5 Expert-Approved Natural Remedies for Loose Motions in Babies That Are Sure to Heal!

Passage of watery, foul smelling, different colored stools, occurring at an increased frequency i.e. diarrhea invariably occurs at some point in every infant’s life. Teething is a common cause; however viral, bacterial and other parasitical infections cannot be ignored. Rather than reaching out for OTC drugs, here are some home remedies to treat your baby scientifically yet effectively.


1. Oral Rehydrating Solution (ORS)


Loose motions can rapidly dehydrate your baby because a lot of water and salts are lost from the body. To restore the fluid and salt balance, ORS is the most effective and affordable option available. There are ready-to-use sachets available in the markets or, it can also be easily prepared at home.


How to make ORS at home?

  • Add 6 teaspoons of sugar and half a teaspoon of salt in 1 liter of boiled and cooled water. Make your child take a few sips of this drink every 30 mins.


Watch this video to understand how to use ORS.

Source: Praphatsorn Chaphakdee


2. Rice kanji

This is another form of homemade ORS. Cook half a cup of rice in water for 10-15 minutes. Then add 1 teaspoon of salt and some more water to make it up to 1 liter. Give this to your infant at 30 minute intervals throughout the day to restore lost water and salts.



3. Curd or Buttermilk

Home made fresh curd/buttermilk is a great option since it is gut friendly. Probiotics in curd help in restoring the natural gut flora.



4. Mashed Bananas and Boiled Potatoes

Apart from being effective in controlling diarrhea, bananas and potatoes also provide energy to your child to combat the weakness encountered with fluid and electrolyte loss. They are high in calories and give energy while the potassium in bananas replaces lost salts.



5. Breastfeeding


If you are breastfeeding, continue doing the same and at more frequent intervals. Breast milk has all the essential nutrients to help your baby fight infections including immunoglobulins that help overcome infections quicker.


If the baby continues to be unwell or, symptoms worsen even after trying home remedies, immediately consult a pediatrician.


Watch this video for more tips on treating loose motions at home:

Source: WaysAndHow


Disclaimer: This article has been written by a homeopath for the users of BabyChakra. This does not replace consultation with a pediatrician.


Also Read - What to Feed When Your Child is Down With Cold, Cough, Fever or Diarrhea?

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Comments (18)

shilpi yadav

I wish I knew this before

Foram KModi (Slimpossiblediet)

These remedies can be used from which age ?

Shruti Giri

after 6 months....

Foram KModi (Slimpossiblediet)

Shruti Giri thought so

Rhituparna Mitra

for kids below 6 months, frequent breastfeeding is the best remedy. that is mentioned in the article too.

Shruti Budihal

got bad experiance before 15 days.. so i took 2nd opinion frm baby chakra n it helpd me lot.. while i stopd to bf to my baby..

leesha jain

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Sonam patel

Thankfully not experienced anything such...touch wood. And it's great to know the remedies before experiencing this.

Nasreen Mansoor


sheetal bhardwaj

This is just in time

naghma basit khan

I wish I knew this before

Prashanthi srikanth

Kids cry very sec

jyothi raj

Good information

Jain Kavita

I wish I knew this before

Neena Malik

This is so well written.

babita mishra

8 months baby

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