On Sunday we gave Jackson rice cereal for the first time!
Annnnd... well, you can see how it goes in the video below.
(If you are a certain sweet little girl who likes to
watch "Jack-shun" make sure to watch to the end!)
And if you can't watch the video, or just decide that 4 minutes watching a kid NOT enjoy cereal is a slight waste of your time (gasp!); the first, second, and third attempts at rice cereal were pretty bad... Then yesterday we tried oatmeal cereal and he did much better!
I think my best advice for trying cereal for the first time, especially if you are a nursing mommy, is not to follow the exact directions at first. It says to mix 1 tablespoon of cereal with 4-5 tablespoons of milk, but don't!! They will probably only eat 1/2 of one bite and you will have wasted 5 tablespoons of precious milk!!! I "discovered" that 1T = 3t, so rather than doing the full 1T of cereal...
3t cereal + 12t of milk
1t cereal + 4t of milk
1/4t cereal + 1t of milk!
Yay!! Much less wasted milk! :)
Did your kiddos enjoy cereal from the beginning
or did it take a bit to get used to it?