4 Tips to Help Your Child With a Stomach Bug Stay Hydrated! by Dr. Hannah Chow-Johnson

Kids' Health
8 months ago
4 Tips to Help Your Child With a Stomach Bug Stay Hydrated!

If your child is vomiting, he or she can lose liquids, which quickly leads to dehydration. It’s important to keep kids hydrated, and the key is reintroducing liquids that are light enough not to upset the stomach. 

  • Start with slow sips of water or clear fluids that include flat soda and pediatric electrolyte solutions. 
  • If a child throws up, wait 30 minutes before trying again. 
  • Slowly increase the amount of water as tolerated. 
  • Avoid milk, caffeinated drinks, carbonated drinks, fruit juices (especially citrus juices) and sugary drinks.
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Casey Mclendon
Our house just went through the stomach bug. It was horrible! 2,4 and 10 yr old along with me and my hubby! Yes! Small sips of water only! Our peds says the BRAT diet after a stomach bug. Bananas, rice, apples, toast

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