Helpful Foods for Common Childhood Ailments

Part of the Baby & Toddler Meals For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When your child is sick, follow the advice of your doctor (of course). In addition, you can plan to feed your baby or toddler nourishing meals to promote a speedy recovery. Along with any medicine the doctor may prescribe, consider serving the following foods when your child (over age 1) isn’t feeling well:

  • For a cold: Chicken soup (the old standby)

  • For a fever: Oatmeal and juices

  • For a sore throat: Flavored gelatin and fruit smoothies

  • For a stomachache: Bananas, rice, apples, and toast (dry), also known as the B.R.A.T. diet

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