Valerie - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )
I was wondering if it is too early to start my son with the rice cereal every day. I tried it with him a few weeks ago and seemed to like it and enjoy it but then when he had his 4 month check up a few days ago our pediatrician said not to start until 5 months for rice cereal and at least 6 months for jar food. He eats 7 oz every 3 1/2 to 4 hours but sleeps through the night 8-9 hours and doesn't wake to eat. So nto sure if he just is not hungry enough to start the food that is why the pediatrician sounded like she wanted me to wait because she said until he is eating 8 oz every few hours and still hungry. He is growing fine was 15 lbs 10 oz and 25.5 inches so I am not worried there. Just wondering what everyone else thinks or what your pediatricians said about it. Seems every one else's babies this age are eating rice or jar food and he is not???