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    Old 08-31-2008, 01:24 AM   #1
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    When to start usiing pedialyte?

    At what age do you start using pedialyte? I willbe having a newborn soon and wanted to know it this something i should maybe buy ahead of time with pampers and formula????

     
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    Old 08-31-2008, 02:57 AM   #2
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    Re: When to start usiing pedialyte?

    Pedialyte is designed to replace fluids and electrolytes that are lost during times of vomiting and diarrhea. Its not something you'd use on a regular basis at all. I definitely would not have it on hand. Its not difficult to get a hold of if you should need it, but I wouldn't plan on needing it. My son is 14 months and we've only used it a handful of times.

     
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    Re: When to start usiing pedialyte?

    Thanks alot im learning alot that i need to know here.

     
    Old 08-31-2008, 03:59 AM   #4
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    Re: When to start usiing pedialyte?

    My DD is almost 14 months and I've never used it. She's only been sick once and that was just a common cold. I don't think it's something you have to have right off the bat for sure.
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    Re: When to start usiing pedialyte?

    The back of the Pedialyte bottles we bought say not to use until 1 year of age.

     
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    Re: When to start usiing pedialyte?

    I know that in the states it is fine to use prior to 1 year and when my 3 month old daughter got a bad stomach virus, we were told to use it. She could not keep formula in her and Pedialyte kept her hydrated. We did use it under the orders of the doctor.

     
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    Re: When to start usiing pedialyte?

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    The back of the Pedialyte bottles we bought say not to use until 1 year of age.
    That's really just for liability issues. Most peds recommend it during diarrhea, pretty much regardless of age. Hydration is more important than nutrition when fighting a stomach bug.

     
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    I have a 2.5 year old who has never been sick, including the common cold, vomiting or loose stools. It is not something you have to buy at all.......I have to mention that I did read when I read your question.....it was just cute, I understand there is so much to learn at first,

     
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