What will you do when suddenly your Child starts Vomiting. It’s very natural for parents to get panic, but can panicking will solve your problem ‘No’. You just need to give small treatment at home and monitor your Baby’s Health. Maximum times giving Home Remedy for Vomiting to your kid will solve the problem. Not in every situation, you need to take your kid to the hospital or the doctor.
Vomiting in Babies & Toddlers can be due to many illnesses like Digestive disorders, Ear Infections, Urinary, etc. Sometimes due to injury to the Brain, anxiety or excitement may also cause vomiting in kids. Excessive crying, eating a toxic or poisonous substance, and motion sickness are some of the other notable reasons that might cause vomiting in toddlers.
For Babies Vomiting Treatment
Below are a few questions that Parents should know before starting giving the treatment at home
Q1 # Did your Child have a Recent Head Injury?
If the answer is Yes they do not allow your child to eat or drink anything. And keep checking that your child may have a concussion (temporary unconsciousness or confusion). Take him to the doctor immediately.
Does your child has any of the following symptoms, then your child may have meningitis (inflamed membranes around the brain and spinal cord membranes, typically caused by an infection.)
- Severe headache
- Drowsiness or confusion
- Dislike bright light
- Pain when bending the neck
Q2 # If your Baby is Below 3 Months Old:–
- Maybe your baby is vomiting forcefully after feeding: Why your baby is doing forceful vomiting, maybe due to digestive tract problems such as pyloric stenosis in which the stomach outlet becomes abnormally narrowed.
- If your baby has frequent & effortless vomiting after feeding: In this case maybe you have not given the proper burp to a baby after breastfeeding or bottle-feeding. If you notice that your infant does not seem well or not gaining weight then call the doctor for help.
- For No Reason: sometimes babies often vomit for no particular reason behind it. If your baby is taking good food and gaining good weight then no need to worry. Just don’t forget to give a burp to your little one.
Q3 # If your Baby is 3 Months and Above:–
If your baby is 3 months and above and he or she is vomiting continuously then check whether your child has abdominal pain or not. And if yes then maybe your child has serious abdominal conditions/infection in the stomach.
What Cause Vomiting in Babies & Toddlers
Viral or bacterial infection
Respiratory, Ear, and Urinary Tract Infections
Note: If your child is vomiting for about a day, then it can be turned into to have diarrhea
Home Remedy for Vomiting in Babies/Toddlers
1 # Increase your Child’s Fluid Intake
Just make sure that your child is taking enough fluids. It will help him to keep away from Diarrhea. If your child is having mild vomiting then the chances of dehydration become less. But in case your child is vomiting more than 7 to 8 times then definitely he has dehydration.
To keep him away from dehydration, you can give him ORS or homemade salty water. Start giving him small sips and in case your child again vomits then wait for half an hour and then give the fluids. But don’t stop giving him fluids because his body needs the calories again which he had lost due to vomit.
Please remember that too much fluid intake can again cause vomiting. Therefore give the fluid to your kids in small quantities.
2 # Give your Child Easy Digest Foods
For breastfeeding babies, mothers should try to give more feed to the baby as compared to normal days for a shorter period because due to vomiting your baby was not able to take continuously fed for a longer time.
If you are bottle-feeding or breastfeeding your babies do not stop you’re fed.
For babies who are on solid food try to avoid giving them solid food for the first 24 hours after the vomiting begins. Try to give your baby as much as fluid you can give. Try giving him by spoon or bottle.
After the baby’s health is getting better start giving him light and easy-to-digest food like khichdi, crackers, toast, broths, mild soups, mashed potatoes & cereal, etc, avoid giving them high-fiber foods. As soon as your baby is back to the normal routine you can start his normal daily diet.
3 # Give Rehydration solution (ORS) made at Home
You must have heard about ORS Ghol in advertisements. In the case of diarrhea, Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) is used. It’s a type of fluid replacement used to prevent and treat dehydration due to diarrhea.
You can give oral rehydration solution (ORS) to babies such as Pedialyte, Ceralyte, & Gastrolyte in small doses, the doctor also recommends this. But please check with your doctor about how much rehydration fluid you should give your baby as per his or her age.
4 # How to Make ORS Ghol at Home
How much quantity you should give to babies or kids
>>For babies: 1 tablespoon (tbsp.) of oral electrolyte solution (ORS) and that also in every 15-20 minutes.
>> For kids: 1-2 tbsp of oral electrolyte solution (ORS) and that also in every 15 minutes of ORS, ice chips, flat ginger ale or lemon-lime soda, clear broth, ice pops, or diluted juice
5 # Always be with Your Baby
Let your baby rest and not allow him to play or do any other activities. Due to several vomiting, your baby must have been weakening by now. Therefore, your baby needs to take a rest and generate energy again to fight back against all the diseases. Just don’t leave your baby alone and go anywhere. All babies love their mother’s care, touch, and affection.
Danger Symptoms & Signs which Parents Should Never Ignore
- When your baby has abdominal pain for more than 4 to 5 hours
- Still vomiting after your baby has taken an oral electrolyte solution for close to 24 hours
- In case of vomiting has started after a head injury
- Dry Tongue
- Abnormal drowsiness
- Refusal to take drink or feed for over 6 hours
- Not urinating during the day for 3 TO 4 hours
- Sunken eyes
- Greenish-yellow vomit