Lauren - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son is 10 and a half months and has slept through since he was 6 weeks old. Until 6 weeks ago when he started waking in the night - i put it down to teething, being in a new place (split from his dad and moved in with my mum), and the fact he had a cold. Although he is still waking up.. normally between 12 and 3.. and again at 5ish. I started giving him milk whenever he woke up, then started giving him water to try and help him sleep through again.. this hasn't helped. I've resorted to giving him a dummy (really didn't want to) as i think he finds comfort out of sucking.. i want to get him back to being able to settle himself, without needing a bottle or dummy.. any ideas guys??
Also, he refuses to eat porridge or weetabix for breakfast and will only have toast. He isn't a big fan of finger foods, apart from toast in the mornings, and organix crisps. He doesn't even try things, tried giving him raisins and a biscotti biscuit earlier and he didn't even try it.. i just dont want him to eat the same things all the time and want him to eat more fruit through the day.. just to get more variety into his diet. He has home-cooked meals every night, courtesy of nanny :) and eats them fine.. but i'd rather he had sandwiches for lunch than having 2 cooked meals a day.
Sorry about the long post.. but if anyone has any tips or opinions then i'd be grateful!