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    Default When can bub have weetbix???

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    just wondering at what age can you give weetbix?
    and would it be best to start with the kids weetbix or normal weetbix

    or what else can i give for breakfast (6mths old) he doesnt like farex
    and i tried some baby porridge this morning but he didnt like that either

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    If your baby has progressed to eating more lumpy foods than straight puree, I don't see any harm in offering Weetbix now.

    My DD has been having it since about 7 mths, and I give her normal Weetbix ( TBH, didn't know there was a kiddies version )

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    Ditto. I think I started my DS on adult weetbix at around 6.5months, when I couldn't think of anything else to give him (not into fruit much and hated rice cereal). I started off mixing it with EBM, and then when it was going down well switched to cow milk. just enough to make it mushy.
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    I don't want to worry anyone, and plenty of people give their bubs weetbix young, but just wanted to let you know that a lot of naturopaths don't recommend weetbix until after 12mths. They believe that the big dose of fibre etc in the grains is just too much for little bubs to take, and can contribute to bowel kinds of issues in the future (IBS etc).

    Just food for thought though, as obviously you can see from PP that plenty of people do do it. In our house we didn't - we used baby cereal or muesli, or baby oats (I think you find that one in the oats section of the supermarket, not the baby section). Usually baby porridge though, so this probably doesn't help. I found that if I cut up fruit, like banana, and gave them a bit of fruit in each spoonful, they ate the cereal ok.

    They also say that kids can take about 7 goes on average to accept a new food (I think that one comes from Robin Barker of 'Babylove'), so maybe keep trying with the cereal a couple more times and you might find your bub will take it?
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    Just my personal opinion....

    I agree with Breeze. My CHN (who is extremely good and trustworthy) also told me that there is 7 times the amount of iron in rice cereal than in weet-bix. Little babies need lots of iron and they just don't get enough from the weet-bix. Plus she told me that their tummies can't deal with the other grains until 12 months!

    Having said that - heaps of mums in my mg gave their 6 months old weet-bix with no problems!

    I held off until 12 months and just gave Hannah the rice cereal - mixed with fruit she really seemed to like it!

    I am by no means an expert in this field (with only one bubby to have learnt on) but just thought I'd tell you what info I had. I don't mean to offend or worry anyone!

    Just food for thought! (No pun intended!)

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    You don't have to serve breakfast foods, if he likes his vegies give him that for breaky.

    Or pureed apple or pear with yoghurt.

    Vegemite on toast.

    Steamed apple or pear slices.

    Porridge.

    I am big on pretty much anything in moderation. Weet bix once or twice a week won't do any harm
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    I'm following the Royal Children's hospital low allergy diet booklet and it says not to introduce wheat before 9 months. First try weetbix or vitabrits then, if tolerated, introduce toast, bread etc.
    As a pp suggested, try adding some stewed apple or pear to the rice cereal to make it a bit tastier. Kez.
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    Just as an aside (I don't want to start a debate) I have heard stirrings that they are beginning tro think that maybe rice cereal in huge amounts isn't the best thing to start your baby on as its full of carbs and in a societyy where obesity is such a huge issue some people are thinking that maybe vegies are the best way to go . They think that giving babies carbs so early is leading them to prefer high carb foods over fresh fruit and veg.

    More food for thought!

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    here is some interesting info about the sodium/salt content of baby food

    http://www.littlies.co.nz/page.asp?id=450

    kids wheatbix has much less salt per bix I would personally go for that
    good luck

    more independent info here
    http://www.choicefoodforkids.com.au/...-Weet-Bix-Kids
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    Thanks so much for all your replies

    will give the porridge a few more tries and see if he changes his mind lol if not
    I think I'll wait a bit longer before giving weetbix and will just stick with fruit & veg

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