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How many times per day do you feed cereal? And how much?

My baby is a little over 6 months and has been eating cereal for about a month now. We are starting to add veggies, which she doesn't care for. I havent given her fruits yet. Just wondering what others feeding schedule is like? Wondering if I should give her two servings of cereal instaead of one. And when would be the best time of day?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:06 AM on Mar. 12, 2012 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • So my daughter has been eating since she was around 3 months old and now shes almost 9 months. I've been giving her the Gerber 1, then 2 baby food and mix in the Gerber rice cereal with it... When I know she's really hungry, I give her a whole 3.0-3.5 oz tub, but when I'm not sure I just pour some out into a bowl and if she wants more, I give her more. (She's never really like the formula with the rice cereal) The scoops of cereal I give her depend on how thick or loose I want her food to be. But now, I've already given her pieces of bread, pasta, bananas, toddler cookies, puffs, mashed potatoes with/without gravy (her favorite) & anything really soft. I usually feed her 2-3 times a day and at the most 4, depending on how much she wants to eat.
    lorissellmarie

    Answer by lorissellmarie at 11:04 AM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • Zero and zero. Baby cereal tasted like wallpaper paste! We started with banana and avocado, after nursing.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:10 AM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • Twice a day morning and night.. but i also mix baby food in with it as well as formula...
    mommys2cupcakes

    Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 11:38 AM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • by 6 months my kiddos were self feeding, soft foods
    mommaFruFru

    Answer by mommaFruFru at 12:11 PM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • Cereal is of no value. Stick with soft vegetables and fruits: avocado, baked sweet potatoes, pureed peas, etc.

    Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.
    Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning www.babyledweaning.com and Super Baby Food www.superbabyfood.com You should be able to find them at your local library
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:17 PM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • And, solids after breastmilk/formula
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:18 PM on Mar. 12, 2012

  • 4 tablespoons sometimes 2 three times a day along with some baby food since she is older
    kgalvano

    Answer by kgalvano at 7:33 PM on Mar. 14, 2012

  • DS is 11 months, and I've never given him straight cereal. The last couple of months, I'll mix a spoonful in with his night time mushed veggies, but I'd rather he eat more nutritious food than straight cereal...
    GoodyBrook

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 10:50 PM on Mar. 14, 2012

  • no idea , didnt reah that level with my DD ;)
    caramelH

    Answer by caramelH at 7:34 AM on Mar. 15, 2012

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