We are always in a hurry and want everything to be instant. We have got into the habit of eating a lot of junk food which is available quickly but it isn’t very nutritious and may also be preserved using various chemicals. In spite of the fact that they are more harmful for the body, we do not bother about our health a lot. However, when it comes to babies, a mother can go to any length to ensure that her baby is getting adequate nutrition.
Parents tend to choose all natural products when it comes to children. New born babies are susceptible to infections and allergies from commercial products and may develop unnecessary digestion risks. The cerelac available in the market is definitely very easy to prepare but does it contain all the nutrients? The boxed cereal for babies may appear very nutritious for babies but they should not be the first choice for your babies. We do not know what chemicals go into preserving them and how well they are stored.
Did you know you can make cerelac for your baby at your own home? With this easy recipe from daily use ingredients, you can easily whip up your own flavor of cerelac and feed your baby in no time. Homemade cerelac is also known as sathu maavu traditionally and is one of the most nutritious foods you can give to your child.
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To prepare Sathu Maavu:
Note: Dry fruits powder should be added after 10 months of age.
The ingredients are fresh and fortified with minerals like irons and calcium which is a major necessity for a growing healthy baby. It is completely preservative-free and this gives immense satisfaction to the mother when she feeds her child a healthy meal.
The wheat dalia is an essential means of carbohydrate which is the building block for the baby. It will also regulate the bowel movements of the baby very methodically. Proper hydration is required before and after feeding the baby so that digestion occurs in a very smooth process.
Homemade cerelac can be stored in fridge up to two days. Make sure you warm the food to a gentle temperature.
Many mothers choose to avoid commercial milk, as it contains several non-digestible elements which becomes difficult for the baby to digest leading to constipation so homemade cerelac is the best option for them.
This is the best way to make your child gain some weight. It contains all the essential nutrients and is very filling. It also helps to boost the baby’s immunity.
Adding fresh colorful fruits to the cerelac makes the food look very interesting and also adds to its nutritive value. Hence, when a baby sees a red apple and a yellow piece of mango, they tend to get excited, making them eat the entire bowl of cereal. Force feeding a baby is never an option because they might throw up on your nice shirt if they have to.
It can be easily prepared at home within a few minutes.
If your baby is allergic to a commercially bought cerelac, you would have to stop using that cerelac brand. However, in case of homemade cerelac, you can omit the use of one ingredient at a time and check which ingredient is actually causing the allergy and stop using it.
Hence, with such a simple recipe you can feed your baby with no extra effort at all and forget about the store bought cereals.
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