If you want to start with rice cereal, you can start any time after four months, if your LO is showing signs of being ready for solids (no tongue thrust reflex, able to sit up, interested in food). Some babies aren't ready until closer to six months, or beyond.
You can start by offering it once a day, after a milk feed.
We offered rice cereal mixed with EBM to start with, and then moved to soft veggies, fruit, toast etc. DS1 began at just over four months and DS2 was closer to five. We only went through one packet. DS2 still has baby cereal mixed with fruit puree and yoghurt for breakfast, he is 10 months old.
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03-07-2014 20:41 #11
03-07-2014 20:46 #12
We didn't do rice cereal either. I honestly wouldn't bother with it. PPs have already mentioned better foods to start off with
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03-07-2014 21:13 #13
I didn't use rice cereal either. I started solids at 6mths and did mostly baby led weaning, it is super easy!! I did move onto puréed at around 12mths as that is what DD seemed to prefer at the time.
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03-07-2014 21:31 #15
Baby cereal is foul. It tastes like over-processed glue, and probably has the same nutritional value. I think it was the 'done thing' back in the day, so a lot of MCHN's and GP's still recommend it, but honestly, I think it's more beneficial to start with other foods. Things like overripe pear, avocado, cooked sweet potato etc.
In terms of age...I think the 'recommendations' have changed at least three times since my firstborn. My DS2 didn't start solids until he was 12 months old...my DS1 tried it on and off from 6 months onwards.
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03-07-2014 21:36 #16
Subbing - health nurse said farrax at 4 months, I'm not convinced.
03-07-2014 22:04 #17
I don't agree that 19 weeks it too young at all. Our paed advised us to start solids with DS at 16 weeks and we started DD3 at around 18 weeks. If the baby is ready I'd start.
OP is your baby showing signs of being ready for solids?
Also give rice cereal a miss. It's revolting and unnecessary.
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03-07-2014 22:11 #18
Weirdly I quite liked eating rice cereal when I was feeding it to DD!
Maybe I needed the added iron that's in it.
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