It's normal for babies and children to vomit occasionally.In most cases, it will last nolonger than one to twodays and isn't a sign of anything serious.

Themost common cause of vomiting in children and babies is Gastroenteritis . This is an infection of the gut usuallycaused by a virus or bacteria, which also causes diarrhoea .The symptoms can be unpleasant but your child will usually start to feel betterafter a few days.

However, persistent vomiting can sometimes cause your child to become severely dehydrated and occasionally it can be a sign of something more serious,such as meningitis .

This page outlineswhat to do if your child keeps vomiting and describessome of the common causes of vomiting in children and babies.

If your child has a high temperature, you can also read a separate page about fever in children .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017