No advantages. It is processed food for babies. 6 months is min for solids. Cereal just sits in theri bellies because they can't process it at all before a year.
4 months is too young.There are no advantages to cereal or purees. When baby is a min of 6 months, can sit unassisted, has a pincer's grasp and has lost tongue thrust skip the baby food and just start giving baby some of your dinner that they can feed themselves.Purees just teach baby to swallow without chewing.
I don't plan on giving my son cereal at all. There is no advantage to it. I know people who started it around four months (or earlier) because it makes babies sleep for longer periods. But that's because their stomachs can't process it, so it just sits there. :\
Quoting Babygurl2409: I read an article for gerber babies and they said that 4 months was a good age to start and gerber is pretty well known but I thought I would ask on here as well
Consider the source...they want your money. It is no different than a formula company trying to convince you that their product is better than breastmilk. THey can't make money off breastmilk.
I never started them that young and many people are against rice cereal, my pediatrician actually told me NOT to use it. I just gave them food we were eating starting at 6 months
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