Stomach Bugs and Popsicles

by Lisa Donovan

My daughter has had the stomach flu for about two days now. It is always difficult when kids this small feel ill. We want to know where it hurts and how we can help and, unfortunately, they can’t tell us. My husband and I have kept to all the tried and true tricks of the trade: Applesauce, Pedialyte, crackers, popsicles and lost of rest. She has really enjoyed the popsicles - it is really about all I can get her to take. If you have it in you (though, with a sick baby, it may seem a bit unrealistic) you can make your own and then you don’t have to worry about anything (sugar and other unwanted fillers) making them worse for the wear. If you combine the right stuff, other than assisting in rehydration, you can actually help aide your wee one back to strength and health. For example, yogurt is extremely beneficial in phase two and three of a stomach bug. Once they are well past vomitting but still don’t have much of an appetite the yogurt is easy to digest, bulks up their loose stools, has been shown to prevent diarhhea (all those little helpful active cultures) and gives them calories for strength. Including it in the “recovery” popsicles may be a good leap back to a happy and feelin’ good baby.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 at 9:47 am and is filed under Parenting, Cold and Flu Remedies, Herbs and Natural Remedies. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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