Does anyone else feed their 3 month old cereal by spoon yet?

Amy - posted on 09/13/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3 months old and she still isnt sleeping through the night, so I started her on cereal by spoon, I make it a little soopier than normal, but is this bad??

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Tanya - posted on 03/13/2014

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My son is 11 weeks and the size and length of a 11 month old. He is healthy and normal weight for his length. I started feeding him cereal from a spoon when he was 9 weeks and he loves it. He does great with it and he still has normal BMs. You have to do what's right for your child. I'm 25 and my mom didn't have these rules for me and I'm competely healthy. Was an all state athlete and everything. I think parents need to do what they feel is best for their child.

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Sarah - posted on 09/13/2009

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I didn't start feeding my daughter food until she was 6-61/2 months old. She did fine without it. Plus, I breastfed and she slept right next to me so when she woke up, I nursed her for a few and she fell right back to sleep.

Karen - posted on 09/13/2009

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The things about feeding babies too early is that their digestive tract is not developed enough to tolerate susbtances other than formula, breast milk and water (only distilled never spring water). I struggle with thsi myself when my first was bron as she wa a big eater and I nursed alot all the time, couln't keep up. We went to see the pedatrician an that is what he told us. Now I'm a nurse and during my pedatrics sections I learned that Dr knew what he was talking about. We always doubt ourselves when our babies are young.

Tammy - posted on 09/13/2009

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My granddaughter was starving it seemed all the time. Her mom was either breastfeeding her or someone was giving her a bottle, she just ate and ate.

So when she turned 3 months I suggested cereal and she loved it. There was little

resistance from the spoon and now at almost 4 months she gets cereal with a step

one veggie once a day about 7:00 pm or so just before bath time. She is very happy

now and has time to coo at us since there is not a bottle stuck in her mouth all the time.

Stephanie - posted on 09/13/2009

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i feed daniel poridige at 3 months and baby rice, at 4 months rusks and potatoe, carrot, brocolli he's 6 months now and eats very well.if shes looking 4 it give it 2 her all babies are different good luck

Lorelei - posted on 09/13/2009

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I started my son a little early on cereal(with the push from my mother). He was about one month old. I never gave it to him in a bottle it was always on a spoon. He wouldn't sleep at all and i needed something a little solid in him. I have kinda let up on the cereal now(he is three months). He sleeps just fine now. Sometimes they just need a "rock" in there stomach to help them sleep.

Ashley - posted on 09/13/2009

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i started my daughter on rice cereal at about 4 and a half months. i think it all depends on if your baby is ready or not. they say that their digestive systems arent ready for it yet, but my daughter didnt have a problem. good luck!

Amy - posted on 09/13/2009

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I was told that was bad for them because it gives them empty calories or something like that. & some nights shell sleep from 8pm to 5 am and then the next night she'll be up every hour or 3 hours at a time!!

Cindy - posted on 09/13/2009

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I used to put some in thier bottle then cut the hole in the nipple of it so the cereal can come out. Then they both slept through the night

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