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Old 10-27-2005, 05:04 AM   #1
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What do you do with a 14 month old that is puking?

Real quick question... My daughter is 14 months, and just hit real hard with a stomack bug. She started puking yesterday evening, every 20 minutes. She slowed down, but very miserable. We haven't had any sleep. What should I do? The last time we went through this she ended up in the hospital for dehydration. I want to make sure that doesnt happen again, because I fear that's where we will end up. Can she eat anything? Should I give her milk? I've been sticking to water, but she won't take it anymore. Please answer right away.

 
Old 10-27-2005, 05:10 AM   #2
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Re: What do you do with a 14 month old that is puking?

Have you tried giving her ginger ale? My mom always gave that to me when I was a kid and it helped to settle my stomach some, although my own kids hate the stuff and won't drink it.

 
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Old 10-27-2005, 06:17 AM   #3
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Re: What do you do with a 14 month old that is puking?

Milk will only sour her stomach and make it worse. Try Pedia-lyte (it restores the nutrients lost when sick) they have them in ice-pops if she wont drink it. I know its what my sisters-in-law give their kids when they are vomiting and have diarrhea.

 
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Re: What do you do with a 14 month old that is puking?

Pedia-lyte worked the best when DS had a stomach bug. I think they also make freezer pops, too. Every time I thought DS was feelingn good enough to have some milk or food, he'd puke over my shoulder. I just kept a baby bottle on our night stand filled with pedialyte and offered it frequently. He slept in between us and I'd wake up and give him some sips. DS also had a fever, so I had to give him tylenol drops. Took about 3-4 days before he was 100%

 
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Re: What do you do with a 14 month old that is puking?

Thank you for your replies! It's been a long night!

 
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Re: What do you do with a 14 month old that is puking?

I feel your pain. Every time I thought DS was feeling better, he'd barf over my shoulder. Just don't make my mistake and start on regular food too soon.

 
Old 10-27-2005, 08:42 AM   #7
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Re: What do you do with a 14 month old that is puking?

I recommend that you stay with light colored liquids, juices or chicken broth. The pedialite is a very good thing, there are now pedialite popcicles. I wouldn't give ginger ale, too sugary and sweet. Just make sure that you keep some kind of a fluid in her.

 
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Re: What do you do with a 14 month old that is puking?

She seemed to be doing ok, so I made the mistake of giving her a bottle of milk (she's so hungery), and she barfed it all up! Now I'm giving her pedialite, and she is taking it okay. I was worried about dehydration because for awhile there, it seemed like she was crying without tears. Now that I'm giving her the pedialite, I see tears again. Thank you.

 
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Re: What do you do with a 14 month old that is puking?

Their stomachs are so sensitive, especially when they are sick. I would keep up with the pedialyte, and my doc always told me when my dd, now almost 5, was sick to put her on the BRAT diet, Bread, Rice Applesauce, Toast and clear liquids or light colored ones, I would not do apple juice, or soda or milk, stick with the pedialyte and water, and you can give her cooled down tea also, decaf of course, I would wait until a while afte she seems better to try on other things, and still then take it slow and introduce more bland foods first. good luck, stinks when they are sick, hope she feels better.

 
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Re: What do you do with a 14 month old that is puking?

Try pop sicles or liquid jello.

Hope she feels better soon.

Nancy

 
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