At times, it is impossible to prevent vomiting. If your child vomits, wait until his stomach has settled down about 30 minutes and then begin to give small sips of clear liquid or ice chips every five to 10 minutes. Clear liquids include water, apple juice mixed with water, or Pedialyte for younger children. If your child is older, try a popsicle, Gatorade, Jello, decaffeinated Coke, or 7-Up. Have your child drink a small amount every 15 to 30 minutes but do not force it. If the nausea returns, wait another 30 minutes and try again.
Once your child has stopped feeling nauseous and throwing up after surgery, begin giving solid foods. Start with soft, bland foods like cooked cereal, applesauce, toast, crackers, or pasta. Avoid fatty or greasy foods such as french fries and hamburgers. Restaurants in general should be avoided.