Hey Mamas out there! Question...MY 5 month old started grabbing at the sweet potatoes on my plate so I began to put some mashed sweet potatoes on his bumbo tray to play with. Today I whimsically added some hot water to the mash and made it more like a puree and fed him a bit with a spoon...I do however feel guilty about this because while my sons Ped says he recommends starting solids at 4 months i know its best to EBF until six months of age...that being said, he seemed to thoroughly enjoy the bit of mash he got from the spoon and tried his hardest to eat some from his own fingers. I should add my son had silent reflux and wakes 4-6 times a night to comfort eat (he barely sucks for 3-4 minutes before he is asleep again) so the GI suggested we try an ounce on BM with a teaspoon of oatmeal in a bottle which I tried for the first time to see if his night wakings lessen in amount...I, once again, feel guilty. A part of me enjoys saying hello a couple times in the night because these nursings are so quiet and cuddly (during the say he nurses for 5-10 minutes and is usually SO distracted so he is very fidgety). Has anyone tried e bit of cereal before bed and seen an improvement in night wakings (preferably those who have reflux babies)? I don't want to get a slap on the wrist but if anyone disapproves of this I'd like to hear why and how long to wait before trying again? I'm not in a rush to start weaning but I am returning to school Jan 3 (a few days before he turns 6 months) so I was wondering if solids would ease him being away from me (he is VERY attached to me...we are in loooove :-) Please no one suggest co-sleeping...we tried bed-sharing and it was disastrous because he nursed every 45 minutes. he is now in a crib not 2 feet away from my bed and a small part of me wonders if he awakens to nurse because he knows im there...either way I'd appreciate if the wakings were more in the 2-4 range! sorry for the long post...please comment and tell me your experience with solids/sleep! thanks!