It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Infant Care (up to 18 months old) Message Board

  • my 18 month old son has really bad diarrhea. What can i do?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 02-08-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
    noahark07
    Registered User
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: Minot, ND
    Posts: 1
    noahark07 HB User
    my 18 month old son has really bad diarrhea. What can i do?

    my 18 month old son has really bad diarrhea. What can i do? Im changing his diaper every half hour.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 02-08-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
    cmarie313
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    cmarie313's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2005
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Posts: 977
    cmarie313 HB User
    Re: my 18 month old son has really bad diarrhea. What can i do?

    When my daughter had diarrhea our pedi told us to keep her very hydrated but to stay away from the juices. They said to give her a BRAT diet (bannanas, rice, apples, and dry toast). I actually mixed the applesauce with rice and fed that to her alot. I would put pieces of rice on her high chair for her to feed herself.

    As far as trying to prevent/relieve a diaper rash...we used warm wash clothes (they said no wipes not even the sensitive) and also changed her diapers about every half hour. We also used TONS of Triple Paste cream and that seemed to really help. They said you should use some type of cream that has zinc in it (which the triple paste does).

    How long has he had the diarrhea? Did you call your pediatrician?

    I hope that helps. Does your little guy have a fever with the diarrhea? Best of luck to you and your little one.
    cmarie
    __________________
    *Angel Baby July '05
    *1st IVF...Triplets due 12/3/07
    *Conjoined Angel Babies May '07
    *Olivia Grace born 10/23/07...our little miracle!

    Last edited by cmarie313; 02-08-2009 at 04:06 PM.

     
    Old 02-09-2009, 09:03 AM   #3
    kittyroo
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2007
    Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
    Posts: 427
    kittyroo HB User
    Re: my 18 month old son has really bad diarrhea. What can i do?

    Be sure to keep him hydrated. Lots of Pedialyte and water. Make sure he is not getting dehydrated. That is the biggest risk to little ones. They can dehydrate much faster than adults and the consequences are worse. Take him to his doctor if you haven't already. Better safe than sorry.

    I have found that for the resulting diaper rash, anything lavender based helps a TON.

     
    Old 02-09-2009, 12:12 PM   #4
    megss
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    megss's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Location: MN,USA
    Posts: 2,520
    megss HB User
    Re: my 18 month old son has really bad diarrhea. What can i do?

    If he doesn't like pedialyte, because my daughter hates it, you can give him gatorade too to help keep him hydrated.
    I hope he feels better soon!

     
    Old 02-09-2009, 06:00 PM   #5
    LauraLu
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    LauraLu's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2004
    Location: Gettysburg, PA
    Posts: 1,105
    LauraLu HB UserLauraLu HB User
    Re: my 18 month old son has really bad diarrhea. What can i do?

    I have actually learned that milk of magnesia is great for curing a diaper rash. Make sure that his bottom is clean and dry and then coat it with this stuff. It will draw out the heat and work like a charm, better than the standard butt paste or triple paste.
    As far as the diarrhea goes, the previous posters are spot on. The BRAT diet works best...NO DAIRY!!!
    I feel your pain...my daughter had this about a month ago and it's the worst. We did Little Tummy's Gas Relief Drops too. These seemed to help. Hang in there!
    __________________
    Laura

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    3 year old on 1 cap of Miralax and 15 month old with bowel issues. gel2005 Children's Health 15 06-29-2010 08:29 PM
    3 month old with diarrhea TEENMOM101 Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 1 03-10-2009 02:39 PM
    15 month old, rashes, slight fever, diarrhea? What is it? BuggyAndTaismom Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 6 06-26-2008 03:58 PM
    Im sorry for the long post , but i really need some help joebklyn Digestive Disorders 2 02-15-2008 05:24 AM
    16 Month old might have CF? Prairiewind Cystic Fibrosis 7 08-08-2005 03:43 PM
    diarrhea in my 14 month old. Dawn1973 Children's Health 6 05-03-2002 12:19 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:23 AM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!