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Monday, May 11, 2009

Homemade Pedialyte

My mother's day gift was a trip to the ER with my toddler who had an ear infection, but I came away with a Making Do tip straight from the ER doctor.

Instead of Pedialyte or Gatorade (these have artificial ingredients) for a vomiting or high fever child, he just takes a small glass of water and puts in three pinches of sugar and three pinches of salt. He uses this for his own kids instead of the pre-made expensive stuff.

2 comments:

sushi_k said...

The doc in India said make super mushy rice (for my 8 month old) with extra water and add a pinch of salt, works if you don't want to add sugar to the diet of the child.

Bloggers said...

I got the same thing for my Mothers day!! My son is 2 and had an ear infection. Poor things. It makes them so miserable. Thank you for sharing this tip.