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DIY: How to Make Homemade Pedialyte


Be Prepared, Frugal Living / Monday, October 7th, 2013

Pedialyte has been a staple in our home for many years. Whenever I would see a great deal at the store (with coupons) or a good generic price, I would stock up. Yet, I would always cringe about the chemicals listed on the back.

You know how pricey a little bottle of Pedialyte is.  Well, here is a great solution.  Homemade Pedialyte, which in my opinion, tastes MUCH better.

Tip:
My trick for giving Pedialyte to a sick child, consists of 1 teaspoon every 15 minutes. If they can hold those doses down for 2 hours, I increase it by a teaspoon every hour thereafter.  I use a medicine dosage cup from liquid Advil or Tylenol, and set the egg timer.

Ingredients:
1 Cup of Warm (not hot) Water
2 Tablespoons + 2 Teaspoons of Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
3 Cups of Cold Water
1 Cup of Juice (I like white grape juice)

Directions:
Dissolve sugar and salt into the warm water.  Mix in the cold water and juice. Refrigerate.

There!  Isn’t that better?  More tasty and much easier on the purse!

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4 thoughts on “DIY: How to Make Homemade Pedialyte

  1. This is exactly what I need to learn. My little kids love this and this quite cost a couple of dollars. DIY of this is surely a big deal.

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