Experts say not to give it in a bottle. If they aren't physically developed enough to take it on a spoon, then their bodies aren't biologically ready to handle it yet. That being said - lots of moms do it and their babies are perfectly fine.
I opted for a bowl and a spoon. Make it really runny....milky consistency to begin with. Put the spoon to his lower lip and let him suck it off. Once he gets the hang of that, make the cereal progressively thicker and start putting the spoon in his mouth. If his tongue pushes the food back out after several attempts then he is not ready for solids yet. Try again in a week or two. Good Luck!
at 5:30 PM on Dec. 18, 2008