When can I introduce my son to rice cereal & the packs of baby food? He'll be 4 months on Saturday.
Everybody is going to tell you something different and there reasoning behind it I started my DD at four months and she did fine its up to if the baby is ready and what your ped recomends'
We skip rice cereal and start baby food at 6 months DS first food was carrots and DD was peas.
I know here the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting until 6 months. All babies grow at different rates though, DD wasn't interested until she was 9 months.
Start when your baby starts giving you cues they want to eat and when you feel ready.
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" Start when your baby starts giving you cues they want to eat and when you feel ready."
very well said.
My Pedi said since he was staring at us and moving his lips like he was eating while we ate that it was a good time to try first foods so we tried rice cereal and squash at 4 months. She told us to only introduce one food at a time and for a couple days to make sure he did not have an allergic reaction to anything that way it would be easier to tell what caused it if he did. He now also eats sweet potato, and carrots, and it is all homemade baby food