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Try today! Homemade Cerelac

Akangksha Balki
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Try today Homemade Cerelac

If the first question that pops in your mind is why 'home-made cereal when so many commercial ready-mixes are available', then I would like to say that nothing can guarantee the freshness and nutrition than homemade baby food. Add to that all the love and hard-work that goes in making homemade baby cerelac, not only will your baby love it, but you will find great satisfaction in feeding it.

How To Make Homemade Baby Cerelac At Home?

Traditionally known as sathu maavu, homemade baby cerelac is wholesome, nutritious, healthy and tasty. Basically, it is made by using different kinds of grains and pulses. One can also add dry fruits to the mix if the baby has celebrated her first birthday. Some ingredients are soaked overnight and even sprouted to make them healthier. Homemade baby cerelac is also filling, and strengthens a baby's bones.

When Should I Start Cerelac For My Baby?

It is ideal and largely recommended to feed a baby only breast milk for formula for the first 6 months of life. Some parents, however, wish to introduce cerelac and other semi-solids once the baby turns 4 months old. The point to note here is that till the age of 6 months, babies get all the necessary nutrition from breast milk or formula, and do not need anything to thrive and develop. Still, if you want to introduce cerelac to a baby earlier than 6 months, take your doctor's recommendation first.

Why Make Cerelac At Home When We Can Easily Get The Pre-Packaged Cerelac?

There is no denying the fact that commercially available cerelac is easy to make, easily available, hassle free and easy to use. But haven't you ever wondered if it is as safe? Yes, making baby cereal at home can be a cumbersome process but it can have many benefits – like you can adjust the quantities of the ingredients as per your baby's liking, and it is also a great option in increase weight in babies. No matter how attractive and feasible these commercially available baby foods may be, they cannot be compared anything close to homemade food.

Easy Recipe For Homemade Baby Cerelac/Sathu Maavu/Health Mix Powder (6 Months+)

This recipe for homemade cerelac is packed with nutrition, and your baby will surely like it. This homemade cerelac can be given to your baby after 6 months. It is a complete meal in itself! With this homemade cerelac, your baby gets the goodness of wheat, rice, pulses (dals), and the chana, daliya and jeera adds flavour. It can be easily stored in an airtight container. It is homemade and free of preservatives, and therefore great for your baby's healthy growth. Here's how to make this simple homemade baby cerelac -

Ingredients For Homemade Baby Cerelac

  1. Wheat– 50 grams
  2. Rice - 50 grams
  3. Toor dal - 10 grams
  4. Moong dal green – 10 grams
  5. Moong dal yellow – 10 grams
  6. Masoor dal– 10 grams
  7. Dried peas– 10 grams
  8. Chana dal -10 grams
  9. Jeera - 1 teaspoon

How To Make Homemade Baby Cerelac?

  1. Take all the ingredients except chana dal and jeera, and wash them well rinsing till the water runs clear
  2. Let them dry in the sun for 2 to 3 days
  3. Fry the sun dried ingredients without oil one by one at first
  4. Dry roast the daals till they turn crispy and get a golden color to the grains
  5. Now also add the chana dal and jeera, dry roasting all ingredients for a few minutes
  6. Grind them all in a mixer into a fine powder. Store it in an air tight container

homemade baby cerelac

Nutritional Benefits Of Homemade Baby Cerelac

  1. Rice provides dietary fibre and carbohydrates
  2. Dals in the cerelac are packed with proteins, iron and folate
  3. Wheat is rich in carbohydrates and magnesium
  4. Homemade cerelac can be a good source of vitamin B6 and carbohydrates, giving little one instant stamina
  5. Can be helpful in increasing the baby's weight

Serving Homemade Baby Cerelac To The Baby

Preparation - At the time of preparing your baby's feed, put 1 tablespoon of the powder in 1cup of normal water, and stir it well so no lumps are formed. Add a pinch of salt, and boil the mixture till it becomes a fine paste. Add more water if required, and then add some ghee. Let it cool for some time, check the temperature and taste, and feed your baby.

This homemade cerelac mix is quite versatile. For a change, you can add sugar and milk to make the homemade cerelac mix sweet, like halwa. If you prefer, you can add poha and almonds also while frying it. Let your baby enjoy delicious homemade food that is good for his/her health and growth.

Did you find Akanksha's recipe for homemade cerelac useful? What baby foods do you prepare at home? Do share your recipes, experiences and learning with us in the comments section below. We love hearing from you!

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Dipti Soni

| Oct 17, 2017

thanks it's very useful for baby

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Sangeeta Jaiswar

| Oct 12, 2017

thanks mujhe iski jarurat thi

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Monika Sharma Duggal

| Sep 29, 2017

Thanks for da great n healthy homemade cerlac recipe

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Sadaf Rehman

| Sep 20, 2017

Instead of whole wheat can we use dalia or broken wheat to this mixture??

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Daina Kiran

| Sep 19, 2017

thank u

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Rashmi Gaikwad Sawant

| Sep 18, 2017

is good tried myself

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Parvathy Ginesh Nair

| Sep 17, 2017

was helpful

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Prasanthi B

| Sep 14, 2017

suggest me how much long home made cerelac can be used.. ??

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Pratibha Shakti Prasad

| Sep 14, 2017

my baby 7 months old. how much salt or sugar we need to add with this

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Pratibha Shakti Prasad

| Sep 14, 2017

thanks. my baby love this.

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Avadhi Mehta

| Sep 13, 2017

i will sure try for my son..

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yasmin alimsha

| Sep 13, 2017

Very nice.....

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 13, 2017

thanks Akangksha Balki for sharing such a useful recipe. the efforts in making this recipe are all worth it , for it being a nutritional powerhouse.

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Ginni Himanshu Gulati

| Sep 13, 2017

good recipe

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Sk Roshni

| Sep 12, 2017

very usefull recipe thank u

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Ankita Pawar

| Sep 10, 2017

very usefull recipe thanku

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Rehana Abbas

| Sep 08, 2017

m planning to feed ma 7mths baby homemade cerelac. which rice to used boil rice or non boil rice

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Beena Verma

| Sep 08, 2017

we dont need to wash n dry chana dal.. as u mentioned??

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Sneha Shetty

| Sep 07, 2017

Healthy food

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Moumita Adhikary

| Sep 07, 2017

The recipe is really very nice.. Now my baby is only 3months old, when he will be at 6months, after that I will surely try it

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Charmi Shah

| Sep 07, 2017

very nice receipe... really useful

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Nandu

| Sep 05, 2017

Hi, I have prepared the receipy using all these ingredients and included ragi as well. But still she is underweight. My daughter is 9 months old and she is just 6. 8 kg. Pls suggest wat can be done to increase the weight

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Monalisa Singhdeo

| Sep 05, 2017

can we use it with hot water during travel... plz suggest

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Sarita Srivastava

| Sep 05, 2017

very good recipe

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Priyanka Gulati

| Sep 04, 2017

can homemade cerelac be prepared using other ingredients, like we get variety of flavours in market. apple and others.

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Prajakta

| Sep 02, 2017

Is it useful for a 19month old baby?

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Tamali Pal

| Sep 02, 2017

do u recommend salt & sugar before 1year of age?

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Priya Rajvansh

| Aug 30, 2017

nice will do as per your guidance, as my lo will turn 6 mth very soon.

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Sona Suresh

| Aug 29, 2017

Very tasty n my baby loves it, thank you

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Joy Dcruz

| Aug 29, 2017

It's good. But not suppose to add salt untill baby is one year. Can that step be skipped ?!

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Sheetal Nilawar

| Aug 28, 2017

That's good

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Anita Jethva

| Aug 28, 2017

very helpful thanks

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Darshana Joshi

| Aug 28, 2017

my baby is five month what to give in solid

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MONALISA SATPATHY

| Aug 24, 2017

Very much helpful. thanks

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Dipika Charaniya

| Aug 23, 2017

vry nice

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Rujuta

| Aug 22, 2017

Hey pls tel me if I add wheat flour instead of wheat.. It will work or not..

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BANDANA Kumari

| Aug 21, 2017

It's really gooooood

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Sheetal Nilawar

| Aug 21, 2017

Very nice recipes, thank you

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Ankita Gupta

| Aug 21, 2017

thnx aloot

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Shabana Ansari

| Aug 21, 2017

tnkewww

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Rashmi Singh

| Aug 21, 2017

thanku very much for this useful recipi

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Bhairvi

| Aug 21, 2017

I would also like to know how can this be fed while travelling

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ROLI MISHRA TIWARI

| Aug 21, 2017

Hii, i used to feed my baby this cereloc made by mom of same recipe but problem is that it could not be very fine when i grind the same. So my baby could not digest this. So plz suggest me wht to do?

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Smita

| Aug 19, 2017

very nice recipe akangksha.. my query is, is it ok if I avoid chana daliya and dried peas? also is ok if I don't boil the mixture on the gas and just add it in hot or warm water or milk. I was thinking to feed it during the travel. tia

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Syeda Hina Ali

| Aug 15, 2017

good one plz keep sharing more recipes

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PRIYANKA Agarwal

| Aug 13, 2017

what is toor dal and dried peas. Plz reply

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PRIYANKA Agarwal

| Aug 13, 2017

what is toor dal and dried peas. Plz reply

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Maryam amir

| Aug 13, 2017

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Shalini

| Aug 10, 2017

what is toor daal?

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Abhilasha Roy

| Aug 09, 2017

very nice recipe.... can I give chaan dal and toor dal to 8month old baby?

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Reshmabepari

| Aug 07, 2017

healthy recipes

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Priyanka

| Jul 25, 2017

its good n healthy recipe..

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Shilpa Gamre Joshi

| Jul 20, 2017

fridge main rakhna Hai ki Bahar rakh sakte Hai banake ?

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Priya Chitnis

| Jul 18, 2017

very usefull recipe thnx....

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Aafreen Murtaza

| Jul 17, 2017

hw many times do the baby needs this to be fed in a day???

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Priyanka Desai

| Jul 15, 2017

It's good

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Sushma Gupta

| Jul 15, 2017

very useful for moms

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Deepikainsa Insa

| Jul 15, 2017

it's great.

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neha mehta

| Jul 12, 2017

gud 1

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Upekha Sharma

| Jul 11, 2017

what is chana daliya.. hv heard about daliya but no chana daliya... n what about dry peas...

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Divya Parekh

| Jul 11, 2017

nice blog.. helpful for new mommies. my baby is 7 months old now and I am giving home made cerelac to him since 1 month and he like it very much.

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asmita dhumma

| Jul 11, 2017

shall i give this to my 6month baby?

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abi uma

| Jul 11, 2017

shall I give this to my 7 month baby???

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abi uma

| Jul 11, 2017

thank you so much fr this tips.. I'm searching this recepi only....

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Satya Gadepalli

| Jul 10, 2017

And Chana daliya is roasted Bengal gram right?

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Satya Gadepalli

| Jul 10, 2017

Liked the recipe. Can the mix be stored in fridge and if not what's the life of the ground mix?

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Chandra Shekhar

| Jul 10, 2017

very helpful, thanks for sharing !!

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Akangksha Balki

| Jul 10, 2017

No u can't add fruit while boiling...

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Shilpa Gamre Joshi

| Jul 10, 2017

My son have completed 7 months. kya ismai fruits add kar sakti hu when I boiling it ??

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Akangksha Balki

| Jul 10, 2017

Upeka sharma... Take a kadhai... Put the ingredients as mentioned... Start gas on low flame... And with the help of big spoon "bhunj na" hai.

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Akangksha Balki

| Jul 10, 2017

Anuja Sharma Paliwal ... Its not chana dal... Its chana daliya... Definitely dal will be heavy... Parentune walo ne mistake se "chana dal " mention kar diya...

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Priti Sinha

| Jul 09, 2017

Nice

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Kaushar Miyanoor Parekh

| Jul 09, 2017

nice recipe bt wanted to inquire i give my baby ceralac when travelling so this recipe needs gas to warm a bit cud it help without putting the mix on gas n feeding d baby just by mixing in normal water

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Pemthingchon

| Jul 09, 2017

My daughter have competed 9 months is it ok if i feed her a fresh milk mix with oats?

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Anuja Sharma Paliwal

| Jul 09, 2017

isn't Channa daal v heavy for the child at this stage?

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Upekha Sharma

| Jul 09, 2017

But without oil how to fry it... ?

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Varsha Chikhalage Latthe

| Jul 09, 2017

thanks for informations

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Famida Khan

| Jul 09, 2017

my baby is 6 month and I have already started giving him cerelac stage 1 from last 15 days. I m planning to start stage 2 .this homemade cerelac will b very useful for me. I will definately make this and feed my baby. thank u so much for giving this recipee

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Madhushree J Rao

| Jul 09, 2017

good one

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Kriti Keshri

| Jul 09, 2017

like the recepie very much. plz share some more receip for 7 month old baby... thanks

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Akangksha Balki

| Jul 09, 2017

I give my son gehu daliya, dal rice with ghee, simple moong dal khichdi, mashed potato halwa, sprouted moong fry (properly mashed). Etc

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Akangksha Balki

| Jul 09, 2017

0@vipulab sharma... its simple chana (from which sattu is made), you will get in grocery shop

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Suguna M

| Jul 09, 2017

Pls share more recipes for 1 year old baby

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Rasmita behera

| Jul 09, 2017

very nice

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Akangksha Balki

| Jul 09, 2017

Try this recepie... In beginning make in small quantity... If your kiddi like it... Make more

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Vipulab Sharma

| Jul 09, 2017

thnx fr useful recipe... bt wat z chana dalia

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Akangksha Balki

| Jul 09, 2017

@shinu Sakhuja... Dried peas are easily available in grocery shop... They call it Vatana.. Its optional... make sure you add chana daliya... Not chana dal. It will be heavy to digest. By mistake parentune has written that

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Lipsa Mohanty

| Jul 09, 2017

very useful recipe thanjs

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Anu Vipin

| Jul 09, 2017

ya nice one.

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Shinu Sakhuja

| Jul 09, 2017

wat is dried peas

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Rajakala c

| Jul 09, 2017

can we add milk???

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ashwini bhandari

| Jul 09, 2017

it's very useful recipi and thanks for your recipes please suggest more recipe

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pradnya patil

| Jul 08, 2017

its very useful recipe, thanks for the same

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Laxmi Sunitha

| Jul 08, 2017

it's really nice one....... I will try for my child

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puloma pandey

| Jul 08, 2017

very interesting and healthy way for home cerelac. Thanks for sharing.

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Harini

| Jul 07, 2017

good one there are many other recipes of homemade cerelac pls share mommies if tried

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Madhu Ratnam

| Jul 07, 2017

Hi Meenu.. Baby can digest after 6 months.. First try with very thin consistency only one or two spoons.. And a big NO for the salt. please don't add even a pinch of salt to baby food untill 1 year.. baby dont require the salt at all..

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Akangksha Balki

| Jul 07, 2017

Yes meenu... Surely your baby will be able to digest it... Make sure it's chana daliya not chana dal... Try for a week you will come to know whether your kiddi is liking it or not... All are natural ingredients... Just like market's cerelac but without preservatives... Made by you... Add little bit ghee also...

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Archana Ranjith

| Jul 07, 2017

Hi Meenu, Since your baby is just going to start her food, you can try only with or rice n moong dal mix. If you observe thats how cerelac moves to different stages

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Meenu

| Jul 07, 2017

very useful article, but i m little worried as it is a mixture of many things, and little kido is just to start a meal. will my angel be able to digest it.

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