My toddler throws up every time I put him in his crib for bedtime: Advice?

My son is two years old, and every time I try to put him in his crib to sleep, he makes himself throw up so I can take him out so he can sleep with me. Any ideas to try and get him to sleep on his own

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Clean it and put him back in?

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Change the bedding and put him back in his bed. Follow thru.

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I know a lot of people will probably assume acid reflux. But my son is almost 3 and he does this no necessarily to get in the bed with me but he can make himself throw up when I tell him no or that he can’t have something

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Ummm…clean it up and put him back in the bed…don’t give in

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Clean it up and lay him back down. Eventually he will give up and sleep on his own.

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My son did that too!!!..and guess who won that game??..I’d be lyin if I said I did :roll_eyes: lol

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Maybe rest and rock with him before bed? He may just need more mom time.
My youngest needed to be rocked to sleep until he was about 3. I couldn’t just lay him in bed awake, he needed to closeness.

If he’s never slept alone before try sitting in the room with him by his crib then each night or every couple nights move a little farther away from the crib. My oldest never had an issue but my youngest did… and it took about 10 days and eventually he just got used to it, for a couple weeks we’d have to keep the door open but eventually we were able to close his door right when we laid him down and he was asleep within mins. The first day I sat with him I had to comfort talk to him pat his back a couple times it took 10 minutes and he was asleep, the rest of the nights I just sat there no words just pretended like I was asleep.

All depends on how bad you want him to learn how to sleep on his own. My son did the same thing and I gave in for about a year. But he just became to big to sleep with me by 2 1/2 so I followed through as people above are saying, changing sheets and laying him back down throughout the night etc and it sucks for a bit but eventually they do learn. You just have to be persistent.

Why dont you start by letting him fall asleep in your bed and move him to his crib until he gets used to sleeping in it.

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Clean it up and put him back. When he realizes you aren’t going to put him in your bed he’ll stop throwing up. Also should talk to his pediatrician about it to make sure nothing else is going on.

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My daughter does this to except even if i clean her bed and put her back she will continue to force herself to vomit or dry heave

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Matteress protector, sheet, matteress protected sheet. Then you only have to take off one set and put him straight back into bed

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Clean him up and put him back, stop giving in to him and he will realise it won’t work

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We dont feed our kids passed a certain time and limit fluids late at night. I would honestly just clean him up and put him back. Is the crib in your room? Maybe start with it in your room and as he gets comfortable move the crib to his room. We do steps so around 1 they move with their crib to their room. I do not co sleep i like to sleep in my bed with my husband I guess I’m weird like that lol

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Buy a single bed, lay down with him until he’s asleep then leave.

My son would throw the worst tantrums until I have in and out him in bed with me. Finally I bought him a toddler bed and that did wonders. The first week I put him to bed with me and then moved him to his bed but now he goes to bed in it by himself. The toddler bed is still in my room for now but he’s adjusted so good

  1. Buy him. A toddler bed.
    2 years old is way yo big to still be in a crib.
    And hes throwing up probably because hes throwing such a big fit not for any serious medical reasons
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Clean the mess up n put him back in give him kisses n hugs tell him time for nite nite n sit on the floor with your back turned away from him n slowly move away from crib each night . If he can climb out of the crib put him right back in don’t say nothing and repeat. Give a couple days to a week n it should get better

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