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Misty9 Wed 01-Jul-15 18:44:14

On how I get my ill 14mo dd to sleep tonight? Normally feed to sleep but she's puking up all she eats so don't really want to risk it! We have used controlled crying in the past but won't do that when she's ill.

I'll be sat here all night won't i?!

holeinmyheart Wed 01-Jul-15 19:37:05

Lack of sleep is part of being a Parent, sorry.
So I put a mattress ( stored under the cot ) and made myself comfy. You can liisten to some good programmes ( plays and stories) on Radio four extra through ear phones. I tried not to speak.

Don't think, damn, I am stuck in this bedroom and she won't go to sleep!

Think instead, I am going to settle down and listen to the radio and hopefully this will pass. ( it will pass, as every phase passes)
You can say sh sh Mummies here, and stroke her back if she yells.

There will be those who say just let her yell herself to sleep but I couldn't do that myself.
Every patient minute that I gave my children I got back in shedloads when they were older, as I tried my best to give them a happy secure childhood.

There are also carousels that you can attach to the ceiling that might help and soothing lullaby music as well.

Have the same routing every night. Bath, bed, story, kisses and lights out. But you probably do that anyway.
Sorry I wish there was an easy answer.

Binglesplodge Wed 01-Jul-15 19:39:47

Can you rock or cuddle her to sleep then transfer? That's our last resort but to be honest it's a bit hot for that here tonight!

daisydalrymple Wed 01-Jul-15 20:10:36

When you say feed to sleep is she still bf? Ds2 has gastroenteritis but is still having bf just no food (albeit taking less at each feed).

Misty9 Wed 01-Jul-15 23:44:19

She is only bf at night now, and isn't keeping anything down poor thing. It was actually fine in the end...she chatted in my arms for a bit so I lay her down in the cot and left her to it. She didn't cry once. She puked again a bit earlier but again wanted to lie straight back down. She must be feeling awful. I really ought to get some sleep now, I know.

daisydalrymple Thu 02-Jul-15 22:48:44

Just seen your last message, hope you got some sleep and she's feeling better today. Ds still not on any food but temp has gone thank goodness. Think he still feels pretty rotten don't think this heat helps!

You never lnow, this might be your ticket to her magically starting to settle without bf at bedtime!!! X

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