Baby cereal at 4 months: how to get your baby started
Getting ready to give your little one baby cereal, if all the signs are there such as: Growing appetite. they seem hungry, even with eight to ten feedings of breast milk or formula a day. Your baby needs to be able to keep their head in a steady, upright position. Chewing motions. Your baby's mouth and tongue develop in sync with their digestive system. To start solids, they should be able to move food to the back of their mouth and swallow.
Mix 1 tablespoon of a single-grain, iron-fortified baby cereal with 4 tablespoons (60 milliliters) of breast milk or formula. Many parents start with oatmeal, barley or rice cereal. Don't serve it from a bottle. Instead, help your baby sit upright and offer the cereal with a small spoon once or twice a day. Once your baby gets the hang of swallowing runny cereal, mix it with less liquid and gradually increase the amount you offer.
Once cooked It's best to store it in the fridge for up to a week. You can freeze it once it's cooked, but it may be a bit rubbery when thawed. Adding a bit of breastmilk/formula to it helps though. I actually liked the rubbery texture when we started avery on finger foods. She could pick it up easier then the mushy stuff.