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Toddler making himself vomit? Abby+2 2 kids; New Castle, Pennsylvania 1095 posts
15th Oct '10

Okay I'm pretty desperate here.



My almost 16 month old son has always been a good sleeper. Put him in the crib and he goes to sleep (as long as he's tired). For the past month or so he has been battling sleep terribly. So I would put him in the crib and let him cry it out.



He has been teething for a while so sometimes I give him tylenol and orajel before bed - but it doesn't seem to help - so I'm not sure if that's the reason.



Anyway, I had to stop letting him cry it out because he was (what I thought) making himself so upset that he would vomit. Not just a little, a LOT. Through his nose and everything.



The other night I was holding him walking around the bedroom when I discovered that he is actually making himself vomit - curling his tongue and gagging himself. I know it's for attention and because he wants out of the crib.. I'm at a loss at what to do.



Any advice is GREATLY appreciated.

. , ., VA, United States 74445 posts
status 15th Oct '10

I don't think he understands that curling his tongue is going to make himself throw up. I really don't think he's doing it for attention.



It doesn't really sound like CIO is working though. Do you guys have a good bedtime routine?

user banned Due March 21; 1 child; Colorado 67779 posts
15th Oct '10

The fact that he is crying so hard, he is vomiting... repeatedly... would make me think to stop CIO altogether. Yes I'm anti CIO, sue me. lol. Maybe he just needs extra comfort

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