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My toddler is sick what foods should I offer her? She's throwing up and has a mild fever. Tmi mayb but her throw up looks like spit?? Is that just bc her tummy is empty? She didn't eat much last night for dinner. I haven't had a sick toddler in yrs...

 
rachel216

Asked by rachel216 at 7:42 AM on Aug. 6, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • If her vomit looks like spit, it means that she has nothing in her stomach to throw up, but her body is trying to get rid of the illness by vomiting. If she isn't wanting to eat, I'd offer mostly water and pedialyte, maybe some applesauce, dry toast. Chicken soup, if she's up for it. But, if she wants to eat, I'd let her have whatever she wants, within reason. I wouldn't let her have a bunch of Oreos lol, but if she wants a bowl of cereal or something like that, then give it to her.

    Just keep the bucket handy when you feed her anything for now, so that if her stomach rebels against it, you don't have quite as much mess to clean up (hopefully).
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 8:19 AM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • stick to the bratty diet: Bananas Rice Applesauce Tea Toast Yogurt
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:17 AM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • Chicken soup, Pedialite, crackers, ice pops. Does she have a fever? Rotate Infant Tylenol & Baby Motrin (the best for night because it lasts up to 7 hrs.)

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:57 AM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • My 14 year old was just very sick that he wasn't keeping anything down. He too was vomiting nothing. I gave him Gatorade and dribbled it in his mouth with a straw. If he had too much at one time, it just came right back up. That was Sunday. Yesterday he didn't eat much. I stuck to soup, toast, crackers and Gatorade. He just got up, so we will see what today brings. I hope your little one gets better soon! It's so rough when they don't feel well.
    ChasingBridges

    Answer by ChasingBridges at 8:55 AM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • At this point, trying to keep her hydrated is more important than trying to feed her. Small sips of Pedialyte or a sports drink will help most. When she can tolerate that w/out throwing it back up, then slowly introduce things like Chicken Noodle soup, crackers or toast. Keep an eye on her temperature, since kids can spike fevers from becoming dehydrated. Hope she feels better soon.

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:28 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • Any of the above
    DJDNY

    Answer by DJDNY at 10:02 AM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • Thanks ladies!!
    rachel216

    Comment by rachel216 (original poster) at 10:07 AM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • Popsicles will work well to keep a child hydrated, and also not put liquid on their tender tummies too fast. Water can be hard on an empty stomach. Dry toast or soda crackers might stay down easily. Poor little bug, I hope she feels better soon.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:36 PM on Aug. 6, 2013