YES! it is very salty for a 8mth old (i saw from another thread that your son is 8mth old). dear son is 16mth old, and he still have not try dried scallops porridge cos i feel that it's too salty. We adults dont feel that it is salty but to babies, their tastebud is very sensitive.
I've been cooking homemade stock for dear son's porridge. Use chk bones to cook chk stock, Ikan bilis stock.. but most of the time, we use chk stock. sometimes will use pumpkin to let the porridge taste abit sweet. =)