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can 6m baby join me in having this for breakfast?

(28 Posts)
jessica3692 Tue 11-Aug-15 08:10:07

1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2 sup nondairy milk or water
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp flaxseed, optional
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamona

I would use ground oats instead plus full fat milk and then some more to blend hers. It looks okay to me but I'm still learning so would like some reassurance! Thank you smile

Seriouslyffs Tue 11-Aug-15 08:13:35

Is cinnamona a typo for cinnamon? Assuming it is and cinnamona isn't a sweetener, it looks fine, but I'm not sure a baby needs the flaxseed. I'd make yours and mash a banana or even just let baby BLW it.

Mrscog Tue 11-Aug-15 08:15:51

Is this then baked? If so it looks fine.

cabbageleaf Tue 11-Aug-15 08:45:16

I'd leave out the flaxseed, apart from that, it sounds delicious!

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 11-Aug-15 09:15:12

may I recommend a book? I used it with all of mine, good recipes and it gives great info about what you can introduce to baby at 6m, 9m, 12m etc safely.
there are daily menu ideas as well.
I found it very useful

it's called "What should I feed my baby" by Suzannah Olivier.
You can get used copies off Ebay for 5 quid or borrow from library.

same with Annabel Karmel books, more good stuff there

your recipe looks fine, omit the seeds for nowsmile

Is it being baked?

jessica3692 Tue 11-Aug-15 09:20:52

Thanks ladies. I left out the flax seeds and added some sliced strawberries before baking and we both loved it!

Thanks Zing, that book does sound good!

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 11-Aug-15 09:21:40

yw, now send us a slice each please! grin

Eminybob Tue 11-Aug-15 09:22:51

From 6 months your baby can eat pretty much anything that you're having with the exception of added salt and sugar. And honey obviously.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 11-Aug-15 10:02:05

that is very vague generalisation, so I have to disagree with you Eminy

I wouldn't give a 6 months old grapes or grapefruit or nuts and seeds (apart from ground almonds and desiccated coconut maybe), milk from a bottle is not recommended as a main food/drink until they are one or older

wholegrain flour based foods are actually not very useful for very small children either, their stomachs are not developed enough and can't digest those foods as easily as white flour based foods - which can lead to constipation.
same with beans and some other pulses

I'm sorry, but it isn't that simple as you said

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 11-Aug-15 10:03:32

I meant to add that those are just some examples

Eminybob Tue 11-Aug-15 10:08:20

I've never been advised to avoid any of those things. I did BLW, read a ton of books, the NHS website and had advice from the health visitors. Obviously there are choking hazards and some stuff a baby just can't eat due to not having teeth, but that goes without saying.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 11-Aug-15 10:09:58

we just have to disagree then

BertieBotts Tue 11-Aug-15 10:16:16

No I agree with Eminy, but I would add choking hazards - grapes would come under this and whole nuts, but sliced grapes and ground nuts are considered okay now.

Citrus is advised as being okay now too but of course it can cause irritation due to being acidic, obviously if a particular baby was bothered by it then would avoid but wouldn't avoid on principle.

I had read that about wholegrain stuff being less good for them than refined grains but again would go by individual child.

Eminybob Tue 11-Aug-15 11:18:06

Yeah my DS comes up in a rash round his mouth if he eats kiwi, but has never had a problem with any other fruit.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 11-Aug-15 13:01:47


I'm allergic to kiwis too - it is linked to being allergic to latex apparently.
might be useful for you to know
(I'm not allergic to latex, but medical stuff always made a note about it, so I'm guessing it is important)

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 11-Aug-15 13:02:35


BreeVDKamp Tue 11-Aug-15 13:27:02

So babies can have cows milk from 6m then? I did not know this! I thought it had to be BM or formula to 1 year (DS only 11 weeks so nowhere near this stage yet!)

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 11-Aug-15 13:38:22


I'm pretty sure that cow's milk from a bottle as main source of drinks is not recommended under the age of 12 months.
but from around 6 m I started introducting small amounts of yogurt, then hard cheeses and probably around the 8month mark I'd add small amounts of cow's milk instead of formula to mix in with food.
when I was sure that there were no signs of intolerance around 10-11 m I'd start replacing one ff of 200ml with cow's milk.
my youngest, who's almost 13 m has cow's milk now as the main source of milk, (I stopped bf) and he has pre-made formula once a day to avoid faffing with the cow's milk or powders.


ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 11-Aug-15 13:42:55

I'm so tired I keep missing bits outs!

so the 1/day premade formula is for when we are out, as it doesn't need cooling then warming - makes life easier.

addictedtosugar Tue 11-Aug-15 13:43:21

Bree, as a drink, stick with bm or formula til nearly 1. For use in cooking, cows milk (assuming no intolerances) is fine from weaning at 6months.

I'd go with Bertie's suitable food. No honey, limited salt and added sugar, no choking hazard so grapes, cherry tomatoes etc cut in half, and no whole nuts.

BertieBotts Tue 11-Aug-15 17:57:38

They can have cow's milk in food. So porridge, cheese sauce, etc is fine to be made with cow's milk. But if you're putting it in a cup or bottle, it should be BM or formula.

If your baby has had formula then you don't need to be cautious of dairy at all because they've already been exposed to it. It's just if they start having too much plain milk to drink then it pushes out the more nutritious BM/FF.

BertieBotts Tue 11-Aug-15 17:58:17

Oh, and it should always be full fat until they are three smile

BreeVDKamp Wed 12-Aug-15 13:10:26

Oh yeah, of course they can have cheese, yoghurt etc, duh!! Thanks for the info.

FusionChefGeoff Wed 12-Aug-15 13:14:53

Why no flaxseed??

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