How old was your baby when you started feeding them baby cereal?

Alison - posted on 03/21/2010 ( 43 moms have responded )

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How old was your baby when you started feeding him/her baby cereal?

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Jill - posted on 03/29/2010

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I am planning on starting my son at six months, that's what my doctor recommends for breastfed babies. He is five months old now.

Joy - posted on 03/28/2010

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I started putting 1 tbsp cereal in my sons bottle at 1 month he was sucking down formula. My doctor told me once he was able to hold his head up /sit up, opening his mouth and leaning toward the bottle then i could feed him rice cereal on a spoon. But only a little bit at a time of course.

Bonnie - posted on 03/26/2010

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You can't completely go by me. We started all of ours on really soupy rice cereal through a bottle at about 2-3 weeks. My kids wanted more formula like every 1-2 hours so they needed something that stayed with them a little longer. Worked like a charm. Every kid slept through the night by 4 weeks of age.

Donna - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son was about 2 weeks old. I put a teaspoon or 2 in his bottles at like breakfast, lunch, dinner and before bed. he then started sleeping through the night. it was lovely

Isabel - posted on 03/25/2010

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I started to feed my son cereal at 3 months because he wasent getting what he needed on formula then a 5 monhts i started him on baby food again because he was to hungry with just cereal and formula.

Lillitu - posted on 03/25/2010

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i was told not to feed any solids, even cereal until 6 months (unless recommended by a doctor for nutrition reasons). so unless my doctor recommends it, my son won't get cereal or mashed veggies until 6 months.

Laura - posted on 03/24/2010

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I started giving my son baby porridge with formula milk last week, he is 13 weeks! I just give him a couple of spoonfuls in the morning and he loves it.

Jazmine - posted on 03/24/2010

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I have started given her a little bit now and she will be 3months on the 1st.

Amanda - posted on 03/24/2010

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My son started at 5 and a half months! He totally looks forward to breakfast cereal and a bubba right after. He gets cereal after his bath again then bubba. He was holding his head up and really stared at me when I would eat infront of him lol! The pedatrician said to try and he loves it. Our son is 6 and half months now. :)

Emily - posted on 03/24/2010

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Rice cereal at 5 months. She did super well too and she was ready. We had no problems with feeding her any solids since then.

Ashley - posted on 03/24/2010

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Started a lil bit in her bottle at night after she was 2 months, and shes almost 3 months now getting ready to start trying to feed her cereal with a spoon and see how she does!!

Danielle - posted on 03/24/2010

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I started a little bit at 4 months but slowly. like one tablespoon once a day, and even then she wouldn't eat it all and I wasn't worried about it. I started feeding her cereal 3 times a day. (breakfast lunch and dinner) at 5 months and then I will be starting applesauce and fruits and veggies at 6 months.

Tajna - posted on 03/24/2010

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i just started my daughter and she is 4 and 1/2 months i mix it with her formula and she likes it.

Alyssa - posted on 03/23/2010

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I started my daughter at 4 months old for breakfast n right before bed.my daughter did great

Keisha - posted on 03/23/2010

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My daughter was 4.5 months when we gave her some (she LOVED it) we only gave it 5to her maybe one every few days and we made it a bit thinner than your supposed to.

Maria - posted on 03/23/2010

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4 months. He was eating 4 oz bottles at that age and we would put 1 teaspoon in his bottle before bed to help him sleep. By 6 months we were thicking it up (adding less milk/formula and mixing it in a bowl) for him to eat off a spoon, warmed for breakfast.

Amy - posted on 03/23/2010

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I still haven't given her cereal but I started fruits and veggies at 4-5 months. I let her try them around 4 months and then she really started eating them well about 5 months old. The first thing I fed her was avocado mixed with breast milk. And the 2nd food was bananas - from a baby food jar (organic)

Heather - posted on 03/23/2010

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I actually gave my son prunes first at 3 months to help his bowl movements then about a week later he got his cereal just oncea day but he has carrots in the afternoon

Kimberly - posted on 03/23/2010

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My daughter was about 4 months when I started putting some in her bottle. She was 5 months old when I started feeding her cereal from a bowl mixed with some applesauce or pears. Now, I am feeding her the cereal at dinnertime instead of morning because it helps her sleep thru the night. She goes to sleep about 9PM and usually wakes at 7AM. Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 03/23/2010

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my daughter was 3 weeks old. we found out she was lactose intolerant of my breast milk and the formula wouldnt fill her, so the dr suggested giving it to her in her bottle. she loved it. my nephew started at 7 days old, was lactose intolerant from birth and was put on a special formula with the rice cereal in his bottle

Tiffany - posted on 03/22/2010

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a week before he was 4 month's,the dr told me he was ready he gets some in the morn and at dinner he loves it ,i think he likes it better then the bottle now.

Angela - posted on 03/22/2010

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My first son was 4 months old when I fed him rice cereal and my youngest was about a week shy of being 4 months old. Both of my boys were eating 8oz bottles by the time they were 6 weeks old and needed to be on something heavier by 4 months of age. Both boys were completely on baby food by the time they were 6 months old.

Katarin - posted on 03/21/2010

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my daughter is seven weeks and our GP told us to as she wasnt satisfied with just formula.plus she watches people eat and opens her mouth for it if someone eats in front of her

Christianne - posted on 03/21/2010

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I tried my baby on it at 5 months but he didn't like it so I moved him on to some of the other recommended foods for them at that age now I have been adding it in to the foods he likes gradually

Melissa - posted on 03/21/2010

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4 1/2 months, I was eager. But knowing what I have heard since then, I will be waiting until 6 months for my next one.

Krystal - posted on 03/21/2010

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my son was 3 months, i only started because he had a growth spurt and my doctor agreed that the formula alone was not satisfying him( he was having 8oz of formula and he was still hungry), they reccommend starting solids at 6 months but can be givin at 4 months, i would suggest to ppl talking to their doctors first about it. my son took to it really well and absolutely loved his rusks. he now eats 3 solid meals a day and hes 10 months old. i would only suggest it to another mum if her baby was still hungry after having the bottle/breastmilk. or if having trouble putting on weight as solids can help the milk stay down. but like i said i would tell them to ask and talk to their doctor first. :)

Alison - posted on 03/21/2010

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I also meant to ask, how were their reactions? And would you suggest to other moms to start cereal at the same age and why?

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my daughter was 4.5 months, she only had like a spoonful a day, she didnt eat alot and still doesnt lol shes 2 now.

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