How much Pedialyte do you give an infant?

How much Pedialyte does a baby need?

For infants under 1 year of age: Consult your doctor. For children 1 year and older: Begin with small frequent sips every 15 minutes, increasing serving size as tolerated. Continue for as long as diarrhea is present. To maintain proper hydration, 4–8 servings (32 to 64 fl oz) of Pedialyte may be needed per day.

Can you give Pedialyte to babies?

Pedialyte should not be given to babies under the age of 1 without first talking to your pediatrician. Once opened or prepared, the drink should be refrigerated and consumed or discarded within 48 hours to reduce the risk of contamination with harmful bacteria.

What age can a baby drink Pedialyte?

For infants up to 10 months old, use Pedialyte® or Enfalyte®, Liquilytes® or generic electrolyte solution.

How much electrolytes does a baby need?

You can find general guidelines here from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the amount of total solution to give your child over 24 hours. For example, a 7-pound baby with mild diarrhea would need at least 16 ounces of electrolyte solution, while a 22-pound baby would need 40 oz.

Can too much Pedialyte be harmful?

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: dizziness, unusual weakness, swelling of ankles/feet, mental/mood changes (such as irritability, restlessness), seizures. A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare.

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What are the side effects of Pedialyte?

COMMON side effects

  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • gas.
  • diarrhea.
  • intense abdominal pain.

How do you keep a sick baby hydrated?

Doctors often recommend an oral rehydration solution (ORS) such as Pedialyte, Ceralyte, or Gastrolyte, in small and frequent doses, to get a baby’s body rehydrated. Even if the baby is vomiting, parents are encouraged to administer the solution.

How do you give a baby Pedialyte?

Spoon or syringe feed 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of Pedialyte every 5 minutes. If your baby is urinating less frequently than normal, you can offer the baby an electrolyte solution between breast-feedings for a short time (6 to 24 hours). Do not give your child any medicines by mouth for 8 hours.

How much Pedialyte do you give a 7 month old?

With Pedialyte, even quite young babies can safely drink 4 to 8 ounces several times a day to combat dehydration. Keep a couple of bottles of Pedialyte at home to replenish fluids and electrolytes if your baby has diarrhea or is vomiting.

Can I mix Pedialyte with water?

Pedialyte is meant to be taken by mouth, according to the instructions on the product package. Shake the bottle well before drinking the Pedialyte solution. Unless recommended by a healthcare professional, liquid forms of Pedialyte should not be mixed with other fluids such as water, juices, milk, or formula.