Loose Motions in Children

Loose Motions in Children: Dos and Donts

Diarrhoea or loose motions are not only an uncomfortable and physically tiring but can also affect the human body to a great extent. And it’s more difficult when your children are suffering from it. Loose motions, as it is called, not only means repeated trips to the toilet but are a reason for dehydration and nutrition lost in kids.

So, how to manage it? Dr. Neha Bansal suggests some dos and donts when your child is having loose motions:


  • Make them drink a lot of water and other liquids like coconut water, lime water etc. ORS should be given at regular intervals.
  • Yougurt or curd is good for your child; you can offer it in form of raita or buttermilk with a sprinkle of cumin powder and salt. It works as a probiotic.
  • Let them take proper rest even if that means a couple of days off from school.
  • Do a mild tummy massage with mustard oil to provide some relief.


  • Avoid milk products.
  • Do not give fried and junk food, no matter how much they crave it.
  • Don’t give hard food. Lentils and very soft rice is recommended.
  • Don’t offer them spicy food.

Home remedies work when the situation isn’t severe. But if your child is sick for more than a day, you should consult a doctor, a child specialist rather than depending on your own remedies. Also, if your kid is younger than 6 months, do not try treatment on your own and take them to a specialist paediatrician.

You can book and appointment with Dr. Neha Bansal by directly contacting the hospital. We are available 24×7 for emergencies.

About Bansal Global Hospital
A world class private hospital located in North-West Delhi, the Bansal Global Hospital offers the best treatment possible and care to its patients round the clock (24×7). The multi-specialty Bansal Global Hospital provides specialist medical and surgical care ranging from simple day-case procedures to complex surgeries, blood and other tests in our state of the art pathology lab, digital X-rays, inpatient facilities. The hospital has dedicated inpatient facility, with all fully air-conditioned ensuite rooms. Our staff offer high quality services to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable as possible in private and discrete facilities.


Bansal Global Hospital C-10 Ramgarh,, Near Jahangirpuri Metro Station, Delhi, 110033
Bansal Fracture, Gynae and Kids Clinic, E-1086 Saraswati Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034
Neo Kidz Clinic, C-38 Raj Nagar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034

Tel: 011-27636400

Dr Suresh Bansal – Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr Bimla Bansal – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Neha Bansal – Child Specialist

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