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what helps when your child is vomitting?

my son is 14 months old, and today he just started vomitting. he has gotten sick about 4 times. and i just dont know what to do.

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Asked by mommaD10207 at 7:02 PM on Dec. 9, 2008 in Kids' Health

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  • something minty like a candy cane... or my mom used to make jello and give us some while it was completely mixed together and warm that was always our favorite thing when we were sick. It settle the stomach and made you feel full even if we couldn't/hadn't eaten all day.

    Answer by watersgirls at 7:05 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • clear liquids-water,jello, 7up, ginger ale ,popcycles,broth,minty is good like above answer-does your baby have a fever? if so, wash baby gently in warm-cool water after bath keep cozy and warm-there is a bad cold-flu going around- -when ready to try again-little drinks at a time-or small bites of jello-when baby holds this you can introduce things like pudding, rice,mashed potatoes-

    Answer by gzee at 7:12 PM on Dec. 9, 2008

  • Give small amounts of clears like the pp's said. Don't give any milk until the vomiting has stopped. If he continues to vomit frequently and starts acting very lethargic, doesn't have a wet diaper in more than 6 hours, dry lips... he needs to go in and be seen by a doctor. But if he can drink and keep it down just keep offering small amounts frequently.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 12:29 AM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • When my DD had the flu BM is the only thing that she could keep down.

    Answer by hillmom at 1:30 AM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • If he is vomiting....not just spitting up a lot you should not give him anything for at least two hrs. Try coca cola is over the counter and you pour it over chipped is and let him sip it slowly. Or gingerale or even a popsicle would be good...if he throws up again wait another two hrs. He is still young enough to put him on pedia lite or pedia lite popsicles..

    Answer by salexander at 5:58 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • I agree with salexander. If he is STILL vomitting do not give him liquid for two hours, then only small sips. A lot of people force liquids too son on their kids and it creates a viscious cycle of more throwing up.

    I agree popsicle, gatorade, flat soda/ milk and plain water usually makes me throw up more.

    Then follow with the BRAT diet when he is ready to eat again.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Doc 's today swear by No milk-Clear only-until tummy settles-BRAT= Banana's-Rice-Applesauce-Toast

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Answered at 11:17 AM on Dec. 11, 2008 by: Anonymous Doc 's today swear by No milk-Clear only-until tummy settles-BRAT= Banana's-Rice-Applesauce-Toast

    Agreed. When you vomit the enzymes that deal with the milk in your stomach come up too. If you don't have them and drink/eat dairy you will vomit again. When my son was 3 he had a horrid virus with vomiting and .... other stuff. Once the vomiting stopped he ate the BRAT diet for two or three days until his enzymes were built back up.


    Answer by Madge1428 at 5:12 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

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