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Any ideas on how to get my 2yr old to drink fluids?

My DD has had a fever since wednesday night we took her to the e.r. because of a febrile seizure she had. =( So turns out she has an ear infection they gave her a antibiotic shot prescribed amoxicilin & just the obvious tylenol & motrin.. but since Wednesday she hasn't been drinking fluids hardly anything at all... i'm really worried & don't want to take her to the e.r. again since I'm not going to be able to go with her since i'm 37wks & 5dys pregnant but not that because my family can't even watch my older son age 3 because they are "Scared he might have a seizure if he gets a fever because he has a cough no fever while i'm at the hospital with my DD " so basically since i don't have a drivers license my DH is going to have to take her =(.I've tried popsicles, gatorade, pedialyte, water in sippy cups etc.... {ANY ADVICE ANYTHING CREATIVE OR FUN TO INCOURAGE HER TO DRINK FLUIDS WOULD BE APPRECIATED !!!}

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Asked by mommyof2chasmin at 8:30 PM on Feb. 10, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Food with plenty of fluids in. Watermelon, melon, cucumber etc. And keep pushing the other fluids.

    Answer by leah_rai at 8:32 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • I would put fuilds into a medication syringe and feed it to my DD when she was sick. I would use pedialyte to ensure hydration.

    Answer by Aries46845 at 8:38 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Buy her some popsicles and let her have as many as she wants.

    Answer by Anna92464 at 9:16 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Popsicles!!!! They also make ones made out of pedialyte. Yes, and fruits and veggies also have lots of water content.

    Answer by mevxoxo at 10:10 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • be persistent mama

    Answer by Amanda11810 at 3:38 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • thanks

    Comment by mommyof2chasmin (original poster) at 7:09 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

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