Jessie - posted on 08/25/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
I am at my wit's end!!! My baby boy was born March 14 so he is a little over five months. He is STILL not sleeping through the night, getting up every 3 hours and eating about 5 ounces of formula each time at night. He is at the 25% percentile in weight, he weighed 14 lbs 14 oz at his 5-month checkup so it's not like he's eating too much.
So to help with the sleeping I've started feeding him rice cereal twice a day. He eats very well and has no trouble swallowing or anything but I cannot deal with the MESS! It gets all over his hands and face and clothes and EVERYWHERE! I try to keep it reined in by holding his hands still but I can't feed him and hold him still at the same time. It is AWFUL. He cannot sit in the high chair yet so I have to sit him in the Bumbo to eat. Even if he's wearing a bib it gets all over his face and hands and legs or blanket and the Bumbo. His daddy is not home often so I have to feed him by myself.
Do you have any reccomendations?? I'm going crazy! PLUS it doesn't help with sleeping, he still gets up every three hours and eats like nuts, even if I feed him a little cereal right before bedtime. I have to give him a bath after every meal, which is awful because he hates baths. I don't know what to do!!!!