J. asks from Abington, PA on February 10, 2007
First Time Mom - Abington,PA
My son is going to be turning 5 months in two weeks. When he turned 4 months I try giving him the cereal. Tryed Rice first then Oatmeal then Barley. The first time I gave him the rice he ate it and then he didn't want it and then I tryed the other one and he did the same thing I started giving it to him before he goes the bed. I would tryed giving him the cereal beofre the bottle and after the bottle. But still he does't stay interested in it after 2 feedings .Did this happen to anyone and what to do. Should I start with giving him Vegetables. He had no problem eating from baby spoon.
P.M. answers from Philadelphia on February 10, 2007
I agree with Sarah. I work in a daycare and we usually mix the cereal with fruit and formula to make the right consistancy and make sure it's warm. The baby may fuss for a few days but keep at it and they will get used to the eating process. A good trick if the baby won't swallow the food is to put the pacifier in his mouth after giving a spoonful of food. This will make him swallow the food. Good luck, P.
Y.L. answers from Philadelphia on February 12, 2007
He might not be that interested in solids yet. Sometimes they don't develop a real interest until they are older. You can also keep trying but not forcing it on him.
S.J. answers from Philadelphia on February 10, 2007
I would try mixing the cereal with some fruit. I never gave my children the plain rice cereal, I can't imagine it tastes that good. Just make sure that between each fruit/veggie that you wait a few days to make sure they're not allergic to that food before moving onto the next.
C.C. answers from Philadelphia on February 11, 2007
I am going through the same thing with my 61/2 month old son.
He won't eat anything it seems. I figured out today that he loves cheerios. I know it seem a little soon but I was willing to try anything to get him to eat. I also just found that if you mix cereal with babyfood he eats it a whole lot better. As far as strting with veggies, I think it is an old wives tale that you get a sweet tooth from stsrting with fruit. My 4 yo started with veggies, ate the heck out of them, but now HATES them I can't even sneak them in anywhere. so who's to say what difference it makes what you start with. I find that things like applesauce and bananas are easier to start with because they taste good and baby will want to eat that.