This is a discussion on Frisocrem and Nan Ha within the Introducing Solids & Feeding Your Fussy Toddlers forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Hi mummies, this is the fist time I'm introducing wheat cereal to my 5 months old son. I know nothing ...
Hi mummies, this is the fist time I'm introducing wheat cereal to my 5 months old son. I know nothing about solid food and had been doing lots a research. Still, by asking mums who are more experience are better.
I bought this frisocrem from Giant, and was recommended by son paed. From the tin, it was stated, no milk is needed to be added. Because frisocrem has milk content in it. I'm planning to feed him in this schedule.
Morning: Nan HA (180ml)
Afternoon: frisocrem for 1 table spoon
Teabreak: Nan Ha (150) followed by Heinz biscuit. He's having itchy gums and rubbing his gums with his fingers.
Dinner: Nan ha milk (180ml)
Before bed: Nan ha milk (210ml)
Mummies, can this do?? Eating frisocrem wheat based cereal already is a kinda milk and Nan ha 1, is another kind of milk. Can this do? Please advise... Lots of thanks!!
One more qnz.... The teething biscuit I bought, it's Heinz brand and it's super hard! How do they chew and eat?? Any brand of teething biscuits that are not so hard??
i personally dont like frisocrem cos its damn sweet n pin rejects it. i feed her heinz rice cereal instead.
Advise?? What's the right schedule for cereal, milk, juice and purée a day?
but rmb, during the 1st year, milk should still be the main source of food for them. =)
porridge, can start arnd 7-8mths, but you can start early if you want, cos he might get sick of cereal if he eats only cereal. 6 mths+ is fine to start too, but just make it "smoother" for him to swallow easily.
there's no right schedule for feeds, but if he is taking only one feed of semi solids now, i think give him for lunch(arnd 12-1pm), maybe puree n juice for tea time (arnd 3-4pm). rest of the time can just give him milk.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Thanks, Apollo and ting mummy. I just came back hm from Fairprice. Got him the rabbit brand si sen porridge. Can I do it afternoon cereal, si sen brown rice? Since vie tested 4days that he doesn't have any allergies to frisocrem cereal already. And all the while, I've been feeding him heinz apply purée. But most heinz purée usually come with mixture of fruits. I got Geber's banana today. Is it ok to change Brands?
Also, I'm a little confused on how to get si sen porridge ready. Add waterr and milk?
the sisen porridge i think is same lik normal cereal.. they should hav instruction behind right? usually this type 'instant' cereal which does not require cooking will be just adding water/milk, up to your preference (or rather, your baby's preference)
actually for banana, can dont need to get bottled puree, banana dont need to steam/cook before giving. so mayb you can let him try REAL banana, but make sure it is riped. as for apple, you can steam your own apple puree also. =)
hmmmm actually it depends on yourself, milk or water is fine.
when i fed pin cereal, sometimes i add milk, sometimes water.
it is ok to switch brands for puree, as long as your son likes it.
If you can, since your son is just 5 mths old, offer him more fruits and veg instead of just grains. That way you teach him to appreciate foods that are naturally sweet and not those are have added sugar like Nestle cereals and Frisocrem which I too dont't quite like because of the added sugar.
This was one thing a friend of mine who is a nutritionist specialising in paed nutrition mentioned to me when I started Eva on solids - "start with bland food so that they dont't develop a liking and preference for only sweet foods as it's unhealthy and a nightmare for you in the future".
Opt for single baby food jars if you're too busy to make purees (I prefer to make Eva's food myself even though I'm a full time working mum). Healthy Times, Gerber, Holles and other organic brands carry single food baby jars.
Veg for 4-6 mths old baby, you can try sweet potato and pumpkin. For homemade carrot purée, best to start from 7 mths old onwards due to the risk of nitrate.
Ok... I will get red apple and bananas first. Will try sweet potatoes 4 days later. Now son is drinking frisocrem wheat cereal, if I get healthy times cereal, can I do a alternate feed? E.g: today lunch feed frisocrem, tml lunch feed healthy times. Can this do?
I dont dare to feed him carrot now too. Looking at the color makes me think of jaundice. Hohoho...
Oh ya.. How bout avocados?? Make it into purée form and feed him? Pure avocados? Usually we adult eat it with milk. Babies?
For first foods fruits, consider at least one fruit that will help with constipation like pears and prunes. They are not too sweet and are suitable for babies. Giving only apples, bananas and grains is a recipe for constipation. :x
For veg, consider avocado, pumpkin and sweet potato. With avocado, just scoop, mash and give as it is. Milk is optional although I know some mummies prefer to add milk to make it creamier. I usually eat avocado on its own or as a dip with herbs/seasoning like guacamole. Never had it with milk unless it's in a smoothie.
These five - avocado, pumpkin, sweet potato, pear, apple, prune and banana - should be enough to last you close to a month and by which time, you can intro other foods already.