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I always thought that once they were on solids that it would get easier!!
Ds2 is now 7 months old and STILL being regularly sicky. Just visited a friend's house today - he'd had his meal of leak & potato a good three hours previously and he still managed to sick up several times while we were there and it REEKED! At least when it was just milk it was vaguely inoffensive.
Should I just plan to not visit anywhere for the next 6 months or so?!! Or just plan his diet around stuff that doesn't smell too bad after three hours of digestion...
With dd we noticed a real difference in both the sickiness and her attitude towards food at about a year, at which point she was walking. She suddenly seemed to develop more of an appetite for the things we were eating and we had been quite cautious about lumps and so on up until then. Like you we had hoped solids might help but her increased mobility meant it was more difficult to take precautionary measures, such as sitting her upright, and intorducing lumpier texxtires was really hard. We did still have a few incidents after a year, if she gagged, for example, or had a bumpy ride in the car, but it certainly marked a turning point.
Mine stopped at about 10 months and we felt safe to properly clean the carpet when he was a year! But whenever he has a bad cough it tends to recur. And he can throw up any sort of medicine almost on demand so i have taken to mixing it with chocolate pudding!
Same as the others - it really got better when DS1 was about 1 and walking. But he still had a tendency to gag/vomit easily ie vomited every time he had a cough or cold up until the age of 5. In fact it's amazing that it's now been nearly a year since he was last sick with a cold! Time to get new carpets, as DS2 is now dry and clean....
I remember asking the health visitor at DS's 8 month check whether it would ever end - by this time he was sitting, pulling up and commando crawling - and she said often not until they started to walk. I felt the same despair that you now feel - everything smelly and soggy all the time....But you're right - it SHALL pass!
I think it tends to stop when the child is getting really strong at sitting up. When they first sit up, they still keep posseting because they are straining to stay upright and that puts a strain on the stomach muscles (well, that is my pet theory anyway).
my top tip for not having to change them all the time and to stop their chests getting wet is to put a plastic backed bib between their vests and top. It was a bit like a comedy white shirt front(dicky??) or a bullet proofed vest. But it did the trick and was nicer than them always in a bib and he couldn't pull it off.
Yes I hoped it would stop at pulling himself up or sitting up on his own, but it took 2 months longer!
I found about the 9 month age too, when DD became mobile (crawling), but sitting hadn't made a difference for us. Are you using something like Gaviscon though? DD became really uncomfortable with all the vomiting and because she was putting weight on, no one suggested Gaviscon until I begged for something to make it stop. I know it doesn't always work but it completely changed my experience of motherhood (and the washing machine was quite pleased too )