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With five hungry children, we’ve never had to worry too much about what to do with leftover oatmeal (or leftover porridge, if you’re in the...

We love hearing from parents around the world about how and when babies are introduced to solids in different cultures. So we enjoyed a message we received this weekend from Natalie, an Australian expat living with her Chinese husband and his family in Beijing. She told us about congee – a rice dish that’s often served plain to babies in China as a first food. The...

We recently wrote an article about the suitability (or not!) of baby rice as a first food for little ones. Here’s the link in case you missed it. One of the healthy alternatives to rice cereal we suggested was oatmeal. Oatmeal – also known as porridge in some parts of the world – is a highly nutritious food and seems less likely to trigger some of the...