5 Common Causes of Vomiting in Baby and How to handle it

Does your child often vomit?

It is important for you to recognize the cause of the vomiting suffered by your child in order to deal with it appropriately.


Vomiting Causes in Baby

Based on the child's health counseling I did with the doctor at the time, some of the things below could be the cause of Vomiting in Baby:

1. Jet Lag

Just like adults, children can also experience motion sickness, for example when traveling long distances. This travel drunkenness happens when baby feels uncomfortable as the environment moves, and she becomes dizzy until vomiting.

How to solve it? First, Mother can soothe Little One and not let her stomach empty to avoid this condition getting worse. Therefore, Mother can provide fresh fruit and enough water to help reduce nausea during the trip.

2. A lot Crying or Coughing

Crying or coughing can stimulate the vomiting reflex in the baby. A loud cough triggers pressure on the abdominal area, which can lead to vomiting.

If this happens, you should immediately calm the baby so that he does not cry. In addition, Mother can also take the time to play with her so that the little one mood gets better. If the cough is not accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, runny nose, sore throat, then you don’t need to worry.

Meanwhile, if the cough is accompanied by other symptoms and does not recover, you should consult with a pediatrician to find out the cause of cough in the Small.

3. Food poisoning

Vomiting can also be caused by food poisoning, you know. Various foods that are not clean or contaminated with chemicals can be the cause.

How are the symptoms of food poisoning?

 Generally, food poisoning is characterized by nausea and vomiting accompanied by diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

Immediately bring your child to the doctor so that this condition can be handled as soon as possible. Usually, the doctor will also suggest that the Little one eat fresh fruits to help remove toxins that enter the digestive tract.

4. Virus or Bacterial Infection

Apparently stomach flu or intestinal disease can be the cause of vomiting in baby, you know. Because, virus or bacteria can infect the baby’s stomach.

When attacked by a virus or bacteria, he is not only vomits, but may also experience diarrhea, loss of appetite, stomach pain, to a fever.  If this happens, immediately take the Little one to the doctor to get further treatment of vomiting in your baby.

5. Infections or Respiratory Disorders

Another cause of vomiting in baby is a disturbance or infection in the respiratory tract, especially when he was coughing.

First aid for mild respiratory infections can be done by giving sufficient water to the little one. Generally, upper respiratory tract infections can heal within for 1-2 weeks. If respiratory infection does not improve, immediately consult the condition to the doctor to be handled appropriately.

The five things above could be the cause of vomiting in baby. As a first aid, give the little one water to avoid dehydration. Alternatively, chamomile / peppermint tea or warm ginger that is not too spicy can also be served to help relieve nausea and vomiting.

However, avoid forcing the little one to drink when he is still vomiting. If vomiting still occurs more than 24 hours, then you should check your child to the pediatrician. Hopefully this information can be useful!

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