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Oatmeal vs. Rice Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1067 posts
11th Nov '12

I have heard that baby oatmeal is more nutritional that the rice cereal... But I was looking at the nutritional info on the both of them and it looks as if they are both basically exactly the same?

Mambaba Due February 6; 1 child; New York 13 posts
11th Nov '12

Rice cereal always made my daughter constipated so we used the oatmeal and never had a problem. :)

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4156 posts
11th Nov '12

My DD enjoyed oatmeal. She absolutely would not eat the rice cereal.

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1067 posts
11th Nov '12

I was planning on giving my daughter the oatmeal because from what I had heard the rice was basically just empty calories where as the oatmeal was not. I also heard that some people had problems with the constipation as well. So I was just curious about it!

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1067 posts
11th Nov '12

Is one really more nutritious than the other? That was my question.

dungonenutz 2 kids; Rhode Island 1626 posts
11th Nov '12

I tried oatmeal first, and her belly was making noises and she was fussy, and she had flakes of oatmeal in her diaper stuck to her butt, and her butt was super red, but its probably just her.. my grandmother said the rice is easier on their stomachs. I haven't had an issue with constipation, although her poop was like water before and now its a lil thicker

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting LWT:" Is one really more nutritious than the other? That was my question."


No, they are both pretty much empty calories... from what my daughter's dietitian said.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
11th Nov '12

I mean I guess you could make your own oatmeal and it would be more nutritious than the boxed cereal. Depending on the oats you buy and such.



Oatmeal Cereal 46.jpg
Ingredients:
1/4 cup of ground oats (do NOT use instant or Quick Cook), ground in blender or food processor
3/4 cup - 1 cup water
Directions:
1. Bring liquid to boil in saucepan. Add the oatmeal powder while stirring constantly.
2. Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly until cooked.
3. Mix in formula or breast milk and fruits if desired and serve warm.