Improving Baby Sleep Patterns
(Canberra, ACT, Australia)
Quickly improving baby sleep patterns is vital, especially if an active 6 month old suddenly decides not to sleep because of a disturbed feed/play/sleep pattern.
A question that immediately comes to mind is: when is the best time to feed solids to keep him sufficiently full for proper sleep?
I used to try and give solids 1 hr after I breastfeed, but it did not work. I soon realised that my baby wakes up after 40 mins, would hardly breastfeed and then get tired again shortly.
His next sleep would then be shorter due to overtiredness. So, a feed/sleep/feed cycle started to emerge, which was hard to break.
I now give him solids right after he breastfeeds. Then give him active play time and a wind down time. It has developed into a proper sleep routine and seem to work well.
The moral of this story...
Try and give solids just after breast/bottle feeding and not some time later. It may be the best thing to give you some peaceful sleep.