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Starting baby cereal

i know your not suppose to start until between 4-6 months but when did you start your baby on cereal?

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Asked by fenska87 at 9:19 PM on May. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I didn't start cereal I started with veggies. I used peas and when she was clear with those I moved onto other veggies. My LO didn't like cereal when I introduced anyway. She was 3 1/2 mos old and she is a great eater as a result of it. She would be vegetarian if I would let her.

    Answer by coala at 9:21 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Not until 6 months. I did a bit of research and food lots of possible benefits for waiting until at least 6 months, and no benefits for starting early so I figured, why not just wait!

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:42 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • We started rice cereal with my son at 4 months. With my daughter, I plan on waiting until 6 months and skipping the rice cereal altogether.

    Answer by Journey311 at 10:33 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Never. I think it tastes horrible. It can also be constipating because of too much iron. We give tastes of regular table fruits and veggies. BAby food and baby cereal are a waste of money IMO.

    Answer by amileegirl at 11:11 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Never. Cereal is icky. Mashed banana, six months.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:56 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • I did cereal at 4 months (as recommended by my doc) and he hated it so i switched to purees after a

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 12:46 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • we started today, she's four months, at the suggestion of her doc. so far more wound up on me than in her belly :)

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:22 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • Solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know little about).Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many now recommend skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.
    Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:43 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • With DD, in her 5th month, because I didn't know better. With DS, we didn't use cereal. He was introduced to veggies in his 8th month, but wasn't very interested. He'd eat a few spoonfuls every few days until his 11th month, when he began eating solids on a daily basis.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:04 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • i accully had to due cereal in her bottle at one month up bc of her belly was throwing up to much, shes four months now and does cereal in a bowl w a lil of step one for flavor.thenthe bottle after

    Answer by bobowazhere at 2:57 PM on May. 12, 2010

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