best baby cereals

User - posted on 01/19/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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We just started our son on rice cereal. He really enjoys the Nestle brand, but seems to dislike the Heinz (which is of course cheaper :). As I don't want to waste my "liquid gold", I have been using the Nestle one specifically with water. I do notice the other brands say you can add water, formula or breast milk. We also tried the Heinz oatmeal which he didn't like at all.



Not sure if he is a brand snob or if there really is a difference?

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Alison - posted on 01/20/2009

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My daughter ate Earth's Best perfectly happily at first.  Now I make her cereal from brown rice, oats and usually garbanzo bean flour.  It's really remarkably easy and so much more nutritious than the store-bought brands.  I know it seems like a lot, but I promise, it really is easy--I work full-time, so it had better be easy!  I followed the instructions in Ruth Yaron's Super Baby Food.

Jessica - posted on 01/19/2009

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My little man just turned 4 months and ive started him on the raffertys garden rice cereal plus iron, he loves it

Tricia-marie - posted on 01/19/2009

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Our daughter wouldn't eat most cereals then a mum put me on to Rafferyt's Garden - multigrain Breakfast banana & Apricot & extra iron. You can mix it up with water, milk or fruit. I used to do fruit and she would cry when we finished as she always wanted more. I only place i could get rafferty's garden was at coles and it sells very quickly.



 



(Now she's decided she a big girl like her brother and will only have vegemite toast for breakfast.)

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Jolene - posted on 01/20/2009

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I found that Hienz Organic baby cereal was the best one. I found Nestle cereals have high sodium and sugar.

Brandy - posted on 01/20/2009

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my twin girls both prefered Nestle and it took me almost a solid 10 days of forcing the issue to get them to consider the Heinz anything more than cat food (yes, a 6month old knows if you stick food covered fingers out to a cat it will lick you!). I always use formula with it, even the ones that say to mix with water, they like it better, but easier than that is just adding applesauce or something your baby already likes!

Breigh - posted on 01/19/2009

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Yea my daughter likes the Nestle too. Well if you get the one with just add water you can still mix his cereal with the formula I did that and just recently I have switched her to water so you can put formula or breast milk in which ever you choose

Kara - posted on 01/19/2009

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I must say that Earth's Best Rice Cereal and Oatmeal are the best! My son loved it when we first began, he would hum through all of the feedings, I actually still add the oatmeal to yogurt to help with his iron. It is a little more expensive, but worth it!! I added breast milk to it always, I tried to add formula sometimes, but he would not eat it. Good luck!

Charmaine - posted on 01/19/2009

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My little girl is almost 6mths and when I started her on the rice cereal she would not eat it if I mixed it with water. She would tolerate it with formula milk, however, would enjoy it if mixed with fresh breast milk that wasn't cold. Taste the cereal yourself as I could taste the difference between all three variations and I had to agree with my little one regarding her preference as it tasted a lot better. The Heinz rice cereal in Australia is expensive compared to the Farex Brand which I have been using and is no difference in taste. Whilst adding pureed apple and banana makes it more enjoyable, be careful as introducing all of the fruit first can make it more difficult when you add the vegetables. I introduced the banana first and she loved it. Took me a bit to get her to like the apple because it wasn't as sweet. I decided to try potato now which is not a big hit, however, she will come around once she forgets about the sweetness.

Daniela - posted on 01/19/2009

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Quoting Carey:

best baby cereals

We just started our son on rice cereal. He really enjoys the Nestle brand, but seems to dislike the Heinz (which is of course cheaper :). As I don't want to waste my "liquid gold", I have been using the Nestle one specifically with water. I do notice the other brands say you can add water, formula or breast milk. We also tried the Heinz oatmeal which he didn't like at all.

Not sure if he is a brand snob or if there really is a difference?



Hi i am using cow and gate, you can add water or milk and it comes in may flavours so your baby will not have the same thing over and over again. Plus introducing them to flavours at a young age i believe will help them not to be fussy eaters in the future. The good thing is some baby cerials contain gluten and i know this does not. Its about £2 a box from weldricks chemist or Asda but you get so much for your money.



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Lauren - posted on 01/19/2009

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My son was started on Nature's Best Rice cereal, then we went to Nature's Best oatmeal cereal when he was a little older- he LOVED this one!

Danielle - posted on 01/19/2009

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you can always try adding some puree apple or banana i found that helped when my son wouldn't eat......

Liz - posted on 01/19/2009

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Have you tried the Gerber cereal?  My twins do well on it. My daughter likes the rice and my son likes the oat meal.

Melissa - posted on 01/19/2009

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Not sure myself.. I wonder if one is sweeter than the other...by all means you can taste test yourself...sounds a little yucky (not to bad though). I had to do this a lot with my little one before he would eat anything.

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