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What do you do for a 5 month old whos been violently sick twice in the last 3 hours??
I did when ds2 got a D&V bug at 5 months. He wasn't weaned then but we did stop formula (he was still partially bf) and we used diarolyte until he started to pick up - about 24 hours later I think. You could try diluting the milk so he is taking more fluids. Have you phoned your GP or practise nurse? Ours is usually very helpful with stuff like this. HTH.
I would forget the veg for a bit and just concentrate on fluids. If it gets very severe then diarolyte is really good and ds2 really seemed to like the blackcurrant flavour so it was easy to administer.
My dd has just had a sicky bug and got dehydrated this weekend. She is 3, so a bit different, but she's had it several times. Keep fluids going - little and often like they say. If he's being bf, then breastmilk is fine, but formula's not. Forget the veg and just keep doing fluids. Even if he keeps on being sick, at least some of the fluid will be going through. Keep an eye out for dry nappies as a sign of dehydration. Also try the capillary test - squeeze one of his fingers and see how long it takes to return to normal colour. If longer than 2 seconds, then he is dehydrated. Parched lips also a sign of this. Keep an eye on temp too and cool him off with a flannel if he does have one.
if BFing just BF as and when
If one bottles water only for 24 hours and then very dilute milk (one scoop for every 5 oz of water)
DS had a couple of bad D & V episodes when he was 5/6 months old
diorylite (sp) is good as well - you can buy over the counter
Hi PC, I had a rare night out last night after all this so DH was on sick duties.
But there wasn't any more sick
I discovered today what caused it though...My lovley baby, my gorgeous little man is about to get a tooth
I can't believe he's growing up this fast.
I want him to stay a baby forever.
Ds2+3 were alwys sick if they were teething so it look slike ds4 will too.
Poor little chap was beside himself earlier and I didn't hpave anything to give him.
I got some of that ashton and palmers teething powders after I picked the big ones up from school and he's back to his normal self now.
Awww, poor little thing! Glad to hear he is back to his normal self now though.
I remember wanting DS2 to stay gummy forever, but they do look so cute when they get their first couple of teeth! DS2 just had two bottom teeth for ages before anymore appeared, and he looked so sweet!
It's horrible to see them in pain when they're so little though, isn't it?