Introducing grains

Pam - posted on 06/13/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter can't have the dehydrated baby cereal that is recommended to parents to start their children on grains. So we've been trying to introduce them in different ways. Does anyone have any ideas of how to introduce a wide variety of grains? We've used pasta and oatmeal and she likes them but will not eat rice (she doesn't like the texture).

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Nancy - posted on 06/30/2009

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My daughter loves pasta. She seldom eats rice as so called likes them. I have been trying to feed her soften rice (rice that has been shifted), but I found she didn't like them. I start with bread too and oat meals. My daughter loves almost any kind of bread. She won't eat veggies but started to like carrots. Perhaps you can get her to eat rice by adding other veggie? Not forgotten whole grains biscuits. She loves it.

Sunny - posted on 06/30/2009

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I used to grind up the grains (brown rice, quinoa, oats, barley etc) then boil some water and add the grain to the water and cook for about 10 mins. Then add whatever cooked vegetables etc that your baby is eating to the cooked grains.

Now that my boy is 14 months he eats what we eat and started having the grains as they are (not ground) at about 11 months

Geralyn - posted on 06/30/2009

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I was also gonna say whole grain breads. We use the 12-grain and just cut it into little strips. My son will bite off little pieces.... Also, some of the snack bars... I think its Earth's Best makes apple and strawberry bars. They taste very good and are multi-grain.

Cathralynn - posted on 06/16/2009

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I don't know about "introducing", but the grains I feed my daughter are whole grain pasta, whole grain bread (toast), wheat mini bagels, crackers (Kashi TLC are my favs), rice (brown and white). You can decide if the textures are right for your aged daughter. My daughter loves almost any kind of bread but I try to stay away from white. My daughter won't eat veggies but started to like broccoli when I fed her broccoli cheese rice. Maybe you can get her to eat rice by adding to other things? I found rice constipating anyways, cause my daughter loooves it. We have to stick to whole grains for fiber. My daughter did not like oatmeal but I sense you could use it like others use rice cereal, mixing things in it or whatever. Also gerber makes tons of grain based snacks, easy to digest. Good for starters but I found them lacking in nutrients (mind you I have no eperience!) But we used em to transition. Might not help if they have the same problem as whatever the dehydrated cereal has for you. Good luck!

Cathralynn - posted on 06/16/2009

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I don't know about "introducing", but the grains I feed my daughter are whole grain pasta, whole grain bread (toast), wheat mini bagels, crackers (Kashi TLC are my favs), rice (brown and white). You can decide if the textures are right for your aged daughter. My daughter loves almost any kind of bread but I try to stay away from white. My daughter won't eat veggies but started to like broccoli when I fed her broccoli cheese rice. Maybe you can get her to eat rice by adding to other things? I found rice constipating anyways, cause my daughter loooves it. We have to stick to whole grains for fiber. My daughter did not like oatmeal but I sense you could use it like others use rice cereal, mixing things in it or whatever. Also gerber makes tons of grain based snacks, easy to digest. Good for starters but I found them lacking in nutrients (mind you I have no eperience!) But we used em to transition. Might not help if they have the same problem as whatever the dehydrated cereal has for you. Good luck!

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