A conversation with a friend today got me thinking, can a baby or toddler ever just be a hungry child and not have it mean anything 'bad' in relation to not being a great sleeper?
I think DS (13 months) is a pretty good eater but as most of you know, a horrible sleeper. Obviously I've never known how much milk he actually takes since I've only been breastfeeding but he has a good breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks but still feeds enough overnight that I definitely need to change his nappy around 1 or 2am or he'll be wet through by 4. I can also hear him drinking, not just sucking.
So he's started refusing breastfeeds but definitely still wants milk overnight, just not from me right now.
Yesterday he had:
-Porridge with apple and a couple pieces of toast for breakfast plus some milk
-some raisins and a couple mini rice cakes for snack
-chicken casserole w/couscous for lunch and a handful of blueberries and sliced banana
-rice cake w/ cream cheese for snack
-a lightly floured & fried in butter fillet of cod w/ mashed potato & carrot sticks (ate all of the cod and carrot, threw the mashed potato so gave him some pasta), Greek yogurt and a few more blueberries (had forgot to grab more fruit while out).
-about 50mls of cow's milk before bed, didn't want anymore.
This is a pretty normal day for food for him.
Are some kids just hungry kids? DH is tall and lean and seriously a black hole/garbage disposal in regards to eating and apparently was worse growing up.
This post is probably a bit of a ramble, I'd just been thinking about it today. Maybe there's nothing to be 'trained' out of him in regards to sleeping. Maybe he's just a hungry little guy.