You feed your baby chili?

We were at a pharmacy buying something or other for Miriam and I saw a variety of Cerelac that surprised me, even though it shouldn't have. It looked just like the can above, except instead of apples, it was Dates, Wheat & Milk. I almost bought some just for the exotic factor, but the dwindling room in our suitcases persuaded me otherwise.

Speaking of Cerelac, it's interesting how Europe and the rest of the world does the whole baby cereal thing. In America, you're only supposed to feed the pure cereals, with nothing added (not even the powdered milk in the Cerelac stuff), and even then, only rice, barley, and oatmeal. You can't even think about feeding them wheat until they're a year old. But here, the wheat Cerelac cans are labeled for use 6 months and above. One of the wheat varieties even has "fruits" in it, including citrus fruits, which are also an American no-no until one year old.

There are some things the Europeans do better than the Americans, and I think this is one of them. Miriam likes the Cerelac stuff tons better than the American plain cereals. I don't know what they put in it to make it taste so good, but I hope Miriam can do without it once we get back to the States.


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