It is popular opinion among older generations and many pediatricians alike that cereal, rice cereal in particular, is the ideal first food for babies.Mommas are advised to put it in the bottles of their 6 month old, 4 month old, even 2 week old babies(!) to help them sleep! Not only is that a choking hazard, but research shows that tummies that teeny aren't able to properly digest grains.
Here's a few more reasons why you might rethink rice cereal as the first food your baby experiences:
What was your childs first food? Was it well tolerated? Would you do anything different?