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second time round - did you bother with baby rice?

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milkmoustache Mon 19-Jan-09 19:29:27

I have no frozen EBM/time/patience and am tempted to start DS off with small amounts of mushed up fruit. Is this a terrible thing or am I just being practical (and a bit lazy)?
Please remind me if there is a cast iron reason to start with rice....

chancelloroftheexCHEQUERS Mon 19-Jan-09 19:30:58

Don't know but lurking with interest as I don't fancy doing it either.

We're starting at 26 weeks. I think they can have most things by that age.

LIZS Mon 19-Jan-09 19:31:34

no , cos we lived abroad and it wasn't readily available. Straight onto veg and furit.

DrowningInClutter Mon 19-Jan-09 19:33:34

Still on first time round and I never used it. Everyone I know who'd had baby rice said it tased like wallpaper paste and I didn't really want that to be the first food DS experienced.

We started on butternut squash and that was a hit grin

mummyplonk Mon 19-Jan-09 19:34:21

If memory recalls both of my DS's were weaned on baby porridge/rusks/fruit & Veg mush & not v keen on the rice at all, both mine r strapping young lads. grin

NorktasticNinja Mon 19-Jan-09 19:34:34

No baby rice here, we started at 26 weeks (as per guidelines) went straight to finger food. No fuss, no hassle and very little extra cooking.

CHEQUERS - yup they can have pretty much everything from 26 weeks.

Northernlurker Mon 19-Jan-09 19:34:40

If you're weaning at 6 months there's no reason to use it I don't think. I still did because I was a BAD MOTHER who weaned at 4+ months as with my older two children. grin but dd3 had fruit from very early on too. She liked it mixed with baby rice to get a thicker texture - it's very useful for that.

bubbleymummy Mon 19-Jan-09 19:40:56

Didn't do it first time round! Horrible nasty stuff. We started with fruit and veg - much tastier

BlueCowBackToWondering Mon 19-Jan-09 19:41:17

I started all 3 with pureed veg and fruit, never did baby rice alone! And first 2 were weaned at 4 months according to advice then, last one at 6 months but still did veg first.

BlueCowBackToWondering Mon 19-Jan-09 19:41:18

I started all 3 with pureed veg and fruit, never did baby rice alone! And first 2 were weaned at 4 months according to advice then, last one at 6 months but still did veg first.

hazeyjane Mon 19-Jan-09 19:51:08

dd2 weaned straight onto mashed up bits of our food and finger foods at 26 weeks, much easier than faffing with purees etc. Still used baby rice to make fruit pudding.

NimChimpsky Mon 19-Jan-09 20:19:10

I didn't bother first time round. Food is a wonderful, varied and joyful experience, baby rice is joyless gloop. DD's first meal was Sunday lunch.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 19-Jan-09 20:31:31

I did with ds1 (weaned at 18 weeks blush) but not with ds2 (weaned at 25 weeks grin. He went straight onto mashed up food and lumps really quickly and 8 weeks later is having just about anything!

ThingOne Mon 19-Jan-09 20:37:44

I didn't use it either time. I was given a free sample first time round and thought it was rank!

Northern Lurker, I sped-read your post and nearly choked as I though you said "fruit shoots". Slap me down, too much time on mumsnet expecting the word fruit to be so followed ...

macaco Mon 19-Jan-09 23:03:22

started with spanish baby rice which came already mixed with fruits and was weirdly, really tasty!

sleepycat Mon 19-Jan-09 23:06:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

tassisssss Tue 20-Jan-09 18:18:27

I started my first with EBM and baby rice. My second and third started with pureed pear and I used baby rice to thicken it. Enjoy!

Becky77 Tue 20-Jan-09 18:43:10

I just used baby rice to thicken purees... Well I used/use Plum Super Porridge which is yummier

nowwearefour Tue 20-Jan-09 18:44:04

i didnt bother for either of mine. seems reasonably pointless to me. if you wait til the advised weaning age no need to i reckon!

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