Updated 08/24/2010: See Below
Last weekend I started giving Turtle rice cereal.
I figured she was six months and she had been eyeing our food for weeks while licking her chops... okay, maybe she wasn't licking her chops but I thought: Why Not?
A couple days after she had been eating it (slurping it mostly), she started waking up 10+ times in one night. Just woke up screaming her tiny little head off. She was so restless and miserable, the poor thing.
The next night it was worse.
I put her in our bed thinking that maybe it was loneliness.
She still slept horrible and spent half of the night screaming.
So after conferring with the Moms in my playgroup, I decided not to give her any rice cereal.
And what do you know, she finally got some sleep.
Meaning that I also got some sleep.
So now I'm clueless as to what to do next.
Should I move on to oatmeal? Skip the cereal all together and head straight for purees? Call the doctor and moan and groan to the nurses?
Did your babies ever hate rice cereal? What did you do?
Updated: I just have to say that my dear little Turtle did not eat rice cereal last night... and she did not sleep. Well, she slept... a little. She was restless from 730 until 1230. Then up at 1am, 3am, 4am and 6am.
I'm just exhausted looking at those times.
So now I'm really clueless because I have NO CLUE why she isn't sleeping well.
I'm desperate now.
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