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    Default Alternatives to rice cereal

    I've been doing a lot of reading about rice cereal and how bad it potentially is as a first food. Has anyone introduced other foods rather than the cereal and how did you go? Any thoughts on broths as a first food?

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    Oh really? I've never heard anything about it, what r the issues. My bub is 10 weeks so I better start thinking about this too I guess for when the time comes.

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    I've been using the kids weetbix. I am just following instinct though, it may well be wrong but at least it's not cheezels

    ETA I introduced weetbix after 3 weeks of basic fruit and veg.

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    We started DS on a bit of pumpkin and then sweet potato

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    Pumpkin, pear, apple, sweet potato, carrot. Any of these purées are fine to start with.
    I used rice cereal for only a couple of times, and sometimes to thicken something up. My thoughts weren't that it was bad for bub, but geez- have you tasted it. It's foul. Give the child some nice food to taste!!

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    I read rice cereal can cause allergy issues. I am thinking of trying things like pumpkin, sweet potato, potato, carrot and broccoli. FYI was told sweet potato must be eaten fresh and not good frozen and thawed.

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    We did BLW so DS2' s first foods were avocado, banana and steamed carrot sticks.

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    We skipped cereal altogether. Straight onto finger food as we are doing BLW. Avocado, pumpkin and carrot were DS's first foods.

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    Apparently a baby's gut doesn't have the correct acids to digest grains including rice. There are also concerns that it is heavily processed no matter what the label says and the nutrients and iron added are manufactured and hard for babies to process. I think I might start with the veg purées. Has anyone tried meat broths?

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    My DS absolutely loved polenta porridge and didn't seem to have any troubles digesting it at all.


 

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