Calories (with Percentage) for each Nutrient for 100g of Ready Brek Original Prefer to Keep Track on Paper? Good for you but like a lot that are good for you with vitamins of D, K, P and calcium for bones was very unpalatable and would not use it for wall paper even. The steaming and milling process that it goes through to reach that size means that some nutrients are lost which begs the question why eat it in the first place? Ready Brek Original Smooth Wholegrain Porridge Oats, 450g. I heard this too and said as soon as my baby porridge ran out he'd be on this x. Ready Brek doesn't have any salt added, the salt content in it, when ready to eat, comes from the milk. Time and again research has shown that people who keep a food diary are more successful at losing weight - but not everyone wants to use an online diary, … I'm much happier with her eating this than most of the other cereals on the market. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Just add hot milk and serve 450g / 15.9oz British breakfast cereal box Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. The baby that died (back in 1999!) Malnourished council worker, 21, who lived off Ready Brek porridge due to a phobia of choking on food conquers her fear after being struck down with SEPSIS that she was too weak to fight A THREE-month-old baby died from salt poisoning after his parents fed him Ready Brek instant cereal, mashed potato and gravy because special baby foods were too expensive, an … Ready Brek is so easy to throw in the microwave and get the consistency that you like. It contains. Im sure i used to give my 1st baby oats made with her formula milk from an early age but i cant really remember. HV can recommend RB as it wasn't RB that killed the baby, it was the gravy and all the other high salt adult foods. My oat of preference is a jumbo oat it has a nice texture to eat and a slightly nutty flavour. Baby food companies have us by the short and curlies- they know they can almost charge what they like as their products are better. Weetabix is seeking legal advice following an inquest into the death of a baby from salt poisoning who was fed a diet of “adult food” including mashed-up Ready Brek instant porridge with baby milk. I must correct you there: Health Visitors are qualified nurses who undertake a further degree on top of that. The boy's parents were at the hearing but neither gave evidence and they left without making a comment. It's already a pleasant sweet flavour but adding sugar or fruit is always an option. What are you defining as medical qualifications? Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. The inquest held in Doncaster on Monday heard that the three-month-old boy suffered a fit and lapsed into coma. A verdict of accidental death was recorded. Ready Brek Instant Porridge milled oats Mix. Saved by Francesca Charlton. Babies from 7 months to 1 year should have around 1 gram. this article was written a long time ago and since then they know more about salt and things in foods. Weetabix is seeking legal advice following an inquest into the death of a baby from salt poisoning who was fed a diet of “adult food” including mashed-up Ready Brek instant porridge with baby milk. I must correct you there: Health Visitors are qualified nurses who undertake a further degree on top of that. Ready brek. That's good enough for me. Blitz until well blended. Central Heating for Everyone! Not sure if every one knows Ready Brek is a brand name for a childs porridge breakfast (smooth porridge basically) Do any of you mums out there give your little ones Ready Brek (or similar) for breakfast? You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Also made weight gain and was disappointed supposed to keep you full did not left you empty. Ready Break must be about one of the most processed forms of porridge you can possibly find (without eating the ones that come in a sachet, already flavoured). I am a health visitor and have been for over 12 years, both my children were given weetabix and ready break after 6 months and I tell all my mums not to waste their cash on baby foods after 6 months because babies' kidneys are developed enough to cope with family foods. i have given both my kids ready brek from 6 months onwards and they are both fine. At the inquest yesterday, Stanley Hooper, the Doncaster coroner, was told that Lee's food had contained 9g of salt compared with the recommended maximum adult daily amount of 7g for a man and 5g for a woman. HV's are either trained nurses or midwives, with extra study on top to become a HV. I'm getting some today . Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? His parents had swapped baby rice for Ready Brek - because it was cheaper. I make ordinary porridge for the eldest two mix it with fruit puree (pots or home made) and blend the baby's. The wee one was far too young to get ready brek. I use his formula milk. I think it was more the general diet (especially the instant gravy) that was the issue. Ready Brek doesn't have any salt added, the salt content in it, when ready to eat, comes from the milk. Considering how little Ready Brek a 6 month old would eat, she would be getting far less than a quarter of her daily salt. 1. Ready Brek. Is it ok? Back to aptimil for me too xxxx. 20:39 Fri 03rd Feb 2006 Gef Posted 10/12/2013. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. im sure baby will be fine. 1976 Ready Brek Central Heating for Kids Advert 2 by Cereal Mad. 1 tbsp Ready Brek Original 100ml/4floz milk of your choice. yes this baby was too young for what she was eating i didnt give mine ready brek till they were nearly a year they had baby cereals and weetabix before that , HV are trained nurses before they go onto do further HV training ,  i dont know  who your HV is but mine used to be a midwife and another was a paediatric nurse, Glad i just read you rpost was starting to feel like a right crappy mother all 4 of my children have ready brek all the time i gave it to them as it was filling and warm in there tummy's on cold days, infact my sons dietition (we are going back 8 years) suggested this aong with weetabix was the best start to the day you can give a child my first son was weened at 3 months (this was the norm then) second was 4 months as i thought he was ready and my twins were 5 months and it was suggested by there consultantGod how things can change over a few years i have had such conflicting advice on weening and what food at what age ext...i now go by what i think is right for my children, mum knows best. The inquest held in Doncaster on Monday heard that the three … She is the fussiest eater ever and will only ate fruit puree for breakfast. If you read the whole thread you'll see that this is an old article, scaremongering and completely irrelevant to today. 4.8 out of 5 stars 21. "The death came about because the baby was fed with adult food, in particular Ready Brek, for reasons of cheapness," he added. We will refund the price of a replacement plus postage by voucher, which of course does not affect your statutory rights. 12:00 am. I remember this too - cant belive it was that long ago though! Stub This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale. Achtungbaby. The young baby was given liquidised adult food including Ready Brek porridge, mashed potato and gravy as his parents were struggling to stump up for expensive baby meals. I think I read six months. 4.6 out of 5 stars 20. So I slowly started adding ready brek (she must only have a tbsp) but now I am mortified. Ready Brek is a fantastic source of nutrients for a baby over 6 months. This week an inquest revealed that this baby died from salt poisoning after being fed an adult diet. {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Had to add honey and evaporated milk. Put the fruit into the blender. I have given both mine ready brek as well as weetabix (the wee one loves them!) If you haven't already, make sure you're signed up to the. A THREE-month-old baby died from salt poisoning after his parents fed him Ready Brek instant cereal, mashed potato and gravy because special baby foods were too expensive, an inquest heard. A single serving also gives more than the required amount of calcium in a day and also is really good for iron intake. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Health Visitors and Nursery Nurses are recommending Ready Brek, the salt is LESS than 0.1g in 100g product. What are you defining as medical qualifications?HV can recommend RB as it wasn't RB that killed the baby, it was the gravy and all the other high salt adult foods. When I weaned my boys I tended to use porridge oats normally mixing them with some pureed fruit. READY BREK, personally I don't care much for the taste of it, but my kids really like it, and compared to some cereals it is pretty healthy. Yes ready brek probably had more salt in it then than it does today, however, giving a 3 month old baby instant smash and instant gravy probably had a lot more to do with the poor wee soul's death than ready brek. As others have said, the levels of salt have reduced dramatically over the years in Ready Brek. I do actually like ready brek as it is, don't need any flavours, but really just want to know if the health benefits are as good as those plain old 'yukky' porridge oats!! Back to aptimil for me too :shock: xxxx. Doctors found excessive levels of sodium in his blood and urine which led to his death. He should have eaten 18000g ready break to get that 18g salt in his little body. At what age is this ok to give? That case has always stuck with me. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. was on a diet of all sorts of adult foods not just Ready Brek that's where the salt came from, not the cereal. What are you talking about? He had been admitted after having a fit and lapsing into a coma. My eldest has been eating ready brek or stores own brand since 6 months and it is still her breakfast of choice. This article is within the scope of WikiProject Food and drink, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of food and drink related articles on Wikipedia. Contact the smooth team: Freepost RTJX-CZGH-ZLYK, Weetabix Consumer Services, PO Box 5, Burton Latimer, Ready Brek is a highly processed form of oats which you'll find can cause blood glucose spikes after eating. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. Im just wondering what age you can give a baby ready brek made with water or other plain oats? I just wish my littlest one liked it too. OMG!! Ready Brek is a fantastic source of nutrients for a baby over 6 months. this is im very sure a one off incodent. Makes 300ml/½ pint. Instead of weaning the baby onto baby rice and rusks, they opted for Ready Brek mashed up with instant porridge and baby milk. Contact the smooth team: Freepost RTJX-CZGH-ZLYK, Weetabix Consumer Services, PO Box 5, Burton Latimer, Discussion in 'Weaning & Nutrition' started by Ozzieshunni, Dec 12, 2011. The inquest held in Doncaster on Monday heard that the three-month-old boy suffered a fit and lapsed into coma. Lee Short died in Doncaster Royal Infirmary last month. Made only with oats, vitamins and minerals Suitable for vegetarians Original oat cereal fortified with vitamins, iron & calcium. That's less than 0.25 grams of salt. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Ready Brek (sometimes written Ready brek) is an oat-based breakfast cereal produced by Weetabix Limited.It is intended to be served hot, and comes in two varieties — 'original' and 'chocolate' Other variants were available but have since been discontinued. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Ozzieshunni Guest. this is im very sure a one off incodent. Ok to use as no salt or sugar. you hv is not going to recoomend something that will harm your baby she could loose hewr job if she did that. and also hv are either trained nurses or midwives with extra training on top so yes they do have medical quailifcations. His diet was later widened to include mashed potatoes and gravy. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. The salt content is too high in ready brek for a baby- plus there's not nearly the same amount of vitamins and minerals in it. The wee one was far too young to get ready brek. We will refund the price of a replacement plus postage by voucher, which of course does not affect your statutory rights. A bitter pill to swallow | Life and style | The Guardian. If you are unhappy with your Ready brek in any way, please return it with the panel showing the ''Best Before'' date code. God how things can change over a few years i have had such conflicting advice on weening and what food at what age ext...i now go by what i think is right for my children, mum knows best, Also, agree with other posters about HV's - they are qualified medical professionals. 0:11. OMG!! Reply. from 6 months. Just warm up a small amount of milk and add until it gets to the right consistency. Ready Brek Dragon ~ Ready Eddy. Found it very quick and easy and knew exactly what was in it. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. What are you talking about? 100% wholegrain oats with added vitamins and minerals. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Sprinkle over the ReadyBrek Original. 1994 Ready Brek Snow White Lenticular Cards Advert by Cereal Mad. She is the fussiest eater ever and will only ate fruit puree for breakfast. Also, agree with other posters about HV's - they are qualified medical professionals. "The adult food, like … I use it to bulk up my 13mth's old fruit puree in the morning! The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Glad i just read you rpost was starting to feel like a right crappy mother all 4 of my children have ready brek all the time i gave it to them as it was filling and warm in there tummy's on cold days, infact my sons dietition (we are going back 8 years) suggested this aong with weetabix was the best start to the day you can give a child my first son was weened at 3 months (this was the norm then) second was 4 months as i thought he was ready and my twins were 5 months and it was suggested by there consultant Found it very quick and easy and knew exactly what was in it. Ready Brek is responsible for death of baby - so why did my hv recommend it? I use it to bulk up my 13mth's old fruit puree in the morning! Reply. Health visiting - NHS Careers incase anyones concerned by the comment that they are not medically trained. So I slowly started adding ready brek (she must only have a tbsp) but now I am mortified. Weetabix is seeking legal advice following an inquest into the death of a baby from salt poisoning who was fed a diet of “adult food” including mashed-up Ready Brek instant porridge with baby milk. mrs_r85. HV are trained nurses before they go onto do further HV training , i dont know who your HV is but mine used to be a midwife and another was a paediatric nurse :s. this article was written a long time ago and since then they know more about salt and things in foods. He died in intensive care five days later. Now our two year old is enjoying it too so it can often work out quite well if he's eating the same as us he sometimes copies eating behaviours which is a bonus. Our super smooth range of kids' porridges are packed with good stuff for healthy bones, teeth and muscles! When I weaned my boys I tended to use porridge oats normally mixing them with some pureed fruit. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? We're currently using baby porridge in the mornings. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. I remember this too - cant belive it was that long ago though! Please note, as a chat board for parents, Netmums has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting. * All with the taste and texture they'll adore. Ready Brek no longer contains salt, the baby concerned was 3 months old and being fed completely unsuitable food for babies, let alone one so small. If you are unhappy with your Ready brek in any way, please return it with the panel showing the ''Best Before'' date code. ", Read our full mailing list consent terms here. Ready Brek Chocolate Porridge Sachets 6 x 32g. Unless it's dramatically changed since I weaned the DCs it has no added salt and barely any naturally occurring. I am a health visitor and have been for over 12 years, both my children were given weetabix and ready break after 6 months and I tell all my mums not to waste their cash on baby foods after 6 months because babies' kidneys are developed enough to cope with family foods. It contains less than 0.1g of sodium per serving which is effectively a trace and far lower in salt than many other foods given to babies. Definitely. J x. I remember it too. Need a bit of support with this whole parenting lark? He died […] That case has always stuck with me. 2 of your 5 a day! I use the Tesco version of Ready Brek 'cos you get a much bigger box for the same price and it's so much healthier than the baby versions - 30X's less sugar and still has all but a few of the added vitamins and minerals. Yes ready brek probably had more salt in it then than it does today, however, giving a 3 month old baby instant smash and instant gravy probably had a lot more to do with the poor wee soul's death than ready brek. 0:32. The tragedy followed a decision by his parents, David Elders, a caterer, and Joanne Short, not to purchase special baby foods because they thought they were too costly. heard. Ready brek has changed it is like baby food though too hot for baby there is no taste to it any more. Didn't take long before blending was not needed. This is the place to get it! Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Add milk. Consultant pathologist Dr Dick Variend told the hearing: "It is my view that this baby had 9g of salt during a 24-hour period or slightly longer as a result of being fed food prepared for adults. 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