He's 19 months and is absolutely fine, but I'm so worried he could have choked. Is it common to find children have been sick and carried on sleeping? Can someone come and reassure me I'm not a terrible mother nothing like this has happened with DS1
Happened to my DS once, I felt terribly guilty in the morning but there were no ill effects. I think it is one of those things (like babies rolling off the sofa) that happens to many of us, we get the guilts, then move swiftly on.
You're not a terrible mother. It's quite a common thing, our DD did it a few times, she wouldn't even wake up not times. I you think it might set your mind at ease you can buy 'wedges' to help. Hang on I'll find a link.
It's happened to me with ds never with DD because she is a drama queen. At 19 months the gag reflex, including the urge to sit up, should be developed. So unless dc is drowsy through medication or has mobility problems they'll automatically sit up, turn on side etc. Don't beat yourself up about it, he's fine.
Thank you all. Will look at the wedge thing. He's fine so I think I was so surprised. If he was ill/ had been sick during the day I would have had him in with me. Reassuring to know I'm not the only one!
Worst one I ever did was when DD1 and I both sport through a huge nose bleed! She was about six I think. Cue MAJOR PANIC when I switched the light on to get up. It happens - everyone's fine, I really wouldn't worry yourself about it..
DD did this, and then later woke up unrelatedly. Cue dh going into a dark room and getting a handful of vomit. I was woken up by him screaming my name as he dragged dd into the shower. He was very put out it took me so long to wake up!
Middle DS chucked all over the bed. While soundly asleep. Never has a room smelled so bad. I was exhausted for some other reason and sorely tempted to leave it, but DH found the energy to organise the clean up. <Shudder>