Giving cereals to your baby can have nutritional benefits and contribute to food diversification. Selection and tips for choosing them well.
If they are absolutely not mandatory because breast or infant milk fulfills all its nutritional needs, baby cereal may be recommended in several cases: first if the infant is drinking more milk than usual and still seems hungry. They can also be used to start food diversification or to make a child who tends to sulk want to drink their bottle, by taking flavored cereals. However, there are a few rules to follow, starting with the age at which to give them. For babies who drink infant milk, it can be given from 4-6 months, and from 6 months for those who take breast milk. Then, it is imperative to respect the dosages indicated on the box, under penalty of entering digestive discomfort. To choose those for your baby, know first of all that European regulations require manufacturers to add vitamin B1 and that the addition of preservatives and sugars are prohibited. Then, you can choose different flavors (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana…) to introduce your child to new tastes. Baby cereals are classified according to different categories: introductory cereals, from 4 to 7 months, transition cereals, from 8 months, then junior cereals, from 1 to 3 years. Choosing the right category is important to meet the nutritional needs of the child! To help you, find our selection of the best baby cereals.