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    Default Any crackers that are healthy for 13mo?

    Don't give me any cr@p about it , but what started out as a one time thing, has turned into a habit. My DD loves Ritz crackers! I know they have too much salt, enriched flour and the 3rd ingredient is sugar.

    What are some healthier alternatives for her?
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    Default Re: Any crackers that are healthy for 13mo?

    IMO, anything that's a whole grain cracker is great, as long as she's passed the 4-day wait rule with the ingredients (if that applies to babies over one year old). My ds is only 9 mo, but I hope he can eat either Triscuits or Wheat Thins. Each is available in low sodium varieties and made with whole grains which are better for digestion and nutrition. Ask your ped. just to be sure that these are okay. I bet more seasoned or veteran mommies will have more info. I wondered if the Triscuits are too grainy and if the Wheat Thins are too hard.
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    I give my dd the Kashi brand whole grain crackers and she loves them. They are a healthier brand- you can check the ingredients. She also loves the Kashi cheddar crackers. She's 16 mo now and she's had these for a few months now- I just break them into smaller pieces for her. I shop at Kroger here and they are in the organic section- not a bad price either.

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    Look for Ak Mak crackers. They are made with very few ingrediants and are very wholesome and good. They can usually be found in the health food isle.

    http://www.amazon.com/Ak-Mak-Sesame-.../dp/B000H225TU
    Here is what they look like....

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    Default Re: Any crackers that are healthy for 13mo?

    Quote Originally Posted by emmamom View Post
    I give my dd the Kashi brand whole grain crackers and she loves them. They are a healthier brand- you can check the ingredients. She also loves the Kashi cheddar crackers. She's 16 mo now and she's had these for a few months now- I just break them into smaller pieces for her. I shop at Kroger here and they are in the organic section- not a bad price either.
    Kashi FANATIC here! I haven't tried their crackers yet, just the granola bars, cereals, and pizza. YUM!!!
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    Default Re: Any crackers that are healthy for 13mo?

    have you tried the late july brand - they are organic and make a ritz like cracker -they are good too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by excited2bemama View Post
    Look for Ak Mak crackers. They are made with very few ingrediants and are very wholesome and good. They can usually be found in the health food isle.

    http://www.amazon.com/Ak-Mak-Sesame-.../dp/B000H225TU
    Here is what they look like....
    Ack Mak Junkie right here! These are the BEST. These are so good we use them as flat bread. Like instead of toast we use Ack Mack cracker. I take Ack Mak with cream cheese instead of a sandwich for lunch. The seasame makes these crackers GREAT!!!
    The thing about healthy vs. not is it's learned. All kids WILL take the salty sugary Ritz if you let them. But if you give them wheat crackers every day, they love them just as easily. The same is true of you. I swear if you would have told me before I had this kid I'd be eating fruit and nuts and wheat crackers EVERY DAY for lunch on an effort to maintain and teach good eating habits, I probably would have opted to just NOT get pregnant. But I swear we never have less than two boxes of Ack Mak in the house because I use them in place of bread.

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    Default Re: Any crackers that are healthy for 13mo?

    What kinds of stores sell Ack Mak-regular or more health-oriented?
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    Default Re: Any crackers that are healthy for 13mo?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ's Mom View Post
    Ack Mak Junkie right here! These are the BEST.
    I bought some Ak-Maks for the kids. They never got a chance to try them because I ate them all.
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    Default Re: Any crackers that are healthy for 13mo?

    Quote Originally Posted by mommamags View Post
    What kinds of stores sell Ack Mak-regular or more health-oriented?
    Yes I get them at Trader Joes and Whole Foods...But I think it's also depends on your Area....because in Berkeley I have found them at Safeway too!!!

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