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Is there Pedialyte for babies, the only stuff Shopper's had say's consult doc for children under 2 CONFUSED!

My son has diarrhea, he's 8 months old, my fiance just got him some Pediatric Electrolyte at the drug store, it say's for children under 2 consult your doctor..is there not some for baby's?? Or do I need the doc to tell me how much to give my 8 month old...

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:01 PM on Feb. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (10)
  • thats fine he will be fine with that just give him half a bottle full and he will be ok
    wendy232425

    Answer by wendy232425 at 7:05 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Its a liability thing its on everything....even infants tylenol.
    Farrahann

    Answer by Farrahann at 7:05 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • like farrahann said its on everything. He will be fine just give him about 4oz or so.
    Mommy2B04

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 7:08 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • It say's on the back that you should give so much per lb..so it goes by weight, my hubby figures he can have 30 ml every 3-4 hr's because it also say's to administer it that way...does that sound about right? or Should I just pour 3-4 oz's and let him drink until he won't drink it anymore?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • 3 to 4 ounces and he will be fine
    wendy232425

    Answer by wendy232425 at 7:12 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Thanks very much!! I'll be giving it to him tomorrow..tonight if he won't take a formula bottle.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:17 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • you are welcome
    wendy232425

    Answer by wendy232425 at 7:19 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • You SHOULD still consult the doctor. They will tell you the proper amount to give. Too much can be dangerous and too little can be ineffective. If it says to ask a doctor, then ASK A DOCTOR! Yeah, even for Tylenol.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:39 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • my doctor reccomended it for my daughter at his age. you are fine to give it to him. just call your doc to make sure you give the right amount. a nurse should be able to answer the question.
    lindze0226

    Answer by lindze0226 at 8:23 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • its fine my daughter was taking it when she was 2 months old.. just no more than 3-4oz every 2-4 hrs.
    madisonsmom419

    Answer by madisonsmom419 at 11:14 PM on Feb. 2, 2009