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What breakfast cereal should I give 6mo?

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BotBotticelli Tue 26-Jan-16 09:57:23

Ds2 is about to turn 6mo. We started weaning at 5mo and he currently has a bowl of Cow and Gate baby porridge (suitable from 4mo, the one you make up with boiled water) for breakfast.

However as he is getting bigger he is eating more and this stuff only comes in small (expensive!) packets. When he turns 6mo I am keen to start giving him a different cereal which I can make up with cows milk, more like what the rest of us eat in the morning.

So what should I give him?

I am not keen on weetabix cos I have heard it has a binding agent in which can cause babies constipation and we have struggled a bit with constipation over the last few weeks - bananas in particular are off the menu as they caused him to get really bunged up!

What about ready brek would that be ok? Or is there a good baby cereal that anyone can recommend?

icklekid Tue 26-Jan-16 09:59:35

Ready brek would would be fine- we've just used normal porridge oats from when we started weaning at 6 months. He now has that or weetabix with natural yoghurt or fruit

dementedpixie Tue 26-Jan-16 10:02:22

Ready brek, porridge, weetabix are all ok

Pointlessfan Tue 26-Jan-16 10:04:16

DD had normal porridge or Weetabix at that age.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Tue 26-Jan-16 10:05:30

Regular porridge oats are fine! My DD likes hers with blueberries or other fruits in too, as well as plain. She also loves weetabix and cheerios occasially

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Tue 26-Jan-16 10:06:41

Porridge with fruit mixed in goes down very well here.
Also, if my DD's nappies are anything to go by, weetabix has had no problems with her.

Quietlifenotonyournelly Tue 26-Jan-16 20:20:03

DS loves banana and natural yoghurt for breakfast or I make American style pancakes (without sugar) and serve with blueberries, raspberries or strawberries. Sometimes he will just have toast and a hard boiled or scrambled egg.

bakingmad83 Tue 26-Jan-16 20:47:20

Besides porridge and weetabix, bitesize shredded wheat also went down well here

RatOnnaStick Tue 26-Jan-16 20:49:55

We went with normal porridge oats and fruit, sometimes those fruit puree pouches to sweeten it or good old blueberry wheats which are a neat size for little fingers.

Scrambled egg good too.

comeagainforbigfudge Sat 30-Jan-16 11:18:16

Porridge here too.
Weetabix, shreddies, toast fingers with cheese spread or peanut butter

CornishDoll82 Wed 03-Feb-16 10:44:56

Yoghurt with some banana is good. Makes for gross nappies though!

worriedmum100 Sun 21-Feb-16 18:06:21

Sorry if this is a stupid question but can a baby under 6 months have normal porridge? Just thinking about weaning DS2 (5 months). I know they shouldn't have wheat, eggs or nuts before 6 months but wasn't sure about oats?

Nottalotta Mon 22-Feb-16 15:33:40

Just normal porridge oats. I make it with whole milk and flavour with fruit. Mashed banana, finely grated apple, chopped plum. Blue/rasp/strawberries etc.

SnuffleGruntSnorter Mon 22-Feb-16 15:37:09

We started weaning as six months with normal (value) porridge oats. I have a freezer full of expressed milk that I sometimes use to make it up, otherwise I just use full fat cows milk.

Artandco Mon 22-Feb-16 16:56:32

Regular oats and make porridge

Worried - a baby under 6 months should only be having fruit and veg I think really. Hence many get bunged up if given anything else. So just milk and fruit/ veg. Hence milk is usually more filling

minipie Mon 22-Feb-16 17:09:07

Ready brek here too, with various sorts of fruit plus full fat milk. Quick easy and smooth enough for 6mo (or older babies who are under the weather). It's also fortified which is a bonus.

worried oats do contain some gluten which is the allergen in wheat so I'd avoid until 6mo personally. This is why baby porridge (as made by Cow and Gate etc) is made with corn and rice flour.

NotWithoutMyMerkin Mon 22-Feb-16 17:26:14

We've had to cut weetabix and shredded wheat type cereals out of our DD's diet as they have the opposite effect and give her very loose stools. I doubt, if you offer a variety of cereals, you would need to worry about one cereal specifically. I'd be more wary about bananas causing constipation

worriedmum100 Mon 22-Feb-16 18:19:26


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