5 Wonderful Benefits of Oatmeal for Your Baby

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When it comes to starting your baby on solid foods, you can’t go wrong with oatmeal. It is a very nutritious food that is gentle on your baby’s digestive system and packed full of nutrients. Here are five wonderful benefits of oatmeal you should consider when you start feeding your child solid foods.

1. High in Fiber and Nutrients

Oatmeal contains high amounts of fiber, magnesium, iron and zinc. As your baby grows, they will need to eat foods that contain more nutrients and vitamins than those just found in breast milk, formula and cow’s milk alone. Oatmeal is a great way to introduce textures because the oats are soft, but still retain their structure. Oatmeal's strong nutritional profile will aid in baby's growth and development.

2. Gentle on Digestion

It is recommended for babies to start solid foods when they reach six months of age. Oats are a single grain food that are easy on your baby’s digestive system. They help promote fullness and a healthy appetite while preventing gas.

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3. Prevents Constipation

Many babies tend to experience constipation when they start new foods. Oatmeal is a fiber-rich food that acts as a natural laxative to help prevent constipation. The fiber in oatmeal adds bulk to their stools to make the bowel movement process easier and gentler.

4. Blends Well With Other Foods

You are not limited in how you prepare oatmeal for your baby. You can mix fruits, vegetables and other foods into it to make it more flavorful and exciting for your baby to enjoy. You can also use it to help with the introduction of other new solids, like mashed banana or mashed berry. We love this organic baby oatmeal, easily mixed with breast milk, formula, or water for a gentle transition to solid foods. You can also choose to serve oatmeal warm or cold. With such a fast prep time and so much flexibility, oats are an ideal everyday breakfast for your little.

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5. Promotes Health

Oats contain high amounts of protein and other healthy ingredients that can help boost your child’s immunity and improve the condition and appearance of their hair and skin. It is also a good source of energy.

Rice Cereal versus Oatmeal:

Many parents are faced with a choice when deciding what is the best cereal to give to baby when they start the weaning process. We dive a bit into both sides of the arguments in another blog post but it comes down to what's best for your baby. Today, we find that many parents chose oatmeal for their baby because of the many benefits.

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I think it’s advisable to blend and possibly sieve the oatmeal for babies between 6-12 months. Try this method and your baby would not have constipation.

– Sal November 07, 2023

Thanks for sharing this insightful blog. My cousin has a 1-year-old baby, to whom she feeds True Elements Multigrain Oatmeal. She talks a lot about how it keeps her full for a great duration.

– riya November 03, 2021

Hi my baby is 1 year. And whenever she eats oat meal she throws up after a while. I do blend Quaker oat for her

– Mmadu uchechi September 24, 2021

Very insightful blog. I have heard my sister talking a lot about how she feeds her daughter on True Elements Whole Oatmeal. She talks a lot about how it keeps her full for a great duration.

– Sakshi September 24, 2021

Oatmeal is just too seedy. Since I gave my baby of 16months old and he spat them out in dislike. So I noticed t’was because of it being seedy. So I blended it to my taste and now he enjoys it.

– Omobosede September 24, 2021

Hi lm Haritha my baby is now 7 month he is having constipation problem so for easy digestion can I give oatsmeal how much quantity I should give let me know

– Haritha March 01, 2021

Hi, my baby is 9 month old. I was giving him oats from 2-3days. Suddenly he gets fever n it was congestion in his stomach. Please tell quantity also. That how much one should give to nine months baby.

– Onika November 05, 2020

Introducing oats to babies will reduce weight?

– Suganya September 03, 2020

Can oatmeal (Gerber) cause constipation in 15 month old?

– Juanita August 14, 2020

Thanks ..I m little doubtful for oatmeal as when ever I offer it to my baby 8 months old …he follows constipation ..I dnt why although I relieve that by giving soft diet fibrous type o

– Srishti August 14, 2020

Thanks ..I m little doubtful for oatmeal as when ever I offer it to my baby 8 months old …he follows constipation ..I dnt why although I relieve that by giving soft diet fibrous type o

– Srishti July 24, 2020

Thank you I was worried. if I give my baby oats daily is there a problem?

– Futhi June 01, 2020

Thnx. Very good information…

– Priyanka Dey April 19, 2020

Thanks alot for this information.

– Manisha chhetri January 29, 2020

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