Category Archives: Baby Porridges

Holle Organic Baby Porridges – Suitable for Babies with Cows Milk Protein Intolerance

We received the following lovely email last weekend from a new customer looking for baby porridges and cereals for her young baby boy who has an intolerance to milk protein.

I would really like to thank you for the fast shipping of my order and for the friendly note from Sabine.
My son has got a cows milk protein intolerance and most of the commercial baby cereals contain cows milk. He loves the millet baby porridge and also the Holle Rice porridge.
Thanks a lot !

Organic Baby Porridges – Milk Protein Free Options

The Holle range of organic baby porridges does indeed have a huge number of baby cereals that are suitable for Kim’s son and other young babies with an intolerance to milk protein:

Single Grain Baby Porridges

Baby eating Holle organic baby porridge - photo sent in by customer

Baby eating Holle organic baby porridge - photo sent in by customer

Multi-Grain Baby Porridges

Baby Porridges with Milk Protein

Of course, those babies without a milk protein intolerance can enjoy the above baby porridges just as much while also being able to eat the Holle milk cereals:

Holle Baby Porridge – Unlocking the Goodness

Holle prides itself not only on using the purest organic and biodynamic ingredients in its baby porridges but also on the gentle approach the company takes to producing its cereals. The Holle organic baby porridge range is made using the whole grain. Not only is the main body of the grain seed used but the entire kernel including the important outer bran layer. Therefore, the entire natural nutritional contents of the grain such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins are retained. Similarly, the important digestive qualities of the grain are retained because of the high, natural fibre content.

Through a unique manufacturing process, involving the carefully controlled application of heat and moisture, Holle is able to unlock the full goodness of the organic and biodynamic grain for your developing baby. This special process produces flakes that are readily soluble. This ensures that your baby can more easily digest and absorb the energy and vitality contained in every one of their organic porridges.

Whether your baby has an intolerance to milk protein or not, let us know which is your baby’s favourite Holle organic baby porridge.

What to Feed Babies When Starting Weaning onto Solids

I am often emailed with questions about how to start weaning babies. Weaning a baby can be a stressful time for a new mum as she often doesn’t know what to give  or when and mums can frequently have concerns as to whether her baby is getting the right nutrition.

Firstly, I should say that every baby is different and what follows is general advice that should be fine for most babies. Relax, take your time and, as always, trust yourself to ‘listen’ to your baby, and if in doubt seek advice from a professional you trust.

Start with half a teaspoon of fresh apple puree (using a glass grater produces one of the best purees I know in small quantities). Your baby will not take a lot in the beginning – babies have to get used to the feel of solids and learn how to move to the back of his or her mouth in order to swallow it.

If your baby spits the food out or cries, ty again later or even tomorrow. The important thing is to get used to sucking or licking food from a spoon. While mentioning spoons, I really would recommend using plastic ones – Holle have weaning spoons made from 100% renewable resources  – as metal spoons can be quite cold and quite a shock to a baby’s sensitive mouth.

A few days later you can add 1 tablespoon Holle Organic Rice Porridge to the puree. Once your baby is used to the puree you could either start making rice or millet porridge with breast milk or baby formula.

Again after a week or two you can start giving him one or two teaspoons of carrot puree. Gradually increase the amount of solids according to your baby’s appetite.

I do not recommend a huge variety of fruit or vegetables at first as this can confuse babies and there is even a discussion about developing a risk of allergy when too many different foods are given. You baby needs security and can be happy with little.

If your baby is a good eater you can change/add vegetables over the coming weeks. Take your baby’s pace. There aren’t any “must gives”.

Soon your baby will be eating his baby porridge for breakfast (with fruit puree), he or she can have a sugar free rusk and/or a breast feed in the later morning, a vegetable/grain based lunch, a milk free porridge in the afternoon and a milk based porridge in the evening.
I usually send out a Holle Baby Food Advisor with any first order. The advisor contains lots of useful tips as well as full information about the Holle organic baby food ranges. You can also download the advisor from the Ulula weaning advice pages.

Let me know your experiences of weaning. What advice and tips would you give mums about to start weaning their babies?

Organic Babymuesli Porridge – New Recipe

In this final news item from the Organic and Natural Products exhibition in Olympia we can announce that the ever popular Holle Babymuesli baby cereal now has a new recipe. The base cereal for the porridge has changed to wholegrain semolina, while the raisins have been taken out altogether and replaced by banana, apple and raspberry.

Altogether these substantial recipe changes have made this a highly attractive baby porridge. Early taste tests were extremely favourable – the naturally sweet cereal was complemented by a tasty fruitiness that was very popular. Holle are definitely onto a winner.

Holle Organic Babymuesli porridge is quick to prepare, easy to digest and dairy free. As with all Holle’s baby porridges it can be prepared with breast milk, baby milk or formula, water or any other liquid.

We are sometimes asked if this baby porridge really is suitable for babies – it seems the name ‘muesli’ conjures up images of rather lumpy, chewy cereals, not the kind of food to be feeding babies in  the early stages of weaning. But yes, the Babymuesli is perfect for your little one – it is in powdered form and makes a very smooth, lump free baby porridge.

For older babies, toddler and even adults Holle Organic Baby Muesli Porridge can though make a nutritious snack when mixed with fresh fruit, yoghurt, raisins and nuts (after 12 months of age). Enjoy.

Given this recipe change has just been announced, we are very pleased to be in a position to offer it for sale immediately – try the Holle Organic Babymuesli now.

Liquids Suitable for Preparing Baby Porridges

Just a quick post. Concerned mums often ask me about what liquids they can or should use to prepare the Holle baby porridge for their little ones.
You can actually use many liquids – expressed breast milk, organic baby milks or formulas or even plain water. As they get older, around 12 months or so, you can introduce (diluted) juices.  If you are using normal dairy milk I would suggest to use organic full fat milk which is not homogenised. Please read the packaging because most milks sold in supermarkets are homogenised. Of course, avoid liquids with added sugars and if giving juices make sure it is not only from an organic source but also not from concentrate. I think it is really worth spending a few more pennies on good quality food for our children especially when they are so young and vulnerable.

Try your baby with a variety of liquids according to the type of meal you are giving him or her and watch for their preferences. Have fun!