My issue is with my current baby (I guess she's a toddler now). She used to be really good about going to bed, but lately, not so much. She'll go to bed at about 9 and cries for a few minutes before going to sleep, but that's not the problem. Some nights, like 3 or 4 nights a week, she wakes up at 10 or 10:30 and starts screaming. I get her up just to make sure that she hasn't pooped, so I change her diaper, give her a few minutes to calm down and then lay her back down. This is when the problem starts. If she doesn't want to be back in bed she starts screaming again. I would just let her cry herself to sleep, but she throws up. And it's not like she cries so much that she pukes. It started that way, and then she figured out that she can get out of bed sooner if she gags herself to make herself throw up. I know my daughter, and I know what her fake cough/she's gagging herself sounds like. At that point I end up running to her room and getting her out so that I can carry her to the sink or toilet before she throws up in her crib.
This process, ladies and gentlemen, is getting ridiculous. I know that she's doing it on purpose because she doesn't want to be in bed, but I have no idea what to do. I'm not gonna just let her scream and cry until she goes to sleep because, obviously, I'm not going to let her sleep in her own throw up. Ugh, I just want to rip my hair out when she starts doing that, and I can't handle it. Thank goodness for my husband, because he cleans it up off of the floor or washed out the sink (because I would throw up if I had to.) I can handle washing it off her face and hands and changing her pajamas, but then I have to hand her off to him, because it irritates me so much that she does that. I know that this is a serious problem on my part. I know that I shouldn't feel like my head is going to explode every time this happens, because I know that she's little and doesn't 100% understand that what she's doing is bad.
Ugh, I just don't know what to do, and I just needed to vent, because we just went through this again half an hour ago, and I need to relax and get some of it off my chest before I go to bed.
If you have any ideas on how to fix this, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!