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Whetabix for 7 month old

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taniaraz Fri 14-Sep-07 21:37:45

Please can you advise whether its ok to give my DD whetabix for breakfast. I have been feeding her this (as Annable Karmel and Gina Ford suggests) but then I was told that their books are out of date and that Whetabix has a lot of added sugar and salt and shouldn't be given until 1 years old. Is this true? Many thanks.

walbert Fri 14-Sep-07 21:43:50

Think they do have sugar and salt: isn't shredded wheat supposed to be the goody now coz there's nothing else init (that's why it tastes like poop!). I give dd ready-brek (can just make it up with formula milk that you've warmed rather than boiling water or milk or microwaving it like it says on the packet) as it's not too 'chunky' as far as a chunky porridge goes, but y9ou can obviously make it to whatever consisteny you want. And raisins in it go down a treat, or banana. (dd has had it since she was about 6m if that's any help) Hope that helps

walbert Fri 14-Sep-07 21:44:54

Oh, and a litttle box of heinz porridge that hlasts about 4 days is about £1.89, big box of ready-brek about £2.40. Even better!

SlightlyMadSweden Fri 14-Sep-07 21:45:24

Oatibix have marginally less salt and soaks up more milk (can help get more milk into a baby that doesn't take their 20oz a day wink)

Pinkveto Fri 14-Sep-07 21:49:17

From the packet "a 2 biscuit serving of Weetabix contains 0.1g of sodium equivalent to0.24g of salt"

It does also list sugar as an ingredient, again a 2 biscuit serving contains 1.7g of sugars listed under carbohydrate.

You wont find a cereal on the shelves with less salt, except plain porridge oats.

And my 7 month old only eats 1/2 a biscuit.

So go for it.

However it does set to concrete on the table, high chair, wall, bowl, floor....

SlightlyMadSweden Fri 14-Sep-07 21:50:25

you may find this useful to browse.

Compares all cereals WRT salt and sugar (amongst other things. It is very busy but just text search for weetabix etc. I don't think Oatibix are on there are they weren't around then, but you can get the figures off the weetabix website and I am sure they are lower than Weetabix (or they were 12m ago when I was weaning DD3)

sarahgg Fri 14-Sep-07 21:51:48

Used to feed them organic weetabix, am sure they are less in salt & sugar

taniaraz Fri 14-Sep-07 21:53:38

Thanks everyone. And as for the mess.....I'm still trying to get it out of her ears from this morning!

nickigreen Thu 20-Sep-07 14:06:33

my son as had organic weetabix he loves it hbealth vistor said its ok from six months

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