I 👏🏽don’t 👏🏽care 👏🏽what 👏🏽your 👏🏽mom 👏🏽groups 👏🏽or 👏🏽pediatrician 👏🏽say 👊🏽😤
Do NOT use cereal in a baby bottle to make your child sleep longer.!!!
🗣BABIES ARE SUPPOSED TO WAKE UP AT NIGHT.
🗣🗣BABIES ARE SUPPOSED TO WAKE UP AT NIGHT. ‼️🗣🗣🗣
Babies are genetically engineered to wake up in the night to prevent them from getting into too deep of a sleep which can lead to SIDS.
Basically what happens is they’re in such a deep sleep that they can’t wake themselves up when they’re having trouble breathing. You don’t want your baby to be in that deep of a sleep until they have the motor skills that will help rescue them, then the SIDS risk is greatly reduced.
We know that many are probably tempted to try the old “cereal in the bottle” trick to gain an extra 1 hour (heck even an extra 20 minutes.) of sleep. We also know that this is one of the biggest and possibly one of the more dangerous practices you could engage in. <— read it AGAIN!
It is not a good idea because you may throw the “I’m full” instinct off kilter; more importantly, babies have been known to aspirate cereal when cereal is mixed in a bottle with formula or breast milk. Babies who are younger than 6 months old seldom know how to properly swallow anything other than breast milk or formula and gulping or “inhaling” a bottle with cereal in it may have deadly consequences.
❗️NOT TO MENTION RICE CEREAL IS A FILLER AND HAS ZERO NUTRITIONAL VALUE. ONLY EMPTY CALORIES FOR YOUR BABY. ❗️
The “I did it & my child survived” quote is old. It’s ignorant and a sorry excuse for not educating yourself 😑😤🤦🏽♀️
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