The twins are more than six months old and according to our doctor that means real food. I was nervous and excited to feed them vegetables a few weels ago. Most thrilling, however, was the anticipation that more food would fill their tummies and make them sleep better.
The verdict? It doesn't help.
The boys are still waking up every three hours, although we do get reprieves from time to time. Last night we got about 4 hours between feedings. That extra hour helps a lot, but I still can't wait for 6-8 hours of full sleep again.
I also was talking with a saleswoman yesterday who has a baby around the same age. She said her daughter wakes up about midnight, 2:00 a.m. and then 5:00 a.m. Another couple said at nine months they finally let their daughter cry it out. For every two or three "my-daughter-started-sleeping-14-hours-a-night-at-three-months-old" story (yes, my co-worker's daughter sleeps 7am-9pm every night) I hear other kids are up several times a night. Seems like, even at six months, we're not alone which makes me feel better.
So the food may not help with sleep, but at least we get some cute pictures. We have tried avocados, squash, carrots and green beans which are pictured below.