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when did you start your infant on rice cereal/solids?


Asked by LishaBee at 11:03 AM on Jan. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • She started with cereal at 5 months and wasn't a fan of it (it is very bland) so for breakfast I mixed it with a fruit (usually Banana's) and then for dinner I would mix it with a veggie (she LOVES carrots!).

    At 6 months i started just giving her a "dinner" jar (you will see on the baby food where it says if it is a dinner, sometimes they have desserts too).

    And now at 7 1/2 months (even though some moms may think it is too soon) she is on Stage 3 gerber baby food and usually eats one jar and then a bottle, but sometimes she eats 1 1/2 jars.

    I give her 4oz of apple juice (diluted half and half with water) once a day in the afternoons, and we have never had a problem with constipation.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 1:17 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • we started Tre around 4 months..

    Answer by mblucky at 11:12 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • 6 months.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 11:19 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • 6 months. Wish I had waited longer. It was too early, and DD had really bad constipation problems at first. Please go to and look up "delaying solids."

    Answer by epoh at 11:23 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • We started trying at 4 months, but it took a while before they really ate any of it.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 11:53 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • my son will be 5 mos. tomorrow and has been on cereal for about 2 weeks and bananas and applesauce for about 4 days.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:42 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • cereal at 1 month and fruits and veggies at 3 months.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 12:55 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • 5 months. You can skip cereal. We had real issues with it. I would start on fruit and veggies.

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 1:01 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • We're skipping cereal and will be starting homemade food at 6-7 months

    Answer by Elijahsmommy9 at 1:25 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • I started cereal at 8wks & solids at 4months.

    Answer by CrystalMayrand at 1:58 PM on Jan. 2, 2009