I don't understand why people see it as something to be against. It wasn't a first food for dd, she had veg first, then fruit, then cereal and yoghurt later on, but it certainly was used. I added fruit to it, used it as a thickener for pasta sauce, put it mash if I made it too runny.
I asked a question in the other thread. Dd had rice flake porridge this morning, and I was wondering if this is really all that different to rice cereal?
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23-01-2012 12:55 #1
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23-01-2012 13:04 #2
Can't answer your question, but I use it!
DD1 only had it for 3 days, because she hated it, don't blame her, but DD2 LOVES it! And has been having it for 3+ weeks now. She has had it on its own, with stewed apple, with sweet potato, and with sweet potato and broccoli. Today I might add some avocado to it... I think it's one of those things where it comes down to personal preference and whether your little one will eat it or not. I'm nearly finished the packet of Farex, so now I know DD2 is coping with solids might move her onto the Raffertys. OK, now I'm rambling!
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23-01-2012 13:17 #3
I just personally chose not to use it as it was so bland DD wasn't interested, but she was definitely interested in food.
It comes down to personal choice I think, some people simply prefer to start with fruit or veg.
As for rice flake porridge, again personal choice, if she eats it who cares what other people say.
23-01-2012 13:32 #4Senior Member
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I don't know if its that people are 'against' it, more likely they just choose to start with other foods. I started my DS on it, he hated it, so we tried other foods like avocado with more success. For my DD I happened to learn about BLW and one day llast week (5.5 months) she was fixated on something I was eating, reached for it, so I cut up an avocado and put her in the highchair and she ate 1/4 of an avocado by herself!
I guess its just a preference like what you choose to eat yourself. I understand its supposed to help with iron, particularly in FF bubs, but as you can get iron from lots of other food sources I think its becoming more commonplace to just start with foods that are more everday like veg
23-01-2012 13:37 #5
I love the stuff - in fact thank goodness it exists.
My almost 2 year old little man is delayed and for breakfast he has a big bowl Farex and Milk - the one for bubs over 9 months old with the chewy pieces and flakes in it. He only likes mushy food and rarely eats anything with pieces of anything in it so this cereal has actually been a massive help.
Tried putting a tiny bit of weetbix in, other times I put little pieces of fruit in - so far it hasn't worked as he realises it's different and won't it at at all. But yeah, I love the stuff and hey if it means my little one eats breakfast that's all that matters.
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23-01-2012 13:44 #6
Thanks, I think it might be that people on here are too quick to use the word 'against' and I find it somewhat confusing with things like this. Sure, against cocoa pops or froot loops for babies, I get that, but not rice cereal which is really iron fortified ground rice.
Rice is an everyday food here, so rice cereal seems a natural choice. I get that people prefer other foods, but just really find it confusing that anyone can be against it.
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23-01-2012 14:42 #7
Is it because it's in a box? What about ground rice made at home?
23-01-2012 17:03 #8
I have only just seen this...I replied in the other thread but may as well reply here too. Rice cereal has very poor nutritional value, is highly processed and tastes like soggy cardboard, so we don't use it in this house.
I wouldn't say I'm *against* it as such, it's just my personal parenting choice. I don't really care if other people eat it or feed it to their kids.
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23-01-2012 17:59 #10Senior Member
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I have used it as the first food for all of my kids. DS loves it for breakfast with or without fruit mixed in. I really don't see a problem with it
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