feeding your kid until she pukes?
I can’t believe I’m about to share this with the whole internet. But I am, in hopes that one of you wise readers will tell me how to prevent this situation in the future.
I had an appointment after work today, so my dear husband picked Grace up from day care and spent the afternoon with her. Apparently, he fed her an afternoon snack (as I would have done had I been home) and an early dinner. If he mentioned this to me, it did not register in my brain.
On my way home, my parents called and invited us to dinner at the local Chinese restaurant. I swung by the house, picked up my family, and we met my parents at “China.” I fed the baby while my husband ate. She happily gobbled down bananas, mandarin oranges, jello, and a peach slice, followed by a dessert of ice cream and cookie bits.
When we got home, Grace devoured her bedtime bottle, and I began rocking her to sleep. She stretched, coughed once, gagged twice, and then threw up all over me. I yelled for Joe, who came running and said “I think you fed her ’til she puked.”
Gee, thanks for pointing that out.
This is wrong on so many different levels.
Please offer me some advice on how to prevent it from happening in the future. How are you supposed to know how much to feed your kid, especially if she keeps eating?
(UPDATE – She woke up with a fever of 101 a few hours later, so I’m thinking the puking wasn’t my fault after all.)
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