make it yourself: how to make pedialyte sick children
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
I tried to convince myself I wasn’t getting sick. The other night my baby girl crawled into my arms, burped and puked. Somehow, I knew it was coming, so I turned her out and away from me as quickly as I could, but not before getting my whole arm redecorated.
We don’t live conveniently close to any stores out here so hopping in the car at 10:30 at night wasn’t happening. And with D leaving for school early the next morning, it didn’t look like I was going to get out any time soon. So, here we go, Pedialyte: because, I would rather make it myself anyway.
Add one-half ( ½) teaspoon of salt to the fresh water.
Add one-half ( ½) teaspoon of baking soda to the fresh water.
Add three (3) teaspoons of sugar to the fresh water.
Add one-half ( ½) package of unsweetened Kool-Aid(any flavor) to the fresh water. (Kool-Aid packets are roughly $.35, while a bottle of Pedialyte is $5)
I found the original recipe HERE
Now, you don’t have to add the Kool-Aid, it just gives it a little flavor. If you have Kool-Aid on hand and it’s already sweetened or sugar-free, omit the sugar from the recipe. Also, if you have any drink mixes like, Crystal Light, you can add that instead. It’s just to make it a little more appealing. In my case, I didn’t have any Kool-Aid at all, I just added food coloring to make it look yummy.
It’s flu season Let’s keep our babies as healthy as we can.