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New baby at home? Learn how to keep your baby safe and treat minor medical problems with this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Diet evaluation
- Signs of infection
- Home treatments
- Increased fluid consumption
- Frequent changes
- Diaper cream
Evaluate your child's diet. If your baby is breastfed or formula-fed, their diet is not likely to be the problem. If your baby eats solids, suspect new foods or excessive fruit or juice consumption.
Remove suspected allergens
Remove from your baby's diet any suspected allergens or food your baby may have an intolerance for.
Check for illness
Check to see if your baby has an illness by looking for signs of a possible viral or bacterial infection. Make an appointment to see your doctor and begin home treatments if you suspect illness.
Increase your baby's fluid intake. Feed them extra breast milk, formula, water, or a children's electrolyte drink.
Continue regular feeding
Feed your baby as normal, if they will eat. A healthy diet will help to restore lost nutrients in their body.
Have your child eat yogurt if you do not suspect a dairy allergy. The live cultures will help to balance their intestinal tract.
Change diapers frequently
Change your baby's diaper frequently and slather on diaper cream to prevent rashes.
Watch for any change in behavior, attitude, urination frequency, or vomiting. In a few days, your little one should be good as new.