DAY 9 OF MY 1 YR. OLD'S DIRREAH BOUT...NEED SOME ADVICE PLEEEZ L(

Alison - posted on 10/05/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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hi
so this is day 9...baby has no other symptoms like fever or vomiting...went to doctor..they swabbed his butt for a culture but didnt really say much
i dont know what to do...other than the dirreah he seems fine, has a good appetite and has been drinking plenty of fluids
i have missed so much work because i cant have him in daycare with this issue (which is understandable as i wouldnt want the other kids getting this affliction for 9+ days!!)
i tried feeding him brown rice w/ soy milk and cinnamon, he ate a little but doesnt really like it
i have been giving him lots of crackers and dirreah-friendly foods like bananas and such but to no avail :( :(
there seems to be no end in sight :(

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Victoria - posted on 10/05/2009

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it really could just be a stomach virus, my daughter has had it since saturday and along w| dirreah she had terrible diaper rash. her doctor suggested pedialite and prescribed a cream for her diaper rash, she seems to be getting over it now.

Antoinette - posted on 10/05/2009

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He could be allergic to something he is eating and you just dont know it. i would make a list of everything he eats and see if there is a pattern when giving him certain things.

Iysha - posted on 10/05/2009

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Common causes of diarrhea are changes in diet, use of antibiotics, and various stomach viruses. Keep him hydrated especially if there are signs of dehydration like dry mouth, crying without tears, or going eight hours without producing urine. If that is happening, call your doctor again and let them know.



If your 1 year old takes solid foods, combat his diarrhea with clear liquids, bananas, rice cereal, applesauce, and toast, all of which slow down the stools. This combination of binding foods is known as the BRAT diet. Pedialyte, grape-flavored Kaoletrolyte, or frozen Pedia-Pops will help your baby stay hydrated. Avoid fruit juices, pears, peaches, plums, prunes, and apricots until the stools are back to normal.



Toddlers can sometimes resist eating and drinking when they're sick. They may be more willing to drink ginger ale or eat Jell-O or flavored Pedia-Pops, but you can also try crackers and the BRAT diet. Other helpful foods include chicken broth or soup and plain pasta. Avoid spicy, fatty, and citrus foods, and possibly dairy, until the diarrhea passes

Christine - posted on 10/05/2009

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the only thing i was told to do was give pedialyte. i know he is one, but teething can cause diarrhea.

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