Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe + Easy Tricks When Caring For Sick Kids!

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Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe! Make this instead of running to the store for Pedialyte! Use for stomach bug, food poisoning, dehydration, or sickness! Doesn't use Kool Aid or Jello either! Great natural remedy.

Caring for a sick child usually happens at the worst times. They don’t seem to give us any forewarning that they are falling ill and instead we end up with a sick child in the middle of the night. The last thing you want to do is run to town for Pedialyte in the middle of the night. Make your own homemade electrolyte drink recipe instead! Plus this recipe doesn’t use Kool Aid or Jell-O as many recipes do. It’s all natural and will help replenish those lost electrolytes and keep your child hydrated.

Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe! Make this instead of running to the store for Pedialyte! Use for stomach bug, food poisoning, dehydration, or sickness! Doesn't use Kool Aid or Jello either! Great natural remedy.

No Mother has time for tricky recipes which is why I love this one. It is a quick dump and shake together in a pint size mason jar and you are done! Just mix together 1 ½ – 2 cups of water, juice of half a lemon, ⅛ to ¼ tsp real sea salt, Himalayan salt, or Celtic sea salt (aides in balancing electrolytes), and 2 tsp of raw local honey. If you don’t have local honey then use this oneThe easiest way to mix this is to dump it all in a pint size mason jar, put the lid on and give it a shake. You can also double, triple or quadruple this recipe if more than one family member is sick. Just mix it up in a pitcher if you make a larger batch. I also like to add in probiotics to help the stomach bacteria get back to normal quicker.

Kinsa Thermometer tracks your symptoms, temperatures, and more to easily care for a sick child! Plus homemade pedialyte recipe!

Another important symptom to monitor is your child’s temperature. While I was at the Mom2.0 Summit this year I was introduced to the World’s smartest thermometer and let me tell you it’s pretty cool! It connects to your phone and includes a free app. It provides professional accuracy in ten seconds and can be used orally, under the arm or rectally. It’s perfect for kids of all ages. I love that the app that you use with it even has a fun screen to keep kids entertained while it takes their temp! They can pop the bubbles as it is taking their temp. It’s really fun and distracting enough that they don’t even notice you taking their temp.

Kinsa Thermometer tracks your symptoms, temperatures, and more to easily care for a sick child! Plus homemade pedialyte recipe!

I find that generally when one of my children is sick, it isn’t long before several of them have it. It can be difficult to keep track of temperatures, symptoms, medication doses and not mix anyone up. With the Kinsa thermometer app you can easily keep track of all of these and more! It allows you to set up family profiles for each family member so you can easily track their temperature readings, log their symptoms and make note of what time you gave their last dose of medicine.

Now when you need to call the Doctor you have all the info right at your fingertips! It makes logging it in incredibly easy and quick. It even allows you to document your child’s illness with photos. Now you can snap a photo of that rash and it’s progression and easily show your Doctor. It’s been SO helpful. I use to try and write notes and then my note would get lost or I wouldn’t have it nearby. I always have my phone nearby and having a thermometer that tracks the temp readings on it’s own is amazing!

Kinsa Thermometer tracks your symptoms, temperatures, and more to easily care for a sick child! Plus homemade pedialyte recipe!

The thermometer can attach directly to your phone or you can use the extension cord (which I prefer). It requires no batteries so it will always be ready to go whenever sickness strikes!

The app even has an under-the-weather section where you can see the health status in your location. See what bugs are being passed around and know when to triple wash those hands at school! You can download the free app in the app store or google play. Get the thermometer for just $29.99! Grab the Kinsa World’s Smartest Thermometer deal here!

Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe! Make this instead of running to the store for Pedialyte! Use for stomach bug, food poisoning, dehydration, or sickness! Doesn't use Kool Aid or Jello either! Great natural remedy.

You can print off the homemade electrolyte drink recipe below. Be sure to share it on Facebook and pin it for later too!

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Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe

Homemade electrolyte drink recipe to keep kids hydrated.

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Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients into a pint mason jar, place the lid on and shake well. Alternatively you can double or triple the recipe and make it in a pitcher.
  2. Store in the fridge up to a week.
Recipe Type: Beverage
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What is your favorite homemade remedy when your kids are sick?

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Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to make this!

  2. How cool! I think it’s neat to be able to make your own electrolyte water, and that thermometer is impressive.

  3. I LOVE technology!!! Our thermometer is on the fritz so I am totally buying this one… It looks amazing!

  4. Amy Desrosiers says:

    This looks really good is is sort of like what I drink daily! I can’t go a day without my lemon water!

  5. Keeping kids hydrated, especially when they are sick is super-important. This drink sounds delicious and that thermometer sounds very cool. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I’ve seen this thermometer. It is very cool. I like the technology of it.

  7. It would be so cool to start making my own electrolyte drinks like this. That thermometer system is so cool!

  8. I always make my own when the kids are sick… scary to think what’s in packaged ones!

  9. I love the idea of making a homemade electrolyte drink, especially when it is this easy to do! I don’t want to give my kids all the extra in the store-bought brand so this is a great alternative for us.

  10. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This is such a great idea. The sports drinks can be expensive to buy. I will have to share this with my friends with little ones.

  11. I love the idea of the electolyte drink. The app with the popping bubble would have kept my kids busy for much longer than taking their temperature. In fact, I think I need this app for me.

  12. Now that looks like an awesome electrolyte drink! I think my kids would actually drink that one!
    When my kids are sick, we do a lot of chicken based drinks/foods. Plus encouraging them to drink a lot.

  13. Oh this would be so wonderful to make when he is sick! I will have to try this for him next time he is sick. I love the idea of being able to make at home! I have purchased some at the store…and then when he is sick…they are expired. Last think I want to do it have to take him out to the store…so I love this idea!

  14. My favorite go to when the kids are sick is warm lemon juice and honey with fresh ginger shavings and pepper. Tomato soup is another great remedy

  15. Sweet and
    Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂
    Cathy refreshing!

  16. yum! this sounds great and perfect for staying hydrated.

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  17. This is great for our those hot Summer days ahead. Pinned your recipe and will be making a batch this weekend! So glad I saw your link at the Creativity Unleashed Party 🙂

  18. vickie couturier says:

    my daughter has 4 small children too,so this would be great for her to have on hand

  19. bill norris says:

    a great tip

  20. Or you could purchase Wubba Water, an organic electrolyte drink for kids. No synthetic dyes, no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, less than 2 grams of sugar/serving and comes in 12 oz bottles. http://www.wubbawater.com. Also avail on Amazon. Oh, and tastes great!

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