Wednesday, May 7, 2008

an organic electrolyte drink



This week Gracie had her first fever ever. I reached in my closet of medical supplies and pulled out a bottle of electrolyte drink for her. I was appalled at myself for giving this to my baby as it is full of artificial sweetners. Another friend of mine had the same concern and through her I discovered Baby's Only electrolyte drink.

Here is a comparision of the ingredients in Baby's Only and some other popular brands.

* both images are taken from naturesone.com

ETA: Thanks to our reader, Melissa, we now have access to two recipes on how to make your own electrolyte drink at home. Here are the links:

http://www.recipezaar.com/87266
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf792836.tip.html

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4 comments:

Amber said...

I'm just picturing you "reaching into your bag of magical medical tricks!" This is so cool! We've let Kaelin sip some of Adrian's powerade and of course, she clamored for more. Haven't had to give her anything for medical purposes, but this is a great resource! Hope she is feeling better!

Jon and Melissa said...

Thks for this. I had the same issue when my son got a bad tummy bug a few months back. Where did you find this at? Here are 2 I found that you can make a thome. Not super organic but better then pediltye.

http://www.recipezaar.com/87266
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf792836.tip.html

charlie&gracie said...

amber-
now that we had to stock up with matt's prepaid spending, we have everything on hand... call me before going to cvs!!

melissa-
I searched and found that whole foods has it here and so does lifeway grocery..... there is a link on their site to find it locally. thanks for the recipes! i am going to add them to the post!

Mommy Mechanics said...

This is great. I'm so glad you shared this. I will definitely pick some of this up. I hate giving my son tons of sweeteners and sugar too. Do they sell it at a regular super market?