Amanda - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
Offering baby rice cereal has become established and widely accepted as the 'norm' when transitioning infants to solids. Our little one (4 1/2 month old) is showing signs that he is ready to try "solids." But I can't help but worry that rice cereal is going to uncomfortably sit in his digestive system and constipate him. So, why not try oatmeal instead? I've learned that oatmeal can contain trace amounts of gluten, which I've read should be avoided for the first 6 months.
How do you feel about 'going against the grain?' Has anyone chosen to offer their little one other foods as their first solids (ie banana, avocado, vegetables)?