Food is a big deal in our house. Monkey LOVES to eat, so I should not have been surprised that Little Bear was watching everyone VERY closely at meal times and trying to reach out for food by 5 months old. I made him wait until 6 months to start solids much to his disappointment, but once I started giving him solids there was no going back! We started with First Food Organics Baby Cereal, alternating between the Brown Rice and Oatmeal varieties.
This Organic Baby Cereal is made in Canada with certified organic whole grains, no added flavours and no preservatives. First Food Organics also offers a line of snacks for toddlers including freeze dried Yogurt Yums and Munch Mix.
First Food Organics Baby Cereal can be mixed with breast milk or water. I use breast milk as much as possible for the added nutritional benefit. Warming the breast milk is easy. I just put 1/2 – 3/4 oz in a bottle (if just starting solids 1/4 oz should be plenty) and place in a cup of hot water for 5 mins to warm up. Swirl the bottle to mix layers of the milk back together. Then mix in a little bit of milk at a time to the cereal, mixing in between until you have reached the desired consistency.
For your first feedings only take a baby spoonful or two of the cereal you won’t need much. I know the “desired consistency” can be a little confusing. But really, it depends on your baby. When you are first starting out remember you are not making soup, so make it thick enough that they have a little some thing to “eat” but still comes off the spoon easily. Then work your way up to more of a paste texture. Appealing i know.. but Little Bear LOVES it!
One thing to keep in mind when you are starting solids is to keep food fun. At the early stages the food is not to replace breast milk or formula, but to compliment it and let your baby explore food. Don’t stress if your little one is not interested in eating at the start. That said… I don’t have to worry about that in my house… I have one VERY happy eater on my hands!
You can buy First Food Organics Baby Cereals at retailers across Canada or online and have them shipped to your door. Make sure you follow them on twitter and facebook as well to find out about upcoming sales and promotions.
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Disclosure: I was provided samples of some of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review. All opinions are strictly my own.