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Baby Cereal

What type of cereal do you start a baby on; rice or oatmeal? And, at what age do you start it?

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DisneyMom2713

Asked by DisneyMom2713 at 7:59 PM on Oct. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • rice mixed with formula and about 4 to 41/2 months. Spoon only!
    Mrs.Oriaku

    Answer by Mrs.Oriaku at 8:00 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • my doctor tells me not to start them on anything until 6 mos.
    excited2bemommy

    Answer by excited2bemommy at 8:00 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • The AAP recommends no solids before four months if formula feeding, six months if breastfeeding. Rice cereal is usually recommended,but you don't HAVE to do cereal at all...mashed banana or avocado are great fist foods that actually taste good. Unlike too many infant cereals. **smile**
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:01 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • Rice, 6 months, from a spoon only, not in the bottle. It's only for practice, it has very little nutritional value, and you don't really HAVE to give it. Babies don't NEED it. Formula or breastmilk is supposed to be their main source of nutrition til their 1st birthday.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • i start my son at 4 months with spoon
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • I started both my daughters with rice cereal at around 4 months. I mixed it with formula and they both did just fine.
    pcricket1008

    Answer by pcricket1008 at 10:01 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • Hey Lady! I'm not starting Wesley until 6 months. Do you want to start Zoe already?
    Katt709

    Answer by Katt709 at 11:28 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

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