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    when did you first give your baby rice cereal? kenz eats 4-6oz every 2 hours. except at night. someone told me to try rice cereal since it doesn't seem like she's getting full. my mom gave my brother and i rice cereal at 2 months because we couldn't stay full.

    i was reading about it and it says 4 months but i turned out just fine?
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    My ped said not until 4 months, as well. Mostly because they may not have the neck and back control yet to get it down and it could cause them problems. I've also read that there is no indication that feeding babies rice cereal keeps them fuller (specifically overnight, but I think it could apply anytime).

    Really, though, I would say talk to your ped and do what you feel is right.


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    Has this been going on for a while or is it maybe just a growth spurt?
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    I want to say we started around 3-4 months with both kids. we started out with just a tablespoon or so at night and gradually increased as they got older.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sindorella View Post
    My ped said not until 4 months, as well. Mostly because they may not have the neck and back control yet to get it down and it could cause them problems. I've also read that there is no indication that feeding babies rice cereal keeps them fuller (specifically overnight, but I think it could apply anytime).

    Really, though, I would say talk to your ped and do what you feel is right.
    she sleeps fine at night so i dont know whats up. she doesnt gave a ped. i've just heard that it takes longer to digest so they stay full longer, idk though i'm not an expert by any means lol.

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    Has this been going on for a while or is it maybe just a growth spurt?
    its been going on for awhile.

    Quote Originally Posted by OneHappyMama View Post
    I want to say we started around 3-4 months with both kids. we started out with just a tablespoon or so at night and gradually increased as they got older.
    she will be 3 months old soon, less than 2 weeks i think?
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    Well, you could try it if you think she needs it. But do not put it in a bottle. It has to be with a spoon. There is too much risk of choking. And make it basically like a soupy consistency to start with.

    **I should add in that I am a big advocate of doing what seems right for each individual child and their circumstances. The experts say not to start it until 4 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savanna View Post

    she will be 3 months old soon, less than 2 weeks i think?
    if you think she can handle it (the texture, swallowing, etc.) then try it. Just make sure not to give her more than about a tablespoon (or less even) because it will be a little bit of a shock to her digestive system and she could get stopped up if you give her too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katarianna View Post
    Well, you could try it if you think she needs it. But do not put it in a bottle. It has to be with a spoon. There is too much risk of choking. And make it basically like a soupy consistency to start with.

    **I should add in that I am a big advocate of doing what seems right for each individual child and their circumstances. The experts say not to start it until 4 months.
    so like a broth consistency?

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    if you think she can handle it (the texture, swallowing, etc.) then try it. Just make sure not to give her more than about a tablespoon (or less even) because it will be a little bit of a shock to her digestive system and she could get stopped up if you give her too much.
    I would probably only give her a teaspoon if that. She is on soy so she's always backed up haha. Poor girl. She has great head control and can sit in her bumbo great without her head flopping all over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savanna View Post
    so like a broth consistency?



    I would probably only give her a teaspoon if that. She is on soy so she's always backed up haha. Poor girl. She has great head control and can sit in her bumbo great without her head flopping all over.
    Yes. She isn't old enough to handle anything even close to solid yet.

    I found this to be very informative about how to tell if her body might be ready to handle something other than milk.

    Introducing solid food | BabyCenter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katarianna View Post
    Yes. She isn't old enough to handle anything even close to solid yet.

    I found this to be very informative about how to tell if her body might be ready to handle something other than milk.

    Introducing solid food | BabyCenter
    oh thank you, i'll have to read some more.
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