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Indian tips to cure loose motion in children – What to do when baby gets diarrhoea?

Updated on November 28, 2012

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Kids diarrhoea - my experience

My child does not get diarrhea often. He gets diarrhea only when he is given antibiotics. Whenever he is given antibiotics he would get severe diarrhea that last for several days. It would take at least one week to cure the diarrhea caused by antibiotics. Through my experience as a mother I learned what all foods would cure diarrhea in children. First of all let me explain what all foods should be avoided for babies when they get loose motion.

Diet for diarrhoea in children

Milk and milk products should be avoided when baby is having loose motion. Fish need not be avoided. Eating fish has cured my baby’s diarrhea several times. Fish would make you constipated. So it would help cure diarrhea in children. When my baby gets loose motion due to antibiotics I do give him fish. Diarrhea would go off within a day. If your child gets diarrhea during hot season, you can avoid chicken and fish for few days. But fish can be given. Giving fish would help cure diarrhea.

Remedies for diarrhea in children - What to eat? What to avoid?

  • Honey is yet another constipating food. Honey can therefore be given when baby gets a diarrhea. Give a teaspoonful of honey to baby. Diarrhea will go off in two days. Do not give children fruit juices when they have diarrhea. Avoid giving your child apples, oranges, fruits and banana when they have a stomach upset. Also avoid vegetables like cabbage and spinach. I would like to share some of the home remedies that can be given to children when they have a stomach upset.
  • A quarter teaspoon of nutmeg paste with honey would cure diarrhea in children. Sago porridge (without milk) is a wonderful cure for diarrhea in children. Boil sago in water and cook. This porridge would cool body and cure diarrhea. Sago is called chavvarisi in tamil and chavvari in Malayalam. Chavvarisi kanji (sago porridge) cools stomach and cures diarrhea. Arrowroot porridge is yet another good remedy for diarrhea in children.
  • Antibiotics heat body and initiates diarrhea. Sago porridge and arrowroot porridges are of great help when baby has diarrhea. When child is given antibiotics, do not forget to give probiotic bacteria along with it. Ask your doctor to prescribe probiotics along with antibiotics.
  • Giving curd rice would also help cure diarrhea due to heat. But do not give curd to babies when they have cold. If baby is affected with diarrhea, give rice with curd. While making curd for babies make cure that it is not very sour. Pour a spoonful of curd to cool milk and keep for 3 hours. Curd for babies is ready.
  • If baby is suffering from severe diarrhea try this home remedy. This is only for children above 2 years old. Take 2 tablespoonful strong black tea and pour 2 teaspoonful lemon juice to it. Make the child drink this. This would cure even severe diarrhea.


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      Nikhil 2 years ago

      Hiii my 7 month baby suffring from loose motions he doing 6-8 time a day can u tell me what can i do for him

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      Khosa 2 years ago

      Hiii my 6 month baby suffring from loose motions he doing 6 time a day today can u tell me what can i do for him

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      preet 2 years ago

      thanks a lot for this information

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      Deepak Shahabad 2 years ago

      indeed very much thanks to this remedy. it realy worked

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      Zareen 2 years ago

      Thanks for remedies.

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      vali bashu 3 years ago

      Pls give an old tradition measures to cure loose motions to a 18 months kid .

      Whenever he suffered with loose motions his anus will ripped.

      Pls give medicine..

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      aman 3 years ago

      My nephew is just 2 months old suffering with loose motion since a week 15-20 times a day. What to do plz suggest me soon.

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      preeti jamkhandi 3 years ago

      Really wonderful remedies...thnx

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      sulaiha 3 years ago

      this tips was very useful to my child. thank u dhannyya

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      Nisha 3 years ago

      boiled peeled nd mashed apple also stops loose motions..

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      sheeba 3 years ago

      Add Your Comment.. vv informative


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      Mahendra Rathod 4 years ago

      Like to correct yourself. Bananas are also effective in loose motion :)

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      chanchal 4 years ago


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      Zeena 5 years ago

      One more helpful tip. Pomegranate skin should be boiled in water and can be given. It has cooling effects too

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      thanks billybuc for your encourage me through your comments always...

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I had no idea fish had a constipating reaction to the system. Very helpful hints you've provided.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      How very interesting my friend; although I no longer have little children, many of my friends do, so I'm passing this on. Great information!