Cooking and Food Health

Recipe for Homemade Pedialyte

My doctor gave me this recipe years ago to use for replenishing fluids in a child who is suffering from fever and vomiting/diarrhea.Sick Child is Offered Some Sustenance from a Girl Acting as Nurse

Homemade Pedialyte

  • 1 quart sterile water
  • 1TBSP sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • can flavor with kool-aid granules

Keep refrigerated and use within a couple of days.

Personally, I forego the pedialyte if I can keep my children drinking water or juice or flat Sprite frequently on the hour. But sometimes you just need an ace in the hole, and this is a good recipe for freezing into popsicles for your patient, or just for drinking (with a straw for a treat!).

May you never need it! 🙂