What are the benefits of making baby cereal?
I personally do not feel there are any benefits to giving a baby cereal. But I do feel that if you make it yourself, you can use better ingredients and make it good for them. It has been documented time and time again that rice cereal causes many problems now and later in life. But cereal is quick and easy and nowadays mama's need that convenience.
So, I would say to google some recipes that ARE good for them. Quinoa, for example is so good for you and can be toasted, ground up and turned into cereal. Take a Sunday or other day that you might have some time, spend some time making healthier versions of bad-for-them cereals. Another benefit is that you know exactly what is going into their tummies. No corn syrup, sugars, fats, or any other harmful ingredients.