Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

what can i give my 16 month old to stop diarrhea

Answer Question
 
steffieangel

Asked by steffieangel at 12:50 PM on Aug. 18, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

Level 1 (3 Credits)
Answers (8)
  • A visit to the doctor
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 12:57 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • You should call the Pediatrician to ask if they recommend something. Adults can take Immodium, but I don't know if they make a children's version. Also consider that this is how whatever virus or bacteria your child picked up is working itself out of your child's system. While it is uncomfortable for a child to have diarrhea, perhaps letting things run it's course might be the best plan. I would always recommend calling the child's Dr. though.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:57 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Nothing
    Unless the child is getting dehydrated(which would warrant an ER visit) you just have to push fluids and wait it out
    The diarrhea is getting rid of the virus/bacteria
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:58 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Diarrhea resolves itself. There's no need to give anything. It is the body's way of cleaning out viruses and bacteria from the digestive tract. If you stop it then whatever is causing it, will remain in the body.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 1:02 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • The BRAT diet can help relieve some of the symptoms. Bananas, rice, apples, toast.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:17 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Probiotics will help with recovery but it will still have to run it's course.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:32 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Sometimes stopping diarrhea is not a good thing. Depending on why the kid is having it in the first place. Call or go to the doctor if it does not stop.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 1:39 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Just keep pushing fluids--water, Pedialite, Popsicles--till the diarrhea runs its course. I hope your little one feels better soon.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 5:07 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.