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Toddler Tummy Ache Remedy?

Hello Mommies! Does anyone have a good tummy ache remedy for a toddler? My 19mo old daughter had her first tummy ache tonight at bed time, and I searched all over the web for answers, only to have to lay her down w/ no solution :( I did read that laying on her stomach should help, and she did fall asleep easily, so I'm thinking it didn't hurt too bad(this time) I found tons of articles on causes, and a couple recipes for concoctions that I didn't have ingredients for. I'm assuming the tummy ache was from something she ate, she was pointing to the middle of her stomach. I know when my stomach hurts, I reach for the tums or gas-X, but what can we give a little one to soothe that aching tummy?? I want to be prepared for the next time. Thank you in advance!

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Mylecon is the "brand" name, but the active ingredient is simethicone. The store brands have a generic version that is half the price. It works for gas quite well.

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Tums is safe every once in a while actually. there are even toddler tums I think, but the adult kind are fine. I gave my little one them at that age- there are smooth dissolve ones but I just bought bulk store brand and broke the tablet into 4 pieces- he thought it was like candy...also mylanta is safe for even newborns- give a teaspoon & try to find the mylanta w/o any aluminum in it- it's mylanta cherry supreme- sometimes hard to find but even a store brand kind just check ingredients for no aluminum listed

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We used something called Gripe Water for our son. You can find it at health/natural food stores. All natural ingredients, safe enough for newborns and works really well. I even used it myself to deal with stomach issues during pregnancy.

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Mylecon is the "brand" name, but the active ingredient is simethicone. The store brands have a generic version that is half the price. It works for gas quite well.

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my daughter complains of stomach aches when she has to poop. usually, she will start eating and then complain. She will complain off and on until she poops. I don't know if that is the case with your daughter.

Also, I know that chamomile tea helps sooth my tummy. My 2.5 year old daughter drinks it, because she loves it. I've been giving it to her since she was little. I just prepare it normally, then put in in a sippy cup with enough ice to make it just a little warm, and she guzzles it down. Maybe it will help your little one. Chamomile is also in gripe water that could possibly help her.

Good luck.

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When my daughter was younger Mylecon was a life saver. She had a sensitive stomach. She grew out of it, but I like to keep remedies around that house. She does still complain of tummy aches from time to time, but mostly it's because she needs to go poopie.
I found children's pepto for ages 2-up. I also remember seeing something else on the shelf next to it for upset and full tummies. I just can't remember the name. The pepto wasn't with the children's meds. So make sure you look with the adult pepto.
There are also home remedies : mint, chamomile, ginger (ginger ale, ginger snaps anything that lists ginger as a main ingredient) even coke- but I don't really use that because of the sugar and caffeine.

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I use warm cup of milk to help soothe the tummy! Plus tummy kisses! If it is gas, I have and still use Mylanta. It doesn't hurt their little tummies! Good luck and I hope your angel feels better!
Kathy N.

I used either Mylicon if it seemed like gas or Baby's Bliss Gripe Water. Sometimes a little warm water with cumin in it helps, if they'll take it, or warm milk. Good luck! It stinks when they're not feeling well!

Hi K.,

I guess it's possible that your daughter's tummy ache is more than gas, but most of the time it's probably just gas. I can tell with my daughter, because sometimes she'll complain that her belly hurts and I can see that it's all distended. They make gas-x strips for children - they're like the little listerine strips that melt on your tongue. My daughter likes them and sometimes insists she needs belly medicine even when I don't think there's anything wrong. Now, I'm not one to run to give meds, and I prefer to find more natural solutions, but I even checked with Naomi's doctor, who said that gas-x is so harmless and non-medicinal that she wouldn't even be concerned if I gave her the adults strips, even up to 1 or 2 a day (the dosage for adults is 2-6 strips). We don't use them anywhere near that often............but it's a very safe option, if it works for you. My little girl is 28 months.

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