Starting rice cereal at what age? Justine's Mama Due November 28 (boy); 1 child; Boynton Beach, Florida 1939 posts
7th Jan '13

When do you start rice cereal? I have lots of people tell me different times. Some say I could at a few weeks, others say three months and others tell me whenever you want. I am going to ask the Dr but I was just curious like always :wink:

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
7th Jan '13

No solids until at least 4 months, but I think they changed it to 6 months. I wouldn't even give rice cereal. It's pointless. It has no nutrition, so your baby is basically eating cardboard.

JΔS Georgia 74551 posts
7th Jan '13

I never started it. Rice cereal is nothing but empty calories. I started fruits and veggies at 6 months old, no earlier.

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3816 posts
7th Jan '13

I wouldnt start rice cereal unless the doc says its neccessary....its just a filler :/ I started DS on rice cereal at 4 months for various reasons but his doc said I should :/

House of Estrogen Washington, District of Columbia 625 posts
7th Jan '13

I never did it or baby food. They started table food when I felt they were ready for it.

Bosco123 1 child; Oklahoma City, OK, United States 1493 posts
7th Jan '13

We started at 5.5 months. My LO did not do well with solids till around 13 months old. When we have a second child, I won't start cereal or any solids till 6 months.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
7th Jan '13

We never did it.. It serves no nutritional purpose

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
7th Jan '13

I started DD at 5 and a half months because the doctor wanted me to before her 6 month appointment.
You only put it in a bottle too if it is ordered by the doctor, usually for acid reflux.

DD wasn't interested at the time anyway and wasn't until she was 7 months.

At a few weeks old that can really mess with their tummies. They don't NEED solids until after one year.

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42355 posts
7th Jan '13

I skipped rice cereal. We started baby-led weaning around 6 months.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
7th Jan '13

I started them on it at 4 months but only for a week before I switched to the baby oatmeal. I just wanted to make sure they were ready.

★Momma Dee★ Due December 27 (boy); 1 child; New York 5951 posts
7th Jan '13

I started it around 6 months.

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
7th Jan '13

Around 4 months with DD, but will not be doing it at all with this baby.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49101 posts
7th Jan '13

we started at 4 months but my daughter has reflux so we mixed it with food it was no help they were trying to see if it helped her reflux the AAP recommends waiting till 6 months now.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
7th Jan '13

tried at 5 months, but since he hated it i just skipped it since it doesnt do much anyway besides being a 'filler'

LittleTiger 2 kids; Florida 10763 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Mama Rice:" I started them on it at 4 months but only for a week before I switched to the baby oatmeal. I just wanted to make sure they were ready."

Does the oatmeal have more nutrition?