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How to Make Baby Cereal

Is baby ready for their first solid meal? Cereal is a nutritious first food for little ones.


  • : Talk to your pediatrician about when to start giving your baby solid foods and which foods to introduce first.
  • Step 1: Measure the cereal Measure one tablespoon of dry cereal into a bowl.
  • Step 2: Warm the liquid Heat a bottle of breast milk or formula in a bowl of hot water. Test the temperature on the inside of your wrist.
  • Step 3: Add the liquid Mix the cereal with four or five tablespoons of breast milk or formula – the cereal should be very runny.
  • TIP: Use less liquid and more cereal as baby gets used to eating solids.
  • Step 4: Mix it up Add mashed fruits or vegetables to the cereal once baby gets used to eating.
  • FACT: Jarred baby food first appeared on grocery-store shelves in the 1920s.

You Will Need

  • Dry baby cereal
  • Breast milk or formula
  • Mashed or strained fruits and vegetables

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