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Nausea and Vomiting

How did you treat your toddlers’ nausea and vomiting?

Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: One of the hardest things during my kids’ toddler years was when they were sick. Even as a physician, it’s hard to see your own children not feeling well.

To be prepared for times when my kids were nauseous, I always kept Pedialyte products on hand. I especially loved Pedialyte Freezer Pops. I still keep some in my freezer. I give them to my kids if their bellies hurt or if they have a fever. I also give them an ice pop if they fall and bump their mouths on something. Pedialyte Pops are better than regular Popsicles because the sugar in regular Popsicles can worsen an upset stomach or diarrhea.

The Pedialyte drinks can taste salty because they replace the sodium you’ve lost by having diarrhea or vomiting. So if I was giving it to my kids for a fever rather than an upset stomach, I’d sometimes mix it with my kids’ favorite juice.

Eva Mayer, MD, a mom of an eight-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son and a pediatrician with St. Luke’s Pediatrics Associates, in Bethlehem, PA

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