Advice 2 : What to do if child vomits
If vomiting manifested itself once, it is not necessary to be concerned about this. If child vomits every time the stomach gets even a minimal amount of food or liquid should be consult a doctor. The fact that it can result from intestinal infections. So the sooner you seek qualified help, the sooner your child will feel better.
Keep in mind that if the child is vomiting the child is very dehydrated quickly, so it is necessary that the kid ate as much liquid as possible. The problem is that, first, the child is likely to refuse the drink, and secondly, a large amount of fluid will not be retained by the ventricle. Therefore it is better to give to drink little by little, teaspoons. If you can not - fill with a syringe directly in the mouth. Offer drinks often, literally every 5-10 minutes. As a drink better suited to black or chamomile tea. The temperature of the tea should be very warm (not hot!), so it is much faster absorbed into the stomach wall.
Along with tea should be given and preparations: "Regidron", "Smectite", "use adsorbents". The principle is the same - a tea spoon every 5-10 minutes. This medication absorbent character, deducing toxins from the body. "Regidron" - 1 sachet per litre. freshly boiled cooled water. The minimum dose should be 30 ml/kg for 6-10 h. the Sachet of Smecta should be diluted to 1/2 Cup of warm water. Children under one year is enough to consume 1 sachet per day, not less than 3 days. "Use adsorbents" is diluted at the rate of 2.5 g powder in 50 ml cooled, boiled water. Children under 3 years old should drink about 100 ml per day.
Vomiting usually occurs on the background of high temperature. If it does not exceed 38 degrees, knock off is not worth it. If getting up - give any analgesic "Panadol", "Nurofen", "Calpol" in the form of suspensions or suppositories. You should consider the fact that each of the drugs can be given only once during a certain period of time (5-6 hours). Therefore, in order to avoid overdose, medications should be alternated.
Some time hold the baby on a dairy-free diet. But don't rule out breast milk, as it will help much faster to cope with the illness.
Advice 3 : That means an increased gag reflex in a child
What is an increased gag reflex?
An increased gag reflex is often observed in young children during the introduction of the first feeding. But sometimes it can persist for up to 7 years and older. Children with an increased gag reflex barely chew and swallow food, and if parents scold a child, then later it can feel sick just at the sight of food. At that time, as peers are happy eating solid foods, children with increased gag reflex can break even after falling into the food a small lump.
Often the gag reflex is increased after a visit to the dentist and hygiene of the oral cavity. In the first case you need to refer to specialist who will find the approach to toddler and can establish a trusting relationship. And the second to choose the right toothbrush and toothpaste, you can offer your child to make a choice.
The reasons for the increased reflex several: diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, antibiotics, stress, increased intracranial pressure, abnormalities in the structure of the throat and palate, inappropriate and untimely introduction of the first solid foods. If vomiting is observed in hyperactive children, that's the reason, most likely, higher nervous excitability.
How to cope with an increased gag reflex and to teach a child to eat solid food?
To save a child from this unpleasant phenomenon, you need to consult a doctor and find out the reason for the increased gag reflex. You can then take action. If the cause is a disease of the digestive tract or the nervous system, it is necessary to pass the examination and to treat. For hyperactive children neurologists prescribe sedatives nervous system means.
Pediatricians for parents of children with an increased gag reflex suggest in any case do not force the child is violently and blame for failure. To teach your baby to solid foods and to overcome the gag reflex, size of the pieces you need to increase gradually.
Doctors give many advice on how to cope with an increased gag reflex in children, but still, it's an unpleasant phenomenon, simply to survive. With age, this reflex fades, and the vomiting stopped.