How to Use the BRAT Diet When Your Toddler Is Sick
Doctors have recommended the BRAT diet for years, which helps when a toddler has an upset stomach. With the BRAT diet, you increase your child’s fluid intake and offer foods that naturally help with the problem.
Bananas: Bananas reduce stomach acidity and keep your child’s potassium level in check. Potassium helps regulate the body’s blood pressure.
Rice: Rice is a quick source of carbs and protein, and it helps when a child has diarrhea. It’s easy to digest and provides energy.
Apples or applesauce: Apples are easily digestible (important for already aggravated tummies) and provide a good source of sugar and vitamins, which provide energy for your ailing youngster.
Toast: Serve dry toast. It helps provide carbs and often settles the stomach.
When your child is sick, always check with a healthcare professional for advice.