Baby Cereal – Rice (Just Add Water!). If your baby is colicky and fussy at night, this could be related to digestion or latent food allergies (). Lulling them to sleep with rice baby cereal is only putting a band aid on the issue. And if you're breastfeeding and safely co-sleeping with your baby, nighttime feedings don't require you to get up and lose a lot of sleep soothing a soothe a crying baby.
I bought Heinz whole grain rice cereal the 'add BM or formula' type. But it's just a pain to pump every time and I'm finding myself adding just plain water or juice from cooking fruits. All of these cereals are low in arsenic, iron-fortified and easy to prepare. You can have Baby Cereal – Rice (Just Add Water!) using 4 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Baby Cereal – Rice (Just Add Water!)
- It’s 1 of Whole Grain Brown Rice.
- You need of Equipment.
- You need 1 of Coffee Grinder.
- You need 1 of Dehydrator.
Based on the FDA's data on rice, just one serving of rice cereal or many other rice products could put a baby close to that limit. An occasional bit of rice cereal or other rice products is probably just fine, but I would be wary of making rice a daily part of an infant's diet. That's the recommended time to introduce solid foods. But it's not just about age.
Baby Cereal – Rice (Just Add Water!) instructions
- Add rice to coffee grinder, and reduce to a fine powder..
- Bring water to a boil. Add rice powder (1/4 cup powder for 1 cup water), cook on low heat, whisking constantly to avoid lumps..
- Let cool. Can be served as is, or kept in the refrigerator 72 hours. If such is the case, add breastmilk or formula to acheive desired consistency..
- Spread cooked cereal in a thin layer on a "fruit roll up" tray, and place in dehydrator. Set dehydrator to 115°F, and leave for twelve hours, or until the rice looks like "chips", and break when touched..
- Place "chips" to coffee grinder, and reduce to a fine power. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, away from moisture..
- To serve, add warm breastmilk, water, or formula, until desired consistency is obtained..
Before starting solids, your baby should be able to sit up (with support), turn his. Iron and zinc are important nutrients in the second half of your baby's first year. These nutrients are found in pureed meats and single-grain, iron-fortified cereal. Don't serve it from a bottle. Completely cooked and ready to serve.