This contest is now closed. Congrats to the winners: Cherice (#14), Ale Oliver (#45), Michele (#42), Lance Pearson (#77), ReggieMann (#58)
There are so many aspects of winter that I enjoy…warm drinks (like hot chocolate and winter dream tea lattes), snuggling on the couch with my hubby and 2 kidlets, and breaking out my Uggs. What don’t I like about winter? Germs…colds…flus…bugs! Fortunately, I’m very diligent about handwashing and avoiding places where germs congregate. My son doesn’t get sick often, but when he does, getting him to eat or drink is nearly impossible.
We keep a supply of Pedialyte at home for those times when my son has a fever or doesn’t want to drink fluids. Many pediatricians recommend the use of an oral electrolyte solution like Pedialyte to prevent dehydration, particularly when a child is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea. Pedialyte helps restore the body’s potassium, sodium, and chloride minerals. While it may seem like any liquid would be effective when a child is sick, Pedialyte is formulated to contain the appropriate ratios of carbohydrates and electrolytes so that fluid is absorbed and dehydration does not worsen.
Pedialyte recently introduced their Powder Packs, perfect for when you’re away from home. You simply mix one pack with 8 ounces of water for fluid replacement. The Powder Packs are available in Fruit Punch, Grape, Apple, and Strawberry.
Fortunately, we have not had to use these so far this season. However, I think that moms should keep these in her purse or diaper bag. In my experience, sickness is not “planned” or expected. So having a few packets on hand will ensure your child gets hydrated quickly.
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