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When did you start Mrs. [W] 3 kids; California 2593 posts
Mar 19th '13

Feeding your infant cereal? pureed fruits and veggies? table food?



My LO turns 4 months on Thursday and we started with oatmeal cereal tonight. She ate about half of it.



Just curious when you started cereal and everything after. We bought a nutri bullet and plan to make our own pureed food for LO.

I♥RYLEIGH Due March 3; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Windsor, Ontario 10504 posts
Mar 19th '13

Everyone will tell you cereal is not necessary.

M&M12/13 Due October 15; 2 kids; noidea, TX, United States 7598 posts
Mar 19th '13

We did cereal once I researched itand then quit veggies fruits off an on at 5 months never completely a schedule thing until 9 months

Mrs. [W] 3 kids; California 2593 posts
Mar 19th '13
Quoting S+K=R [38 WEEKS!]:" Everyone will tell you cereal is not necessary. "


Really? I've never heard that before

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
Mar 19th '13

My son started early do to reflux he had rice cereal doctor recommended at a month he started fruits and veggies at 3 months Dr. oked this and he has no allergies to any food and is healthy as a horse.

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
Mar 19th '13

Chloe never had cereal and we started her on fruits and veggies at 9mo...by a year she was pretty much eating little bits of whatever we ate.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Nope, Az, United States 50865 posts
Mar 19th '13

6ish months with both kids. BLW no pur

I♥RYLEIGH Due March 3; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Windsor, Ontario 10504 posts
Mar 19th '13
Quoting Mrs. [W]:" Really? I've never heard that before"


Empty cals.

Hayley1994 Due November 6 (boy); Illinois 103 posts
Mar 19th '13

I started my son on cereal a week before he turned 4 months. And all these women will tell you that cereal isn't necessary but do your thing! I will tell you that it helps with acid reflux and my son had a huge spitting up issue and it helped that a lot! Also he never seemed to get full with formula and filling his tummy with more formula made his spitting up worse.
Whether cereal has any nutritional value or not it CAN be very helpful. I started him on regular gerber cereal and now he is on the mixed fruits kind.

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24395 posts
Mar 19th '13
Quoting Hayley1994:" I started my son on cereal a week before he turned 4 months. And all these women will tell you that cereal ... [snip!] ... nutritional value or not it CAN be very helpful. I started him on regular gerber cereal and now he is on the mixed fruits kind."

this is exactly how it was with DD, down to the time you did it! lol but the poor baby spent the better part of the 1st month, month 1/2 sleeping in her carseat or vibrating chair. She would choke on spit up. i had people telling me to put it in her bottle. i waiting till she was sitting up well in a seat. i wouldn't put it in her bottle. now she's a 9 month on eating EVERYTHING and loving it! haha.

Hayley1994 Due November 6 (boy); Illinois 103 posts
Mar 19th '13

Right? Kypton would spit up almost 2 ounces everytime! I don't care what other moms say, it does have its benefits!

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24395 posts
Mar 20th '13

i still think it should only be done under extreme circumstances. not to 'fill the baby up" or anything like that.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
Mar 20th '13
Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Hayley1994:</b>" Right? Kypton would spit up almost 2 ounces ... [snip!] ... acid reflux which is not the case with every kid so I stick to my post. Cereal is empty calories no matter how you slice it."


Baby oatmeal is not empty calories it has calcium, Iron, Vitamin (D,E,B1,B2,B6,and B12), Niacin, folic acid, Zinc, protein, Carbs, Potassium, and 60 calories per serving so I fail to see how it is empty calories and is void of nutritional properties. Plus the main purpose of cereal reflux or not is to prepare them to eat other foods such as first stage baby food which prepares for stage 2 baby foods and so on and so forth. They are learning foods with minimal nutritional properties due to them getting most of their nutrition from formula or breastmilk when eating them.



And for rice cereal and the other baby cereal all of the Iron and what not are the same the only difference is the amount of calories in each box for example oatmeal has 60 and rice cereal has 50 per serving.

Hayley1994 Due November 6 (boy); Illinois 103 posts
Mar 20th '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" Baby oatmeal is not empty calories it has calcium, Iron, Vitamin (D,E,B1,B2,B6,and B12), Niacin, ... [snip!] ... same the only difference is the amount of calories in each box for example oatmeal has 60 and rice cereal has 50 per serving."

That is another reason for doing it cause you can't just shove baby jar food in their mouth without trying something smaller first