@candyquilt-- I know what you mean about cost. I don't eat barley cereal but I buy a baby barley cereal for my daughter. I wanted to introduce her to different grains and she loves this cereal. But it costs much more than other baby grain cereals. There is no way I'd spend so much if my baby didn't love it and if this cereal wasn't so healthy and good for her. The biggest advantage has been that it seems to be easier on her digestive system than wheat cereal. There is less fuss and gas after meals so I'm willing to pay extra.