8 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore in Children

1. Chronic Diarrhea and Vomiting

Your body uses diarrhea and vomiting rid itself of “bad” food or other toxins. Once or twice is normal. Chronic diarrhea and vomiting are symptoms of a serious infection and lead to dehydration. This is particularly dangerous for young children and babies. Call your doctor!

If the output looks wrong or has blood (black tar or red streaks or blobs) or bile (greenish slime) or mucus (white slime), take your child to the doctor. It’s gross to look, but it’s important!


Parenthood, especially for babies, seems to be a balance between terror and exhaustion! By paying attention to clues, you can get a better read on how your child is feeling and whether or not to go to the doctor or call 911. Normal behavior with a fever or cough is ok. Wait it out.

Abnormal behavior is always a cause for concern. Have it checked out? Seizures are not normal, with or without fever. Get help immediately. Dehydration can be deadly. Get your kid to drink while calling the doctor.