Is there any healthier alternatives to rice cereal for my baby?

Yes. Solids are started at 4 months old. Your baby can have other alternatives like oatmeal, barley , vegetables and fruits- first stage 4-6 months old. Try one kind of food for 4-7 days in case of allergic reactions.2nd stage from 6-9months old.

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At what point, if at all, do babies generally stop eating rice cereal?

Varies. I'd stop it right away if there is constipation, otherwise whenever the child can handle grain rice. Or when you find a grain you like better. Read more...

Which is better for babies: BeechNut or Gerber rice cereal?

Cannot endorse. We are not able to specifically endorse one brand over another. That being said, most mainstream products are similar. Organic products are likely superior in quality and nutritional value . Read more...
Agree w Dr. Russo. Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Read more...

What is the first food for babies-- white rice cereal?

A common choice. Rice cereal is a common early solid due to its low frequency of allergic reactions.The actual first solid may be something mashed up from the dinner table. I encourage parents to only try the common staple foods they normally use. Read more...

Does rice cereal help babies sleep through the night?

No. Despite what some grandmothers will say, cereal feeding has not been proven to help babies sleep better. It can lead to constipation or overfeeding, though, and possibly food allergies if given prior to 4 months. Read more...
Yes. It is believed that adding rice cereal to the bedtime feeding makes a baby feel fuller for a longer time. So, a baby sleeps better at night. It is ok to add some rice cereal this way, if the baby is over 4 months old and still not sleeping for at least 6 hours at night. Parents must first be sure they are not interacting with the baby at night and inadvertently encouraging the baby to wake up! Read more...

Is rice cereal the best first food for babies? Or can I start with fruits and vegetables?

Start with Rice. Rice cereal is a better choice to start with because it is very easy to digest and less likey to cause GI upset or allergies. Read more...

Rice allergy with infant? Is that ok since whiteout says rice cereal is bad anyway?

RICE ALLERGY? Among the cereals when first intruducing solid foods, rice cereal is the safest. Mothers are advised to give cereals one by one to avoid allergy especially to wheat. During diarrhea, we give rice cereal to the diet. Read more...

Is it possible that baby rice cereal can cause some type of allergy in some babies? 7 month old baby couldn't poop until I took him off of baby cereal

Constipating foods. You will find that rice cereal, bananas and apple sauce are often constipating foods. It is not an allergic effect. Loosening foods include juices like apple or prune and various fruits like peaches or prunes. Read more...