Baby Products

Baby Food on Passover

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),…

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Baby Formula

The following infant formulas 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 formulas 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…

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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 non-enriched rice or domestic rice over Passover. One should make the cereal using a special non-Pesach, non-chametz pot, and this special pot (and any…

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Prepared Baby Food

1. Gerber Baby Food: Carrots are acceptable for Passover l’chatchila when bearing the OU. 2. Gerber Baby Food: Peas and Green Beans are Kitniyot. 3. First Choice Baby Food: Apple Sauce, Carrots and Sweet Potatoes are approved when bearing an OU-P or OU Kosher for Passover symbol.

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