Some things to watch out for:
How to start:
To begin, I mix 1 tablespoon of a single-grain baby cereal with 4 to 5 tablespoons of breast milk or formula. This should have the consistency of soupy milk. Once the baby gets the hang of swallowing runny cereal the mixture will have less liquid.
When I am in a hurry or out and about and I do not want to make a huge mess I use a baby food nurser to feed my son. The design of the baby food nurser allows your baby to eat cereal through a nipple. There is a strainer in the bottle that blocks chunks from passing through to the nipple. The baby food nurser has been a lifesaver for me on many ocassions, especially when my son is super upset and refuses to use a spoon!
Now that I have spent three weeks introducing single-grain rice, single-grain oatmeal, and single-grain barley to my child it is time to start introducing actual food!
Written by: Laura Andry
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