Pediolyte recipe


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!


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).

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