Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Kim | 2010/03/29

Q.

Baby sleep training

Good morning Doc!
I''ve attended a baby sleep programme on Thursday as my almost 1yrs old has been a terrible sleeper since day one. We''ve started with the routine on friday, and with amazing results, saturday and sunday night he only woke once, but went right back to sleep. My only concern is that every night before bed at night, he vomits because of the crying, he does not vomit before his afternoon naps though. The lady from the programme said i should not feed him again after he vomits, which i haven''t and he is fine. How long before bedtime should he have his last feed and is it a bad that he has vomit every night since friday.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It is not a problem as such if your baby vomits only once in a while and for a short period only. This is as long as he does not get so worked up that he may inhale some of the vomit.It takes a few hours for food in the stomach to be digested so you cannot really give a time when he can have his last feed before bedtime. Perhaps it would help a bit if this was at least 1 hour before bedtime.

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Posted by: Kim | 2010/03/30

Thanks so much Doc!

Reply to Kim
Posted by: Kim | 2010/03/30

Thanks WVW!

Hi Nancy!
Yes, the first night was terrible, i myself cried my eyes out. But i don''t know if we were one of the lucky ones, but from night 2,he only woke once, nagged for a bit and went right back to sleep. I''ve learnt that if he is fed enough during the day, there is no need for a bottle right through the night. So when he naggs at night now, i can be rest assured that he is not hungry. Last night at 8pm he only nagged for 7min to be exact, nagged again at 5h30 and woke at 7pm. The only thing i ask myself, is why did i not do this sooner. Good luck!

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Posted by: Nancy | 2010/03/30

Just curious, if your baby wakes in the night, do you let him cry until he falls asleep, like when he first goes down? So that first night can be terrible as you are not allowed to give him a bottle?

Reply to Nancy
Posted by: WVW | 2010/03/29

My baby is 12 years old and stil today when she is upset she vomets my dr said there is nothing wrong with her she will be fine she did it since she was born when she cried she vomets
It is good sometimes to let a baby cry. If i fall pregnant again i will attend this classes defnitly
Have a great one and enjoy your baby while he/she is so small

Reply to WVW
Posted by: Kim | 2010/03/29

LOL, thanks!

Reply to Kim
Posted by: Fluffy | 2010/03/29

Hi Kim,

Sorry, I did not think of that. Thanks for the tips tho, will give it a bash.

Good luck with the vomiting.

Reply to Fluffy
Posted by: Kim | 2010/03/29

Sjoe deary, are you asking me to mail you the manual. Not sure if that''s legal, cos it can leak and it''s her own company. Don''t want to get into trouble for it. I promise, i don''t earn much, but it was money well spent. You sound desperate, and remind me so much of myself, i was just so desperate. Go and do the course, ask if you can make a payment plan with them, maybe pay it over two months, they are really helpful. Go to baby-love.co.za read the success stories and you will want to attend. Let me know how things go ok.
Stay strong.

Reply to Kim
Posted by: Fluffy | 2010/03/29

Hi Kim,

Shew, that''s expensive! Is there any way I can get a copy of the manual?

Thanks

Reply to Fluffy
Posted by: Kim | 2010/03/29

Mandy, having 2 kids doesn''t make you the expert. And this was not a stage, he''s never slept through until i started this programme. I would never do anything that would harm my child in any way.

Fluffy, we paid R590. It''s a one on one session myself and my fiance went to. Where the lady goes through the manual with you, takes about 2hrs. You keep the manual and i''ve had the full support from this lady the whole weekend. Was with me on the phone when i cried, stayed in touch with me the whole weekend. truly worth it.

Reply to Kim
Posted by: Fluffy | 2010/03/29

Hi Kim,

How much does such a programme cost?

Thanks

Reply to Fluffy
Posted by: Mandy | 2010/03/29

I have two children. One 3 years old, the other one 5 months. It is stages they go through. One night they sleep through, the next one not. All they need is our love. Life is too short.

Reply to Mandy
Posted by: Kim | 2010/03/29

Hi Mandy!
Pls advise why first of all you are reading other peoples posts if it does not concern you. Secondly, not that i have to explain myself to you, but he is on a sleeping programme done by professionals. If you don''t have anything positive to say on these posts then dont say anything. It''s enough that i feel bad about letting my baby cry, i don''t need negative comments like yours to make it even worse.
My little boy is a health, happy child and even happier now since he''s been sleeping better at night.
I''m deeply hurt by your comment. In future, pls keep your negative ways to yourself, cos this forum is not for you then.

Reply to Kim
Posted by: Mandy | 2010/03/29

I can''t believe a mother let her child cry in such a way that he vomits before bedtime. How can one end a day like that?

Reply to Mandy
Posted by: Kim | 2010/03/29

Hi there!
I was exactly like you! The programme involves routine which starts in the day and yes it does involve crying. They put him on an age appropriate feeding-awake time. But trust me it''s worth it, i cried my eyes out friday night, but saturday and sunday, he only woke once, nagged for a bit and went right back to sleep. I havent had then in a year. I was exactly like you, kept him in bed with me and bottle right through the night, no more of that. Last bottle at 7pm and the next day again at 7am. I don''t know if i was lucky, but the first night he only cried for 45min, felt like eternity, now he only naggs for 10min before nap and bedtime and he''s out for the count.

Reply to Kim
Posted by: Fluffy | 2010/03/29

Hi Kim,

Please tell me what kind of programme this is? What do you have to do and at what age can you begin? My son is 9 months old and wakes up about 5 times a night. I take him out, put him next to me, give him a bottle and when he has fallen asleep, I put him back into his cot.

Does the programme involve crying? I am not so sure I can let my baby cry for hours....

Thanks

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