Toddlers are prone to illness and tummy bugs are especially common in children under the age of five. If you’re new to parenthood, it’s common to panic the first time your little one is struck by vomiting and diarrhea. However, the majority of the time these tummy upsets are nothing to be concerned about. While you should always consult a doctor if symptoms persist, it is usually possibly to safely eliminate the bug yourself.
Before you do attempt to soothe your toddler’s symptoms, it’s worth noting that there are a few common mistakes parents often make which can actually cause the bug to get worse. Don’t worry if you’ve tried them, it doesn’t make you a bad parent!
The 5 common mistakes below are often unknowingly recommended by friends and family. Even if you have tried them, being aware of these mistakes will help you to avoid them the next time your little one develops a tummy bug. [Read more…]