yep baby rice is not much cop although that said i use up my box for thickening up fruit purees and if your a member of the baby clubs the do tend to send you free samples (hipp and aptivil have anyway). Harriets fav is fruity porridge
I stick to either Heinz or Cow & Gate, but that's because those are the only brands here that I know from when I lived in the UK, so I trust them more.
My LO hated BR, so I give porridge. BR is more for padding out the milk, is it's so bland it hardly has flavour. But the good thing is that you can add puree to it and make it taste nicer, or vice versa; make the puree a bit more bland, if your LO doesn't like it strong. On their own though, I favour porridge. I also buy the flavoured ones; gives LO something a bit more exciting
If you have time, remember that you can also puree things like squash, banana, potato etc, which have more natural nutrients in them Not sure that BR has any nutrients at all
We've been using porridge, but actual porridge as in oats rather than the cow and gate porridge which is rice and corn porridge. We do have some baby rice which I use to thicken certain purees, but they do seem to prefer the oats
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