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Did anyone's baby sleep better after they weaned at 6 months?

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Orange80 Sat 08-Apr-17 06:46:13

My LO is almost 6 months, breastfed, and a crap sleeper. He's up feeding every 2hrs day and night.

He's showing a lot of readiness for food - reaching for whatever I'm eating, opening his mouth when j use a spoon, and so on. He can sit independently now too.

I haven't started him on solids yet, as he's not quite 6months, but will soon as he's definitely ready.

My question is - did anyone's baby sleep better when they started eating? Everyone tells me he will. But I think they're just trying to make me feel like there's a sleepless nights end in sight!

Flanderspigeonmurderer Sat 08-Apr-17 06:47:31

My breastfed baby didn't I'm afraid. It took him until about 10 months to sleep through.

Onlyaplasticbagdear Sat 08-Apr-17 06:47:46

No, mine slept worse if anything. Sorry sad

Onlyaplasticbagdear Sat 08-Apr-17 06:48:18

Only night weaning meant better sleep for my bfed baby.

kiwipie Sat 08-Apr-17 06:53:05

Nope!
Only now at 17months and a bottle a night is he sleeping more! Hang in there, you will get a full night sleep... one day..!

glitterglitters Sat 08-Apr-17 06:57:44

In short, no. Sorry. My dd is now almost 2, she self weaned at 19 months and is only just (50% of the time) sleeping through.

I truly believe that kids and sleeping is totally down to the child themselves, rather than if they've had food, how they've been fed, if they've seen sleep trained etc. It did marginally improve however we were soon back to square one with a regression.

Glitteryunicorn Sat 08-Apr-17 06:59:09

Mine got worse she was sleeping through now we're up 2-3 times a night sad

Orange80 Sat 08-Apr-17 07:05:37

Haha oh no!! But it's helpful to hear what I'm in for! I suspected everyone was saying that he'd sleep after introducing solids to make me feel better....

Tfoot75 Sat 08-Apr-17 07:15:31

No, ime they tend to have a few temporary problems with wind, constipation etc which makes things worse for a while whilst their digestive systems adapt. Also I'm not sure their digestive systems start absorbing the calories etc from food efficiently straight away, neither of mine started to cut down on milk til over 9 months.

OnlyEatsToast Sat 08-Apr-17 07:16:30

I had high hopes but nope! Made no difference

PodgeBod Sat 08-Apr-17 07:21:50

Mine is also sleeping worse since she started taking solids

Orangedaisy Sat 08-Apr-17 07:22:23

Agreed, made no difference!

Timefor2 Sat 08-Apr-17 07:26:10

Afraid not here too! (Which did, perversely, make me slightly happy after my MIL had been hounding me since 4 months to start weaning because breastmk wasn't enough and DD was clearly waking because hungry.)

MrsELM21 Sat 08-Apr-17 07:28:32

Nope, boo!!

KingfisherBlue Mon 10-Apr-17 10:04:25

I think it did make a difference to DS's sleep, but not straight away. As another poster said, it takes while for their digestive systems to get used to solids, and also they don't take very much at the beginning. If anything, at 6 months his sleep got worse!

Also, when DS was waking in the night at 4-5 months, it usually was because he was really hungry, which isn't the case for all babies.

Lenny1980 Mon 10-Apr-17 22:32:34

Maybe I can give you some hope! We started weaning at 6 months but it was a slow process, it was along time before he started eating much at all but from about 8 months he suddenly started eating a lot more. Then from about 7 months I started cutting out breastfeeding and switching to formula, I did this over about 6 weeks. Not sure what made the difference but by the time he turned 8 months he was on one bottle at night. He's still not reliably sleeping through but I can cope with one night feed, so much better than it was at 6 months!

Orange80 Tue 11-Apr-17 09:31:58

Ooh that does give me hope, lenny! I'm sooo tired! Haha!

Heirhelp Tue 11-Apr-17 13:33:51

My little one was formula feed and no sleeping got significantly worse. My DD was waking more often more milk than some of my bf friend's children,

Lovelongweekends Tue 11-Apr-17 13:37:55

Far worse but they do also go through a wonder week mental leap around 26wks which doesn't help either!! Neither dc1 or dc2 slept through until I stopped bfing at 1yr. Don't hold out much hope for dc3!!

CottonSock Tue 11-Apr-17 13:39:40

I think it has helped now she is 9m. Didn't eat until 8.5m... but I restricted the night feeding too.

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