thread: Can you give a 9 month old cooked rice - not baby rice?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2009
    Northern Beaches Sydney
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    Can you give a 9 month old cooked rice - not baby rice?

    Hi

    Just wondering if it is okay to include cooked rice in meals I make for my 9 month old? By rice I mean the rice we eat and not baby rice. If so what type of rice is best brown or arborio or white? I would be lightly pureeing the meat + veg that I would put with so assume I would include the rice when pureeing (he is currently eating textured foods but not very lumpy food). Anything else I should consider if doing this?

    Thanks

    PS Any good recipe suggestions always appreciated

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    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Sunny Qld
    14,682

    If it helps any, Eden eats everything that we eat, and that includes rice. I just do normal Basmati rice. But we do BLS here, so not sure how helpful my response will be to you

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2009
    Scottish expat living in Geelong
    5,572

    my kids ate just normal family meals from around 6 months, and we eat a lot of rice. They never had any reactions, but of course that is purely anecdotal and not scientific in any way.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2009
    Northern Beaches Sydney
    533

    Thanks do you just then put the cooked rice on her tray table and she it up the rice or do you feed it to her? Sorry don't know that much about BLS. I just would have though the individual rice grains would have been really small to pick up ?

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2009
    Scottish expat living in Geelong
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    I just let them feed themselves with their fingers. It's messy but you will be amazed how quickly they improve, and rice tends to get a bit sticky so they can pick up a clump (or maybe that's just the way I cook it, lol)

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    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Sunny Qld
    14,682

    Thanks do you just then put the cooked rice on her tray table and she it up the rice or do you feed it to her? Sorry don't know that much about BLS. I just would have though the individual rice grains would have been really small to pick up ?
    Mostly its fried rice that I do for everyone, so its got vegies in it as well. I just put it in a bowl and then blu-tack it to her tray (cos otherwise she sweeps it off in her hurry to get to the food!) and she just reaches in and grabs handfuls.

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    Registered User

    Mar 2007
    Melbourne
    4,031

    Yep, just cook the rice and put it on her tray table and let her go for it. You will be amazed at just how co-ordinated they are when they want to be be. She will make a mess, that's half the fun
    BLS is all about 'Food is fun until their one'.

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    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Victoria
    7,260

    Charlotte was feeding herself with a spoon by that age, we also did mostly BLS here and she was fine eating rice.
    I found though if you put some kind on sauce on it it is easier for them to scoop up with the spoon and aslo reduces the choking hazard as the grains are stuck together, and not easily inhaled in such a state

    Good luck!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005
    Sydney
    2,121

    Yeah, with #3 and #4 they were pretty much eating what we were eating - but in a cut up form etc - by 8 months of age - rice was one of those foods....

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    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2007
    Queensland
    1,137

    DS here enjoys rice. I have used arborio to make a risotto (no stock, just water, veges and cheese). I have also just mashed a bit into his veges as well. He also like brown rice. HTH

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    Re: Can you give a 9 month old cooked rice - not baby rice?

    BellyBelly has an article all about when it's safe to give a baby rice - find out more here: When Can My Baby Eat Rice?

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