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Is it okay to give my 11 1/2 month old white rice?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Apr. 14, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Brown rice would be preferable... but why wouldn't it be okay?? My boys started eating brown rice when they started solids... great for fine motor development! They wouldn't get much in... but then that's not the point! :)

    Answer by LeanneC at 12:21 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • I too would stick with the brown whole grain rice....white rice has anything nutricious in it stripped away (which is why it's white) making it really just empty least the whole grain brown has the vitamins, minerals and fiber intact!

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 12:43 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • Yes, it is fine if that's what you have on hand, it's just that brown rice is healthier (think white bread vs. wheat bread).

    Answer by MaryMW at 1:41 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

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