Babies get dehydrated super fast when they're sick. They have little bodies, and vomiting can take a lot of them....
Babies get dehydrated super fast when they're sick. They have little bodies, and vomiting can take a lot of them. Your goal is to keep your baby hydrated without making her worse. Keeping a baby hydrated can be tricky. Too much fluid will possibly make her vomit again. Here's what to do... Make sure you give very small amounts of fluids. A vomiting baby may feel thirsty, but you cannot allow her to gulp liquids down; that's a surefire way to make her vomit. Start with maybe a teaspoon of liquid (water or electrolyte fluid) every 10 minutes or so. If she can handle a teaspoon, try increasing the liquid to 2 teaspoons every ten minutes or so. Now, she might be cranky and really want to drink, but don't give in. She'll be ok on this fluid schedule for a while. If after a few hours your baby is holding fluids down better and seems happy; not overly tired or upset, she's likely on the mend. If your baby cannot keep fluids down after a few hours or is still vomiting call the doctor. Here are some other related posts:

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