Every Holle Organic Baby Porridge is made using whole grains.Not only is the main body of the grain used but the entire kernel, including the important outer bran layer. This way we can be sure the entire nutritional contents of the grain such as vitamins, minerals and ﬁbre are retained. Only the best grain quality is used to make Holle’s baby cereals. The wholegrain seeds are gently cooked using a special method that unlocks their goodness. This is how Holle produces such ﬁne, readily soluble ﬂakes which are so easy for your baby to digest.
The Holle Organic Baby Porridge range oﬀers a wide variety of grains. Parents have the choice between single grains or a mixture of grains. As part of introducing solid food into your baby’s diet it is recommended that you start with a single grain porridge.
Ideally, start with the rice porridge. Rice is gluten free and allergic reactions are very rare. Later, parents can introduce millet porridge, also gluten free. Both grains are easy to digest and your baby begins to explore new tastes. To increase the availability of essential fatty acids Holle recommend adding 1–2 teaspoons of Holle Organic Baby Weaning Oil.
Holle’s Organic Baby Weaning Oil is made from Demeter quality ingredients and, with its balanced combination of nutrients, provides an ideal weaning supplement. The mixture of premium organic rape and sunﬂower oils gives the perfect ratio of the essential fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6. Five percent precious hemp oil completes the blend and contains not only essential fatty acids but also a special fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is very rare in nature. It is most usually found in breast milk and is particularly beneﬁcial for the skin, including having a positive eﬀect on eczema. In order to increase the availability of fat soluble vitamins as well as high energy and essential fatty acids, parents are advised to fortify milk free meals such as vegetable, potato and meat meals and fruit and grain porridges with 1–2 teaspoons of organic baby weaning oil. It is also recommended for preparing all Holle baby porridges and jar meals.
When introducing Holle porridges, begin with just one grain variety and always closely observe your baby after introducing any new foods. This way you can immediately ﬁnd out what your baby likes, what does and doesn’t agree with your baby or identify possible intolerances. In case of an intolerance you are able to change to a diﬀerent grain variety very quickly. After introducing rice and millet porridge in the ﬁrst few weeks of weaning, you can try your baby with other organic single grain baby cereals such as spelt, semolina or rolled oats (these contain gluten). The “Step by Step” rule also applies here. Later, for more variety you can oﬀer your baby mixed grain porridges, e.g. Organic Three Grain Porridge or the more fruity Organic Muesli Porridge as well as the Holle Organic Vegetable Porridge Pumpkin Maize Rice Porridge.
A Varied Weaning Diet
Holle oﬀers eight diﬀerent delicious organic baby cereal porridges. For an even more varied weaning diet for your baby you can prepare the porridges in the following ways:
with breast milk
half water/half full fat milk
with baby formula milk
milk free, with water
as a cereal and fruit meal
as an additional ingredient to a milk bottle feed
Holle want to support your role as a parent when weaning your baby. Their unique cooking methods unlock the full goodness of the organic and biodynamic grains in our baby porridges. Any additional ingredients, such as milk, fruits or vegetables are entirely determined by you and your child’s individual tastes and needs. That is as it should be. They want you to make the decisions about what goes into your baby’s meals and want to help by providing the best possible baby porridges for you to use as the base to which to add those ingredients.
In a rush? Use instant Holle Organic Milk Cereals for a quick meal for your little one. Just add hot water and stir in the cereal ﬂakes – your baby’s meal is ready. Tasty and wholesome – without added sugar.