We are headed into the summer months and we have to remember that kids like to run and play and can quickly become dehydrated. When I ran across this recipe it made prefect sense to remind myself to watch the kids and our self in the heat of summer!
BY MICHELLE | JANUARY 26, 2010
For times when you or your little one has a stomach bug and you either can’t leave home or want to save some money, try these homemade versions of Pedialyte.
Homemade Pedialyte Recipe
4 cups water
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp sugar or honey
1/2 tsp salt
Basic Recipe: Mix all ingredients together and sip on as desired. Refrigerate if a cold drink is prefered.
Flavored Recipe: Add 1/2 packet of Kool-aid to Basic Recipe.
Orange Juice Recipe: Add the soda and salt to orange juice mixed with water.
Homemade Electrolyte Solution Recipe
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).
Add a squeeze of lemon juice or more orange juice to each serving if desired for flavor (but just enough for flavor because juice has a lot of sugar and can make diarrhea worse).
Reposted from ourlittlemnkeys.com