Baby vomiting can be very frightening for any parent. But, if you are prepared and you know what to do, you will be better able to handle this situation if it occurs. This article will touch upon what may cause baby vomiting as well as what parents can do in order to deal with it effectively.
Baby vomiting can occur for many different reasons. It may be related to a feeding problem or a viral infection. Many children may also suffer from acid reflux and this can be contributing to the vomiting as well. Many parents do not realize it, but some children get motion sickness. Because of this, you may want to pay close attention to when the baby vomiting is taking place. Most of the time, in order to determine what is causing the problem, you may need to make an appointment for your baby to see his or her doctor.
How to handle baby vomiting
It is very important to keep your baby hydrated when they are suffering from baby vomiting. You will do this by offering him or her small sips of electrolyte solution when they are no longer vomiting every five to ten minutes. Once their stomach appears to have calmed down, try offering this liquid to help them remain hydrated. If you notice that your baby is not urinating or is only urinating a few times a day you should contact a doctor because dehydration may already be an issue.
You should always contact your baby’s doctor if the baby vomiting has lasted more than 24 hours or if there is blood in the vomit. If you are not able to get a hold of your baby’s doctor then you will want to strongly consider taking your child to the emergency room in order to seek medical assistance, since extended baby vomiting can get quite dangerous.
Once the baby vomiting has stopped you can slowly start to reintroduce liquids and solid foods that are healthy for your child. You may want to try watering down juice and other acidic foods in order to keep your child’s stomach calm.
Even though your baby may appear really hungry, remember to offer small amounts of food and to do this slowly in the beginning. This will be the best way to prevent the baby vomiting from repeating.