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March 14th, 2010, 06:10 PM
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we started rice almost 2 weeks ago... he is only getting 2 tablespoons once a day.. I know I need to increase.. when is it okay to to oatmeal.. is it highly allergenic.. does it contain wheat? (I get the gerber one) for the life of me, I cant remember when I did with my other two, and I want to do that first then veggies.. I am curious, because my oldest had/has severe food allergies
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March 15th, 2010, 09:03 AM
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I can't remember if oatmeal has wheat or not. Oats aren't one of the 7 most common allergies, but its certaintly not unheard of either. I did 1 new food about every 3 weeks to month with my youngest, which worked pretty well for us. I would think you'd be ok to do the oatmeal at this point though.
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March 15th, 2010, 09:20 AM
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Oatmeal does not contain wheat. At least it shouldn't. The problem with oats is the possible cross contaimination with wheat.

Oat isn't part of the top 8 but my son is allergic to oat. I think there's another mom here whose LO is also allergic to oat.

Our pediatrician had recommended waiting at least a week between new foods. We waited longer.

And I skipped the cereals with my two younger ones and pretty much went straight to fruits and veggies. I did make my own rice for them.
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March 15th, 2010, 02:23 PM
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my child is allergic to oats... and i don't think there is wheat in the oatmeal, but like tweetybabies said - CROSS CONTAIMINATION is a huge thing to look for (it'll say on the label "processed at a plant that uses soy, peanuts...." whatever.

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March 16th, 2010, 05:11 PM
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Mine didn't really do cereal either, neither of them seemed to like it much.
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