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Vomiting

Babies

Babies often sick up a bit of milk, some a lot, without distress. But if your baby is vomiting often or violently and/or there are other signs of illness, contact your GP straight away.

Your baby can lose a dangerous amount of fluid if he or she is sick often, especially if your baby has diarrhoea as well. 

Older children

Older children can be sick once or twice without any bother and be well again quickly afterwards, or after a night’s sleep. If your older child goes on vomiting, and/or there are other signs of illness, contact your GP.

Give your child plenty to drink – clear drinks rather than milk. Don’t bother about food unless he or she wants it.


We are indebted to Health Promotion England for their help in compiling this section.