I just got thru a sick time withmy little ones and my mom just gave me a recipe for homemade Pedialyte. Both of my kiddos took it great either plain or mixed with juice. It is as follows: 1 qt. water 8 t. raw sugar 1/2 t. soda 1/2 t. salt Shake well--refrigerate. It works wonders for sick stomachs and is supposed to help avoid dehydration. Plus it doesn't have all the yucky chemicals and coloring.