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DS vomitted in hairdressers

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MadameCheese Fri 10-Jun-11 15:15:20

DS (3) is desperately in need of a haircut. Previously hasn't had a problem having it done and has rather enjoyed the experience in the past. When I told him at home where we were going he got a little upset so we negotiated that we could look in the toyshop afterwards if he was sensible and calm at the hairdresser's. When we arrived he kept saying he wanted to go home. Tried negotiating and tried to get him to sit on my knee at which point he was crying and then vomitted blushblushblushshock.

We've recently had 2 other episodes, once when I was cleaning his teeth (which at the time I put down to an overactive gag reflex) and another when had a bit of cake at a function which he didn't like and decided to be sick.

He is not unwell btw

B52s Fri 10-Jun-11 15:43:08

DS1 sometimes cries so much he vomits. Or coughs till he vomits. And has sicked up food he doesn't want too. It can be an emotional thing.

Try not to make a big thing of it, it was a short phase for DS1 (few months only), he remembers being sick ('it was pink sick, mummy!') but it hasn't happened for a while.

Just another of their delightful ways of expressing themselves. If he isn't ill, I wouldn't worry.

MadameCheese Sun 12-Jun-11 21:05:16

Thanks very much smile. DH had the delight of the "I don't want to eat this" vomit this evening. So no supper and lunch returned too, he's going to be so hungry...What sould we do/say when he does it?

MadameCheese Sun 12-Jun-11 21:05:57


LorettaMasonPotts Sun 12-Jun-11 21:42:21

I think the only effective way to deal with it is to ignore it, clean it up & don't mention it. Easier said than done, but if your DS gets attention when he does it, he'll carry on doing it.

Would he let you cut his hair while he watches a dvd with some sweets? Mine used to hate going to the hairdressers too, and had awful home-haircuts for quite a while. I used to stick them in a highchair with a lolly which was very hairy by the time we were finished smile

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