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What are some home remedies to stop diarrhea in children?

I am traveling next week with my toddler who is 3 years old. All week he has been experiencing diarrhea. Because we will be in the car for long periods of time while we travel, I would like to know if there are any home remedies to help stop his diarrhea.

3 Answers

Pedialyte, toast, apple sauce, and bananas.
We always say to avoid juices and milk products when kids experience diarrhea because the sugars in juices and the lactose in milk causes more diarrhea so I would avoid those at this time. Kids probiotics like culturelle may help by not a guarantee.
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Avoid juice and high sugar foods. Give more binding foods like grits cereals, bananas and bread. If diarrhea lasts longer than a week, he may need stools tests done in case it is infectious