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Tips for starting baby on cereal

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06/07/14

When we started feeding our babies cereal we did it once a day. We gave it to them before bedtime since it stuck on their ribs a little better and helped them sleep longer at night. Once we were able to thicken it a little bit, we also fed it to them at breakfast time as well, so twice a day then. From what I have heard, cereal is more to teach babies how to eat from a spoon.

06/07/14

All my kids are very early eaters.

If they would open their mouth for an empty spoon i tried with a teaspoon of rice cereal. When i started baby food i would mix it with the cereal. Usually by 6-8months my kids were off cereal and was on baby food, table food and formula with toddler snacks like thr puffs.

06/07/14

We stopped the cereal in infants in our house. There are many studies that have come to the conclusion their little bellies cannot digest the grains. We do baby led weaning and wait until after a year for much food. When we do start it's soft small chunks such as avocados and bananas.

06/07/14

I started my kids on baby cereal and baby fruits at about 3 months. I also had a chair that propped them up a bit so they were still leaning but more so sitting up and I just took it slow and put small amounts on the spoon.

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