Cheerios and Car Seats

Kristin - posted on 07/20/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Just wondering.... are you feeding cheerios to your baby yet? they seem pretty hard for my son still even with eight teeth. someone suggested to me that it would be a nice snack for him. just wondering lol.

Also, is your baby in a rear or forward facing car seat? I just recently flipped my son to a forward facing one.

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Oh she's been eating cheerios for a long time now. By now your son should be able to eat everything. Dont underestimate he may just surprise you mama :) Give him a little to try and if he doesnt do well just wait and let him try it again. And yes my daughter is in her forward facing carseat. But we also use her infant carseat when my parents want to take her out and about in their car. just to make it easier they have that one and we have the other one.

Jenny - posted on 08/31/2011

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Rosco had been eating cheerios for a few months - since about 9 mos old and he only has 6 little teeth (4 on top & 2 on the bottom) in his silly little grine. He also eats Mini Vanilla-Waffers, Teddy Grams, Mini Oreos, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, other cereals, gramcrackers (regular or the butterflies/cars shapes), and Nutra-Grain bars (but broke in 3rds and only 1/3 at a time - less mess) along with the regular baby snack from the baby section - although he is getting tired of the baby snacks.

He is still rear facing in his 20# and under seat, but he is still not to the weight requirement to face him forward... and with the reading I have been doing - I'm not sure if I will face him forward for a few more month even if I change his seat to the bigger one since I have a up to 40# seat that can be in backwards. I may wait to turn him forward till I have rearrange the van for the new arrival - he will be about 16 mo old when the baby comes, which is when I think he will be turned around. Which is still way before the new recommendation of 2 years, which if the AAP gets there way will become the new law.

Anna - posted on 08/12/2011

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My son has also been eating cherrios for months. You could try them and see what happens. If he can't handle them then wait another month and try again.

He is also front-facing. We have a carseat we could keep rear-facing however we chose to turn him.

Cassy - posted on 07/27/2011

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Nevaeh has been eating cheerios for months now.. but she's always been advanced with food!
She's been facing forward since she was about 9 months old because she's a very big baby.

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Erin - posted on 08/28/2012

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I've heard that the store brands do not dissolve as well. If you are worried start with the real cheerios. But I do not think you have to wait for teeth. Babies can gum them very well

Janeta - posted on 09/29/2011

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I feed my fourteen month old cheerios but NOT the honey nut ones they seem harder than the regular ones. She has seven teeth and she seems to do just fine with them.

My daughter is at the weight and height where it says its safe to have her in a foward facing car seat so my husband and I bought her a grow with me carseat and we have her forward facing! She loves it she likes being able to see everything! (:

Chairettie - posted on 09/01/2011

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I bought cherrios a few months back and though the same think - they are pretty hard. So I bought KIX & Honey Combs because they are softer and desolve pretty easy. Both now have 8 teeth so I will probably give the cherrios a try when we run out. I have twin girls and they still do not meet the state law requirement to be flipped weight wise but I intend to keep the rear facing as long as I can.

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