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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How much food should your Toddler or Preschooler really eat? Here’s a visual guide!

How-much-Toddler-eat-Icon Sometimes, we are guilty of loading up my children’s plates, believing the more they eat, the more energy they will have and the better they will sleep. This kind of thinking is somewhat misguided, and can actually be harmful to children’s relationship with food. Come and have a look at this really clever visual guide on portion control for young children, and hear what a dietitian has to say about children’s eating habits.

While we’re told children need to eat from the five food groups each day, it can be difficult to gauge just how much to serve up.

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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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Prepare a bottle in 3 easy steps! Feed baby in less than 30 seconds.

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Making a fresh bottle every time you feed your baby is very time consuming and scary, especially when you have a hungry, screaming baby in the house! Use this cheap $5 solution to this problem.  It’s essential that you measure the milk powder and water accurately. If the feed is too weak, your baby will be hungry and won’t put on weight. If the feed is too strong, your baby will become very thirsty and dehydrated. So take your time, measure everything carefully, and once you’ve made up a few feeds, you’ll find it becomes second nature.

Follow these 3 easy steps so you can prepare a bottle in 30 seconds!

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