Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Home made pediatric electrolyte replacement.

Here is what I have in a big jug on my counter right now:

2 quarts water (2 litres)
1-teaspoon baking soda
1-teaspoon salt
7 Tablespoons sugar
1 packet Sugar-Free Kool-Aid
1/2-teaspoon salt substitute

The salt substitute and Kool-Aid are optional. Store in the refrigerator. Be creative; use your special Kool-Aid to make ice cubes so it will stay cool in their bottle or sippy-cup. Or, insert toothpicks into your ice cubes before freezing and make homemade popsicles.

I used Crystal Light because that is what I have in my pantry and the ingredient list is virtually identical to the Sugar-Free Kool-Aid package.

This is a good recipe to have--real Pedialyte is $10 a litre and you have to go out to get it--very inconvienient when all of your clothing is in the washing machine from being puked on.

I wish Emmett would throw up in a basin--I have now had to wash his bedroom floor and halfway down the hallway. Don't get me started on the laundry.

Char was feeling left out so she had to throw up too. All over me. When is hubby getting home???


Pavonine said...

Oh, poor Emmett and Char, and poor you too! You might need to make some of your own "special" kool-aid to help you deal! :)

Hope the babes are getting over their yuckies now!

Unknown said...

Chocolate. It's all about the chocolate. And the turtle coffee at my local coffee bar. It has chocolate in it and chocolate whipped cream on top--the perfect breakfast!!