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I gave my baby weetabix and now it's the only cereal he'll eat.

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paperclips Thu 02-May-13 11:02:35

Weetabix for breakfast..

I started him on porridge when we first started weaning. He would eat it really well and seemed to enjoy it. But then I gave him weetabix and he loves it, but I'm a bit worried about the salt content.

I'd prefer him to eat porridge because its got no salt and sugar (apart from the sugar in the fruit I often add). But now he refuses it. I have tried it with or without banana, apple etc. This morning he just sat and screamed when I offered porridge. I think it tastes bloody lovely with full fat milk and banana in it, but DS disagrees.

Is weetabix everyday too salty? He'll eat 1 biscuit with full fat cows milk. He is 7 months.

ilovepowerhoop Thu 02-May-13 11:08:03

2 weetabix biscuits would give 0.24g of salt so 1 biscuit would only be 0.12g of salt which is not a lot at all. From 6 months to 1 year the maximum salt intake is 1g of salt so 0.12g is not a high proportion of that amount.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Thu 02-May-13 11:49:09

Have you tried mixing porridge and weetabix - starting with a high proportion of weetabix, and gradually reducing it until you have weaned him onto porridge?

If that doesn't work, I wouldn't worry too much, to be honest - all of mine ate weetabix daily when they were that age, and up to the age where they could ask for something different, and they are all fine. In fact, ds1 once ate 5.5 weetabix biscuits one morning - he kept asking for more, and I was fascinated to see how much he would actually eat. He didn't eat much lunch or dinner that day, though!

paperclips Thu 02-May-13 13:54:01

Thanks everyone.

I am probably being a bit pfb. My mum brought me and my brother up on weetabix. Might try mixing it though because I'd like him to eat more than one thing for breakfast!

I checked the nutritional info this morning and there is more salt in sliced wholemeal bread than there is in weetabix. But I suppose I thought there was more because you can taste it more in weetabix. He likes his bread too!

VisualiseAHorse Fri 03-May-13 09:15:45

I wouldn't worry too much - as long as he is still getting a lot of fluids (breastmilk\formula and water) alongside his meals it'll be fine!

BeatenByAnEgg Fri 03-May-13 09:17:31

You can mix fruit into weetabix, the same as porridge to add a bit of variety.

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