Rumbly in the Tummy: How to Treat Stomach-Related Illnesses

Tummy Tool Kit

Have these on hand for typical stomach ailments.

Tummy tool kit

Bryan McCay

  • Sensitive baby wipes maintain good diaper hygiene without further upsetting the skin.
  • Diaper cream provides a protective layer between baby's skin and irritating bowel movements.
  • Burp cloths keep your clothes, carpet, and furniture somewhat spit-free.
  • Pedialyte gives baby valuable electrolytes that help prevent dehydration during periods of vomiting or episodes of diarrhea.
  • Petroleum jelly moisturizes skin during times of frequent diaper changing. It's also good for soothing bottoms irritated by constipation.

Laura Jana, MD, is a new member of American Baby's advisory board.

Originally published in the March 2009 issue of American Baby magazine.

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