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What is the best thing for a 2 year old with a stomach virus to drink?

He really isn't eating or drinking anything.


Asked by fairyinabubble at 8:50 AM on Aug. 5, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • water is good. also pedialyte, my sons pediatrician recommended that we give ds the clear pedialyte mixed with some gator-aid for flavor since he wouldn't drink the pedialyte by itself. Also, I remember my mom always giving my brother and I 7up when we had stomach issues, not sure why, but i remember it helping.

    Answer by GavinsMommii at 8:58 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • pedialyte.... my kids like the red one the best (but they still don't like it all that much anyway lol)

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:02 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Water.... he needs to drink clear things to help flush the tummy bug away!

    Answer by WoodWitch at 8:52 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Pedialyte will help him rehydrate and feel better.

    Answer by Cassandre at 9:05 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Water and clear watered down no sugar added juices. The reason for the juice is to avoid water intoxication from too much water. Water intoxication is deadly, so I would alternate between the 2.

    AVOID dairy until his tummy settles down.

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 9:06 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • The ginger in gingerale is a tummy settler. But, water is the ultimate prescription. Pedialyte is good if they will drink it. There are also the pedialyte popsicles, too.

    Answer by specialwingz at 9:06 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Ginger is good for nausea. Also, pedialyte is great for hydrating and supplying the electrolytes he's losing. I let my kids nibble on gingersnaps and drink pedialyte when they're sick.

    Answer by ziff130 at 9:09 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • If he won't drink water, will he suck on ice or chew ice chips?

    Answer by Bellarose0212 at 9:10 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Water, 7-UP. Since he isn't eating anything, you might try jello, BEFORE it's jello, let him drink it in it's liquid form.

    Answer by meriana at 9:36 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I say pedialyte and 7-up.

    Answer by cynprz at 9:45 AM on Aug. 5, 2010