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what to feed a sick toddler?

my son has had diarrhea a little bit since yesterday and then today he threw up. what could i give him to eat/drink that wont upset his stomach? any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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jme484

Asked by jme484 at 1:04 PM on Feb. 27, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • a baked potatoe, a sweet potatoe. Basically stick to bland foods, and no juices
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • i dont appreciate the candy corn answer asshole. get a life.
    jme484

    Answer by jme484 at 1:08 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • BRAT diet. Bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. Very mild, but nourishing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:09 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • yep, BRAT diet
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • If he's vomiting, stay away from foods for now. Stick to small sips of liquids - pedialyte, water, flat room-temp 7-up/gingerale/coke, just a sip every 10 minutes or so til he keeps it down without vomiting for a few hours. Then start with a saltine, or a few bites of chicken noodle soup (preferrably low-sodium or homemade), and increase amounts every couple of hours as long as he keeps it down. If he vomits again at any point, start over. Nothing period til an hour after he vomits.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • No more BRAT. They scrapped the BRAT diet. The AAP no longer recommends it.

    If your toddler is still breastfeeding you can just breastfeed. If not small amounts of regular food as tolerated. No carbonated beverages. Latest from AAP.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 2:21 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • Here is an interesting article from a journal called Emergency Medicine News for those interested about how the BRAT diet is no longer recommended

    http://journals.lww.com/em-news/Fulltext/2004/01000/BRAT_Diet__Axiom_or_Unsubstantiated_Myth_.21.aspx
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 2:24 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • Only clear liqueds and bland basic foods.
    Soups are great. Just simple Campbells Condensed Chicken Noodle.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:46 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • chicken broth was all my dd could handel for a while. try that if he does ok then add a few crackers.
    lovemybabys1106

    Answer by lovemybabys1106 at 3:52 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • I've been told the BRAT diet is the way to go from my doctor just a couple of months ago.
    halleyquinn

    Answer by halleyquinn at 9:44 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

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