Will giving my baby solids help him to sleep through the night?
No. Your baby’s ability to sleep through the night depends more on what age he is, and what sleep habits he’s become used to, than what he eats during the day.
Your baby doesn’t need solids to help him sleep. In fact, experts recommend that you don’t give your baby solid foods until he is six months old.
Some mums believe that starting their baby on solid foods earlier than six months may help their little one to sleep better at night.
However, studies have shown that babies who have solid food at a young age do not sleep any better than babies who are not given solid foods. This includes putting cereal in the bottle.
If you think your baby is ready for solids before six months, talk to your health visitor.
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