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how early can i introduce rice cereal in a bottle to my baby?

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ashenglish86

Asked by ashenglish86 at 1:05 PM on Sep. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You don't It's a choking hazzard.
    Iluvmy5

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 1:07 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • rice cereal in the bottle does absolutley nothing and is actually a choking hazard so i would not do that at all.
    introduce rice cereal from a spoon mixed with stage 1 fruit around 4 1/2 - 5 months.
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 1:07 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • http://www.parenting.com/article/Pregnancy/Feeding/Mythbuster-Infant-Cereal-in-Babys-Bottle


    Never, not a good idea. Here's one article, but you can google it and find lots of others if you'd like to find out more info about why you shouldn't do this.

    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 1:09 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Yeah, you don't put it in a bottle. You have to introduce it by spoon. My daughter would never eat it, even if it was mixed with stage 1 fruit. I wanna say we tried to get her to eat cereal when shew as about 5 months.
    poptart0325

    Answer by poptart0325 at 1:10 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • It's best not to introduce cereal in a bottle, and instead it's best to introduce in a in bowl with a spoon mixed with formula (or breast milk if you are breast feeding) instead. And on average between 4-6 months on recommendations from the doctor.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:10 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • *she was
    poptart0325

    Answer by poptart0325 at 1:10 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Thicken it up a little and feed with a spoon. I waited until 6 months since solids aren't that beneficial until after a year anyway. Till then it's just getting used to the texture and new tastes.

    And like PP, it's not a good idea. Along with the fact that it can cause ear issues from sucking too hard.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:11 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • You really shouldn't do this at any age. Solids are meant to be eaten with a utensil.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:14 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Oh and to add, you don't HAVE to introduce cereal. You CAN start with fruits and veggies after 6 mos.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:16 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Ask your pediatrician when would be a good time start the cereal.
    dmelyoung

    Answer by dmelyoung at 1:17 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

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