by catherine (2832 Posts), Mon Nov 24, 2003 09:31 pm
Nancy, I'm waiting until she snatches my toast out of my hand![;)] Seriously, I prefer to wait until the last possible minute. I have a history of exzema and allergies and the girls have the exzema too. I feel that the longer I delay exposure to food allergens the better. It's also so much easier when the kid really wants to eat the food and can play with the spoon. I learned that with Lucy. Finn (1st time mommie etc.) I couldn't wait to try him and it was so messy and sloppy etc. As a result, I always skip the rice cereal and start them on a mixture of oatmeal cereal and apple sauce. Our first pediatrican recommended that, he claimed that rice cereal was cruel and unusual punishment and after my first taste I agreed with him. I'll try and hang on for another month then go for it.
DH, Dave (40)