Lydia never really got into it, but Markus is a gruel-man! Välling, or in English, "gruel," is a thick gloopy cereal milk drink that kids here love.
As an American it feels kind of strange for me to be feeding my kid this stuff, but man, it really can fill him up and knock him off to sleep pronto.
Here's what some others have to say about the stuff:
and to end with some funny quotes from these bloggers, "so what is välling, and why is it the liquid of the vikings?" "välling, like crack for toddlers."
ps, välling is also available in stores for adults to drink too...anyone in the mood for a thick gloopy after dinner drink?