So as many people know, our baby doesn’t sleep. He has started taking regular 1/2 hour naps during the day which is FANTASTIC but nights are still a struggle. He wakes up every 1-2 hours and after 4 months of this, I’m just plain exhausted. I don’t expect him to sleep 8 hours or anything, but 4-5 would be nice!
My mom-in-law has suggested over and over that he take rice cereal to keep him full through the night, but I knew he wasn’t quite old enough – until now. He’s reached the 4 month mark and he weighs enough and he loves to watch me eat, so I talked to the pediatrician and she gave the go-ahead.
You have no idea how excited this made me. I put all my hopes and dreams of a better night’s sleep on rice cereal. Rice cereal was going to solve this problem, I just knew it.
So the first couple nights, I spoon-fed him very little just to get him used to it. He seemed indifferent, so when I got desperate for some rest, we went ahead and put some in the bottle before bedtime. I don’t think you’re really supposed to do that, but I was willing to try anything at this point.
He slept one extra hour.
And now he’s super constipated.
Not worth rushing into. Dangit.