The Best Way to Deal with Vomiting and Diarrhea in Kids
(AKA The Fine Print in the Parenting Contract!)
If there is one illness that is universally despised by parents, it’s the stomach bug.
Dealing with vomiting and diarrhea in kids can be messy, time consuming, and can even get you sick in the process.
But most worrisome part is that for a child, what seems like a little stomach bug can very quickly lead to dehydration and serious problems.
In fact, when I had just graduated from medical school, we would constantly admit young children to the hospital simply to get them rehydrated. And while there have been changes in available medications that can keep a child from moving from the ER to a hospital bed, knowing what to do when your child has a stomach bug can hopefully prevent you from having to go to the ER in the first place.
Learn to everything you need to know about helping your child stay hydrated and healthy by listening on your favorite podcast app or in the player below — then SHARE this page with other parents by using the share icons on this page, so that they can know how to best help their kids, too.
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- How to help a vomiting child keep fluids down
- What type of fluids to give a child with vomiting and diarrhea
- How to know when you can give food to a child who is vomiting or has diarrhea
- How to tell if your child is getting dehydrated — THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT!
- When to call your doctor — and when to call or be seen right away
- How a “stomach bug” causes vomiting & diarrhea — and how understanding that affects how you treat your child
- How long a stomach bug is contagious
- Why your child might throw up 2 or 3 days after you thought they were better
- When you can expect your child to have a normal appetite again
Be sure to SHARE this page & this episode with any parent you know, as this is something that every single mom and dad will be bound to encounter in the course of parenting!