Home Remedies for Toddler Vomiting
Vomiting in toddlers can be caused by a virus, food poisoning or motion sickness. In these cases, it will usually run its course and stop on its own. It is important to try to settle your child's stomach and begin replacing lost fluids and nutrients in order to prevent dehydration. Although there is not a lot that can be done to alleviate vomiting, you can try home remedies to settle the stomach and provide relief. Be sure to consult a doctor if vomiting is the result of an injury or another serious condition.
Clear fluids are easy on the stomach and can help to prevent dehydration. Offer your toddler small and frequent sips of water or broth. He can also try an electrolyte solution that is designed to replenish lost nutrients. The website Mother Nature suggests trying lukewarm soda or ginger ale to settle the stomach. Serve it a little flat and stir it to dissolve some of the bubbles as too much carbonation can make the problem worse. Popsicles are also a way flavorful way to replenish fluids.
A soothing tea, such as chamomile or peppermint, can help to relieve an upset stomach. Try offering tea after your toddler has kept down clear liquids. If she keeps down the tea, offer it a total of two or three times during the day. Use a tea bag or tea leaves and steep them in a cup of hot water for five minutes. Be sure to serve the tea warm instead of hot so she can drink it safely without the risk of burns.
If your toddler has recently vomited, it is safe to skip a meal in order to give his stomach a chance to settle. Once he has kept down clear fluids, offer him easily digestible and bland foods such as dry toast or saltine crackers. If he keeps these down, let him have a light amount of butter on his toast. As he eats foods and keeps them down, you can continue to progress on to items that are less bland until he is back to normal.