BENEFITS OF INTRODUCING CEREAL TO YOUR BABY
Baby cereal is the first food choice for many parents. It is a big step for your baby which can be introduced in your infant’s diet at 6 months. Although some parents start it at 4 months. Keep in mind that all babies develop at their own.
Cereal like rice, oatmeal or barley are the best at the beginning. Rice cereal is the most popular one. It's one of the single grain cereals that have been recommended for infants when they start on solid foods.It is a good idea to include grains other than rice so that your baby isn’t only eating rice cereal at every meal. If you little one can tolerate all the individual grains, you can move to fortified multigrain cereals.
Do not give your baby only rice porridge all the time. It can expose your baby to too high levels of arsenic. Instead of rice cereal, you can offer another single grain infant cereal such as oat or barley cereal.
If you have just started giving your baby cereal for the first time, feed you little one with spoon with small amount of porridge once or twice a day. So that you baby will be able to get used to this food. It is not recommended to feed your baby with cereal from the bottle unless your doctor says otherwise. Because it can cause the unnecessary calories – your baby can eat more food than she actually needs.
Fortified cereals are a good source for zinc and iron. They play a key role in developing immune system. Whole grain cereals also contain carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals that are very important for your baby’s healthy growth.
Most babies tolerate infant cereals well. Its creamy and smooth texture is the best for infants.
Before giving your baby a cereal always check all the ingredients, to be sure that it does not trigger allergic reaction. If you see that you baby has an allergy to some cereal, take it off the menu and contact your doctor.
Infant rice cereals tend to be a safe choice if you are concerned with possible allergies. Avoid introducing wheat or gluten containing cereals until your baby is a year, as more and more people are developing allergies to wheat and gluten.
Infant cereals are the most convenient food. You can prepare it easily. It is really the best choice during your busy days. Many Holle and Hipp cereals you can find at our shop.
Use cereals that are specifically made for babies because they will be fortified with nutrients like iron and zinc that your baby needs.
In fact, baby cereal is an important source of nutrition for infants. It should be healthy and organic. Check our webpage for the best cereals from Europe https://www.b4ybaby.com/collections/holle-porridges
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