Electrolyte / Rehydration Drink – DIY substitutes for Pedialyte

NOTE:

As long as you keep the same water:salt:sugar ratio any of these recipes should work for people > 12 years old.

WEBMD VERSION:

Search webmd.com for “rehydration drinks”.  They warn not to give this drink to children under 12.  They recommend:

  • 1 quart water
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 6 teaspoons sugar

RECIPE #1:

  • 6 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 liter (or 4.2 cups) of filtered drinking water

RECIPE #2:

  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Jello gelatin powder/mix, any flavor (cherry)

Mix salt, sugar and gelatin in hot water then add cold water.

RECIPE #3:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 packet unsweetened Kool-Aid

RECIPE #4:

  • 2 Quarts Boiled Water
  • 7 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Kool-Aid mix

Dissolve together, cool, refrigerate.

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