To the other mom and any others worried about cereal....we can't believe everything we read. SHEEESH. Kids have been eating rice cereal in their bottles for decades with no problems. My grandson is 6 weeks and we are giving him the cereal because he is otherwise hungry all day long and he has acid reflux already. He would throw up every few minutes all day if he didn't have the rice in his bottles. Even still, we are going through a ton of food and he's simply growing really fast.
Now for the cereal. We are using Dr Browns, stage 2 nipples. With most rice cereals a hand blender needs to be used. But, there is a rice cereal that we buy at Save-a-lot in these nice containers with great containers and the cereal is so finely chopped in advance that the cereal needs only shaken good.