How To Keep Your Toddler Hydrated When Sick
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It is that time of year. Back to school is always fun, but around this time, kids also start to get sick. It seems inevitable that this time of year always includes doctor visits. When you put that many kids, all in one place, you are bound to spread germs. I still remember Brooke’s first REAL stomach bug when she was in school. I remember being worried and nervous as a new mom dealing with this for the first time. But, I did know, the number one thing I needed to do aside from comfort her was to keep her hydrated. And, keeping a toddler hydrated can be a complicated task. Can I get an amen from all the toddler moms?
Thankfully, I found Enfamil® Enfalyte® at the store. I trusted the brand, because I knew that Enfamil® was the #1 brand of formula recommended by pediatricians. Their Enfalyte product is an oral electrolyte solution that is designed to quickly replace electrolytes. This is great product to keep stocked in your house, because it is not only great for illness, but for summer months outside as well. It is a clear formulation with no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
We felt like this really helped Brooke stay hydrated and I can rest easy knowing that we have a bottle in our house. I know it can be hard to get a toddler to drink when they are sick, so I wanted to share our method. We really didn’t make a big deal about her drinking the Enfalyte. We put it in her sippy cup like normal and put one of her favorite movies on the tv. We did everything like “normal” and this helped a lot. If you are a toddler mom, be sure to pick one up on your next trip to the store. It will be so worth it! Plus, it has been trusted by hospitals for over 25 years and is available in two flavors – Cherry Splash and Mixed Fruit.
Like I said, as a new mom, I was anxious about my daughter being sick for the first time, so I wanted to share this with you. I have heard of a lot moms using it to help restore hydration due to hot weather, as well as, due to illnesses. Be sure to head to the Enfalyte site for more information (or this Spanish site). While this solution worked great for us, be sure to consult your pediatrician if you are concerned about hydration.
This is sponsored by Enfamil® Enfalyte® Oral Electrolyte Solution.