Myth No. 623: Giving solids will help your baby sleep through the night

From about 8 weeks of age, I had various pressures to feed the infamous baby rice to the Imp to help him sleep. I shrugged off these well meaning interfering people and decided to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months. In fact, it’s a hell of a lot easier to just put them on the boob than the mess making involved in the Imp throwing food everywhere. The Imp sleeps a lot better now (generally, not always) but it doesn’t seem to bare any relationship to food intake at all. In fact, he doesn’t really eat all that much, unless I bring out the avocado. I think it’s just because he’s older (and maybe a little wiser), so we get some better nights in our house.  

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Lady, no amount of this grub is going to make me sleep!

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One Response to Myth No. 623: Giving solids will help your baby sleep through the night

  1. gingerninja says:

    Amber, I agree, weaning made no difference to my little one and she was a big and hungry girl like most of the babies whose parents are encouraged to wean early. She now has days where she eats the entire contents of the fridge and is still up all night so it definately is a myth.

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