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Sick baby?

my 8 mo. old son has been vomiting and exploding out his diaper all night. he's happy, but i don't really know what to think or do. My peds office doesn't open for two more hours... any advice?

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jnhill

Asked by jnhill at 8:56 AM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Check for fever first and try to make him comfortable as possible until dr. office opens. If he will drink water, give him some. Babies get dehydrated fast. When he has diareha, make sure you get it off him fast and use plenty of booty cream so it doesn't burn his bottom.
    Tracee F.

    Answer by Tracee F. at 9:32 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • if he is under weight you need to keep a record of how much fluid he is loosing from both ends. keep him calm and restful if you can. Keep up the fluids. If he stays sick for too long he will have to go to see the doc. Good luck.
    loleah

    Answer by loleah at 9:44 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Little sips of electrolyte or Gatorade to keep him hydrated. A spoonful every 10 minutes will help.

    JSD24

    Answer by JSD24 at 10:27 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • does your baby have a fever?? give nothing but some pedlyte and then bring them in.
    good luck to you!!
    Sillylins

    Answer by Sillylins at 10:41 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Keep him hydrated, sounds like a GI bug. Nothing the docs can do for him. Just make sure he stays hydrated with clear liquids and that he wets his diaper. Get a good book Mom and just plan on reading and snuggling him all day....poor baby
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:05 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Pedilyte will get you through this. The doctor is expensive & will only do good if your infant has an infection. Check for fever.. no fever no infection, just a bug
    1northwestmom

    Answer by 1northwestmom at 11:35 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Sounds like a belly bug... Check for a fever and if he has one then try and keep it down with Tylenol... Just keep him hydrated.. Theres not much the dr will do if its just a bug... Try some pedialyte for the electrolites since he is loosing so much fluid. Good luck!! Poor baby!
    TylersMommy0808

    Answer by TylersMommy0808 at 12:08 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

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