How old was your baby when you started feeding them baby cereal?
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Joy - posted on 03/28/2010
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
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.
Lillitu - posted on 03/25/2010
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.
Amanda - posted on 03/24/2010
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. :)
Danielle - posted on 03/24/2010
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.
Maria - posted on 03/23/2010
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
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)
Kimberly - posted on 03/23/2010
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
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
Angela - posted on 03/22/2010
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.
Krystal - posted on 03/21/2010
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. :)