Homemade Cerelac Recipe To Carry While Going On a Vacation With 8 Month Old

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Today we have interesting article. I have received lot of queries for baby food while I am vacationing. I give my daughter the healthiest of food and yes it does require lot of patience and time to do this homemade cerelac.


Cerelac for baby food

I took one small cup as my measurement.

2 cup ukada tandul ( i got it from Goa)
1 cup tur dal
1 cup khapli gahu
1 cup masur dal
1 cup urad dal
1 cup yellow moong dal


Lentils for baby food

I cleaned and washed each separately. And sun dried for 2 days ..on weekends.. and yest i roasted and powdered each separately.


Dry fruits for baby food


4to 5 almonds
2 to 3 kharik
3 to 4 akrod or walnuts
I roasted little and powdered together and added to the above mixture. Nuts are not recommended for babies below age of 1. But little quantity is fine so that they are introduced to the taste of nuts. I did not add cashews. But for next batch of cerelac for 9 months old i will add cashews as well.


Cerelac for baby food

I have not added any spices. sugar and even salt as it is not recommended below the age of 1.

Powder can be stored for long. I cooked half teaspoon for my daughter in water for around 5 minute and while serving added milk. You can even cook in milk and serve.

Since this is first cerelac for my baby of 8 months i started with half teaspoon but within a week i will increase the quantity to 1 tablespoon and slowly to 2 tablespoon. This batch would be sufficient for me for a month. For next batch i will add more dals. I did not add ragi since i give her separately everyday.

Look forward to your comments.

Things To Do Before You Leave For A Vacation

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Below is the checklist for you before you leave for a vacation. I am sure everyone must be doing most of these things, but to be safer it is advisable to follow this list.

  • Keep the dustbin out/empty the dustbin.
  • Keep milk in freezer. Milk does not get spoiled in freezer even if it is not boiled. I keep milk bags as it is in freezer for even 2 weeks while on vacation.
  • Clean the platform. You do not want to enter the messy kitchen when you are back from vacation.
  • Water the plants if any
  • Clear the fridge. Any items which may get spoiled and before your kitchen starts stinking, keep it clean.
  • Switch off all the light and remove the plugs from the sockets. We don’t want short circuit while we are vacationing.
  • Close all the water taps. We dont want to waste limited resource like water.
  • Switch off the door bell.
  • Inform maid not to come and take her contact number for emergency.
  • Inform newspaper wala not to deliver newspaper
  • Call milk man not to deliver milk.
  • Inform other maid not to come like cook, baby malishwali etc
  • Keep all footwear inside the main door.
  • Latch all doors properly
  • Make the list of things to carry beforehand so it is easy for packing at the last moment.
  • Fill your car tank a day prior so that no last moment delays are caused if traveling by car. You cant predict strikes beforehand.
  • Keep all your car documents including PUC ready in your car.
  • Check in through web if going by flight a day in advance.
  • Take prints of train/bus tickets though mobile tickets are valid.
  • Charge your mobile and power bank fully.
  • Keep slings/passport holder ready with basic documents and money.
  • Keep change and loose currency for toll or coffee.
  • Download songs, web series, movies to watch while on the way.
  • Carry headphones.
  • Carry sunglasses.
  • Jackets/umbrella depending on the weather.
  • Carry dustbin bags and old newspaper.

In case if I have missed anything, please let me know in the comments below.