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Help - fed up of cleaning sick off the carpet!

(8 Posts)
sweetkitty Wed 20-Apr-05 13:29:51

My DD (9 months) has recently started being sick a lot (up to 15 times + a day). She was fully BF until nearly 6 months, weaning is going well she doesn't eat loads but will eat most foods. The thing is recently she is being sick all the time. Not just after a meal but constantly throughout the day. She is rolling/dragging/shuffling so is always on her front and my carpet/her toys/anything else is constantly being sicked on.

She was never a sicky baby on milk alone so this is puzzling me, she is still having 2 BFs a day (as well as 2 morning and night).

Is this a common thing and just a stage or should I be concerned? (Will I just have to stock up on the Vanish Oxyaction)?

sweetkitty Thu 21-Apr-05 09:22:47


TrophyWife Thu 21-Apr-05 09:32:52

my ds was a very sicky baby and it didnt stop till he was about 18mts, (but TBH it was never 15= times a day), i dont know weather it was because he grew out of it or because i changed his diet. what i did was cut almost all his dairy out and then 2 mths later slowly started to reinterduce it, my hv & dr thought it was because his little body had had a overload of stuff that his body couldnt handle. if your dd has never been a sicky baby it may be something thats shes eating or sometingh as simply as the cleaner that you use to clean the sick up with that is still hanging around on toys/floor, that she is somehow managing to put in her mouth. HTH

Rkayne Thu 21-Apr-05 13:27:12

DS (now 22 months) was a sicky baby - like yours always on the move and always being sick on my carpets (and my jumpers and my bed and my sofa - it was fun). He was BF for only a few weeks before I switched to formula and the first two brands we tried gave him horrible colic. Then we switched him to SMA gold and the colic settled down but he was still sick after pretty much every feed. It was only at around 9 or 10 months when we started introducing foods other than just pure fruit and veg into his diet that we realized he was lactose intolerant. He's on a completely dairy-free diet now and is never sick and his nappies are pretty normal. I've been told it's not uncommon in babies adn that a lot of them grow out of it. Maybe have a word with your HV about trying your DD on a soya formula for a while and see how she does?

By the way, can someone tell me what BUMP means?

Rkayne Thu 21-Apr-05 13:30:21

Actually, I'd like to make a correction to my previous post. I said he was lactose intolerant but it may actually be a cow's milk protein intolerance, which is slightly different. This would explain why he was ok when BF. You can do tests to tell the difference but at the moment we have a diet that works well for him so I'm not too bothered. If he doesn't grow out of it in the next year or so we may try to get him tested.

Lonelymum Thu 21-Apr-05 13:30:31

Bump means the thread goes back up to the top of the active conversations board and thus becomes more noticable.

Nothing to say about sicky baby, sorry.

Hermione1 Thu 21-Apr-05 13:34:31

my dd started rolling at 3 months. and was constantly sick all the time. carpet was wrecked by the end of it. if you're really really worried ask your health visitor.

sweetkitty Thu 21-Apr-05 14:23:40

Thanks it's only been the past few weeks it has gotten really bad. I don't think it is a dairy allergy as she has been having dairy in her diet since 6 months. I think it is more likely to be she is rolling everywhere constantly.

I'll give it a few weeks and see how we go. I am trying to get most of the stains up as soon as I see them with hot water. I only use the Vanish at night them go over it with water so it's dry in the morning for her to roll on.

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