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when did u put ceral in bottle?

how old?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Jun. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Never. Use a spoon.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • I never put it in a bottle. When my daughter was about 5.5 months, I mixed some cereal with her formula and spoon fed it to her. It really isn't good to put it in the bottle unless otherwise instructed by your ped.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 3:38 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • It's much more fun to spoonfeed it anyway for both you and baby. A new experience to share and see how quickly baby learns.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 3:39 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • I never put it in a bottel, always fed it to them,

    Answer by shepardsfaith at 3:39 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • Never!! This is a choking risk. In general, start solids at around 6 months. Many nutritionists (doctors tend to not know much about nutrition) recommend skipping the rice cereal and starting with a bit of mashed avocado mixed with breastmilk or formula.
    The best book on feeding babies, toddlers and their families is Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron; you should be able to find it at your local library; info at

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:42 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • Never. Regardless of what parents/friends say. It was recommended in the past; kids also used to sit in the car without seat belts.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 4:17 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • never. if they are old enough to have cereal, they are old enough to eat it off a spoon.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 5:50 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • Not knowing the age of your child, I'll give you some info so that you can make up your own mind.

    First, infants are not born with their saliva glands working. They will usually begin somewhere between the age of 3 1/2 to 4 months. Often this is misinterpreted as the child teething, not that a child at that age can't get a tooth, but generally drooling is simply the body's sign of beginning to be develop the ability to transition to solids. ;)

    We know how important saliva is when solids are introduced, b/c saliva is the first step in the digestion process. Without saliva, cereal would go into the stomach without being broken down. Saliva breaks down food so that the stomach can digest it easily. Without it, solids, even cereal can cause quite a bit of tummy distress and then colon pain.

    Lastly, I would always introduce cereal or any solid with a spoon. :) Just a good practice.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 6:01 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • Read this article before you do: Baby Bottles and Cereal

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against adding cereal to the bottle. You will find lots of moms who gave baby cereal in the bottle (for reflux, or because they wanted to) and their baby is now "fine". Just because their baby did not have a negative reaction does not mean that your baby won't.


    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 8:26 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

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