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coffeeneeded Thu 30-Mar-17 15:51:02

My 1 yr old ds keeps making himself sick. Or at least that is what I think he is doing.

He gags and gags until he is sick and then he swallows the majority of the sick back down. confused

He is not unwell. In fact he seems really happy about the whole thing.

Is this a thing?

coffeeneeded Thu 30-Mar-17 17:01:47

Bumping for advice

Joffmognum Thu 30-Mar-17 17:09:45

Does he do it to get attention, like as part of a tantrum? Or is it just because he enjoys it? I don't have any advice, but if it happens a lot, I'd see a GP. The stomach acid may be affecting his teeth sad

Neverknowing Thu 30-Mar-17 17:19:24

It sounds like rumination disorder to me. I think it's pretty easily fixed though!

coffeeneeded Thu 30-Mar-17 17:38:08

Ok: thanks.

It's only been going on for a few days so I'll see if he continues it.

user1490981241 Fri 31-Mar-17 19:06:57

My son done this from about 5 months up until he was around 13 months. He started due to teething and chewing and then testing his gag reflex and seemed to find it funny! Just a phase hun smile

coffeeneeded Fri 05-May-17 11:41:12

Update

This is still going on. But now it's an attention thing that BOTH of my twins are doing. The minute one of them does it- the other one does it too.

How can I stop this? If I ignore it it makes no difference. They are 13 months old.

itsmeyouknow Mon 08-May-17 20:48:52

Mine was doing this for a few weeks and I thought it was for attention, as it mostly happened when she didn't want to go to bed. She would make herself sick.
It turns out she had a pretty bad series of ear infections that were worse when she lay down at night, and vomiting is aparently a sign of ear infections. Just in case this is your culprit too :-)

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