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    Hi all

    I'm trying my 5 month old DD3 on solids and I bought some rice cereal for her to try. It tasted terrible and she thought it was horrid too. Does anyone have any tips for an alternative. It's been a while since I went through this with Dd2 and I'm a little rusty. Think I used farex but just wondering what other suggestions others have.
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    For my second child I skip farex and rice cereal and just went straight to mashed banana, carrot, pumpkin etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Poppy View Post
    For my second child I skip farex and rice cereal and just went straight to mashed banana, carrot, pumpkin etc
    We've tried sweet potato and mashed banana which she loved

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    I've never met a baby that actually liked rice cereal. It's just goop lol I gave my boys foods such as mashed roasted sweet potato and pear at that age. Just as low in risk of allergy as rice cereal but much more tasty and full of vitamins and goodness.

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    I didn't do rice cereal either I went straight to purée fruits and veg (DD didn't like any purée really) and finger foods. DD has always preferred finger food but 6 months is probably a better start for finger foods.

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    Porridge made with water and milk (breast or formula) is a win here

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    I'm not doing rice cereal or porridge either...just starting on veg purées and will build from there

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    Default Alternative to rice cereal for 5 month bub

    Rice cereal is one of the worst solids to start with literally no nutritional value - As others have said I waited until 6 months and skipped purées altogether and started with avocado, yogurt and salmon , I did make my own "cereal" which was just puffed quinoa with formula and pear or banana , quinoa has tons more nutrients than rice

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    Weetbix?

    I did give my son farex for about a month when starting out didn't know there was other options health nurse pediatrician specialist all said it was fine (this was 7 yrs ago) and all family said yeah farex is what we fed you and I guess I depended on them so took their advice.
    By 7 months my son was having more and more finger foods fruits toast weetbix vegetables dry biscuits etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    Porridge made with water and milk (breast or formula) is a win here
    I did weet bix when my older kids were little...are you using normal uncle tobys oats with formula? I do her purees with formula.


 

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