Rice Cereal, Shmice Cereal

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.

  1. Pretty sure the boys didn’t start sleeping for longer than a couple of hours until after 4 months.. Very exhausting for sure. You know it’s bad when you wake up and realize you forgot to put your boobs away. Haha, hang in ther momma.

  2. Oh Jaana, I’m so sorry! I had the same issues with my first…I’m SO with you on all this. It just stinks that you have to endure this. : (

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