A Dollop of Sour Cream

I'm not much into spicy food. I have recently discovered that if a meal is just a tad too spicy for me, I can put sour cream on top and make it not just palatable, but wonderful. This blog is devoted to doing the same for life.

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5.17.2008

Help! it's hot!

It got hot this weekend. 85 degrees inside our house! (with fans blowing, etc. This is the best we can do.)

But little Obed won't drink water. Not in his bottle or in a cup. (Though he hasn't really mastered any type cup yet). I tried to find pedialyte to prevent him from getting dehydrated. But could not find it. It is appropriate for heat dehyrdration?

He's not hardly eating at all (solids) and sometimes will drink lots and lots of formula (12 oz in one sitting!), and sometimes won't take any at all.

How do you keep your little ones hydrated in hot summer?

4 Comments:

Blogger Lilac said...

It's not a good habit - but if you're really worried, I think you'll find he might lap up the water if you spike it with something sweet. So, a bit of juice (cranapple, apple, grape - which stains - not orange) might be enough to tempt him. Usually we don't want our kids getting used to the sugary stuff, but hydration is more important.

Just remember, the sugary-water bottle shouldn't be used at night, as it isn't good for their teeth.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Popsicles! you can make 'em yourself if you're concerned about the ingredients.

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about watering down the formula just a touch of water to get a little extra fluid in him? How about cool, mashed watermelon? Any type of fruit is good. I have purchased the solutions for dehyration and they just taste salty to me and I'm not sure how successful they are if you can't get your kids to drink them. smile

12:00 PM  
Blogger i'm kelly said...

we do popsicles/ otter pops, etc. it's hard when it gets hot. right now it's too hot to play outside, which is hard!

10:08 PM  

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