Rice cereal is a big hit! The little dragons have both tried and love their new thick bottles of Neosure with gluten free baby rice cereal. They are a bit more fulfilled and seem to enjoy the new taste and texture. Another thing they enjoy? The faster nipple required to allow the thicker cereal to go through, meaning they finish their food in record time. We call the little dragons the "baby tanks" when it comes to eating because they demolish every bottle given to them.
I can't wait to start making homemade baby food with our Baby Bullet food processor and storage system, but that will be a little bit down the road. We will make our own baby food using fresh ingredients to save money, eliminate waste and ensure the babies are eating as well as possible.
It is recommended that for the first year the babies stay gluten free. Since we have a family history of celiac disease, we will keep a gluten free household and hope that neither of the babies ends up getting celiac too. What's interesting about celiac disease is that if you are never exposed to gluten, you will never get celiac and all of the complications that come with it. Luckily it's becoming easier and easier to eat gluten free and though I'm not sure how it will all work out once we get to school age, for now we have a plan. And the babies are doing great!