Oats is a versatile ingredient that goes well with any combination. I try to add oats to pretty much everything – dosa, uttapam, idli, chilla or cookies – the options are endless. There is a common belief that oats is a weight loss food and should not be given to babies. That is completely untrue and oats is a wonderful food for babies! Here’s a look at some of the nutritional benefits of oats for children:
- Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain.
- It is low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol and sodium.
- It is rich in manganese and is a good source of thiamine, magnesium and phosphorous.
- Oats is the only cereal containing a legume-like protein as their storage protein.
- Oats protein is equivalent in quantity to soy protein, meat, milk and egg protein.
Choosing the right kind of oats for your baby can be confusing since there are so many types – instant, rolled, steel cut etc. However, we’ve made things a lot simpler for you and you no longer have to do hours of research to buy OATS for your baby – you can get 100% organic certified oats from our Little Moppet Foods Store.
Oats Recipes for Babies and Toddlers
With so many health benefits, you don’t have to think twice about feeding your little one oatmeal – you’re doing the right thing! And with so many different ways to make oats, your picky eater will also have a favorite oats recipe!
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I have a query my son is having constipation and he used to go potty alternative days I tried giving banana oats as a combination does oats cause constipation .I always give warm water to him.my son is 2 years old how much amount of oats can be given to him also please advise how much water should I offer him?
Thanks in advance
Thanks a ton for those lovely words of appreciation dear. This really motivates us to do much more. Thanks again. Coming to your query. Oats is highly nutritious and fiber rich. It will not cause constipation dear. Oats can be given in any quantity, according to the baby’s need. Please check on the link for information on giving water to babies. Hope this proves informative. Link – https://goo.gl/pXCx5G
My baby is 2 years old and she is not doing her potty daily. I am trying home remedies of ginger+honey water daily twice. but still not much progress. I already started her giving oats as well. But, what should be done to regularize her to do potty daily. Also she brings the legs together while trying to do potty and when we try to make her sit she does not and starts crying, because of which she is not able to do potty. I think i should start potty training, but can you please suggest home remedies which would work immediately like LAXATIVES to do potty immediately
I understand what you are going through, but please don’t compel the baby to sit on potty box, it would create aversion and make the training process tough. You can show some videos of children using potty box and make her understand. try making it a fun filled activity. You can check for potty training tips from our website too. About constipation, Please don’t give any laxatives for potty, it should become her natural habit. Try including foods with high fiber content, give warm water in empty stomach, and also in-between the feeds. The below link would help you with more details on the same.
Link – https://goo.gl/dtV8Ro
Khadeeja Usman says
try to give Prunes daily. It is really effective
Hi Doc, I am feeling sorry for myself to have not visited your website earlier. It’s a great job you are doing. My daughter 11 months old is not gaining proper height and weight. That has made me worried. Her birth weight was 3.25 and now only 7kgs. We have ordered sprouted sathumaavu powder. Let me try if that helps in her development. Please suggest some tips for increasing the height. She is short compared to her age group babies. Thanks for your help.
Dr Hemapriya says
Hi Nandini, Thanks you dear for the wonderful words. If your daughter is healthy and acitve there is no real need to worry about her weight. YOu can give her the sprouted sathumaavu powder and search for weight gain foods on this blog. With height as well nothing to worry, each child is different.