Monday, March 28, 2011

When to Start Your Baby on Cereal?

I've always read to start babies on cereal anywhere from 4 to 6 months. I think the key thing is to watch for signs that they are ready. Don't rush it just because you are excited, or want them to sleep through the night. Sleeping through the night sometimes works when they get a tummy full, but not for every baby.

Young babies simply are not developed for solid eating yet. They can't hold their heads up and sit up well yet. It's best to look at your baby for signs that they may be ready. Starting too early can also set your child up for food allergies. 

Signs That They Could be Ready for Cereal:
  • Do they watch you while you eat?
  • Do they smack their lips while you eat?
  • Do they cry when you are eating, like they want some too?
  • If you try it, do they seem to have the tongue working right?  
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