Wheat bix ok for babies????

Toni - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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is wheatbix ok to give to babies? i heard wheat wasnt good for them or they couldnt digest it properly..?

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Toni - posted on 01/21/2010

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haha! ok maybe ill try it then. i know they say that babies dont get sick of eating the same food over and over again but he's been having fruit like bannana and avocado mixed with farex for ages now and i think surely he'd be getting over it!!! any other ideas for breakfasts or dinners?? he usually has mashed vegies for dinner.. when are u supposed to start introducing meat?

obviously im a first time mum so am pretty clueless when it comes to food!!

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Mel - posted on 01/21/2010

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yeah after about 5-6 months Id say. They always tried to give it to my daughter in hospital but she wouldnt eat it now shes 21 month and loves it but only with lots of sugar lol. try it see how your baby goes

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Hi Toni, I started my boy on solids at 5 1/2 months and the only thing he would eat was Weetbix. He eat a whole one in one sitting. If you are worried at all, they have brought out a Kids Weetbix which has less salt & a few more benefits. EG: normal Weetbix per 100g = 290mg sodium, 3.3g sugar, calcium ? VS Kids = 110mg sodium, 2.9g sugar, 400mg calcium.

Good luck :)

Catherine - posted on 01/21/2010

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hello Toni, I gave my babies wheat bix but added it initially to what they were eating. eg 1/2 porridge and 1/2 wheatbix. Mine couldn't tolerate baby rice as it constipated them so mine were on porridge quite early and wheat bix about 5-6 months. good luck. Just be aware that it could go straight through them, it didn't with mine but it is something to look out for. :)

Sheree - posted on 01/21/2010

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I was the same the first time i read it and got confused as well :) Then i re-read all the posts and figured it out, lol. I saw your confusion as soon as I read your post.

Jodi - posted on 01/21/2010

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Oh, okay, thanks Sheree, I missed that!!! I was a puzzled by the comment, and in scrolling down missed the post, but have now seen it, LOL.

Jodi - posted on 01/21/2010

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Quoting Melissa



My son is 8 months and he loves chicken. My doctor said is was okay to intoduce meats at 6 months just to see how they react, my son had no problems and loves chicken mixed with carrots.




And chicken has exactly what to do with Weet Bix?

Sheree - posted on 01/21/2010

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Hi Toni, i have written in what i feed my 7 month old daughter, may help you out a little :) firstly I refuse to use store brought baby foods unless im in a situation where im out and have nothing else to give my daughter so i always make everything fresh. My daughter is 7 months old and i give her rice cereal, scrambled eggs or weet bix for breakfast, fruit for lunch and vegetables and meat for dinner. I was advised with eggs that if there is no family history with allergies i could give them to her now, so she has been having them for about 2 weeks including the white part with no reaction. In regards to what i give her, the fruits she has are, kiwi fruit, water melon, rock melon, apples, pears, banana, nectrines, oranges, mangos and avacados. and the vegetables include sweet potato, potatoe, pumpkin, squash, beans, peas, spinach, broccoli, cauilflower, chokos, zucchini and carrots. she loves all her foods and i make sure i dont completly puree them, i usually just mash them with a fork or potato masher so she is learning to chew and use the mouth muscles and she rarely chokes, has once or twice but its usually with something i have given her to chew on and she has broken a piece off. I have been feeding her most of this since she was 5 1/2 months old, at around 6 months babies need the protiens and extra iron etc in their diets. I hope this give you a bit of help. good luck with it.

Melissa - posted on 01/21/2010

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My son is 8 months and he loves chicken. My doctor said is was okay to intoduce meats at 6 months just to see how they react, my son had no problems and loves chicken mixed with carrots.

Javiera - posted on 01/21/2010

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how are is your child? if your child is young than wheatbix may not be the best option, however if you feel that your child is old enough and thier isn't a possibility of allergies than go with your own gut feeling after all you are his/he mother. for my own experience i gave my baby enfants cereal and it was her age it was the constency, i made it too thick, if your child is young than I would say hold off my daughter ended up in the emergency room with seriou bloating, gas, and a distended tummy because I made the baby cereal too thick...again your the mommy so use your best judgement

Meghan - posted on 01/21/2010

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she is fine to have weet bix :) my son (now 3) started weet bix at 8 months. i would make his formula up first, use some for the weet bix, and the rest was given us his morning drink :)

Paige - posted on 01/21/2010

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this is funny considering i was just talking to my friends yesterday about it. i have been feeding my daughter them since she was 6months, she polishes off two in a go every morning. She loves them. But my friends were saying that it is meant to be too heavy for their stomachs. I'd say do what you want, dont worry about others. My daughter is now nearly one and all is good. She still eats two a morning and her lunch and dinner and snacks!



oh that was the other thing, use breast milk or formular for it. not cows or any other milk till after 1 year apparently. I've accidently made her weatbix for her once with cows milk, all was fine, but my partner was like wtf areyou doing. I just didnt think :P

Jodie - posted on 01/21/2010

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they should be okay for babies over 6 months as long as u use their own milk with it x

Toni - posted on 01/21/2010

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he's 8, almost 9 months.. i was going to give him some but then another mum told me its not good for them and the wheat could possibly bring on breathing difficulties like asthma..

Jodi - posted on 01/21/2010

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How old are we talking about? I used to feed them to my kids when they were young, but they were around 7 or 8 months when I introduced them.

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