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January 16, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Hey moms i have a 2 1/2 month old little boy and I was wondering when you are able to start feeding them cereal?? 


  • Jkherndon
    January 16, 2013 at 10:10 AM
    We were told 4 months:)
  • LivinDeadGurl
    January 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    4-6 months

  • sweetmissy_05
    January 16, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    4-5 months old.

  • NewMom11222011
    January 16, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    4-6 months old is what's recommended on a diabetes site.  Feeding cereal at 3 months or after 7 months both increased a child's chances of developing insulin dependent diabetes.

  • Shaina1989
    January 16, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Thanks for the advice ladies!

  • sjump25
    by sjump25
    January 16, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    4-6 months but cereal really isn't necessary.

  • JTE11
    by JTE11
    January 17, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    We were told six months, but we skipped cereal and went right to baby foods. DD didn't like cereal.

  • momoftwo902
    January 17, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    now i did with all three of mine

  • Abby.N.Amys.Mom
    January 17, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    DD1 we started around 10 weeks.  She was taking over 40 oz. of formula a day and her pedi recommended it because obviously formula alone wasn't satisfying her.  She's a happy and healthy 4.5 year old.  DD2 is 8 weeks and barely taking 24 oz. per day so she is good with just formula for a while.  I think she needs to be taking at least 4 oz every 4 hours MINIMUM before she takes anything else.  She's barely making 3 hour feedings without needing a little snack in between.

  • Nicematters
    January 17, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Six months, but baby 'cereal' is fake food. When your baby is six months old you can go right to vegetables. Sweet potatoes, peas, squash, even broccoli, just steam and mash (microwaving zaps the nutrients). It does not have to be puréed, just soft. With my kids I introduced a new vegetable for about 3-5 days to make sure there were no negative reactions possibly signaling a sensitivity. I learned that cereals and other seemingly typical baby foods that we were brought up on are not necessary. Today we know that fresh food is best (preferably organic) so I encourage you to check out info on how easy and inexpensive it is to feed your baby healthily. Thank you and good luck!

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