Since March, according to ministry spokesperson Eleanor Robinson, "If a food is labelled as a baby food you can be sure that manufacturers have abided by specific regulations on composition and content. Alpro Soya Chocolate Milk 765. He doesnt need milk at his age either. I don't like it myself and never use it for cooking," said Short. I used about 1 TBSP of rice cereal mixed with breast milk and formula to create the consistency I need for my baby. Wrong! Ready Brek and Weetabix or own-brand lookalikes are cheaper and better alternatives. Im sure i used to give my 1st baby oats made with her formula milk from an early age but i cant really remember. His parents had swapped baby rice for Ready Brek - because it was cheaper. Plum Baby four grain porridge is a nice baby porridge and is gluten and dairy free. Laura Dove says. Turn the heat to medium/low and cook for around two minutes. Weetabix is seeking legal advice following an inquest into the death of a baby from salt poisoning who was fed a diet of “adult food” including mashed-up Ready Brek instant porridge with baby milk. On the stove, add 2 parts water to 1 part oats (I find an egg cup helps make the measuring easier), heat gently and stir until it is very creamy and the consistency you want. Personally, I like it when the spoon still stands up. Soon they were adding spoonfuls of their own "family foods". I’ve never been a fan of porridge even though I know how filling it is so these are perfect as an alternative! Indeed, Short and her partner David Elders did just what they thought the baby books suggested. "It's a specialised product and a small amount lasts a long time. Contact the smooth team: Freepost RTJX-CZGH-ZLYK, Weetabix Consumer Services, PO Box 5, Burton Latimer, Ive always been told by my HV to not worry about baby cereals; they are just overpriced normal cereals & usually contain a lot of sugar. :hmmm: There are quite a few vegan cereals on the market today. Indeed, Ready Brek is more than six times cheaper than prepared and labelled commercial baby rice. cant agree more, absolutely right, you have to check, you can't just trust! ", This week an inquest revealed that this baby died from salt poisoning after being fed an adult diet. was going to add in some of my bm as we have to be careful with dairy too :roll: Why don't you just buy oats? It always remind me of cold winter mornings snuggled up with my mum on the sofa! I've been giving my DS readybrek since he was 6 months, he loves it and wolfs it down every morning. That said i gave my LO baby cereals, in particular Sunrise Banana Cereal which was delicious even for me :) I'm not sure whether to say you should try it or not, I think the best thing would be to ring your HV for advice because of your OHs eczema. Once your baby is around six-months-old, you might begin introducing solids. The feeding of babies has become a minefield: last week we heard that breast milk was contaminated, while last year it was bottled formula. When baby rice is used as a thickener, it … Oat cereals like Ready Brek contain gluten so if your hv is telling you to avoid wheat because of history of allergies I would avoid gluten too. They were careful. Original Oat Cereal Fortified with Vitamins, Iron & Calcium. 4.6 out of 5 stars 20. Will try those porridge's you suggested Rachel until shes a bit older. was on a diet of all sorts of adult foods not just Ready Brek that's where the salt came from, not the cereal. That said i gave my LO baby cereals, in particular Sunrise Banana Cereal which was delicious even for me. Thanks for the replies,we have to avoid dairy too for now aswell just want to do everything i can to help prevent her from having any reactions. Hi My baby boy is 6 months old on Thursday, I have been giving him baby rice the past few weeks. On the stove, add 2 parts water to 1 part oats (I find an egg cup helps make the measuring easier), heat gently and stir until it is very creamy and the consistency you want. If making instant oats, I put the oat-powder in a bowl, boil the kettle and add the amount of water to make the consistency I want. Hi everyone, They had taken on board the advice given by health visitors to every new mother. "We know babies shouldn't be given too much salt. The inquest held in Doncaster on Monday heard that the three-month-old boy suffered a fit and lapsed into coma. Fried Bread 788. In everyday things there is quite a lot of salt. If you are unhappy with your Ready brek in any way, please return it with the panel showing the ''Best Before'' date code. Then they compared price and labels with the cheaper Ready Brek and switched to that (cereals are recommended as a baby food). If I remember right readybrek contains 0.29g of salt the same as baby breakfasts. Parents are terrified of doing something wrong and the government has responded with the ever tighter regulation of baby products. Back Bacon 789. Commercial baby foods are a very much more expensive alternative to home foods. ", The Maternity Alliance is concerned that this case may cost low-income parents dear by undoing years of effort weaning mothers off commercial foods and onto feeding their babies home-cooked food. If it needs more time check every 15secs.Instant oats is easier (and goes smoother), we do this when camping, but as I said, I don't know whether it's available for totally wheat-free diets. Also you can try solids earlier than 7 months if you wanted eg hold an apple and bite off skin then let them gum it or very well mashed sweet potato etc if you look at baby led weaning its another option for you. thanks for your replies ladies, The choice between using Ready Brek or porridge is yours. But I think baby products usually are gluten free anyway, you'd need to double check the packets but babies deffo shouldn't be eating readybrek! Kiddo Well-Known Member. When first beginning the weaning process, it’s best to start with a completely smooth and liquidy texture similar to double cream. Much cheaper than any baby cereal, and you can make it however you want (eg I prefer water, than milk) and add fruit to change the flavour or sweeten it. Muller Lights 786. We asked Cow & Gate why their product costs six times as much as a similar adult cereal. I gave my son adult cereal from about 8 months as like you say the baby ones are too expensive for what you get. It must be quite odd to a new vegan when you consider that ready oven chips may have been pre baked in animal fat so would not be suitable for a vegan. Beech Tree Vouchers; ... Category: Breakfast Cereals Tags: alpen, cereal, food, ready brek, rice krispies. They fed their baby on "family foods", but they started far too soon (all the experts say babies should not take solids until they are at least four months old; preferably six). He has a weekly choice from weetabix, ready brek, coco pops, rice crispies, porridge & toast to accompany them. Unless it's dramatically changed since I weaned the DCs it has no added salt and barely any naturally occurring. Reply. Their answer? HTH, Thanks for the replies,we have to avoid dairy too for now aswell just want to do everything i can to help prevent her from having any reactions. [Whether instant is available on the Free From aisle I don't know, but both are available on the cereal aisle. You can either buy rolled oats (normal porridge oats) or ground/instant oats. is ready brek safe for baby birds to eat? We have given ready brek and porridge fingers just made with normal whole milk, as they can have it in cooking from 6 months. It is far from uncommon to start using baby foods well before the recommended time. x x. Its ust im buying those baby cereals and they dont last long and i thought that a box or ready brek or bag of oats would go a longer way whilst providing the goodness he needs, and i can add pureed fruits to it aswell. Three-month-old Leroy Elders died, according to the inquest, because he had eaten too much salt. And they didn't understand that the "family foods" referred to in most baby care manuals are the foods consumed by families who would no more eat Ready Brek, Smash or instant gravy powder than take their baby out in the sun without Factor 40. Alpro 764. Readybrek is not suitable for babies as it contains salt. My hubby has bad excema so the hv has said to avoid all wheat etc until weaning is established so i'm going to avoid cereals and bread but can i use something like plain readybrek or would baby porridge or baby rice be better? 7 Answers. X. Omg is this a joke or what? Instant oats is easier (and goes smoother), we do this when camping, but as I said, I don't know whether it's available for totally wheat-free diets. When baby Leroy seemed to need more than infant formula his parents tried baby rice - then they moved on to Ready Brek and mashed potato and gravy, because it was cheaper. And it doesn’t need to be one over the over, why not mix and match them over the week. If your worried about him not having enough breast/formula milk then mix it with the cereal but i just use whole milk now. Angela Phillips on what we can learn from a death caused by modern living. What a yummy recipe and perfect for baby led weaning as well! "Like so many prepared foods these days, adult food contains salt for reasons of flavour and cheapness. This family seems to have fallen down a hole created not by under-regulation or lack of advice, but by the sheer quantity of advice and the level of detail which all new mothers are expected to assimilate. Flip and heat until cooked through. I don't know how to do a link! Hi there, My poor Lulah has had a very bad gastirc virus the last 48 hrs.She has regular dioralite, but wants food now. i know how to look after them and everything so please dont give me a lecture about it- i am a wildlife rehabber. What they probably didn't know was that the vast majority - some 80% - of the adult intake of salt comes not from freshly cooked foods, but from the prepared foods that so many families now rely on (according to a survey published this week by NOP and the Abbey National, 70% of British households now eat at least one takeaway meal a week). We will refund the price of a replacement plus postage by voucher, which of course does not affect your statutory rights. Ready Brek and Corn Flakes came in at number two and three respectively, which is frankly ridiculous. i have run out of bird formula, does anyone know if oats/ready brek is safe (i mix it with water) Answer Save. Ready Brek Original Flavour 762. A Baby-Brek alternative was added in October 1973. Personally, I like it when the spoon still stands up. Instead of weaning the baby onto baby rice and rusks, they opted for Ready Brek mashed up with instant porridge and baby milk. Hello I have looked it up about baby porridge and baby rice compared with ready break and they contain the same amount of salt. ", What the government has not done is put pressure on commercial baby food manufacturers to produce products that are cheap enough for those on the lowest incomes - who are the most likely to use a high proportion of processed foods in their "family" meals. To the pp who suggested toast as a breakfast alternative op is trying to avoid wheat so that wouldn't be an option. cant agree more, absolutely right, you have to check, you can't just trust!! You can either buy rolled oats (normal porridge oats) or ground/instant oats. 160w 1 like Reply. His tiny body contained nine grammes - only a little more than the average adult daily intake, but 18 times the recommended dose for a baby. You should give baby cereals as most baby products don't contain gluten anyway- read the packets. 1980s: Ready brek This ground oat cereal was first launched in 1957 as an instant porridge. No, I mean oats that make porridge. My children always ate Ready Brek rather than baby products, I was happy enough from the ingredients list that it was really just finely ground porridge. A 10 week old pup needs puppy food, and that is meat. :D If you want it a bit creamier add some milk/BM at this stage, and that will also help cool it down faster, or just add some cold water. My LO 8 mths has fruit pots for breakfast and I have tried loads of baby porridges etc, she is not a breakfast person like her dad! Ready brek is fine and easier to make I found. Oats themselves don't contain gluten, though some of them are contaminated with gluten (from being made in the same factory etc), so if you are especially worried, buy the oats from the Free From aisle, as they are specially made to NOT have contaminants, though I used the normal oats for my kids. Once your little one gets used to swallowing, and taking spoonfuls of food, you can gradually introduce more lumps, and a thicker consistency. Made only with oats, vitamins and minerals Suitable for vegetarians Original oat cereal fortified with vitamins, iron & calcium. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. If we had given baby rice or cereal, I would have tried expressing to make up the food. Spoon one-two tablespoons of the mixture into the pan (these work best as small pancakes). Talk about starting the day eating the right way! If you want it a bit sweeter, you could ad a bit of sugar, or pureed fruit. Relevance. Plain Ready Brek appears to have less salt per 100g than Aptamil baby products, according to the ingredients list I have just compared. Add your milk/fruit as before.If you are making it in the microwave, I tend to add a bit more water than 2:1, just because I tend to forget about it and it dries. I loved Ready Brek as a kid. If it needs more time check every 15secs. If, in addition to thickening the feed, parents add salt (or give a salted cereal), the baby is likely to become thirsty and cry again. His parents are devastated. (Again, I like golden syrup or honey, but you won't want to give that to a 6mo). Talk about starting the day eating the right way! The Department of Health recommends you use mashed up family foods when possible. for me i only use cow and gate as i have tried Heinz before without knowing it does contain gluten. Forget baby cereals and porridges! I don't know what dog foods are available where you live, but get the best brand you can afford. Coroner Stanley Hooper, recording a verdict of accidental death, said: "I am satisfied death came about because the baby was fed adult food, in particular Ready Brek, for reasons of cheapness. does it go soft when you add milk or do you have to blend it? Short and Elders had been told to use baby rice "when the time came", and the baby seemed to be fine. Full English Breakfast 787. It doesn't contain salt, maybe a few years ago but you've just panicked me so I checked the box and it says no added saltt, there is 0.01g trace of it.Annabel Karmel says its fine from 6 months too: Weaning Your Baby - Questions & Answers. xxx. A study by Harvard University in 2015 even found that eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease. It's Shreddies. ... Ready Brek itself had been a very successful product having been in continuous production for 33 years. Seven Days of Porridge Baby Breakfast Ideas. kpce. Giving my 3 and a half month old baby porridge. Ready Brek Gingerbread Porridge 763. Ready Brek Original Smooth Wholegrain Porridge Oats, 450g. His diet was … Will try those porridge's you suggested Rachel until shes a bit older :D Strawberry Muller Rice 784. When baby rice is used as a thickener, it certainly doesn't do the child any good; but it is a carefully regulated product with no added salt. If you are making it in the microwave, I tend to add a bit more water than 2:1, just because I tend to forget about it and it dries. had a look in asda today and there was the cow+gate and heinz baby porridge but i couldn't see the 4 grain porridge so i didn't bother will maybe look in tesco instead. try not to give Heinz it does contain gluten, i m giving mine cow and gate baby rice with fruit puree/ cow and gate baby porridge is great and my son loves it (23weeks) just dont go near HEINZ product as they do contain GLUTEN even if it states from 4 months!!! A baby is dead, his parents are grieving and all over the country other parents are asking themselves whether their own babies are safe. Much cheaper than any baby cereal, and you can make it however you want (eg I prefer water, than milk) and add fruit to change the flavour or sweeten it. It really is a great way of weaning. Sorry if that came across a bit abrupt I didn't mean it to. Add the Ready Brek, cinnamon and baking powder. 4.8 out of 5 stars 21. You could even give baby (even at 6 month) toast -google baby led weaning or do a search on here. October 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm. The new product was the result of two years extensive research and was an oat cereal with added vitamins and protein designed for babies between three months and two years. Because of your baby check the ingredients & dont be put off by adult cereals. Weetabix, Ready brek and Oatibix are not suitable for infants under six months, and are not produced specifically for infants or young children. It suggested blending rolled oats into a powder and cookin on the job with water then addin either moms milk or formula milk. A lot of the baby breakfasts not just the Heinz ones that say from 4 months contain gluten and dairy which is why it's important to always check ingredients. View replies (2) jessmetics. x x. Readybrek is not suitable for babies as it contains salt. Thanks x. I've been giving my DS readybrek since he was 6 months, he loves it and wolfs it down every morning. Search for: Our Products. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Ready Brek Original Fine Porridge Oats 250g /8.80 oz at Amazon.com. Baby Bibs; Beech Tree. Ready Brek is an oat cereal, we used to use it when weaning 4 week old puppies and teaching them to eat from a plate but its not good for older growing pups. !for me i only use cow and gate as i have tried Heinz before without knowing it does contain gluten. It doesn't contain salt, maybe a few years ago but you've just panicked me so I checked the box and it says no added saltt, there is 0.01g trace of it. Give the oats and water a stir, put in the microwave for a 1.5mins, then check and stir. No, I mean oats that make porridge. That is probably what happened to Leroy. From next week i want to introduce breakfast aswell but i'm a bit confused! Where im from they say not to give baby rice, we started on ready brek as if you look at the ingredients they have natural ingredients in them, also pureed fruit is better for the next step, happy weaning 👍🏻 xx. When I took him to get weighed last week the health visitor she said he could start getting ready brek or weetabix when he is 6 months which I didn't know and never gave my daughter this when she was this age. Give the oats and water a stir, put in the microwave for a 1.5mins, then check and stir. 160w 2 likes Reply. A few years ago a baby died because his parents gave him ready brek which is too salty for babies. Rice Krispies Rice Krispies Pop Tarts Pop Tarts Reese's Puffs ... Ready Brek Ready Brek Alpen Alpen Correct! ]If making instant oats, I put the oat-powder in a bowl, boil the kettle and add the amount of water to make the consistency I want. (Again, I like golden syrup or honey, but you won't want to give that to a 6mo).If using the other oats, you can either make it on the stove (which I prefer) or in the microwave. Ready Brek Chocolate Porridge Sachets 6 x 32g. Add your milk/fruit as before. We started with the boxes of baby cereal, then baby weetabix but to be honest he likes readybrek the most. According to Christine Gowdridge, director of the Alliance, "Tragedies like this send parents into a panic about family foods and that pushes them into the arms of the baby food manufacturers. There are others as well the Organix four grain porridge is one just check that it says dairy and gluten free on the box. If you are unhappy with your Ready brek in any way, please return it with the panel showing the ''Best Before'' date code. Sorry if that came across a bit abrupt I didn't mean it to. :D If you want it a bit creamier add some milk/BM at this stage, and that will also help cool it down faster, or just add some cold water. Indeed, Ready Brek is more than six times cheaper than prepared and labelled commercial baby rice. His mother, Joanne Short, 18, said "We didn't feel we did anything that was wrong." If he is then fed even more thick feeds, not only will he be taking in far too much salt, he will also be getting an ever lower proportion of liquid to calories, and will be in danger of dehydration. If you want it a bit sweeter, you could ad a bit of sugar, or pureed fruit. The baby that died (back in 1999!) The baby cries, and there is always a helpful friend around to recommend "something a little thicker to get him through the night". Apple Muller Rice 785. She is keeping fluid and small amounts of food down now thank the lord (Altho having guzzled a little bottle and ready brek this morning she threw it all up ) But if I keep the quantities down she should be ok. She is weak as a kitten but really wants to eat and drink. Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a medium/high heat. Just be aware that Ready Brek is fortified with iron while the porridge is an excellent way to push your baby on with lumpier textures. We want to see people saving themselves money by feeding their babies the same things they eat themselves - without the salt and other additives. I agree about the toast we've been advised to avoid all wheat for now until weaning is established so thats a no no for now although will hopefully try it as a finger food in a couple of months. He died […] They’re lower in sugar because they don’t contain fruit concentrates and are fortified with iron, an important nutrient for your baby’s brain development. We will refund the price of a replacement plus postage by voucher, which of course does not affect your statutory rights. Google the story. A lot of the baby breakfasts not just the Heinz ones that say from 4 months contain gluten and dairy which is why it's important to always check ingredients.To the pp who suggested toast as a breakfast alternative op is trying to avoid wheat so that wouldn't be an option. Annabel Karmel says its fine from 6 months too: Weaning Your Baby - Questions & Answers, Ive always been told by my HV to not worry about baby cereals; they are just overpriced normal cereals & usually contain a lot of sugar. I used a box of baby porridge, only the one, then moved on to normal readybrek, but I used to out in some mashed banana of fruit pot or fruit purée, if your lo is dairy free, it might add a little extra flavour. My dd is 6 months tomorrow and for the past 2 weeks has been having an ice-cube portion of fruit or veg puree at about 4pm. It's difficult to compare the nutritional information on baby milk and Ready Brek (A bitter pill to swallow, July 28). Liz when you say u buy normal oats do you mean like museli? #4 patch2006uk, Oct 2, 2011. Joined: Why don't you just buy oats? If using the other oats, you can either make it on the stove (which I prefer) or in the microwave. Contact the smooth team: Freepost RTJX-CZGH-ZLYK, Weetabix Consumer Services, PO Box 5, Burton Latimer, As always, check the ingredients, but this vegan cereal list should get you started.

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