Putting Gerber oatmeal cereal in my sons milk!?

Brianna - posted on 07/16/2014 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My son is 15 months old and drinks cow milk. I was wondering if anyone puts cereal in their kids milk. And how much?

I know seriously nothing. Lol

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Sarah - posted on 02/27/2017

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Smoothies are not the question. The OP asked about adding infant cereal to a formula bottle/sippy. Infant cereal is not even recommended anymore and certainly not adding to a cup or bottle of formula. At 15 months, a child will often drink fluid quite quickly and end up too full to "eat". This is an age where mastering texture and self-feedings is important. Replacing solids with fluids is counterproductive.

Christina - posted on 02/27/2017

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My LO does eat table foods and feeds herself. I don't see the big deal in making a smoothie type drink with milk, oatmeal and fruit or any other kind of healthy food for a little snack. Us adults eat so much junk it's unbelievable yet some of you act like it's the end of the universe when a mom adds a little oatmeal to a toddlers cup of milk. Seriously get a life.

Christina - posted on 02/27/2017

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So in other words you are saying don't feed a child liquids with food in it like healthy smoothies/shakes? If your going to feed your child oatmeal/cereal anyway I don't see the big deal of adding a little to some milk or even blending up a banana or other fruit in some milk and giving it to them. A least it's nutritional and healthy. For heavens sake get your head out of your butt.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/18/2014

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I don't understand why, if the child needs a snack, the oatmeal cannot be prepared and served as normal

Dove - posted on 07/18/2014

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Stop feeding children calories through their liquids!! Seriosuly people. If they CAN eat after a year... they should eat. At 15 months you could have a 'picky' eater that doesn't eat a lot, so a snack of a sippy of formula (or breastfeeding... if breastfed) is not crazy, but do NOT stick food in your child's drink. That's ridiculous... unless under the direction of a doctor that knows your child and their conditions.

Mandy - posted on 07/18/2014

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I give my child baby oatmeal cereal she is 15 months and I put it in her sippy cup.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/18/2014

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If he's already drinking from a cup, and feeding himself solids, he doesn't need a between meal supplement, and he definitely doesn't need a bottle.

Chet - posted on 07/18/2014

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No. You don't want to bulk up the liquids your son drinks with extra calories. Sometimes this sort of thing is necessarily for a child with serious health problems, but in general, it's a bad idea. It can interfere with how the brain recognises calories which can cause them to overeat, or for some kids, they rely on the high calorie bottles and don't get into the habit of eating properly balanced and sized solid meals.

Also, at 15 months food doesn't need to be mashed up or pureed, and I hope that you're long past the new food every 3 to 5 day stage.

Sarah - posted on 07/17/2014

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No.....again why? He really should be off all baby food including cereal by 15 months.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/16/2014

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At 15 months, solids should be being introduced and expanded upon, and the bottle should be getting less and less.

For the introduction of solids, one new food every 3-5 days (to watch for allergies), serve him the same as you are eating, veggies, fruits, etc, mashed to help him digest. He should be starting to try to use a spoon (albeit messily) and learning to feed himself

Serene - posted on 07/16/2014

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I agree with Sarah. Youre 15 month needs to be drinking from a sippy cup and eating regular food. He should be feeding himself.

Sarah - posted on 07/16/2014

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Um....no! Why would you put cereal in a 15 month olds milk......let alone baby cereal. At 15 months they should be drinking from a sippy cup and eating table food.

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