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To think pesto has magical sleeping properties

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CeCeBloomer Thu 06-Apr-17 08:21:06

Everytime my dd has pesto pasta she has the best nights sleep - 13 hrs straight last night (she didn't sleep for 2.5 yrs - now nearly 3).
She always eats a good meal at dinner time so it's not that she is more full up or anything like that but she always sleeps so well after pesto pasta - it's wierd

TooMinty Thu 06-Apr-17 08:25:40

Quick, patent your pesto recipe and make a fortune selling it to sleep deprived parents! I bought the lavender bath stuff and Ewan the Dream sheep, I totally would have got "sleep pesto" when DS1 was being weaned...

bumbleymummy Thu 06-Apr-17 08:27:57

grin 'sleep pesto'. It does sound like something that could be marketed!

wettunwindee Thu 06-Apr-17 08:29:04

Pasta does, not sure about the pesto.

My boys (2 sons and a husband) always sleep well with a belly full of pasta or rice.

AndHoldTheBun Thu 06-Apr-17 08:35:28

It's probably the belly full of pasta, a potato based meal will do the same for DS ... we call that a "carb coma" in this house grin

Sairelou Thu 06-Apr-17 08:40:19

Ha someone needs to tell my 19mo DD she should have been in a carb coma last night after the huge plateful of pasta she ate. 3 times she was awake! Granted it was a tomato sauce not pesto so I'll have to try it out for scientific purposes grin

Whatsername17 Thu 06-Apr-17 08:47:49

If I eat the pesto will my bf baby sleep through? grin hopeful!

TakeThatFuckingDressOffNow Thu 06-Apr-17 08:51:20

It's the magic of Italian carbs and Parmesan - Try risotto giallo alla Milanese recipes. You'll all sleep like babies......

CeCeBloomer Thu 06-Apr-17 08:57:56

Yep tomato pasta does not have the same effect at all - it is specifically pesto!

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