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When do babies usually start eating cereal at night?

My twin boys are 1 month and a week old. Was wondering when a good time to start giving them cereal before bed to help them sleep longer?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Oct. 21, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • They do not need solid food for a good long time. Rushing it will only cause health problems.
    Ask their doctor and do NOT feed them anything until he tells you what and when.

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:39 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • Never because it doesn't work. Numerous studies have shown that cereal in bottles is bad for them (choking hazard) and that it doesn't make them sleep through the night. That being said cereal from a spoon at 4-6 months of age is the latest recommendations from the AAP. Personally my children never had cereal and simply started eating what we were eating (mashed up) around 7 months old.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • Mine never did. They HATED that rice cereal with a passion.

    It is recommended that babies have NOTHING but breast milk/formula for at LEAST the firs 6 months, longer if there is a family history of food allergies.

    Ask you pediatrician.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 1:12 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • After 1 year.

    That stuff tastes like crap and has no effect on sleep.

    Answer by staciandababy at 1:28 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • It doesn't work. Start cereal at breakfast at 6 months. Then baby food at mealtimes.

    Answer by mompam at 2:19 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • I gave my son cereal at 3 months.

    Answer by AubreyRed at 2:41 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • Not till between four and six months, when they can start taking runny cereal off a spoon.

    Answer by Ballad at 2:57 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • You need to ask your pediatrician, not us.

    Answer by older at 4:20 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • Their tummies aren't ready to handle solids until they are around six months to a year old. They should be able to sit up and semi eat the food without spitting it back out. I know there are a lot of moms who will say it's fine to put cereal in the bottle, but in reality it's not a good idea. Suck it up. They will learn to sleep through the night eventually.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 6:15 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • Never!

    Answer by idareyou at 9:06 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

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