How to Stop a Child from Vomiting

Clear Liquids that Prevent Vomiting

Most of the time before a child vomits; the child may have a stomach ache and feel nauseous. Once the child stops regurgitating give them small amounts of water, Ginger Ale or lemon-lime water, only if they are a toddler, but don't give these drinks to infants. Give your child clear liquids at room temperature, not too cold or not too hot. Clear liquids are; water, lemon-lime water, Ginger Ale, or chicken noodle soup. Give the child theses liquids in small amounts every 30 minutes.

How to stop a child from vomiting
How to stop a child from vomiting

Electrolytes

But for babies and toddlers you can give them Pedialyte -- this is a water for babies that you can get at a local drugstore or grocery store. Pedialyte replaces fluid and electrolytes that’s been lost by the vomiting, and it replenishes hydration for the baby again. If your baby is breastfed, continue breastfeeding after 4 hours of decreased vomiting. And if your baby is formula fed, continue with it over the next 24 hours, but just feed a little formula at a time. Your baby may be dehydrated after the vomiting episodes, give them water daily.

Your child can begin eating again after 12 to 24 hours of the vomiting episodes. But just keep them away from eating sugary foods and fiber foods during this time.

The Common Causes of Vomiting in Children

  • Certain medications
  • Over eating or drinking
  • Ear infection
  • Motion sickness
  • Virus illness
  • Food poisoning
  • Upset stomach
  • Something poisonous the child ate or drank

Meaning of Vomiting - To eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; regurgitate; throw up.

Call the doctor if your child is having any of these symptoms with the vomiting

  1. If vomiting lasts longer than 2-4 hours in a child under 6 months of age.

  2. If vomiting lasts longer than 1 day in a child under age 4.

  3. Has dry mouth and dry skin.

  4. Is crying with no sign of tears.

  5. Has sunken-in eyes and thinner jaw line.

  6. Has a dry diaper more than 3 hours.

  7. Does not urinate for more than 6 hours.

  8. The vomit is yellow, green, or red (bloody).



© Sabrina A. K.

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MsDora 2 months ago from The Caribbean

Thanks for these helpful bits of information and suggestions. They're worth knowing.


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Ann810 2 months ago from Sunny Cali Author

Ms Dora thanks for stopping by. Children's health advice is very important to parents at home, until they get the child to a doctor for symptoms such as vomiting.

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