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When to introduce baby rice?
« on: February 01, 2012, 17:46:22 pm »
My DD is weaning well. We are following BW weaning guidelines and it is going well. We are on week 5 - the introduction of porridge. Ina couple of the books rice cereal is refered to as well as oatmeal. Oatmeal clearly being porridge? When should rice cereal / baby rice be introduced.

The BW guidance suggests mixing oatmeal and sweet potato next week - is that porridge and sweet potato? Is that right or should sweet potato be mixed with baby rice???

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Re: When to introduce baby rice?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 18:39:15 pm »
Personally I wouldn't bother with reice ceral if you are on week 5 already. There are lots of other lovely foods your LO could be having  :D. Rice cereal often can bung a LO up  :-X

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Re: When to introduce baby rice?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 20:26:58 pm »
Great, thanks for that! Porridge and sweet pots it is then! You're right, there are lots of lovley foods that are going down an absolute treat, especially pears and butternut squash!

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Re: When to introduce baby rice?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 20:30:59 pm »
I'd only be wary if you have started before 6 months as gluten isn't recommended before 6 months (in the UK anyway) and oats are almost always cross contaminated with gluten from wheat.

If it is after 6 months, then it sounds like an "interesting" combo!  No reason not to serve them separately IMO and also then you can freeze the sweet potato if you make a big batch.
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Re: When to introduce baby rice?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 14:59:22 pm »
Hi!

I didn't start her on solids before 6m. The rice cereal and porridge I looked at is Organix and it says that it is gluten free - is that likely not to be the case.

DD started on peaches a couple of days ago and seems to be struggling to have a poo, and when she does it is lumpy. I'm a bit suprised that it is having that effect - or could it be something else - or is that normal at her age (7m 1wk)

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Re: When to introduce baby rice?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 15:50:20 pm »
I thought peaches had the opposite effect tbh! Is there something else in her diet that could be causing a bit of constipation?

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Re: When to introduce baby rice?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 15:53:49 pm »
Me too! Everything else she has had is a 'proven food' so I can't think that any of would cause a problem.

As per the BW weaning guidance - she is having 2 lots of cereal a day - porridge+pears one meal and i couldn't face giving her porridge and squash so i've given her 4 grain rice cereal - she had that last week (before peaches) no problems at all??

I don't get it!

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Re: When to introduce baby rice?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012, 18:53:16 pm »
It could just be her little tummy getting used to having solid foods in it and having to digest in a different way.

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Re: When to introduce baby rice?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 19:11:36 pm »
I'm sure that's probably right. Whatever was causing the blockage has unblocked itself in a big way - probably far too much information - but much to my relief and before BT, yeah!!!!

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Re: When to introduce baby rice?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2012, 21:03:35 pm »
Lol  ;)