what would be toddler vomiting relief?

(February 18, 2010)

The most common feeling that a toddler will experience when going through a bout of vomiting is one of fear and anxiety. Just giving a child the reassurance needed, by telling him or her that everything is going to be alright, will make a world of difference. A toddler who is experiencing violent bouts of vomiting may need you to hold him or her, till the uneasy feeling subsides.

It is not advisable to keep stuffing your child’s stomach with food when he or she has just experienced a bout of vomiting. Most parents feel that after having vomited, children have nothing in their stomach, and they need to feed the child. The most common cause of toddler vomiting is a stomach infection caused by bacteria. Giving the toddler food to consume will only increase the strain on the already affected digestive system, probably causing continued bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. Another common action performed by parents is to place children across the shoulder and rub them on the back in order to get them to burp. Jostling your sick toddler around can cause a large amount of discomfort, thereby complicating the situation. Always allow your toddler to rest for a while after a bout of vomiting. Just being by his or her side, is enough comfort given for the baby to feel safe.

Toddlers who have experienced violent bouts of vomiting and diarrhea must be given bland, easy to digest foods that will not put any strain on the weakened digestive system. Giving them plenty of water to drink has been advised because it helps to flush out the system of any bacterial infection, while also making sure that the body has enough fluid content to avoid dehydration. Fruits provide the body with all the nutrition required to function normally, while also helping to boost the immune system and restore vital nutrients that have been lost. Milk and milk products should especially be avoided at this time because of their laxative properties. Giving a toddler milk to consume will cause problems such as vomiting and diarrhea to re occur. The most important thing to be kept in mind is that your child should be made to feel as comfortable as is required. Frequent changes of clothes and cleaning up will help to make the baby feel better and soon put him or her back on the road to recovery. As your baby begins to show signs of recuperation, more complex foods can be added to the diet with extreme caution.

Submitted by P T on February 18, 2010 at 11:23

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