Making Baby S Cereal How To Start Solids

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everthiki - January 31

my ds just started solids and i'm kinda new to the whole cereals thing ( about 1 month now)...this may be a totally dum q, but when making the cereal do you warm up the formula and then mix it into the cereal or do you just add cold or room temp. formula to it?? i feel like it may be taking me too long to make it. Ds is 5 months and I feel like a crazy chemist every time I make him his cereal which is twice a day...are there any short cuts or is it not necessary to add in warmed formula. Did any of you start slowly by adding a teaspoon or so of fruit /veggies to cereal? We have a prob of him either being constipated or having diareah...he hasn't had a "normal" stool since starting solids. Is that normal?

 

mosley12 - February 1

my ds is 3 1/2 and he just recently started eating cereal from a bowl. we use powdered formula so i warm up a little bit of water, than add cereal and one scoop of formula. its quick. he only eats it once a day. we arent on fruit or veggies yet so i cant help you with that one

 

dee23 - February 1

not a dumb q at all! i know i was beside myself when i started ds on solids. we usually use room temp water, mix it with formula, then add it to the cereal. room temp is best so you dont need to heat food when you are out incase your lo gets used to warm food (we learnt our lesson from the formula). i would wait until 6 months to offer fruit and veggie, but thats just me. im not sure what to do about the bowel issue, we are only now going throoug constipation with ds (he is 6 1/2 months) and im at a loss. the only thing i can suggest is to offer a small amount of water. not too much, about 10ml. and if he wont take it, offer at bottle time when he is hungry, always works without fail. if you need any more help with anything, just ask, ill be willing to help :)

 

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