Baby Products

Baby Rice Cereals

There is possible chametz in most baby rice cereals, so the OU cannot recommend them for Passover use. However, there is no problem owning rice and making your own cereal from brown rice or non-enriched white rice over Passover. One should make the cereal using a special non-Pesach, non-chametz pot, and this special pot (and […]

Baby Formula

The following baby formula can be assumed to be free of chametz. Many are made from kitniyot ingredients. Kitniyot does not apply to infants. Please take care to prepare baby formula and wash bottles and other utensils in an area outside the kitchen. Please note that these products are only acceptable when bearing the OU or […]

Prepared Baby Food

Gerber Baby Food: Carrots and Squash are not certified kosher for Passover by the OU. Nonetheless the OU has identified these products as halachically acceptable for Passover when bearing the OU. Gerber Baby Food: Green Beans and Peas are Kitniyot when bearing the OU. First Choice Baby Food: Applesauce, Carrots, Pears and Sweet Potatoes are approved when bearing […]

Baby Food

The custom of disallowing the use of ‘Kitniyot’ (soy or corn, for example) was never applied to both infants or the ill who require kitniyot food. Despite the fact that Kitniyot for infants is permissible, the Mishna Brura states that it is preferable (but not mandatory) to avoid giving infants rice, buckwheat (kasha in Yiddish), […]