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    Default What do you give a vomiting toddler to eat/drink?

    My poor 14mo has thrown up twice this morning. He's had a cough and nasal congestion for 2 weeks and I was hoping it was just post nasal drip triggering it, but he just threw up with no coughing, so I think it's a tummy bug.

    He was burping when he woke at 5am and had his normal bottle of milk. Then hungry for breakfast when he got up at 7am so had some cereal, but started coughing and threw up about 30 minutes later. .

    He wasn't letharged, but a lot more placid than normal. After a shower he was showing interest when his big sister was having morning tea so I gave him custard which he scoffed. Then he just wanted to cuddle and fell asleep on me. He woke up after about 1.5 hours and threw up again 5 minutes later. He took a sip of water after. His stools are normal and he's still having wet nappies though less than normal.

    Should I still be offering him food, milk, no dairy? Just sticking to sips of water? I don't have any gastrolyte etc in the house, I do have Gatorade powder. I'm at a bit of a loss as DD never had a vomiting bug this young.

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    In my family if kids are vomiting/diarrhoea/gastro we give them plain food ie toast with no spreads, banana, plain boiled rice and lentils, veg soup, papaya and lots of ginger tea.

    Eta. No dairy, meat or anything heavy.

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    Dry toast and sips of water. Hydrolight ice blocks.

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    When DS had a gastro bug last week he wouldn't have anything - not even water. If it comes to that for you, what I did was a syringe full of water/rehydrating salts every 15 minutes to keep him hydrated.

    As his appetite returned I kept away from all dairy til he was keeping down food.

    Sorry to hear your little one is sick. It's so awful when they seem so helpless :-(

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    He wants to eat so he's just had a plain cracker and a bit of water. Now to wait and see if it comes back up again.

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    Its REALLY important that a child who is vomiting regularly gets fluids



    If he is not wanting water .. kids get dehydrated very easily, so give hydralyte ...(right - no hydralite ... flat lemonade is also good)

    If you are struggling to get him to have it, try iceblocks or syringes often.

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    oh - if he wants to eat then yes, plain crackers or toast (dry or with vegemite) are good

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    Dd2 was like that yesterday. The only thing she could keep down was cordial and lemonade towards the end of the day. I didn't bother offering food because just the mention of it made her vomit. But she was only down for 12 hours and was fine by dinner time but in that time she was so dehydrated her wee was almost orange when it's usually almost clear. So today I'm pushing extra fluids. It's working though.

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    As pps said water, dry toast or crackers only if they ask for food and defiantly no dairy especially milk.

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