely will be an ongoing one. Arsenic in rice occurs for a variety of reasons.  Arsenic [...]