Diarrhoea and vomiting are common in babies and children. They usually get better in a couple of days.
Give your child a mouthful of fluid every 15 minutes. Don’t just give water; make sure it’s something with sugar in it, like watered down juice, milk or rehydration sachets.
If your child wants to eat, let them.
Children should be kept off nursery or school for 48 hours after their last vomit or loose poo.
When to seek medical advice
See a pharmacist if your child (over 5 years) has signs of dehydration – such as dark, smelly pee or peeing less than usual.
See your GP or call 111 for advice if:
Go to A&E or call 999 if your child: