Loose Motion in babies is a difficult time just like cold and cough. Though it’s the natural way of flushing toxins out of the body, a lot of salt and water is lost during the process. It often results in dehydration turning the child pale.
By the time recover from loose motion completely, he or she loses a lot of weight. But the loose weight would be regained by the child if the diet is taken care of the right way post recovery.
30 Super Foods during Loose Motion for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids:
Let see the foods that can be given during loose motion to babies and kids in detail:
Apple sauce contains pectin which helps to firm the stools. Wash, peel and chop an apple. Heat a pan with water. Once cooked, mash with a fork or blend into a puree. Apple sauce is ready to be served.
2. Arrow root powder porridge
Arrow root powder porridge or kava was one of the foods during loose motions given to me by my mother. Wash and clean arrows root well. Cut into thin pieces and let it sun dry for days.
3. Black tea with lemon juice
Black tea with lemon juice can be given to kids of 3 years and above only. Make a cup of strong black tea and squeeze in 1 to 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Buttermilk is the most loved food during loose motions by toddlers and kids. Add a pinch of salt and roasted jeera powder or hing to enhance the flavor of buttermilk.
5. White Bread
White Bread is one of the options for babies and toddler during loose motion. You can dry the roast the bread too. White Bread is ideal for babies of 10 months and above only.
6. Breast milk
During loose motions, breast milk is the only food required for babies up to 6 months as it has enough nutrients to hydrate the baby. You can increase the frequency of breastfeeding during loose motions.
During loose motions, boiled carrots are amazing to provide instant energy.
Curd can also be given to the babies of 7-8 months and above. Make sure to baby give freshly set curd which can be made by adding a teaspoon of curd and 2 tablespoons cooled boiled milk.
9. Curd Rice
Curd rice, a staple dish of Tamil Nadu is ideal during loose motion in babies and kids. Boil 1 cup of rice. Once cooled thoroughly add ½ cup of curd and a pinch of salt. Curd rice is ready to be served.
10. Dal khichdi
Dal khichdi made with the rice and dal in a runny consistency can be given of 6 months and above during loose motion. You can add curd to this dal khichdi.
11. Dal pani
Pressure cook 1 tablespoon of dal with turmeric powder and water. Sieve to get the thin watery Dal Pani. Ideal for babies of 6 months and above.
Fish during loose motions? Yea! Sea fish is also excellent food during loose motions but not fried or spicy curried fish during the entire period of diarrhea.
Store bought glucose powder as it is mixed in a glass of cooled boiled water can be given to toddlers of 1 year and above.
Honey along with dry toast can be given to toddlers of 1.5 years and above.
During loose motion, Idllis dipped in cold drinking water then given to the babies. Steamed Idllis are healthy and easily accepted by babies too.
16. Kerala Banana
Kerala Banana is excellent for babies and kids during loose motions.
17. ORS and Electral sachets
The electral packets available in the medical stores can be bought, added in boiled cooled water and given to the babies above 6 months.ORS helps to balance the electrolytes before lost from the body preventing dehydration.
Pomegranate kernels or juice yet another excellent food for babies and toddlers during loose motions.
Potato is most commonly available from scratch which is great during loose motions in babies.
Rice is one of the best foods that can be given to babies and toddlers during loose motion.
Sabudana, sago, chavvarey in the form of thick porridge made of water can be given to babies and toddlers.
Tapioca is one of the starchy foods that can be given to a baby or toddler during loose motion.
23. Tender coconut water
Tender Coconut water or ilaneer can be given on babies of 6 months and above one or twice during loose motions.
24. Toast or Rusk
I am sure this is one of the foods that you loved having during loose motion in your childhood days. Buy 1 or 2 packets of toast or rusk when your little one has loose motion.
25. Vegetables soups
Vegetable soups in the form of a clear soup with a pinch of salt can provide relief to babies and toddlers during loose motion.
26. Fennel seeds
Take half a teaspoon of fennel seeds and boil it in a cup of water. Once the color of water changes take it off the stove. Sieve and offer while it is lukewarm and warm for older kids.
27. Cumin and fennel seed powder
Take equal quantities of cumin and fennel seeds. Dry roast this on a Tawa. Wait for it to cool and then powder it. Take a pinch then powder it. Take a pinch or two of this powder and mix it some water that has been boiled and cooled.
Take one lemon and prepare juice using warm water. Add sugar and salt according to taste. Give this to your child. It will help to give them strength during loose motion.
Nutmeg or jaiphal is also effective curing loose motion. Rub a nutmeg on a grinding stone. Mix this with some water and give it to your child for relief.
30. Dry ginger
Dry ginger mixed with jaggery and rock salt is effective against a loose motion that is caused due to indigestion. Since it contains ginger, it is suitable for older kids.
Hope this article of foods during the loose motion for babies, toddlers and kids were helpful for your little one.