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My DS is 6.5 months old and is eating his fruit and veg really well. I am trying to make his meals a little more interesting and am wanting to give him some rice. Which rice should i use? I'm not sure whether white rice is ok for his tummy or not!
To be honest, I have absolutely no idea Angela!! Does he eat rice cereal? (isn't that what farex is?) Perhaps that's a better way to introduce rice to his diet if it is made for babies...??
I could be wrong, but I believe white rice is the same as brown rice, just with the husk removed. So it shouldn't matter which you give. We always have brown rice in our house. I didn't give it to DD that young, but I'm sure she had rice at daycare from around 8 months.
The only thing I can think is that if your son is still used to mushy foods, he might not like the lumpier texture of rice in his mouth (unless you're going to mush it somehow?). Give it a try and see how it goes.
Thanks for your advice girls!
He has had rice cereal which he is not too keen on but i was going to try mixing that with some vegies to start with. He has been on solids since he was 5 months and he is starting to get used to small lumps so i think he should be ok with the rice very soon.
I have been researching lots of different meal ideas for babies and there are so many contradicting opinions on everything so i thought i would check to see what the BubHub girls have done!!
I only ever gave DS white rice, from about 7mths I think. DS didn't really like the rice cereals much either. The only time he ever had brown rice was if it was in a can of baby food. Another thing he liked mixed with his veges was couscous. Very cheap, and quicker than rice to prepare.
We did pasta more than rice I think, just because we tended to eat it more. So thats another option. Just cut it up into bits until he's ready to try it as a finger food.
Mine eats brown and has done when he began eating solids.....we only buy brown.
Mmmmm, brown rice with your raw fish in aspic. Cough cough, oh, sorry.
I used to mix rice with coconut cream and then blend them so that it was fluffy, kind of like to cream rice you buy from the supermarket and she loved it. From memory I think she was about 8 months when I was giving her this. I also used to use brown rice.
My DS is 8 1/2 mths. I use only brown rice and I mix it with vegies and chicken or meat.
He loves it!
From a health point of view, brown rice is way better for you.
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