• Recently I posted my 6 1/2 month old wasn't interested in eating. That has since changed. Now she's eating great. Yeah! Thanks for all the advice.  She loves eating rice cereal but I've never tried oatmeal. Do I need to introduce her to oatmeal or just stick to rice cereal? Any benefit she would be missing if she didn't have oatmeal.  Thanks.

  • I think it's a matter of preference. I started with rice cereal with both my girls, but quickly moved on to oatmeal. I didn't really see a difference. I just preferred oatmeal.

  • I think it is good to try all the cereals, so you will become aware of any allergies she has. You can do each for several days before moving to the next. This will keep her from having a food for the first time when she is already eating several different foods in a day. It is much harder to tell which food caused an allergy later on.