Vomiting and diarrhoea occurs in children with gastroenteritis, food poisoning, and sometimes hand foot mouth disease. The most important thing to do is to ensure your child remains adequately hydrated. You can do the following to help your child:
  • If vomiting and diarrhoea is significant, you should bring your child to see a doctor for medication to control the symptoms
  • Fluids are more important than solids. If your child has a poor appetite, try to encourage your child to take small frequent feeds, especially fluids
  • Ensure your child is alert, has a wet tongue (adequate hydration), and have adequate urine output

You can consider: 
  • Hydration solutions formulated for children to help replace the electrolytes lost in the vomitus and stool
  • Porridge water with a pinch of salt
  • Plain food such as porridge, bread, crackers
  • Do avoid oily food as these can worsen your child's symptoms Most importantly, do not share food with your sick child and wash hands frequently!