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GadaboutTheGreat Wed 27-Mar-13 23:11:59

Would you bring the baby into your bed under these circumstances?

My 10mo DS has probably caught whatever DD had last week. She was sick only twice in 5 days but her nappies...oh dear lord confused

I just bf DS and was watching him settle back down in his cot, when I realised he'd done a gigantic, reeking, sheet-ruining poo (tmi sorry).
He's now asleep in my arms, but I'm not sure whether to leave him in his cot & hope I hear any further 'explosions' on the monitor (my hearing isn't good), or whether to bring him into my bed (where I probably won't get much sleep).


olivertheoctopus Wed 27-Mar-13 23:19:09

I wouldn't bring him into bed because then your bed will get covered in poo too! Could you put up a travel cot next to your bed so even if you don't hear the poosplosion you might smell it?

GadaboutTheGreat Wed 27-Mar-13 23:21:56

Don't think there's room for the travel cot sad
Maybe I could put a stack of towels on the bed under him, just in case!

HappyAsASandboy Wed 27-Mar-13 23:24:21

I would bring him into bed, but only because I like sleeping next to my babies grin

If he's feeling poorly he'll probably sleep better with you, and you'd notice any .... expulsions .... more quickly grin

I hope the night passes uneventfully for you!

foxache Wed 27-Mar-13 23:29:55

Yes like you said, in bed with you with some protection like towels. It's nice for you both when you're together. I hope he's ok soon - I feel for you with two in nappies as well, good luck OP.

Icelollycraving Wed 27-Mar-13 23:30:03

If you can settle him in the cot,pop him back. You don't want to have to do your bedding,would take much longer than a cot!

Filofax Wed 27-Mar-13 23:30:43

I would probably let him sleep in his own bed, padded underneath maybe with a towel and set my phone alarm to wake me to check on him through the night. Directly answering WWYD - this is just what I would do.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Wed 27-Mar-13 23:35:11

I would put the gorgeous but poorly little thing in bed with me. I'd put several towels underneath him though grin. Having mummy close will cheer him up.

GadaboutTheGreat Wed 27-Mar-13 23:35:41

Hmm mixed responses grin

He's in his cot now. The little sod angel still wakes about 3 times a night for a bf so I'll check on him in a few hours.

Not sure what he might have caught... No vomiting from him, just awful nappies shock

VerySmallSqueak Wed 27-Mar-13 23:36:40

Put him in his cot.If I was concerned about him I'd make a big soft warm nest for myself next to the cot and try to get some sleep there.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Wed 27-Mar-13 23:37:07

The runs can take a fair while to pass. Maybe a week or more. Just keep him well bf ad also offer water.

DewDr0p Wed 27-Mar-13 23:40:15

I'd def leave him be in the cot. If he does another one he will surely wake up?

Hope your night isn't too disturbed OP.

steppemum Wed 27-Mar-13 23:40:18

Sorry to come at this from a slightly different angle, but if he did fill his nappy in the night, does that matter?
What I mean is, I would cover his bum in nappy cream and put his nappy on. If he fills it and stays asleep and I am asleep, that is fine. He he fills it and gets uncomfortable, he will wake and cry and you will then wake up, and can change him.

I wouldn't wake him to change him personally.

GadaboutTheGreat Wed 27-Mar-13 23:43:10

I gave him toast & banana for dinner I thought those were good foods for um, dealing with sloppy poo.
Should I not give any food at all? He loves food so much, he would not be happy at that prospect.

GadaboutTheGreat Wed 27-Mar-13 23:46:31

Steppemum - the poo he just did went all up his back, out though his sleeping bag & onto his sheet. In the space of 1 minute shock

I don't want him lying in that for longer than necessary!

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Wed 27-Mar-13 23:55:54

Yes, feed him if he wants it. Good choices on your part too. Sounds like you are looking after the little chap really well.

Icelollycraving Thu 28-Mar-13 00:29:36

I try to do the brat thing if poss. Banana,rice,apple sauce & toast. Got if a website when he was weaning so used to get little jars of apple purée. Find that toast & banana is good for feeding whilst they have diarrhoea.
Is he teething? Ds nappies when teething could be really grim.

PurpleStorm Thu 28-Mar-13 01:11:03

I'd put him in the cot in case he covered the bed in poo too.

I would also consider making myself a nest on the floor next to his cot with all the spare blankets and duvets in the house if I was worried about not hearing him.

GadaboutTheGreat Thu 28-Mar-13 06:59:00

Well I brought him into bed in the end and he slept on 3 layers of towels grin

No more disasters thank god! Just DD who woke early and started wailing hmm

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