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Question: My baby is 5 months old..can i give him gripe water..he is teething and having loose motions
Answer: Hello! Please avoid giving gripe water or janam ghutti. It is not at all recommended. It has sugar and sodium bicarbonate. Sugar is harmful for baby's teeth. It causes decay. Also sodium bicarbonate in more amounts can be harmful.
Question: What can we do in loose motion in teething phase for 8 month baby?
Answer: Hello dear. Home Remedies to Cure Loose Motions in Babies:-
1. Sabudana Water for Loose Motions in Babies
Give your baby sabudana ka pani ( Sago Water) . Process to make sadubana water is as below.
Soak sabudana for 1 hour.
Put sufficient water and keep it on boiling
Boil till sabudana get completely immersed in water.
Strain and give sabudana water to your baby to cure loose motions.
Recommended Age: 6+ months
2. BreastMilk helps recover
If you are breastfeeding your baby then you should continue feeding your child. Breastmilk is the best solution to keep baby hydrated if he is below 6 months of age. During loose motions, you can increase the frequency of feeding.
If your baby is exclusively on breastfeeding then you have to cut down foods like greasy foods, spicy foods, dairy products which can trigger diarrhea in your child.
3. ORS as Home Remedy
Give your baby plenty of fluids. Babies tend to dehydrate faster than adults. Give your baby ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts). ORS is a special combination of dry salts that is mixed with safe water. Oral Rehydration Salts can help replace the fluids lost due to diarrhoea. You can buy ORS sachets from the market or make ORS at home.
It is the most effective and least expensiveway to manage dehydration.
6 teaspoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 liter of filter water
Dissolved the sugar, salt in water. Give this solution to your child to drink after every 2 hours.
4. Banana for treating diarrhea in babies
Give your baby mashed banana. Or you can try to give banana with a little curd. It is the most traditional home remedy to stop loose and it works wonders. Banana provides strength and energy.
5. Pomegranate cures loose motions in kids
Give pomegranate juice at regular intervals. This will help in rehydrating the child. Blend the pomegranate seeds in a mixer and extract its juice. If you think, juice is too heavy for little one then dilute it with water and feed your baby.
Recommended Age: 7+ months
6. Curd or dahi is best probiotic
Curd helps to cure diarrhoea. Give your baby fresh curd/ dahi with roasted cumin seeds/ jeera powder. Or you can add half teaspoon of sugar and pinch of salt and give it to your baby.
Recommended Age: 6+ months
8. Chawal ka pani as a remedy when baby stomach is upset
Give your child, chawal ka pani to drink during motions.
9. Dal ka Pani to treat loose motions in babies
10. Give your baby coconut water to drink in loose motions
11. Nutmeg (Jaiphal) tackles with loose motions in kids.
Recommended Age: 10+ months
12. Arrowroot powder to cure upset tummy
13. Buttermilk to treat loose motions
Recommended Age: 8+ months
14. Carrot Juice is also good in loose motions
15. Honey is very effective in fighting loose stools
16. Avoid milk products when baby is suffering from loose motions
17. Pomegranate Leaves
Pomegranate (Anar) helps to rehydrate our body. For this remedy, you need to boil the pomegranate leaves in water. Once its boiled, add sugar into it then strain through a sieve.
Hope it helps.
Question: My 8 day old baby is having loose motion
Answer: Loose motion is normal for new born babies. Do breast feeding exclusively