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what ready break are....? I'm not english...never heard..

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sasa15 Fri 01-Apr-05 21:05:39

where do you find......I mean which section? Cereal....or baby stuff?@

LGJ Fri 01-Apr-05 21:06:10

Cereal section.

sasa15 Fri 01-Apr-05 21:08:13

what are they? like weetabix?

beansprout Fri 01-Apr-05 21:08:38

If you open the packet and think you have bought wallpaper paste... that's not a mistake.

wobblyknicks Fri 01-Apr-05 21:08:56

Like easy cook porridge

Newbarnsleygirl Fri 01-Apr-05 21:14:37

Ready Brek is yummy!

Especially with a dolop of syrup in it!

LGJ Fri 01-Apr-05 21:16:41



sasa15 Fri 01-Apr-05 21:22:52

saadia Fri 01-Apr-05 21:33:17

Make sure you boil the milk before adding to cereal. One time, I didn't do this and my one and half year old did lots of little poos all day.

beansprout Fri 01-Apr-05 21:36:43

I used to have this stuff as a child. In the 70's there was nothing you couldn't get in powdered form - orange juice (Rise and Shine), dessert (Angel Delight), mashed potato (Smash) and course, good old Ready B.

And my mum, bless her, couldn't quite pull these off. The times I got a mouth full of powder at some point in my meal.... eugh...

Wallace Fri 01-Apr-05 21:46:07

Am I right in thinking Ready Brek is not very good for babies as it has a lot of salt?

saadia Fri 01-Apr-05 21:49:28

Salt is not mentioned in the ingredients, although it does contain gluten.

saadia Fri 01-Apr-05 21:49:28

Salt is not mentioned in the ingredients, although it does contain gluten.

Lonelymum Fri 01-Apr-05 21:53:41

Don't waste your money on Ready Brek - buy Sainsburys or tescos own, called Hot Oat Cereal. It is just as nice and much cheaper.

Wallace Fri 01-Apr-05 21:55:34

You are right, it doesn't have much salt - less than 0.1g sodium per 100g. Maybe they have changed it because I'm sure I read a few years ago about a baby that was fed ready brek because it was cheaper than baby food, and sadly died, overdosed on salt.

LGJ Fri 01-Apr-05 21:58:16


Luxury, you don't what crap cooking is until you have had my mums meatloaf, or stew, or burgers, or..............well actually everything else was ok, in a I have cooked this but I am not a foodie sort of way, wouldn't kill you, but it didn't leaving you wanting seconds. IYKWIM

JulieF Fri 01-Apr-05 23:20:25

Wallace, the baby that died was only 3 months old and was also being fed instant mash and gravy granules (both chock full of salt) poor old readybrek seemed to get a bad name because of this.

The parents said they were trying to do their best by giving the baby home made food rather than jars!!!!

Wallace Sat 02-Apr-05 17:02:30

Oh goodness, poor wee thing. I didn't want to not mention it, just in case there was something to worry about. I hope I didn't scare anyone.

beansprout Sat 02-Apr-05 17:07:33

It was being fed what?!! OMG, that's awful.

colditzmum Sat 02-Apr-05 18:37:51

The couple involved were only 16 and 17, and hadn't even been visited by a health visitor. Ignorant, but not cruel.

NotQuiteCockney Sat 02-Apr-05 22:29:05

You can just get regular oatmeal. Fine-milled oatmeal (at many health food stores) cooks quickly and makes a sort of gloop.

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