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Is there any substitue for pedialite..?

I simply can't afford $6.00 a bottle

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Asked by 2boys4momma at 4:06 PM on Mar. 21, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes, water. It isn't about the electrolytes, it is about hydration.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:07 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Have you tried the baby nursery water in the jugs? i'm pretty sure its only like a 1.00 or so. or just try some filtered water with a tiny and i mean tiny bit of surger in it for taste.

    Answer by vengels05 at 4:08 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • water

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:08 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • I have heard watered down cool aid is the same thing

    Answer by mommyofone15 at 4:08 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Water does the same thing. Keeping fluids down is what really matters.

    Answer by jmgblair10 at 4:09 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • My doc's office sells oral rehydration salts. It is: 4 grams salt and 20 grams sugar that you mix into one liter of water. You can do the same with table salt and white sugar in water.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 4:09 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Ask the pedi for samples, we just got some from our pedi. Also, ask the pedi if something like Smart Water would be ok. If you're nursing, breast milk is great for hydration.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 4:10 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • My kids prefer the home made version. the recipe was okayed by my ped-I know I'm crazy I had to ask her before I gave it!
    They wouldn't drink the stuff from the store though!

    2 quarts water
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    7 teaspoons sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup fresh-squeezed or bottled orange juice

    Stir all the ingredients in the water until they are completely dissolved. The solution can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days, or for a treat to tempt a child it can be made into popsicles (an ice cube tray and toothpicks work well if you don’t have a popsicle mold).

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:15 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • If I don't have pedialyte on hand I use gatorade

    Answer by amber1330 at 4:29 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • But_mommie, that is an awesome idea! I might have to try that :)

    Answer by amber1330 at 4:31 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

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