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To not wake ds up for any tea?

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pyjamaramadrama Sat 15-Mar-14 19:22:55

He got up at 5.30am which was unusual, we went on a day out but he started to feel unwell mid morning. He had a small sandwich and an ice cream for lunch then we came home because he looked really unwell. Was feeling like he might be sick.

We had a long drive back, we got in and have set him up on the sofa with his duvet. He said he fancied a fish finger sandwich but fell fast asleep and has been since 6.30pm. Dp has now gone out to get some chips for us, not sure whether to wake ds up for something or just leave him asleep, what if he's out for the night, wake him up later or still leave him?

MrsRogerSterling Sat 15-Mar-14 19:25:58

How old is ds? I would just leave him asleep and move upto bed later on if he hasn't woken up by the time you are going to bed.

CountessOfRule Sat 15-Mar-14 19:28:14

DS1 at two once fell asleep at 5pm. We elected not to wake him and he slept until 2am at which point he was put in pyjamas and back in bed.

If he needed tea he'd wake for it. Maybe a slice of toast if he wakes hungry before you've gone to bed.

pyjamaramadrama Sat 15-Mar-14 19:31:10

Sorry should have said he's 5

CountessOfRule Sat 15-Mar-14 19:32:16

Leave him.

PuntCuffin Sat 15-Mar-14 19:37:14

Put him to bed. Both mine have had days like that. I've tried waking them and you just get tired, whingey child that won't eat. I just put them to bed now and they eat well at breakfast the next day.

Ragwort Sat 15-Mar-14 19:38:21

My DS came home from nursery school at 2pm on more than one occasion and slept right through until 7am the following morning. grin.

Yes, I agree leave him - if he wakes and is hungry you can give him a small snack.

pyjamaramadrama Sat 15-Mar-14 19:46:22

I guess he would wake up if he was hungry, he hasn't had much to drink either although he's been offered plenty.

Balaboosta Sat 15-Mar-14 19:49:51

Leave him to rest.

AcrossthePond55 Sat 15-Mar-14 19:52:29

Leave him be. Sleep is the best cure for whatever ails you. He can always eat a bite if he wakes up later.

babyboomersrock Sat 15-Mar-14 19:52:52

He sounds as though he's ill rather than just tired, OP, so I don't suppose food is very appealing. In any case, if he was feeling sick earlier, you may still have that to face! I wouldn't be pushing food, but I'd probably try to get him to sip water.

I assume he isn't hot or anything?

AcrossthePond55 Sat 15-Mar-14 19:54:50

Not that we like when our sprogs are sick, but they always look so precious all snuggled on the sofa with their duvet or blankets, don't they? Mine are all grown, but I can still remember it. OK great, now I'm getting all soggy.

diddl Sat 15-Mar-14 20:08:26

He doesn't feel well.

Why would you even think about waking him?

Marylou62 Sat 15-Mar-14 20:12:53

Across...I so agree and as a Mother and a nanny have cuddled many a poorly child and whilst it horrid for them there was something quite nurturing about it. My 6ft 2 DS often falls asleep on the smallish sofa, feet over the edge! He's sports mad and often played football and cricket on the same day. Its so funny. leave him there and sit near and enjoy the peace. Hope he's not too poorly and bouncing around tomorrow. x

pyjamaramadrama Sat 15-Mar-14 20:18:16

For something to eat diddl that's all.

He woke up in the end anyway because the phone rang but wasn't the least bit interested in food. He was getting hot and said he had a bad headache so I've given him calpol, a few sips of weak squash and carried him up to bed and he's out like a light again.

Agree if it's a stomach bug then a big meal wouldn't be a good idea anyway.

Don't you just hate it when they're ill?

diddl Sat 15-Mar-14 20:20:35

But if he feels like throwing up food might be best avoided was what I meant!

pyjamaramadrama Sat 15-Mar-14 20:22:41

Thanks marylou yes I hope he's feeling a bit better tomorrow.

SecretWitch Sat 15-Mar-14 20:23:05

I always know my children are ill when they take themselves off to bed. My six year old is normally a bundle of energy from dawn to dusk. I know to be on the lookout for a bug when she creeps into her room and falls asleep, totally clothed, on her bed.

I do hope your ds wakes up feeling much better in the hate when children are sick sad

pyjamaramadrama Sat 15-Mar-14 20:25:09

I know diddl you are right although I think they seem to advise these days to eat as usual so that they're at least getting something, which I always find a bit strange as when I was a kid we avoided food, but I'm never quite sure what to do for the best.

babyboomersrock Sat 15-Mar-14 20:26:14

He was getting hot and said he had a bad headache

I hope it is just a passing bug, OP, but perhaps you should look in on him regularly during the night? Just to make sure the headache has gone, check for a rash etc.

Hope he feels better soon.

diddl Sat 15-Mar-14 20:29:52

I also avoided food & so did my kids-you just don't want it, do you?

I always thought that keeping fluids up was more important.

I had a cold recently & really didn't fancy food at all-just cups of tea!

I'm not underweight & the house is warm so not as if I need food for that.

I can see it would be bad if it went on for a while, though.

pyjamaramadrama Sat 15-Mar-14 20:32:54

Gosh I will yes, slightly worried now as it's really unusual for him to get so knocked out when unwell.

pyjamaramadrama Sat 15-Mar-14 20:34:52

You don't want it and also don't want anything that might make you throw up.

puntasticusername Sat 15-Mar-14 20:44:02

The medical advice we were given during DS1's Great Vomiting Phase of 2011 (it went on for MONTHS, off and on) was that you should allow the child to eat if they want to - ideally plain, nourishing foods that won't stain your soft furnishings on the way back up again little and often, but don't worry if they don't want to eat. It's more important to keep them hydrated. At one stage with DS, I was literally allowing him one (measured) teaspoon of Dioralyte every five minutes by the clock, as any greater volume, any more frequently, all just came straight back again.

Ah, those were the days...

We did have one old-school GP who told us to give him nothing but Dioralyte for a few days, but when DH rang NHS Direct (OOH so couldn't easily consult Dr again) to say "Er, my baby's starving hungry, are you quite sure it's not ok for him to have a drink of milk at least?" they were incredibly cross at what the GP had said - they said that was very outdated advice. Feed them if they want to eat.

That was the Dr whose consulting room always stank of smoke, and who used to hand out antibiotics as if they were jelly babies...

BlackeyedSusan Sat 15-Mar-14 21:06:28

leave him. you can always shove some plain toast at him whilst propping your eyelids open with matchsticks at 3am if he is hungry in the night.

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