Diarrhea is very common among babies and toddlers. In fact, by the time most children have reached 5 years old they will have experienced diarrhea from an irritated digestive system. It can be unsettling for you both, but it usually passes quickly. If it doesn’t, you should seek advice from your GP. IMODIUM® is not recommended for children younger than 12 years of age.
Young children are very susceptible to diarrhea, so the chances are your child will experience symptoms at some stage. Your baby’s immune system takes some years to build up resistance to infections and viruses. While they are young and more vulnerable, it’s likely that they will have diarrhea between 2 to 3 times a year.
IMODIUM® products are not recommended if your child is under 12 years old. Medical studies show that children are more sensitive to dehydration; so oral hydration treatments are recommended if your child is under 12. If their diarrhea lasts longer than 48 hours you should consult your doctor.
Further advice for treating your child’s diarrhea (if under 12 years):