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can starting solids make a baby fussier and sleep less?

i don't know whether to contribute this to teething or solids or something else, my 6 almost 7 month old just started solids and is teething. she is much more vocal, crying more than usual and sleeping worse.

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staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 12:46 PM on May. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • and she was teething before and not this upset
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 12:47 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • It could be? Maybe the foods dont agree with the tummy? Ive heard having solids can make them hungrier at night, maybe shes hungry?
    carsonsmommytam

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:01 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • Yes it can especially if their little tummies are not ready for it. It makes their stomach and digestive system upset if they are not ready yet and thus makes them upset. It could also be teething.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 1:08 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • Yes, it can. The teething will also do it.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:59 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • so, stop solids and see?
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:04 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • Yes, especially rice cereal
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 3:29 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • so far i've done pureed organic bananas and organic sweet potatoes

    a teaspoon or two per feeding
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:05 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • Cereal often disrupts sleep patterns and can be very constipating. Try a bit of mashed avocado, mixed with breastmilk (or formula), then try some baked sweet potato.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:25 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • i have not done any kind of cereal

    i wanted to try avocado but its so expensive and perishable. maybe when she eats more per feeding.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:43 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • Stop everything but the breast and see what happens. If she goes back to her normal self, you know to hold off on solids for a bit longer. Babies don't need the solids yet at 6-7 months old.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:21 PM on May. 18, 2010

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