My littlest dude is eight months. Already. This means that he’s been on solid food for a couple of months already. I made a decision when I was still pregnant with him to try to completely avoid processed food and formula for him. At first I thought it would be a little difficult when it came to baby cereal but it turns out it was extremely easy. I mostly fed him oatmeal cereal at the start and then quickly switched to regular cooked oatmeal when I decided to do Baby Led Weaning with him.
It’s really easy to make baby oatmeal. All you have to do is dump a couple of cups of instant oats in a blender or food processor and blend! I then put it in a mason jar and stored it in the fridge. When it came time to make Lachlan cereal I put a couple of spoon fulls in a bowl and poured boiling water over top, whisking as I poured. It starts out looking like it will be really lumpy but once it cooks a bit and you whisk it with a fork it smooths out. The only other baby cereal I made was rice cereal. I bought heritage grain short rice and cooked up a pot of it. Then I blended it and poured it into ice cube trays and froze them. Then I just pulled out a cube or two whenever I needed one. If you avoid using the microwave you have to remember to pull it out ahead of time to let it defrost then add a bit of boiling water to warm it up.
Have you made baby cereal before? How did you do it?