When did you transition from rice cereal to oatmeal?
hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39468 posts
7 months! I gave LO regular old fashioned oats that I would grind down in my food processor a few times a week.
clementine / 828 posts
Around 5.5 months. Our pediatrician suggested starting him cereal LO's 5 month appointment and told me to start with rice, then barley and then oatmeal. He also told me to give it 3 days before introducing the next cereal.
kiwi / 515 posts
We started with baby oatmeal at 5.5 months and just a week ago I tried to give Lil some of my oatmeal, on 2 different days and she was not a fan either time!
hostess / wonderful grape / 20689 posts
He's eaten rice cereal since 4 months and box 2 is about to run out so I figured maybe it's time to switch. He's 6 months.
eggplant / 11843 posts
I gave oatmeal around 6.5 months but it was home made oatmeal from steel cut oats and not the flakes from the store.
coconut / 8234 posts
@Mrsbells: Same here. LO was about 6.5 when I started feeding her oatmeal, made it from grinding oatmeal in the baby bullet.
Wow, impressed that you guys make your own oatmeal. I have no motivation!
@mrsjazz: yeah I grind it in our blender too
@winniebee: Haha its doesnt take me too long
grapefruit / 4511 posts
We skipped rice cereal and started with oatmeal right away (at 4 mths) because she wasn't regular and the ped said that rice could of bound her up.
pomegranate / 3514 posts
We're hoping to start next week. Today her doctor said she seemed ready for solids and that anything is fine as long as I follow the three day rule. I want to start with a couple of vegetables first.
coconut / 8498 posts
I've always just given oatmeal. We never give it alone though. I either mix fruit with it or use it to thicken store bought purees.
honeydew / 7442 posts
I started LO on oats after two weeks of rice and barley cereal. She started at 5 months, so it was probably around the 5.5 month mark.
GOLD / squash / 13576 posts
We haven't moved to solids yet but we plan on starting oatmeal at 6 months.
GOLD / wonderful pomegranate / 28905 posts
Planning to transition her to solids 2x a day when she's 7 months. will probably do oatmeal then.
For those that gave homemade did you mix With anything to make it more appetizing for them? Thinking maybe squash purée since she's already had that and loves squash.
@regberadaisy: Yes, I mix it. I've mixed it with sweet potato, apples, and pears so far.
@regberadaisy: I don't do homemade, but I never serve oatmeal alone. I always mix something with it to make it more appetizing. I can't imagine that infant oatmeal alone tastes very good.
coconut / 8299 posts
We did oatmeal at 7 months (started rice at 6 months) and always mixed it with apples or pears.
honeydew / 7484 posts
I tried to give DS oatmeal even before rice cereal at 6 mo but he hated baby oatmeal.. but now he loves the actual non-baby regular oatmeal!
persimmon / 1205 posts
We started with oatmeal vs rice at 4 1/2 mo. Today will be day two.
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