Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jackie | 2010-01-14


Bedtime toddler makes himself VOMIT!

My 15month old son recently decided that he did not want to go to bed anymore and when I leave him to cry (not longer than 2 min) as stipulated by Baby Sense He starts making himself sick. He does' nt stick his finger down his throat he just cries so loudly and starts to gag then vomit. OF course then we have to take him out off the cot and get him to fall a sleep on the bed. He is also quite a big boy so we don' t know if its the Cot he has a problem with or is he just and expert manipulater as he is otherwise very healthy.....What do you think?

Expert's Reply



Your little boy is keen to sleepin your bed rather than in his cot. He now knows that the way to really get things to go his way is to cry and perform and then vomit. Of course when he vomits you will be there to clean up and will take him to your bed. The only way forward is to make sure he learns that you mean business when you put him to sleep in his cot.Use the controlled crying technique and even if he vomits just clean him up and return him to his cot each time. He will soon get tired of this and should settle down.

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