Re: 9 month old won't eat solids
"Stuff your baby full of food and she'll sleep longer" is a tempting promise for a tired momma, but the unfortunate truth is that even if your baby were eating 3 full meals of solids during the day, it still wouldn't guarantee of a full night's sleep. Many persistent night-wakers are nursing at night not necessarily because they are hungry, but because nursing is a soothing, familiar way to get back to sleep.
Originally Posted by adykes
Have you read Elizabeth Pantley's The No-Cry Sleep Solution? It's full of gentle ways to get your baby to sleep longer and better at night without resorting to cry-it-out methods.
Believe me, I know just how exhausted and frustrated you must be! My DD woke every 1.5-3 hours a night until she was around 10.5 months old. I thought I was going to lose my mind. Finally I resorted to some sleep training, and DD, who was still exclusively breastfeeding, finally started sleeping through the night with only one wake-up.
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