We’ve been quite lucky until now with only one previous bout of proper pewking since she was a baby.
Last time, it was in the middle of Broadstairs station – just before the train arrived! yuk! – after a lovely long sunny day by the sea.
Boy was she sick!
For 24 hours she couldn’t keep anything down. I hadn’t a clue what might stay down long enough to prevent dehydration and give her some energy.
And in between changing yet another load of bedding, I didn’t have time to root through hundreds of different pins and posts for answers.
So I took to Twitter. And it was one of those times when the Twitterverse just excelled itself with other mums coming to the instant rescue with this list of 10 tips …
Now obviously if the vomiting continues for more than 48 hours or your child has any other symptoms that don’t fit with a basic tummy bug or gastric flu you should always get medical advice. But if you are pretty sure it is just a bug, these tips will hopefully help.
Tips for Hydrating Sick Kids
- Salty crisps – Amazing! Got littl’un + mum through the day
- Full sugar flat cola – stir to make flat
- Full sugar flat lemonade
- Cola or lemonade lollies
- Rehydration sachets e.g Diarolyte – my daughter hated it but others swear by
- Freeeze rehydration sachets as ice cubes or lollies
- Small sweet lollies
- Digestive biscuits – not right away but once had kept crisps down
- Water through a straw – my daughter could keep down little sips from a straw
- Avoid dairy
What about you?
What are favourite tips for keeping sick kids hydrated. Do share below.
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