I'm excited to bring back the series Wee Ones that was interrupted some months back. Instead of finishing up the one week series I thought it would be much more exciting to keep it a regular series in this space. So the Wee Ones series is back!
And sharing homemade rice cereal is the perfect place to pick up from where we left off.
Making your baby's first solid food yourself is so much more fulfilling, cheaper, healthier, and satisfying. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make your own rice (barley, oat, quinoa, and so forth) cereal. No more buying the boxed stuff.
make your own rice cereal:
1 cup basmati rice
Add rice to your blender. Blend it until it is finely ground like powder. Store in an airtight container.
how to cook for baby:
Add 1/4 cup of ground grain to 1 cup of water. Whisk or stir constantly for about 10 minutes over low heat. You'll have a nice, creamy consistency. Add your liquid of choice to make a thinner cereal as necessary for baby.
how to store cooked cereal:
I make Rowan's cereal every 3 days when I'm already over the stove cooking the rest of the family's breakfast. The cereal cooked and refrigerated is good for up to 72 hours. If your baby is eating your homemade cereal often you can store the cooked cereal in ice cube trays as well and make double or triple batches to save time.
I think he's getting the hang of it.
I've really enjoyed the process of making and heating up Rowan's homemade rice cereal. The sky is the limit with trying other grains as well! I think a variety of ground grains stored in glass jars would be a unique baby gift for a new mama with the cooking instructions included.
Some of my favorite "feeding" supplies for baby number 5:
- Rowan's special little wooden bowl and moon spoon
- aden and anais "liam the brave" snap bibs
- our homemade wipeable bibs
You'd think after four kids I'd remember how messy new eaters can be. I am in desperate need of some little wash clothes for wiping up I'm reminded every day.
Wee Ones series: