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How to Treat Baby Diarrhea

Watch more Baby Health & Safety videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Treat baby diarrhea with the right foods and lots of love using these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Evaluate diet Evaluate your child's diet. If your baby is breastfed or formula-fed, their diet is not likely to be the problem. If your baby eats solids, suspect new foods or excessive fruit or juice consumption. Tip Pay particular attention to common allergens, such as wheat, dairy, nuts, eggs, tomatoes, and citrus fruits. Step 2: Remove suspected allergens Remove from your baby's diet any suspected allergens or food your baby may have an intolerance for. Step 3: Check for illness Check to see if your baby has an illness by looking for signs of a possible viral or bacterial infection. Make an appointment to see your doctor and begin home treatments if you suspect illness. Step 4: Increase fluids Increase your baby's fluid intake. Feed them extra breast milk, formula, water, or a children's electrolyte drink. Tip Babies dehydrate easily. If your child can't keep anything down, call your doctor immediately. Step 5: Continue regular feeding Feed your baby as normal, if they will eat. A healthy diet will help to restore lost nutrients in their body. Tip You may also consider the BRAT diet to ease an upset tummy. Feed your child bananas, rice, apples, and toast until the diarrhea subsides. Step 6: Try yogurt Have your child eat yogurt if you do not suspect a dairy allergy. The live cultures will help to balance their intestinal tract. Step 7: Change diapers frequently Change your baby's diaper frequently and slather on diaper cream to prevent rashes. Step 8: Be observant Watch for any change in behavior, attitude, urination frequency, or vomiting. In a few days, your little one should be good as new. Did You Know? Marion Donovan invented the disposable diaper, which was patented in 1951.
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