Upset tummy

Not nice for you or your baby



The most common cause of vomiting is gastroenteritis. This is an infection of the gut. It also causes diarrhoea. This is usually nothing to worry about and will pass in a few days. Being sick can sometimes be caused by other things like food allergies, accidentally swallowing a poison or drug, or an infection.

You should contact your GP if:

  • Your child has been vomiting for more than 24 hours.
  • Your child has not been able to hold down fluids for the last eight hours, or you think they are dehydrated.

You should contact your GP if:

  • They are floppy, irritable, won't eat their food, or they are not their usual self.
  • They have severe tummy pain.
  • They have a headache and stiff neck.