hi i'm fairly new to the site so forgive me if this topic already covered. don't know about you but i've had so much conflicting advice from hv's and literature about what is and isn't safe for babies under 12 months (what happens at 12 months that suddenly makes everything ok anyway?)
my 10mo dd usually has porridge with whatever fruit i have going mixed in for breakfast but if i'm having bran flakes she "asks" for some. (naturally she gets some!) and i know lots of ppl say about them having weetabix etc but what about the added salt and sugar content?
in fact it's really the safe levels of salt i'm not sure of; literature says avoid it like the plague but then lots of baby recipes say to use butter and cheese and i assume these are salty?
I have had many happy hours minutes perusing that report edam! I had a bit of a cereal obsession a while ago when I felt that DS should be having a bit more variety for his breakfast but after a brief flirtation with Shreddies, he's back on his beloved porridge.
Glad it provided a brief diversion. Sadly dh does not listen to a word I say and keeps buying sugary shite. Although ds is at least having rice pops atm rather than golden nuggets (dh's last purchase - if he's going to buy rubbish, why can't it be rubbish I actually like, huh?).
I gave DD Oatibix yesterday. She isn't keen on porridge but wolfed these down. I tried one and noticed they were quite sweet. Sugar is the second ingredient after oats. I should have checked the box when I bought them.
Mini shredded wheat bites are good (Sainsburys sell their own version if you're avoiding Nestle).