21 month old makes herself vomit at bedtime
Help! My 21-month old has never liked going to bed and usually screams the place down for a good 20 minutes before finally settling and then sleeping through the night. This in itself is frustrating, especially when we have a bedtime routine and she knows when it is bedtime but we have learned to live with it and don't give in. However, in the last week she has decided to start making herself sick the moment we enter the bedroom as she knows that it requires a clothes change, more teeth brushing and a drink of water.
There is nothing wrong with her in regard to her health but it has gone on for so long now that I am concerned about her nutrition as she vomits her whole dinner.
When she does it we ignore it and don't speak to her, do what we need to do and then put her straight back to bed, where she continues to scream 'sick' for a further good 15 minutes but only actually vomits if we enter the room (as if she is trying to prove a point) so we just leave her until she tires herself out.
This is very stressful for everyone concerned and I really don't know what to do for the best. I thought the bedtime tantrums would calm down and stop when she realised that it makes no difference on the outcome of going to bed but either she is really stubborn or we are doing something very wrong.
Any advice is gratefully sppreciated.