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Kaz4755 Mon 11-Jan-16 10:22:42


I tried my six month old on baby porridge this morning and she loved it! However I have just used that sugar smart app on my phone and scanned it and it contains over 12 cubes of sugar in the packet...that's too much right?? does anyone know an alternative?

NoManJan Mon 11-Jan-16 10:23:55

Could you not just use normal porridge? I'm weaning my daughter in 2 weeks and going to do BLW and give her the same as I eat.

CMOTDibbler Mon 11-Jan-16 10:24:09

Regular ReadyBrek or normal porridge are fine for babies

Kaz4755 Mon 11-Jan-16 10:25:07

Oh and that's just the plain aptamil porridge, not the fruity porridges that they do!

Kaz4755 Mon 11-Jan-16 10:26:27

Oh ok! What the finely milled oat porridge made up with formula? Thanks ladies.

ALongTimeComing Mon 11-Jan-16 10:28:42

Just use normal porridge. Check out Annabelle Karmel's site for some recipes that you can freeze in batches.

ALongTimeComing Mon 11-Jan-16 10:29:43

Just use normal porridge oats made up with cows milk. It's only for a drink that cows milk isn't advised before one. You can cook with cows milk.

Artandco Mon 11-Jan-16 10:31:18

You can use cows milk from 6 months in food. So just continue with formula to drink, make normal Porridge up for you and baby at Same time.

BumWad Mon 18-Jan-16 11:47:22

Wow really? Which baby porridge? That's a lot of sugar!

BumWad Mon 18-Jan-16 11:47:57

Just seen its the Aptamil one. Will avoid

CorBlimeyTrousers Mon 18-Jan-16 11:51:11

That's awful that it has so much sugar in it. Just why? Why can't they sell it without sugar ...

But yes ordinary porridge is fine for babies. In fact nearly all normal food is fine for babies 6 months and older. Avoid rice milk and honey and don't add salt.

ifgrandmahadawilly Mon 18-Jan-16 12:04:41

Try normal porridge. You could add formula or breastmilk to make it more nutritious.

You could even blend it to make it smoother if you're worried about the consistency.

Adding cinnamon is a great option to make it tasty without adding sugar.

Etak15 Mon 18-Jan-16 12:13:08

My lot always found normal porridge a bit of a funny texture at first so went with ready Brek or weetabix - (made mushy) with warm milk, now at 12 months my ds likes to have his own breakfast and have a good sample of everyone elses whatever they're eating!!

Starbores Fri 22-Jan-16 13:14:22

I use readybrek as its what I eat, I make it with cows milk.

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