My Annabelle is almost 4 months old. Took her to the dr for thrush about 2 weeks ago and told her that I had just started putting a 1/2 tsp of cereal in her milk at bedtime...she like FREAKED out on me for giving her ANY cereal so soon, but everyone I know has done it way sooner than I had. Anyhow I did stop for the meantime... I'm just curious when you started giving your baby cereal, and was it just a couple spoonfuls a day? Did your baby prefer the oatmeal or rice cereal? Also, when did you start giving them juice? Thanks ladies :) Have a great day, and Happy Easter!Answer Question
Answer by LeanneC at 12:44 PM on Mar. 31, 2010
Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 12:45 PM on Mar. 31, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 12:48 PM on Mar. 31, 2010
It is best to wait until at east 6 months, and then start with a spoon, and/or finger foods. Even though lots of people give cereal earlier and/or in the bottle, and "my kid is fine" does not mean it is best for your baby. There is some great info on this at http://www.drgreene.com/qa/baby-bottles-and-cereal
Based on the lateest research, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests waiting until 6 months. I lot of people (including a surprising number of doctors!) choose to ignore this information. I don't really understand why!
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:53 PM on Mar. 31, 2010
Answer by Liz132 at 12:56 PM on Mar. 31, 2010
You shoul never put cereal in the bottle. If you are going to feed cereal you need to feed it with a spoon. No baby should start solids before 4 months.
I breastfed and started my 3 babies at 6 months or later. Formula fed babies usually start between 4-6 months. No babies need cereal, jar food, puffs, ect. If you wait until they are ready for solids they can eat regular food. They don't need cereal.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is against juice. If you start it after 6 months the most a baby should have is 4 ounces a day. If a baby is big they shouldn't have any at all. Juice drinking is linked to obesity.
Cereal does not make babies sleep through the night. It can make babies constipated.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Mar. 31, 2010
Answer by Liz132 at 1:00 PM on Mar. 31, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 4:05 PM on Mar. 31, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:38 PM on Mar. 31, 2010
Answer by mybella81 at 10:09 PM on Mar. 31, 2010