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once solids are established did you find this helped sleep?

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IHeartIona Tue 19-Aug-08 20:48:21

My dd is 5 months and I will be starting her on solids at 26 weeks. Out of interest wanted to ask if you found that once solids were established this helped with sleeping? I guess the first few weeks not enought is eaten to make a difference but wondered if this changed later. We are having a few issues with sleeping (frequent wakings for the last few weeks, possibly teething but not sure) and would be nice to know if there might be a light at the end of the tunnel!!


DisplacementActivity Tue 19-Aug-08 20:50:25

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ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 19-Aug-08 20:50:40

It made no difference with ds's sleep whatsoever.

onepieceoflollipop Tue 19-Aug-08 20:50:58

No, not for us (sorry if that isn't what you wanted to hear)

dd1 = great sleeper

dd2, bit of a lively one at night tbh.

We used roughly the same approaches re bedtime, weaning, milk feeds etc etc. Just different personalities.

For the first 6 months or so of weaning (generally) the milk (breast of formula) still gives them most of their calories. The small amounts of fruit, veg, cereals etc that you offer are far less calorie dense than the milk. (unless you force feed the baby lard lol)

mrsleroyjethrogibbs Tue 19-Aug-08 20:51:21

nope i would say doesnt make a whole lot of difference.

2point4kids Tue 19-Aug-08 20:53:29

Dont know if its comincidence but it has seemed to with DS2.
He is 6 months and I started weaning 2 weeks ago, He had one meal a day the first week and upped to 2 meals a day the second week.
In the second week he started sleeping through the night! Never has before.
He is having just as much milk as he did before but with added meals in between so I guess he is fuller by night time.

thisisyesterday Tue 19-Aug-08 20:54:07

nope, made no difference at all with ds2.
he is now 9.5 months and still waking every 2 hours at night

EffiePerine Tue 19-Aug-08 20:55:21

no, sorry

in fact he was more unsettled when he started on solids...

Washersaurus Tue 19-Aug-08 20:55:44

Errr, no

lilyloo Tue 19-Aug-08 20:56:18

no smile grin hmm yawwwwwwn !

missorinoco Tue 19-Aug-08 20:56:22

it helped us. might have been a coincidence, but you can always hope!

Mummyfor3 Tue 19-Aug-08 20:56:50

No sad.

Sleep governed by brain not belly and is developmental step; sadagain.

If you find that magic wand, please, please, please let me know.

fullmoonfiend Tue 19-Aug-08 20:57:36

sadly no. And the now 10-and-a-half-year-old is still a shocking sleeper...

WilfSell Tue 19-Aug-08 20:58:10

Nope. Made no difference at all.

IHeartIona Tue 19-Aug-08 20:59:44

just popped back to find loads of replies - thanks!
ok will keep my matchsticks on hand then to prop open my eyes..... wink
off to open a (small) bottle of wine at the thought of it.....

MrsMattie Tue 19-Aug-08 21:00:11

No. I think it's a total fallacy.

charchargabor Tue 19-Aug-08 21:11:08

DD is 1 and on 3 meals a day plus whatever she can snaffle off my and DP's plates. She usually wakes up 2-3 hourly, and has since about 5 months. Sorry! <yawn>

MrsJamin Wed 20-Aug-08 13:13:46

I read this article on sleep regressions very interesting yesterday - it says that it is normal to regress sleep (i.e. wake up in the night more again) at 4 months - that could explain the last few weeks for you? There's so many factors to sleep, it's not just down to solids.

funnypeculiar Wed 20-Aug-08 13:14:39

Nope, sorry.

CvQ Wed 20-Aug-08 13:15:17 destined never to sleep again<yawn>

IHeartIona Wed 20-Aug-08 20:22:39

thanks MrsJamin - looks like this could be part of it for us. interesting stuff!

nolongerchunkybutstillapudding Wed 20-Aug-08 21:47:35

nope. worse if anything (sorry)

snickersnack Wed 20-Aug-08 21:49:23

Not in the slightest. Only now, at 14 months, has he started sleeping through (and I use the term loosely - 7pm to 5 sodding am). And he's been eating like a small horse for months and months. It was definitely not hunger waking him...

catweazle Wed 20-Aug-08 22:18:28


Tinkjon Wed 20-Aug-08 22:19:55

It may help if your child was previously sleeping through the night but since stopped - but if they've never slept through the night then forget it. Didn't make a sod of difference with our Permanently Awake Little Man, I'm afraid.

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