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Can I give my baby Oats? Oats recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids shishu aahar makkalu hindi kannada

Oats is a versatile first food for babies. Its generally thought as a weight loss food, and many mothers hesitate to give to their babies. On the contrary, Oats for Babies is a super food and very nutritious grain cereal. It can be used in many combinations and the options are limitless.

Unlike many other grains, which undergo extensive and damaging processing before they reach store shelves, oats are always whole, irrespective of whether they are steel cut, rolled, quick cooking or instant. This means they retain all the goodness contained in the germ, endosperm, and bran; and that’s a lot of goodness for your little munchkin. Oats for Babies is easiest to digest when fed in the form of porridges while starting solids after 6 months. As they grow and learn to eat, you can give oats for babies in the form of khichdi, pancakes, paratha etc. 

When can you introduce Oats to your baby?

Oats are among the safest cereals to introduce to your baby as their first food. This can be introduced at 6 months as soon as you start weaning.

Benefits of Oats for Babies:

  • Oats are easily digestible and best first food for babies.
  • Rich in dietary fiber and acts as a laxative helping easy stools in babies.
  • Rich in antioxidants and prevent inflammatory illnesses.
  • Rich in protein, vitamins, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and iron. 
  • Rich in carbohydrates and keeps the baby full for a longer time and energized too.

Can I give my baby Oats? Oats Recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Can I give my baby Oats? Oats recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids shishu aahar makkalu hindi kannada

Types of Oats :

1. Oats Groats

Can I give my baby Oats? Oats recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids shishu aahar makkalu hindi kannada

These are the original form of Oats available and has the highest calorie level when compared to all other types of oats.

2. Steel Cut Oats

Can I give my baby Oats? Oats recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids shishu aahar makkalu hindi kannada

These type of oatmeals are processed by chopping the oats groats. These look like daliya and are quick to cook compared to oats groats. These are also referred to as Irish or Scottish Oats.

3. Rolled Oats

Can I give my baby Oats? Oats recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids shishu aahar makkalu hindi kannada

These are old fashioned oats which are made by steaming and rolling oats groats flat. The cooking time is lesser than that of Steel Cut Oats. These are mainly used in making granola, muesli or porridges.

4. Quick Cooking/ Instant Oats

Can I give my baby Oats? Oats recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids shishu aahar makkalu hindi kannada

The Quaker/Horlicks/Saffola packaged oats which are easily available in any Indian stores are quick cooking or instant oats. These are made by cooking oats groats soft and then rolling them very thin.

Choosing and storing Oats for Babies

  • Its always suggested selecting organically grown oats for babies.
  • Nutritionwise Steel Cut Oats will be the best choice for babies. 
  • For babies, one must use oats without any added flavors, salt or sugar. 
  • Oats easily get spoiled hence its always suggested to buy small packets and store it in airtight containers only.

How to feed Oats for Babies

  • Given below are plenty of recipes which can be given for babies. Below are few pointers to make it nutritious and tasty.
  • You can start to feed oats after introducing other solids like fruits and vegetable puree
  • Adding spices like pepper, cumin powder would be great to make savory oats.
  • To sweeten the porridges naturally you can add fruit puree, dates syrup, raisin syrup or dates powder. https://www.totsandmoms.com/dates-syrup-sugar-alternative-for-babies-kids-toddlers-moms-and-fitness-conscious/  https://www.totsandmoms.com/raisins-syrup-recipe/  https://www.totsandmoms.com/homemade-dry-dates-powder-easy-dates-sugar-recipe/

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Can I give my baby Oats? Oats Recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Can I give my baby Oats? Oats recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids shishu aahar makkalu hindi kannada

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Oats recipes for Babies, Toddlers, Kids and Family

Can I give my baby Oats? Oats recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

From oats porridges, pancakes to desserts you can find many recipes in this collection for babies.

Author:Kavitha Prashanth
Recipe Type: Indian
Cuisine:Collective

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