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Won't take pedialyte

We're on stomach bug number 3 and I've tried grape, clear, apple and fruit punch flavors. He'll take a sip or two then throws the cup. He's not wetting much so I'm worried, he will drink water so I keep offering that, and we are still nursing occasionally and he's managed to keep that down. Any thoughts? I can't force him to drink. We're going to the pedi tomorrow but I didn't think getting him to drink the pedialyte would be such an issue.
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Re: Won't take pedialyte

  • My DD hates Pedialyte. Won't touch it. 

    Just offer water and the breast until you see the pedi. Don't force anything. His body knows what to do!  

     

    eta: any clear fluids are ok, including broth. keep it simple and most

  • Have you tried to pedialyte freeze pops?
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  • My pedi said most kids hate pedialyte.  She said to give him Gatorade instead....it's basically the same stuff, it just tastes better.
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  • I know it says not to add water, but we always do
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  • Our pedi said to give Gatorade (G2). Whan LO would not take that, I used a 10 ml  dropper to give it to her. I basically gave her 20 ml every 30 minutes for 2 hrs, then off for two hours. 
  • Maybe I'll get flamed for this, but when DD1 was 16m had a bug and needed fluids but wouldn't drink pedialyte, I gave her apple juice. If I had thought of Gatorade I might have tried it, but I didn't, and we had apple juice and I was desperate to get flui

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  • Pedialyte is gross!  Have you tried it?  Water down some gatorade and let him have that, but since he still nursing he should be fine.
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  • When DD had the stomach bug earlier this month, my pedi said to mix the pedialyte with juice - and DD finally did drink it once we did that.  She was drinking water and milk, so we never got to the point where h

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  • I typically do half water half pedialyte.
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    Have you tried to pedialyte freeze pops?

    I haven't tried these for my daughter, but my sis

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  • Try giving him the Pedialyte Pops or giving him the fluid through a medicine syringe. 
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  • I'll try the juice/pedialyte too... the pedi rec'd Gatorade watered down.

    I did taste the pedilyte so I know exactly why he won't drink it - nasty! 

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