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Is it a complete no no to cook with stock cubes if baby will be eating?

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Peckarolloveragain Tue 29-Jul-08 10:35:59

DD is 7 months and I have forgotten to buy the kallo low salt stock cubes. If I make a chicken casserole with a vegetable oxo will it be too high in salt?

yes very much so, You shouldn't even use low salt.

MrsBadger Tue 29-Jul-08 11:13:31


leave it out and use herbs and black pepper instead, and some white wine

Seona1973 Tue 29-Jul-08 11:19:27

it depends on how many stock cubes you use and how big a portion your lo is going to eat. Is the casserole just for your lo or is it for everyone? If it is for everyone and your lo is only having a small amount then as a one off it would be ok.

Seona1973 Tue 29-Jul-08 11:20:14

p.s. I noticed stock cube suitable for babies when I was in Boots yesterday - beef, chicken and veg ones

Peckarolloveragain Tue 29-Jul-08 11:22:53

bollox, i went ahead and did it

they are kallo organic vegetable stock cubes - i halfed the amount so put one stock cube in for 2 pints water which will make about 12 portions. there is 0.4g sodium per 100ml i think.

EBenes Tue 29-Jul-08 11:25:22

I bought the new Boots stock cubes yesterday! They must be new.

Peckarolloveragain Tue 29-Jul-08 11:41:25

so for BLW where you just give family food this is always without any stock cubes?

MrsBadger Tue 29-Jul-08 12:04:00

when we do use stock it's the Knorr liquid bouillion which is much less salty than cubes anyway, and the bit that ends up in dd's portion is so teeny I don't get worked up about it.

tbh we don't use it much else everything ends up tasting the same (cf my mother's recipe for bolognese - make shepherd's pie without the potato hmm)

Just tske some out for baby before adding any stock.

Or make the same for baby in a seperate saucepan with water not stock.

moondog Tue 29-Jul-08 12:20:30

Don't be daft. A bit of stock wont hurt anyone. Mind you stock cubes are only to be used whe nabsolutely necessary.

TheProvincialLady Tue 29-Jul-08 12:44:22

Whilst you need to keep the amount of salt in a baby's diet to an absolute minimum, I think in the long term it is going to do no harm. A chunk of cheese probably contains more salt. I think we have been sold the idea that babies need completely different food by the baby food manufacturers, who are trying to make a profit. I think people who cook the same meal for everyone including the baby are starting the child off in absolutely the right way - and it is a good plan to look at the family's diet as a whole, as the ultimate goal is for everyone to be eating well, not just for the first year or so of their lives.

cmotdibbler Tue 29-Jul-08 13:29:36

I use low salt kallo or Marigold boullion anyway, don't add salt to veggies etc, and have never got worked up about the salt thing - if they aren't eating loads of packaged foods, it won't be a problem.

Far better to be eating a varied, tasty diet with the rest of the family than getting into the thing of not eating what others do. And making the rest of the family eat more healthily if necessary.

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