Loose motions or diarrhoea is common in children between the ages of 1 and 5. It usually occurs due to improper diet and teething can also be a cause behind loose motions.
The toddlers suffering from diarrhoea pass stools 3 or more times a day and it is usually watery. Mild abdominal pain can also be seen in some cases but it is very unlikely. In most cases the child remains normal and there is no need to go for further tests. These symptoms usually subside after the age of 5 or 6 years.
Even if the child is active and eating more or less as s/he does with no fever, loose motions still should be taken seriously.Below are some of the measures which should be taken immediately and if still problem persists then run immediately to the doctor.
Here are some of the tested home remedies which has worked for many and you can try them out too on your baby.
- Probiotic for infants is considered quite effective.Giving it twice daily helps in self curing lose motions.
- Just ensure that that baby is not dehydrated. Give ORS to keep the baby hydrated. You could try arrowroot if diarrhoea is bad. Mix the powder with water and boil till it is semi solid or to suit your child’s desired consistency. It is very helpful.
- Give something light to eat like curd, idlis etc. Things that are light on stomach.
- A brilliant home remedy- Boil fresh tender leaves of pomegranate in water then grind and give the water after sieving. Give 1 teaspoon twice a day. Its slightly bitter but very effective.
- You can also give fennel (saunf) water. Boil some fennel seeds in water. Sieve it and let it cool down. Give this to her.
- Bananas are also very helpful in curing loose motions.
- Check each poop for blood. Get a stool test done. Rest of the advice from doctor is all good.
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