My little guy has his first bout with vomitting and diarrea and I would love some ideas on how to keep him hydrated.
He has projectile vomited three times, the last two times waking himself up after nursing to sleep, the first in the car on the way home from Walmart. He also had diarrea (not sorry that I don't know how to spell that word) and I am getting concerned about keeping him hydrated.
My pedi's nurse recommended 7up, and clear juices and nursing, along with salty crackers/pretzels to keep his tummy full. He loves the crackers, but isn't a fan of the juices or 7up. He has had minimal water, and threw up all my milk he ate.
Apart from the violent heaves and crying after he throws up, he seems to feel better and is in good spirits, no lethargy or anything.
What are signs of dehydration I need to look for? Any tips on how to get liquids down him? Could this be something serious, and what should I keep an eye out for?
Emily, mommy to
Jeremija Charles - 5/30/07 - nursed 26 mo, and
Aleksandar Hayes - 12/13/09 - nursing strong!
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