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Is cooked white rice a good first solid food for a baby?


Asked by Mommy2JoshNJake at 11:30 AM on Jul. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I depends upon the age and development of the baby, but I would use brown rice over white rice if possible. My 7mo. old likes brown rice.

    Answer by sarahmae3 at 11:34 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • I would have to say NO! White rice has NO nutritional value first of all... Secondly the small pieces would encourage choking...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:33 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • ACTUALLY the small pieces wouldn't encourage choking, its BIG pieces of food that encourage chocking, and i'm not concerened about nutrition he gets all his nutrition from bottle and other baby food, im just looking for getting him used to chewing and such

    Comment by Mommy2JoshNJake (original poster) at 11:34 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • i would try oatmeal, or grits, that what we used for my daughter

    Answer by MommaSyrup07 at 11:37 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • I would have to say no as well. They can encourage choking, like Sabrina said. Not to mention, if you're gonna have them try a first food, I'd do something with some taste and nutritional value.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 11:38 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • Not good at all. no one really needs white rice. And it will cause/encourage choking. Avocado and baked sweet potato chunks and banana chunks are far better.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:40 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • I am going to say no as well. Swet potatoes or avocado or something like that is a much better one, not only to get him used to taste but because extra nutrition really doesn't hurt, whereas a flavorless food with no nutrition has no benefit. If you want to start with a grain you could try well-cooked brown rice or something along those lines instead. Bananas are also great; any table food well cooked is actually a great intro to solids and taste, chewing, etc. You don't want him thinking all the more solid stuff tastes plain like rice ;)

    Answer by preacherskid at 11:44 AM on Jul. 24, 2010