Rice Or Oatmeal Cereal

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Wellis10 - March 8

My son is going to be 4 months old in about a week. I have already introduced him to rice cereal with a spoon. He loves eating from a spoon. I thought that he would get messy but he actually ate most of it. Anyhow...the rice cereal seems to stop him up. Do you think that oatmeal cereal will be better? I know that oatmeal has more fiber in it where the rice doesn't have any. I know that it isn't recommended that you start cereal until his 6 months......but all the research that I have done says that it depends on the baby. So again....rice or oatmeal?

 

Ashleyg - March 8

we were told to start our son on rice cereal at 4 months...it gave him horrible gas and stopped him up...we decided on our own to switch to the oatmeal, single grain, and not only did he seem to like it better, his bowels went back to normal! I think that it cant hurt to try!

 

emunah - March 8

4 months is fine. You are supposed to start between 4-6 months, depending on how ready your LO is. I always found that my babies loved oatmeal the best and they had no reaction to it. The wheat cereals is what you should stay away from until after 6 months.

 

Shannah - March 8

you can switch i used both at 4 months. my son is 7 months and rice still blocks him up. i mix rice or oatmeal now with fruits.

 

AshleyB - March 8

I've always heard to feed the oatmeal if your lo has a tendency towards constipation because it's less binding. Good luck

 

Wellis10 - March 8

Thanks so much...I just wanted to make sure that it wouldn't hurt his tummy. I fed oatmeal to him.....he likes it better than the rice. His eyes got all big after feeding him the first 2 bits. He loves it. Thanks again.

 

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