Vomiting bug went through our house on Saturday night like wildfire. DS1 threw up 6x in 2 hours, most of those all over the living carpet/rug. I cleaned it up as best I could and sprayed it with rug doctor odor-eater (all I could find) but it still reeks.
I have realised that I really don't know the best way to clean up vomit one of those things that I've never been told. So what do you do? And how do I get rid of the smell??
Bicarb neutralises the butyric acid that's responsible for the smell. You don't need a lot and since it's found in the cooking aisle of the supermarket, it's going to be no more dangerous for a toddler than puke soaked carpets. If I need to deodorise the carpet, I sprinkle it all over through a strainer at night, stamp it in well, then vacuum in the morning.
I second the bicard, and it's not going to harm the toddler. It's put in baked goods, used to help with cystitis, teaspoon in a cup of water and drink it, etc. if you're still worried then do 1 room at a time and keep toddler out.