cereal I don't recommend unless your family has very high rates of allergies, generally ist worthless, the iron is badly absorbed, and it lacks most other other nutrients.
Solids in general wait til 6 months, and go slowly then. BF babies can go til 12 months with no solids so they should only be about 25% of their diet before then and should never start before 6 months.
Heres a great article about it
YES kids can be ok with starting earlier, but studies have shown its best in the long run to wait longer than the old 4-6 months or even a few weeks like they told my mom for me. Digestive and allergy issues over the years have risen and they think much of this was becuase of starting solids too early.
If we can do the best for our kids with little to no more work...like holding off on solids why not, right?
at 6:01 PM on May. 2, 2009