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Breakfast cereals at one?

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DuckWaddle Tue 17-Sep-13 12:55:42

I'm clueless so any help would be appreciated! My dd is approaching 1 and I'm not sure what breakfast cereals she's allowed. She's not a fan of porridge and didnt like baby rice. I'm a bit worried about salt in adult cereals. Anyone got any ideas?

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 17-Sep-13 13:45:33

Mine love ready brek mixed with fruit like a chopped banana, raisins or berries. The bags of frozen berries are great in the winter.

Does it have to be cereal though? How about scrambled egg or beans on toast, eggy bread, beans and sausage, ham cheese and and a croissant or blueberry pancakes?

RobotHamster Tue 17-Sep-13 13:49:24

Ready brek is fine, no added sugar or salt. Mini shredded wheat if she has enough teeth. Weetabix/oatibix

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 17-Sep-13 14:20:41

Do they need teeth for mini shredded wheats Robot? Would have loved you trying to explain that one to my dd when she was 6 months grin

RobotHamster Tue 17-Sep-13 14:24:38

Haha, I suppose not, no grin was just thinking gumming shredded wheat might take a while

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 17-Sep-13 14:27:14

She are everything with gusto at 6 months, just wish she was the same now! smile

noblegiraffe Tue 17-Sep-13 14:30:45

1 Weetabix contains 0.12g of salt. For babies over one, the recommended limit is 2g per day so this would be fine.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 17-Sep-13 14:32:08

noble are you becoming MN's resident salt content guru? grin

noblegiraffe Tue 17-Sep-13 14:35:22

grin currently weaning a 7 month old and a bit obsessed!

Reading the packets gives me something to do while she chucks it all on the floor wink

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 17-Sep-13 15:02:13

Reading the packets gives me something to do while she chucks it all on the floor. Had to grin at that one noble. At least you are keeping everyone informed on the salt levels. Made me chuckle when you said you'd been googling the salt levels in cheese grin

nickelbabe Tue 17-Sep-13 15:40:50

We give DD muesli.

the sainsbury's 50% fruit muesli is good as it has no nuts in it (green packet)

and we give it in a bowl, with a spoon, with almond milk (but you can use cow's milk of course!).
she always feeds herself.

but put her on a messy mat on the floor grin

nickelbabe Tue 17-Sep-13 15:41:47

noble - you needa messy mat too!
My sister bought us a cheapy one from wilko's and we use it all the time

Tommy Tue 17-Sep-13 15:42:41

mine loved mini shreddies (no milk) in a bowl with some chopped up fruit or any cereal that is easy to pick up

sharond101 Tue 17-Sep-13 22:25:47

Weetabix with fruit is DS's favourite, he would have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

KatAndKit Wed 18-Sep-13 13:20:41

I give DS age 17 months rice krispie multigrain shapes, can be eaten with fingers or spoon. He has them 2 or 3 days a week.

DuckWaddle Wed 18-Sep-13 13:21:16

Great- thanks all for your posts!

MoominsYonisAreScary Wed 18-Sep-13 13:25:32

I have a 7 month old, he loves porridge with fruit but wont entertain it without, he also enjoys half a weetabix . I hadnt even thought about the salt content in cheese until i read it somewhere the other day. (Stupid me)

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