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Old 02-15-2009, 05:45 PM   #1
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Help, toddler with stomach bug!

My 16 month old has been throwing up for the last hour and a half. What could we give my ds to make him feel better. I know we should give him pedilyte for dehydration, but what about making his stomach feel better? Maybe flat ginger ale (hanson's natural w/ real ginger) watered down of course, to make his stomach feel better? This is our first experience with our toddler having the flu. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:22 PM   #2
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we went through this again this week with dd 18 mo we just give pedilyte til everything passes as it goes through kids much faster than adults. the first time we had this a month ago she threw up for about 6 hours, this time only 3 hours. so really there wasn't time for anything else.... also make sure you get the clear pedilyte the colored stuff stains!
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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You have to cut all dairy. The diarrhea comes next usually with the flu. The BRATS diet is all they can eat and yes lots of water. i never have done the pedialite because the fake sugars bother me...but water with baby probiotics (like acidophilus that is in yogurt) helps their belly& potties get back to balance. The main thing si not getting dehydrated. Good luck!
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