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How do you keep a toddler with a stomach virus hydrated?

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Dr. Robert Kaplan
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Sips of liquids-

The key is how much vomiting they are doing.
If vomiting, wait 2-3 hours and give "small" ( 1/2 oz ) amounts of clear liquids. Don't let them "gulp too fast"-if it stays down then repeat every 30 minutes. Once 3 or 4 liquid feeds have not been vomited, slowly increase the volume every 30 minutes. If no vomit for 3-4 hours then start the brat diet for diarrhea-bannans, rice, apple, toast. Patience.

In brief: Sips of liquids-

The key is how much vomiting they are doing.
If vomiting, wait 2-3 hours and give "small" ( 1/2 oz ) amounts of clear liquids. Don't let them "gulp too fast"-if it stays down then repeat every 30 minutes. Once 3 or 4 liquid feeds have not been vomited, slowly increase the volume every 30 minutes. If no vomit for 3-4 hours then start the brat diet for diarrhea-bannans, rice, apple, toast. Patience.
Dr. Robert Kaplan
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dehydration

Stomache virus can cause dehydration quickly.
Avoiding dehydration by starting with crushed ice chips and progress to small amounts of cold ice water every 30 -45 minutes. Then pedialyte in small amounts like 1 oz every 30-45 minutes might help.

In brief: Dehydration

Stomache virus can cause dehydration quickly.
Avoiding dehydration by starting with crushed ice chips and progress to small amounts of cold ice water every 30 -45 minutes. Then pedialyte in small amounts like 1 oz every 30-45 minutes might help.
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