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Paleo Pedialyte?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 21, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Just poured out an expired bottle of pedialyte. I'm getting tired of pouring this stuff out, especially since it's not natural. I'm wondering if kids even need this stuff. If so, is there a way I can make my own as-needed? Thanks!

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on October 24, 2012
at 03:58 PM

agreed! Coconut water is probably better than pedialyte in many ways!

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on October 24, 2012
at 03:08 PM

Pdialyte replenishes electrolytes and glucose. What you suggest replenishes electrolytes and fructose.

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on May 22, 2011
at 01:52 PM

@Bree, thanks--making your own rehydration solution is a great money-saver. Of course, breast milk is usually the best hydration solution for infants. Also, an infant or child can take zinc when they have diarrhea to resolve it faster. Here's a website with helpful information on rehydration and diarrheal disease: http://rehydrate.org/index.html

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on May 22, 2011
at 12:36 AM

I have to say at almost 40 years old I have no idea what purpose Pedialyte serves my mom never gave us anything but plain old water when we were sick or maybe some ginger ale for a bad tummy. I think pedialyte was invented just to drain the pocketbooks of concerned parents.

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on May 21, 2011
at 10:57 PM

is that why some people claim pickle juice as a hangover cure? I, uh, certainly know coconut water helps.

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on May 21, 2011
at 09:45 PM

Arg...you beat me :)

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on May 21, 2011
at 08:35 PM

i use coconut water (unsweet) for dehydration or dill pickle brine.

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on May 21, 2011
at 08:34 PM

I would give coconut water.

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on May 21, 2011
at 09:45 PM

Arg...you beat me :)

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on October 24, 2012
at 03:58 PM

agreed! Coconut water is probably better than pedialyte in many ways!

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on May 21, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Homemade Pedialyte Recipe

4 cups water 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup squeeze childs favorite fruit (orange, lemon, grapefruit, any berries in to flavour)

Mix all until dissolved. Keep refrigerated and use within a couple of days.

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on May 22, 2011
at 01:52 PM

@Bree, thanks--making your own rehydration solution is a great money-saver. Of course, breast milk is usually the best hydration solution for infants. Also, an infant or child can take zinc when they have diarrhea to resolve it faster. Here's a website with helpful information on rehydration and diarrheal disease: http://rehydrate.org/index.html

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on October 24, 2012
at 03:08 PM

Pdialyte replenishes electrolytes and glucose. What you suggest replenishes electrolytes and fructose.

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on October 24, 2012
at 06:50 PM

I also add my vote for coconut water as the best electrolyte replenisher. I unfortunately hate the taste of coconut water so as a close second is (not-from concentrate) grapefruit juice. It is high in potassium while being low in sugar. It's still a bit sugary if that's a concern for you, but compared to other drinks or other ways to get electrolytes, it's a good choice.

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on October 24, 2012
at 03:04 PM

Coconut water is full of electrolytes and has more potassium than gatorade. I also like a product called ENDURE which has electrolytes and minerals from salt water. http://www.traceminerals.com/products/energy-performance/endure-performance-electrolyte

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on October 24, 2012
at 08:32 AM

I've been wondering about this too. To be honest I haven't found a recipe that I'm satisfied with for homemade pedialyte. I really like the idea of coconut water... so I was thinking of trying coconut water, sea salt, honey, freshly squeezed orange juice, freshly squeezed lemon juice and maybe some juice from some frozen berries (squeeze the juice from the thawed berries through a nut-milk bag). If it works out I'll post the recipe in case others are interested :)

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on May 22, 2011
at 05:17 AM

Pedialyte is essentially a pharmacy grade Gatorade, that is in a ratio (sodium/potassium) etc that is safe for babies. However, adults can use it as well. in fact many college wrestlers use it after cutting weight to rehydrate.

Use the powder packs version if you find you are throwing out the premixed stuff. Many other brands usually available in the pharmacy.

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