It is not uncommon for children to have episodes that may include; vomiting, diarrhea or both. Most of the time these episodes are self-limited and require only supportive care.
If your child is vomiting:
Immediately after your child vomits take a break and do not provide any liquids for 30-45 minutes, your child’s stomach needs time to rest
After 30-40 minutes you may begin to give your child something to drink but stick to clear liquids at this time (water, juice, Pedialyte) The key is small frequent amounts of fluids. Start with an ounce of liquid if your child tolerates that then give 1oz every 15 minutes until you have reached 4-5 oz and then take a break, repeat this process in around 2-3 hours. For older children frequent sips with a straw can be helpful
Once your child has tolerated clear liquids you may give them milk or formula but again in small amounts, remember your child’s stomach is irritated if you try to give them 6-7oz they will throw up again.
You may advance the diet as tolerated initially sticking to blander foods until your child is feeling better, if your child can not tolerate one of the above steps return to the previous step and try again