I have a problem and I need some help/advice! Spencer is going through this phase where she starts throwing up when she cries. In the last three days she's done it 4 times. FOUR TIMES.
She's not sick or running a fever, I'm positive of that. If she cries for more than one minute, I can pretty much guarantee she's going to throw up. I know she's doing it on purpose, because she stands there and opens her mouth and she tries to start gagging herself!
She went through a similar stage about 6 months ago, but it was nothing like this. She'd have to be crying for 5+ minutes before she'd make herself get sick and she never tried to gag herself on purpose. The problem, besides the obvious mommy guilt and mess, is that she automatically gets her way after she throws up.
Dr. Sears says "Highly sensitive and deep-feeling children seem most inclined to throw extreme tantrums," including, but not limited to, self-induced vomiting. His advice is to hold her until she calms down, but that doesn't really help me. Today when she made herself sick, I had just put her in time out for hitting me. Picking her up and holding her would only defeat the purpose of the time out, right?
So if any of you have some advice, I'm all ears, or eyes, in this case! I hate that gets herself so worked up to the point of puking. I am now open for suggestions!
6 hours ago