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Breakfast cereal for toddlers?

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BaublesBubblesBobbles Fri 12-Jun-15 12:59:06

DS1 is 2. After 18 months of happily eating a wheetabix (with enough hot milk to make it moist not wet) or thick porridge, he has recently rejected both. Tried him with cornflakes and he really likes them dry. But I've just seen how much sugar is in them! shock

What do your toddlers have for breakfast? Any suggestions for a low sugar cereal?

dementedpixie Fri 12-Jun-15 13:07:27

They don't have that much sugar in them. At least they are not coco pops

moogalicious Fri 12-Jun-15 13:17:22

reddy brek? Supermarket own brand usually have less sugar.

Perhaps he doesn't like the milk, so maybe some toast, a crumpet, pancake or egg?

Dancingqueen17 Fri 12-Jun-15 14:34:07

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00100001 Fri 12-Jun-15 14:50:23

You want Shredded Wheat if you want small sugar amounts

Sugar content of popular 'healthier' cereals for comparison (per 100g)

Shredded Wheat - 0.7g
Kellogs Cornflakes - 8g
Weetabix - 4.4g
Oatiflakes 4.4g

And a couple of 'surprises' in supposedly healthy cereals...just for fun :P

All Bran - 20g
Special K - 17g
Alpen - 22g

To be fair to Alepn, it has added dried fruit, for comparison, the No Added Sugar version still ahs 16g of sugar per 100g. meaning they add 6g of sugar to the standard, which is lower than Cornflakes smile

Can't you give him something else? like toast or pancakes? Crumpets? Scrambled Eggs?

00100001 Fri 12-Jun-15 14:51:41

try overnight oats too

combine oats and apple juice and let it sit overnight in the fridge. In the morning, add low-fat yoghurt, honey to taste and fresh fruit such as berries.

CactusAnnie Fri 12-Jun-15 14:54:14

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BaublesBubblesBobbles Fri 12-Jun-15 21:47:09

Thanks all. I will try some of those. Unfortunately he doesn't like bread very much, which means that most of his lunches involve egg. Which reduces the breakfast options further!

Thanks also got the comparison list 00100001. I'll try oatiflakes first, I think.

Chips1999 Fri 12-Jun-15 21:52:48

DS is 3.5 and usually has Cheerios, rice crispies, shreddies, weetabix or porridge.

NotBeingUnreasonable Fri 12-Jun-15 21:56:09

My DS has either Porridge or Cornflakes. We've tried weetabix and Bite size shredded wheat as well.

Millie2013 Sat 13-Jun-15 21:50:03

On the rare occasion that DD has cereal (she's rubbish at eating breakfast in general), she has Bear alphabites

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 13-Jun-15 21:54:23

It's highly unlikely he hates weetabix or porridge suddenly, perhaps he is bored with it, or perhaps trying it on, but I'd persevere and give it to him.

andadietcoke Sat 13-Jun-15 21:56:29

Cheerios or Shreddies here (21 months)

RatOnnaStick Sat 13-Jun-15 21:59:25

Both DSes like blueberry wheats (mini shredded wheat things with fruit inside). DS1 likes his with milk the normal way and DS2 eats them dry and has a cup of milk with it. They're not great on other cereals really. They like crumpets.

ThreeFrazzledFandangos Sat 13-Jun-15 21:59:28

Cheerios or rice crispies here, but mostly weetabix.

FreeButtonBee Sat 13-Jun-15 22:02:27

I found that making some stewed fruit Togo on top of the porridge was a big hit. Just big standard frozen berries, stewed for 10-15
Mins with a bit of sugar to take the edge off. Bung in a jug in the fridge and dollop on top of porridge.

Will do stewed apple and cinnamon come autumn. I must admit to stealing the stewed raspberries to go on vanilla ice cream to make grown up rasp ripple!

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