Video: Simple tips to handle baby diarrhea at home
The number one thing to ease diarrhea and comfort a newborn is by making sure that he is hydrated.
Diarrhea can be common in babies, especially for breast fed babies. However, it can be a tough problem to deal with as babies do not eat a lot when they are small. This can put them at risk of dehydration.
- The number one key to making a baby comfortable during diarrhea is to make sure they’re hydrated. This is of crucial importance for a young newborn.
- Make sure that their electrolytes are balanced, and a doctor may recommend that you introduce something like a Pedialyte to help the baby sustain themselves through the diarrhea.
- If your baby is sick and having diarrhea, you want to chart again how often they’re going, when they’re going, and if there’s large amounts of volume.
- If the baby is going very often, they may develop diaper rash so if they are having diarrhea, it’s crucial that you change their diaper often and apply liberal amounts of diaper cream.
Because diarrhea is so dangerous to a child, you need to be in constant contact with your doctor should this happen to your baby. They may get diarrhea from spoiled formula, a virus from a sibling, a virus from a neighbor. You need to figure out what is wrong with the baby, and how to treat it. So logging the information for the doctor and keeping in constant contact will really help.
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