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Home Remedies to Cure Loose Motions in Babies

The immune system of babies is not as strong as adults. Therefore, they are more prone to stomach conditions like diarrhea or loose motions. To prevent such condition it is necessary to take care of their health, hygiene and food.

If the condition persists for more than 48 hours, consulting doctor is necessary to avoid serious consequences. Besides this, there are various effective natural remedies for treating diarrhea in babies. You can try these remedies to keep your kid’s stomach comfortable.

Let’s start with home solutions here!


Banana :

When babies suffer from the loose motions, they lose a lot of potassium. To restore potassium offering banana to eat to babies can be a better option. Banana contains potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and vitamin A and B6.


Feeding banana to baby is a good option as it good in taste and a great source of energy.  Moreover, it is also the fruit of all weathers so, you can easily get whenever your kid is in its need.


Ginger :

Ginger is not only good for the digestive system but also an effective remedy for diarrhea. You need to mix a teaspoon of ginger, a pinch of cinnamon powder, a bit of cumin powder, and a teaspoon of honey.


For the better results it is necessary to give this mixture thrice a day to your child. You can also add nutmeg before offering to your child.


Puffed Rice :

Puffed rice is another good remedy to treat diarrhea in babies. You need to soak a bowl of puffed rice in a   glass of water for approximately 15-20 minutes. After this, strain the rice and give the water to your kid twice a day for a quick relief from loose motion.


Unpolished white rice is enriched with high level of starch and easy to digest. You can easily boil puffed rice in water, strain and feed to your child to provide relief from diarrhea. This is one the most effective home remedies for treating loose motions for newborn babies.


Buttermilk :

Homemade buttermilk is an effective remedy to fight bacteria and germs. It is good to improve immune system and digestive system. You can also add salt and black pepper to it before offering it your baby.


Important, it is recommended for kids whose age is 8 months.


Coconut Water :

Coconut water is a wonderful liquid to give relief from diarrhea to your child. It is not only good for health but also good in taste. For the better relief, it is recommended to give coconut water to give your kid at least 2-3 times in a day.


Carrot Juice :

In the condition of diarrhea, you kid loses lots of water which may lead to excess energy loss. To restore lost energy it is necessary to give such food that can work in a great manner. Carrots are fine source of energy so, a good option for babies in loose motions.


Carrot juice or puree can be served twice or thrice day to a kid who is suffering from diarrhea.


Mint :

Mint leaves contain anti-bacterial properties so, helpful in regulating digestion. Mints leaves are highly recommended for curing loose motions in kids and adults also. You need to take a bunch of mint leaves to make a spoonful of juice. Add a teaspoon of honey and squeeze a few drops of lemon juice in it.


Stir the mixture properly before offering to your little. For the better results, you can give the juice to your baby 2-3 times a day. Do not use this mixture for infants who are below 2 years.


Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) :

This is an old remedy for treating loose motions in babies. You can either buy it from the chemist or prepare it at home. To make it at home you need to boil one litre of filtered water and allow it to cool. Add six teaspoons of sugar and half a teaspoon of salt to the water and mix it well until it dissolves completely.

Give ORS to baby at regular intervals to keep dehydration away.  If you are unable to make it at home, purchase a pack of ORS from the nearby chemist.


Cleanliness & Hygiene :

The first cure to loose motion is to ensure baby’s hygiene and cleanliness. Wash all toys in a mild soap or dip into disinfectant before offering to your angel.



Moreover, it is also necessary to clean baby’s bottom after peeing and pooping to maintain good hygiene and keep infection away. Baby wipes such Mother Sparsh water based wipes are good option as they contain 98% water, plant-based and clinically proven to prevent diaper rashes.

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