How do you get your baby to eat the cereal?

Heather - posted on 08/12/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I can't get my son to eat cereal and he is 6 months HELP

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MELISSA - posted on 08/15/2009

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Hi Heather, I have 3 sons and all of them took rice cereal in thier formula at about 1 month. Walmart has this thing called a feeder. It is a small "bottle" but instead of liquids it is for cereal and baby food. Caleb (my 5month old) loves it, he hated the spoon. The food is easily drank like the fornula. It comes with 2 bottles, one with a nipple and a larger one with a "sippy cup" nipple and handles. It is a great investment.

Valerie - posted on 08/15/2009

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adding things to the bottles might make it harder to get him off the bottle later.. but if you add sweet potatos, or squash (sweeter vegtables) it will make the cereal much more appealing.

Robbie - posted on 08/14/2009

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I added some of the fruit into my girl's cereal. It kind of help give it a little flavor. Both my girls were eating cereal at three months. By six months I was adding little things to it. I also started the veggies and fruits at six months. Just remember try a little bit of new foods in the morning. That way you can really monitor if they have any allergic reaction to anythings.

Christine - posted on 08/14/2009

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when my son was that age, he wouldnt eat it either. i would add a a couple of teaspoons of fruit (baby food) into it-omg did he love it.

Rhonda - posted on 08/13/2009

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Just keep trying he will get use to it. Try making airplane sounds, you can also add yogart to it or even fruit with it.

Aubree - posted on 08/13/2009

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Try adding just a tiny little bit of pear juice to it. It's easy on their little tummies and it sweetens it up a little bit!

Sherri - posted on 08/13/2009

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When my daughter was a baby and I started feeding her cereal I did it a little at time by mixing in her bottle with her formula. Obviously you'd have to get a larger nipple so it fits through the hole but it works and after that I gradually increased her intake.

Arifah A - posted on 08/13/2009

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Try adding smalll smushed up peices of banana's into it, & mix it with water & a bit of fruit juice. It worked for my little man. I spoon fed him it, beacuse he was breastfed

Christy - posted on 08/13/2009

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Add a little to his bottle with the formula, just don't mix it too thick. My kids sometimes wouldn't eat it even then, so I would add a few drops of maple syrup to it to add flavor, and they'd eat it right up.

Emma - posted on 08/13/2009

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At six months you dont have to just give cereal- who not try mixing it in with some pumpkin or another veg. You could also try giving him food "from your plate" mash up some of what your eating and hav it sitting on your plate- when he asks or reaches for some food offer him that and then he will think he is eating what you are.
He also might not be ready for food just yet- try again in about a week or mix it up with extra formal/ breast milk (what every your mixing it with). When i gave my bub cereal for the first time it was really runny- much more so than the packet said and i slowly increased its thickness.

good luck

Pam - posted on 08/12/2009

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it's recommend not to put ceral in a bottle. When I attempted cerel for the first time, I made a awwww noise, and she opened her mouth. Attempt it when he is not crying for something to eat but is hungry. Like maybe an hour or a half an hour before a feeding.

Crystal - posted on 08/12/2009

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Try making airplane sounds, try pretending you are eating it and act excited about it. My son didnt like green beans the first couple of times I tried to feed them to him but I kept encouraging him and now he likes them just as well as anything else. Each baby is ready at different times.. maybe your son doesnt feel ready.

Cristina - posted on 08/12/2009

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My son started to drink his milk with cereal at about 4 months, no problem, but my niece took her time to eat it, it just depends on the baby, as long as he is eating well, let him take his time, introduce it to him slowly, with the formula in the morning between breakfast and lunch, the whole thing is patience, mix it with fruit baby food, that always helps.

Tenille - posted on 08/12/2009

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Put it in his bottle with the normal formula and everything!! Just put in a bit at a time!

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