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Being a new mom is scary – it’s a new world and it moves faster than a line to the cooler in the corporate office. However, the worst are the unwanted, unwelcome and straight forced suggestions from family, friends, and strangers. As tempted as I get to contribute my share of experience to a conversation of new moms, I do my best to keep my mouth shut. Want to know my opinion about making baby food? Just ask and I will be happy to give you my silicon trays (almost new, used once!) to explore baby cuisine.
More than once I’ve been asked about baby cereal: what should you do with it? It might seem like the most boring food on the store baby food shelf. For years, this was an ultimate first food to introduce to a baby for its ingredient simplicity, but not that long ago cereal lost its “First Food” title and these days many first time moms don’t know what to do with it.
The Cereal looks good in pictures. Give your 5-month old a bowl of warm oatmeal baby cereal with a spoon and wait. Save yourself the time – put the bowl on his head and give it a minute – perfect picture and an emergency bath coming right up!
Good Night Sleep
If you value your sleep, remember: cereal is your friend! Add some to a bottle of breast milk or formula and create a thicker mixture. The thicker it is – the longer it stays in your baby’s stomach, the more chances you have of a good night’s sleep. Start with a spoon of cereal per your regular amount of milk and gradually add more till you reach the desired consistency.
A Bowl of Soup
As your little one grows, he needs more fuel to move around and do other adventure stuff. Make every meal count. If you serve your baby a baby size bowl of soup, it probably already has protein and fiber, but how about the carbs? Tha is when the cereal once again comes handy. Add it to the ready to eat soup for thicker texture and a balanced all-in-one meal.
A Quick Meal
Cereal is a perfect meal on its own. If you find yourself in a crunch for time, a box of banana cereal or a …. can do the trick. Besides the simplicity, it is shelf stable and perfect on the go where your lifestyle takes you and your little one.
Want to go fancy? Make these delicious teething cookies for your toddler.
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 1/4 c. butter
- 1/2 c. infant cereal
- 1/2 c. water
Stir flour and cereal together. Add butter and blend. Add enough water to get a pie like dough. Roll to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into cracker shapes. Place on ungreased sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until crisp.
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