The Ultimate Healthiest Homemade Baby Cereal Recipe With Just 8 Ingredients!

If there was ever a doubt that cooking is more than just a means of providing sustenance, the evidence lies in Ultimate-Homemade-Baby-Cereal-Iconmy mother’s hands. She is an excellent cook, who filled our childhood with delicious and mouth watering memories of homemade cakes in her special sand cooker, paneer, snacks and munchies,
colorful fruit trifle with all the freshly available seasonal fruit, jams & jellies of pineapple, grape, mango, and (gasp!) papaya too! She was an innovative, resourceful and smart cook, who always used locally available fresh ingredients and created unique and healthy recipes of them.

My mother got this particular cereal recipe from one of her best friends more than 30 years ago, and she passed it on to so many new parents in and outside our family and every one of them gave her their thanks and said it helped their picky and skinny baby put on a little bit of weight and grow more healthy. My heartfelt thanks to my mother and to the main source of the recipe, Mrs. JY!

Here, I wanted to provide a little more scientific proof of the “healthiest” part of the ingredients and did some research and yes, this is hands down the HEALTHIEST, MOST NUTRITIOUS and the BEST food for a baby, using just 8 ingredients! Say bye-bye to commercial baby cereal. So here’s how you make it:

Ingredients:

1. Millet or Millet Flour- 200gm

2. Whole Wheat or Whole Wheat Flour-200gm

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15 Useful Tips for Smarter Baby Formula Shopping!

1.   Don’t Stock Up Before the Birth

If you’re planning to use formula, ask your pediatrician for a recommendation, but don’t buy much of it until after your baby is born.

Your baby may prefer one type of formula or be able to tolerate only a particular brand, so be prepared to experiment. No matter what brand you settle on, if your baby shows signs of intolerance, such as gas, a rash, persistent vomiting, bloody stools, diarrhea, or any other unusual symptom, consult your pediatrician. You may need to switch brands or change to a hydrolyzed or soy-based formula, or to a formula specially formulated to combat your baby’s condition.

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How to buy the Best Formula for cheap – Formula Price Comparison Tool!

Ever tried shopping for your favorite brand of Formula in less than 20 minutes? Seems like an impossible task, isn’t it?

As if choosing the “right” formula for my baby wasn’t enough of a daunting task with a total of 87 options (yes, 87!) available in the market, once I have made the decision on what brand and type of Formula to purchase, I now had about 120 websites selling me the same product in different combinations (Powder/ Liquid Concentrate/ Ready to Feed… 23.2oz, 10oz, 4oz.. etc. etc. etc.). If I wanted to get the best value for the money I was paying, there was no easy way to compare them. Each product has a different count, some websites asked to pay for shipping, some had coupons with discounts, which made them as different as apples and spaceships.
I created this easy Excel sheet to compare apples to apples which would help me calculate PRICE PER FL. OZ. OF PREPARED FORMULA, which is what I really use to make my decision.

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Growth Charts for Children. How much should my Baby weigh?

Lots of parents wonder whether their child is Baby Weightbigger or smaller than other kids the same age.

To give you a benchmark, here are the values from the 25th percentile to the 75th percentile for weight and height – meaning that half of kids fall within these ranges. A quarter of kids fall above these numbers and a quarter of kids below them.

 

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