Quoting ashleeoh:" I agree with this. At 4 months old you shouldn't be giving them something to "hold them over". I think ... [snip!] ... whenever they are hungry. Water is for hydration which babies get from formula and breast milk therefore they do not need it."
I agree with that statement, which is why I asked the question is it ok to give her a little to just play with. YIKES to this debate. lol. So I think it's just common sense that water to hold over till next feeding is well STUPID. babies eat when hungry, cereal in the bottle that's LAZY, yeah they make a mess in our house cereal ='s bath time, bath time equals ='s playtime, playtime is followed by story time, then she's topped off with one last breast feeding then night night as at the moment we have only been giving her cereal once a day because I am just taking a guess that going from strictly breast milk to cereal jumping into 3 times a day is crazy I want her tummy to get used to it first. I have never even heard of cereal used for re-flux but ok I'm not a dr but I feel a chocking hazard is a chocking hazard so why would it be ok to use cereal for that and not just for laziness lol