MYO Pedialyte

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If you have little ones, chances are you’re familiar with that light colored drink that contains a balance of electrolytes to make your little one feel better when they’re sick. So what’s a mom to do if she can’t get to the store, doesn’t have the money to buy it or needs something really quick in a pinch? Well.. she makes her own, here’s how I made mine.. .
myo-pedialyte

Pedialyte-style beverages help restore necessary electrolytes that are frequently lost during a bought of vomiting or diarrhea. The major electrolytes your body needs are:

  • sodium (Na+)
  • potassium (K+)
  • chloride (Cl-)
  • calcium (Ca2+)
  • magnesium (Mg2+)
  • bicarbonate (HCO3-)
  • phosphate (PO42-) Phosphorus
  • sulfate (SO42-)

Consuming these types of beverages during illness help keep little ones properly hydrated (which can also help alleviate headaches brought on by dehydration and fever).

Reminder: It is NOT considered safe for children under the age of 1 to consume Raw honey.

Lemon-Carrot-Lyte

3 cups Natural Spring Water
1/3 cup Freshly Juiced Lemon Juice (rich in Potassium, Phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Copper)
1 cup Freshly Juiced Carrot Juice (rich in Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of Magnesium, Sodium)
1/3 cup (or to taste) Raw Honey / Palm Sugar / Coconut Palm Sugar
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Natural Sea Salt
1/2 – 1 tsp. Baking Soda

Warm half of the water with the honey, sea salt and baking soda until fully dissolved. Remove from heat, add remaining ingredients. This solution can also be frozen & enjoyed as a popsicle.

Lemon-Watermelon-Lyte

3 cups Natural Spring Water
1/3 cup Freshly Juiced Lemon Juice (rich in Potassium, Phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Copper)
1 cup Freshly Juiced Watermelon Juice (rich in Potassium as well as moderate amounts of Phosphorus Magnesium, Calcium)
1/3 cup (or to taste) Raw Honey / Palm Sugar / Coconut Palm Sugar
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Natural Sea Salt
1/2 – 1 tsp. Baking Soda

Warm half of the water with the honey, sea salt and baking soda until fully dissolved. Remove from heat, add remaining ingredients. This solution can also be frozen & enjoyed as a popsicle.

Apple-Lyte

3 cups Natural Spring Water
1/3 cup Freshly Juiced Lemon Juice (rich in Potassium, Phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Copper)
1 cup Freshly Juiced Apple Juice (rich in Potassium, Phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Sodium, Zinc)
1/3 cup (or to taste) Raw Honey / Palm Sugar / Coconut Palm Sugar
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Natural Sea Salt
1/2 – 1 tsp. Baking Soda

Warm half of the water with the honey, sea salt and baking soda until fully dissolved. Remove from heat, add remaining ingredients. This solution can also be frozen & enjoyed as a popsicle.

Coconut Water-Lyte

Natural Coconut Water is the perfect electrolyte drink, it can be purchased in cans.

Grape-Lyte

3 cups Natural Spring Water
1/3 cup Freshly Juiced Lemon Juice (rich in Potassium, Phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Copper)
1 cup Freshly Juiced Grape Juice (rich in Potassium, Phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Copper)
1/3 cup (or to taste) Raw Honey / Palm Sugar / Coconut Palm Sugar
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Natural Sea Salt
1/2 – 1 tsp. Baking Soda

Warm half of the water with the honey, sea salt and baking soda until fully dissolved. Remove from heat, add remaining ingredients. This solution can also be frozen & enjoyed as a popsicle.

MYO Pedialite (clone) # 1

2 quarts water (boiled & Cooled)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
7 T sugar
1 packet Sugar-Free Kool-Aid

Mix the above ingredients well. Store in the refrigerator. (The kool aid is optional). You can also MYO popsicles by freezing in tiny dixie cups with popsicle sticks, this method is especially helpful during sore throat/runny nose stage of cold/flu.

Please note: It is very important for babies and children not to become dehydrated when they’re sick! Use instead of juice or milk for diarrhea, vomiting,& fever. This blend does not aggravate the tummy.

CAUTION: DO NOT withhold formula for more than four hours, if your baby is breastfed and will take the breast, do not withhold it. DO NOT withhold solid food for more than six hours.**

Homemade Pedialyte Recipe #2
1/2 cup hot water
2 1/2 cups water
1 c. orange juice (496 mg postassium)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon Jello gelatin powder/mix, any flavor (but cherry or strawberry tend to be favorites)

Combine salt, sugar and Jello in the hot water, stirring until completely dissolved. Add 3 1/2 cups of Cold water and serve.
Refrigerate up to 3 days, shake well before serving.

Homemade Pedialyte Recipe #3– this recipe is NOT Intended for Children under the age of 2 as it contains Honey. Babies cannot safely consume honey before their first birthday.
4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons honey (33 mg potassium)
1/2 teaspoon salt
optional: 1/2 packet unsweetened Kool-Aid

Mix all ingredients together and serve.
Refrigerate up to 3 days, shake well before serving.

Homemade Pedialyte Recipe #4
2 quarts water
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup orange juice (496 mg potassium)

Mix all ingredients together and serve. Of all the copycat recipes, this one was least appreciated by my children, yours may obviously have different tastes.
Refrigerate up to 3 days, shake well before serving.

Electrolytes Information Source

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5 Comments

  1. I remember the neighbor doing this for her infant. She used the jello recipe. The babysitter saw all the bottles on the counter, so she thought she would be helpful and put them in the refrigerator. Poor mom had to figure out how to unsolidfy all the bottles when she got home. It is funny now, but not at that time for the new mom.

  2. I remember the neighbor doing this for her infant. She used the jello recipe. The babysitter saw all the bottles on the counter, so she thought she would be helpful and put them in the refrigerator.

    Poor mom had to figure out how to unsolidfy all the bottles when she got home. It is funny now, but not at that time for the new mom.

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