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|Originally posted by oatmeal
hmmm. 12 people have looked at this, none have any experience with Pedialyte or natural Pedialyte substitutes? C'mon mamas. I need your help!
Homeschooling, Homesteading Mama to DD ('02) and DS ('04)
Originally Posted by oatmeal
My 1 YO Darling DD just came down with her first and the most awful case of diarehea yesterday morning. I went all day without calling the doctor and when it persisted (every half hour and in the bath tub too I relented to my Sears book which dictated that I take her off foods and only give her Pedialyte and of course the 3 minute boobie she still takes once daily. She has a lowgrade fever and squirted acid liquid in her diaper all night last night, neither of us slept.
This morning I called the doctor who didn't call back and went to the store and got grape Pedialyte which DD has been drinking today. I finally got through to the receptionist at the Drs ofice who said I should be giving her Pedialyte and rice cereal. She also highly reccommended Jello.
Well I went and looked at the Jello package which is just nothing but gellatin (we're veg) and ARTIFICIAL EVERYTHING. Pedialyte is 90% ARTIFICIAL flavoring, coloring etc.
This baby has never eaten anything not organic. How can our doctors prescribe these artificial rememdies like they are healthful? Is there anything else that rivals Pedialyte that I can give her instead until this thing blows over? Is there such thing as natural jello? Help! I want to help my baby but I don't want to have another day of filling her with artificial garbage.