All kids get stomach aches. It can easily occur when they eat something they don’t like or if they are upset about something and their belly starts to hurt.
Does my child have gastroenteritis?
Gastroenteritis is much more significant than just a belly ache. This type of stomach bug causes:
- Abdominal pain
In most cases, these viruses are gone within a few days of arriving. You treat the symptoms and rest and they go away.
The biggest issue for kids, especially young ones, is to avoid dehydration. Give your child regular fluids to keep them hydrated. However, if your child takes in too many fluids at one time, they are likely going to struggle to keep them down. Small, regular amounts of fluids every 15 to 20 minutes can help to avoid dehydration.