Back in the day, pediatricians recommended you give tylenol to your baby 30-45 minutes prior to your vaccination appointment. Now, I've heard they don't do that. True? What has your pediatrician told you?
My child vomiting, for me, was the worst thing to deal with. I would generally retch in harmony with them, as I cleaned up their bodies, hair, faces, beds... It was always the odor, not the sound or appearance of the vomit. However, like all parents, I coped and tried to make them feel better. One "tried and true" treatment has been handed down in our family for 60+ years and we still use it.
Whenever a child vomits, the clock starts, and they may have nothing by mouth for 4 hours. Once that 4 hours is up (and the child is awake), the child may have 1/4 teaspoon of FLAT ginger ale or coke. If they keep that down, it may be repeated in 15 minutes. Repeat for an hour; if no further vomiting then the amount may be slowly increased to 1/2 teaspoon, after another hour 1 teaspoon, after another hour, sips. However, if the child vomits again, the clock resets for the 4 hours of nothing by mouth
This is not carried on for more than 24 hours; if the child (or adult) can't keep anything down for 24 hours, the doctor really needs to see them. It's effective for those 24 hour bugs with intermittant vomiting. If vomiting is continuous, or combined with constant diarrhea, then dehydration is a much greater concern and the doctor needs to be involved much earlier.
Nowadays, I suppose parents could try substituting fluids with electrolytes available. But we just always found coke or ginger ale more effective (provided it was real coke/ginger ale). My parents still keep coke syrup, which they can get from their local pharmacy, on hand for vomiting.
What family treatments do you use?