Re: Brown rice for 8 month old
I've just done brown rice with DS who's almost 9 mo, and it wasn't his first food. I was advised to give him sweet brown rice or short grain brown rice (but I can't remember exactally why short grain rice instead of long). I ground up the rice into a fine powder in the blender and then cooked it up like rice cereal. Keep the ground up rice in the fridge so the nutrients aren't depleated.
Wholesomebabyfood.com is the best site for introducing solids. This is their page on Brown Rice which includes how to cook up the rice powder.
DS June 2007
DD1 April 2009
DD2 April 2011