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At what age should I start feeding my baby, baby food or cereal? ?


Asked by BOYSMOM69 at 1:24 PM on Mar. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My lil woo woo can have rice cereal at 3-4 months. Veggies at 4-5 and fruits after you start veggies. No allergies to speak of so he will be fine.

    Answer by 22mommie22 at 12:45 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Pediatricians recommend starting rice cereal at 6 months. Starting your baby earlier can increase risk of obesity, food allergies, and other medical conditions. Moms will say go ahead and do it, but I'd rather listen to the doctors.

    Answer by MamaChamp at 1:26 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • Wel mamachamp was right, this mommy says lol, I give my 3 1/2 month old cereal in his bottle! (some moms are gonna bash me oh well) My son is a hungry little thing if he wants to eat let him! He eats about 6 oz with a half of scoop of cereal. and most of the time he's full!!! So do what you feel is right if you think it's gonna hurt him/her don't do it but if you feel comfortable go ahead I say.....

    Answer by rebel07 at 1:40 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • Our pediatrician recommended 6 months in general. But for my kids he said 4.

    The newer recommendation is 6 months. The usual recommendation is 4-6 months.

    Starting cereal and food early does not increase the risk for obesity. Not having proper eating habits and having a sedentary lifestyle is what increases the risk of obesity!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • My daughters pediatrician started her on rice cereal at 4 months old. ASk the doctor. They will tell you when to start your baby on cereal and baby food.

    Answer by sweetpea808 at 1:55 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • i gave my daughter cereal at 5mos but only because she was able to sit up on her own...they have to be able to sit up supported,good head control,ect...
    the pediat. also said 5 mos is a good age to start

    Answer by lhernandez7208 at 2:49 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • 6 months. They don't need it before. They don't need it until a year! But 6 months is a good age to start practicing.

    Answer by Veela at 9:18 AM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Thanks for the info ladies :)

    Answer by BOYSMOM69 at 1:37 PM on Mar. 13, 2009