Starting rice cereal
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Rebecca - posted on 11/20/2009
I started to give my boy rice when he was 12 weeks old on a spoon cos he wont take it in a bottle, he has it about tea time and it is wat he wanted cos his 9oz bottles jus wasnt feeding him and he was sticking his fist in his mouth all the time.
Ashley - posted on 11/19/2009
I started my son on rice cereal at 6 weeks. He was acting as if formulas just wasnt enough for him. He has since then been sleeping through the night and he is much more happy and alot less fussy due to hunger. I tried him on oatmeal however and he didnt do so well with it so we are sticking to strictly rice.
Danielle - posted on 11/15/2009
I started mine at 2 and a half months old because of reflux. I just add a tsp of rice cereal in her bottles. She's drinking 5 onces every 3 hours now. The doc said the baby should drink up to half of their weight in onces so, her being about 11 pounds at the time, i took her to five. I think instead of increasing the onces i'll increase the rice first to keep her satisfied for longer without stretching her stomach. They say to start them on it between 4-6 but i think it really depends on the baby and the situation.
Lisa - posted on 11/12/2009
At my son's 2 month check up, his doctor said to start him on rice cereal at 3 months, but only a little bit in his bottle because they can't spoon feed at that age. Of course, this was only if my son was over 11 pounds, which he is.
Amanda - posted on 11/12/2009
I was thinking of starting my bubs at 3 months or so dont think they need solids any earlier but cant hurt if its just some runny rice cereal? He has started showing interest in food when i eat so i will start soon... he is a big boy tho lol 9pound 2 ounces at birth!
Kit Noel - posted on 11/11/2009
i started giving my son cereal at 7 weeks he is now sleeping threw the night..you should do what ever you feel is right bc no one knows your baby better than you im not saying im right im just saying that this worked for me...also if you do give your baby baby cereal watch for signs of a bad reactions . hope this advice is helpful!
Katie - posted on 11/11/2009
I started all of mine on rice cereal around 6 weeks and I found with my last child that putting it on a spoon instead of in a bottle works much better. Just mix it up with cereal and start out with a couple of teaspoons of rice cereal if they eat all of that mix a little more the next night. I always feed them the cereal around 9pm or so and they start sleeping very well at night!! :)
Jessica - posted on 11/11/2009
I will start my son on rice cereal at 4 to 4 1/2 months. Any earlier could be a problem as babies kidneys are not mature enough to deal with the extra waste and their digestive systems are not developed enough either to digest 'solid' food. I have been told if you start it any later you can end up with a fussy eating baby, i dont know how true that is. Also if at 4.5 months your baby is less than 5.5kg you should stick to milk as they don't require anything else until they reach beyond that weight at that age, again not to sure how true this is either but apparently there has been research done, so Ive read.
hope this helps =)