rice cereal vs oatmeal cereal
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Tara - posted on 04/02/2009
Hi Alison, my little guy wasn't fond of it either so after 5 days of giving it to him I gave him the Oatmeal which is loves! I give it to him every morning. So yes it is okay. The reason for the Rice cereal first is it is the least likely to cause any allergies/reactions however it can be very constipating so I have heard as well. I would give the oatmeal a try and see if he likes it better! I even tried the barley cereal and I noticed him spitting up more so I stopped after 2 days. Good luck!
Dawn - posted on 04/07/2009
they say that the rice is blander and less likley to cause alergies. but you only need to wait about a week in between new foods...if you haven't noticed a reaction then go ahead and try something else. my kids were eating all 3 kinds by 4 months and they are fine.
Bridgette - posted on 04/03/2009
Rice is a more simple carb, so it breaks down easier. My kids hated rice cereal. I use it as a thickener for stage 1 & 2 baby food. It's too thin for my kids so I thicken it with rice cereal.
They love oatmeal cereal.
Tasneem - posted on 04/03/2009
My daughter had the same problem so we spoke to the doctor and he said give her what she likes, so she has been on oatmeal cereal and till date she wouldn't eat rice cereal but I suggest you to retry after couple of weeks. we kept on trying for 2 month ans then we gave up.
My son didn't care for cereal by itself and I don't blame him. It's kind of blah so I mixed it with other things. I would make it with formula and then add a little babyfood (fruit). I also added mashed banana or when he was older I mixed it with juice instead of formula. He started eating rice cereal at 4 months and oatmeal at 6 months. They sell the rice and oatmeal cereal with bananas now and that helps to flavor it too.
Hi, the only reason they say rice first is because it is usually well accepted by all with little allergic reactions. Usually you wait 2 weeks before introducing a new food but if there are no food allergies in your family you should be fine. Remember rice tends to bind you up while oatmeal causes really loose stools so I always start with rice then add oatmeal to it so you don't have either problem. If your little one still doesn't like the taste, try adding either formula or breastmilk to it instead of water.
Good luck :)
Christine - posted on 04/02/2009
Rice cereal is the easiest cereal for your wee one to digest it is also the least likely to cause any allergy reactions. When my 2 were wee - 3 years ago, you only had to try each cereal for a week before introducing the next... I say go for it.
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