The solution to how to stop vomiting is to know what is causing the vomiting.
It is normal for babies to vomit or spill after feeds - we call that gastroesophageal reflux (GER) - treatment for reflux in the first instance is related to positioning your baby - read more.
Sometimes infants and toddlers will vomit when they are unwell with a fever.
If the vomiting is due to gastroenteritis, which is an infection which commonly causes vomiting and diarrhea in children, the treatment is to give fluids. Sometimes babies and toddlers cannot keep the fluids down because of the vomiting and studies have shown that a single dose of ondansetron, an anti-sickness agent, by mouth can reduce the vomiting and allow children to drink enough fluids to prevent them being admitted to hospital.
If your infant or toddler is very unwell, vomiting and irritable with a fever and seems very sick, he may have a serious illness, such as meningitis. In this case, you need to seek medical attention immediately and the solution to how to stop vomiting will be by treating the underlying infection. To find out about signs of a serious illness, click here
Green vomiting is due to bile and is a sign of obstruction in the bowel and the solution is to have appropriate surgery - read more. Seek urgent medical attention
Last reviewed 26 May 2011
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