Disclosure: I have been compensated by Pedialyte for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.
This winter, like others before it, has been a complete germ-fest in our house. My son Derek is now 7, I thought for sure this would be his winning winter. You know, the winter where he would beat the germs before they got to him. Sure enough, I was WRONG!! In January Derek very generously brought home a nasty stomach bug from school that he then shared with me, my husband and finally brought down his sister too. One day 10 out 0f 20 kids in Derek’s class were out sick with aforementioned nasty stomach bug.
The other day while browsing the aisles at Walmart what popped right up in-front of me? A huge section of Pedialyte. I was excited about how easy it was to find and the huge selection of types and flavors. After the crazy January in our house I thought, I should get some Pedialyte and just keep it in the closet. I did it and thought it would work as a repellent. Sort of like when you buy a snow blower and that winter it never snows or if you charge your phone before a storm you don’t lose power. I am usually the one on the no snow blower, uncharged phone and no pedialyte side that gets EVERYTHING but not now, I thought!! Now I would be prepared. So I got some Pedialyte and went on my merry way.
The next day, while I was working away, at work, you know the place I am always calling out sick from because one of my kids is sick, the phone rang. I looked at the Caller ID and I knew it. It was Derek’s school, I then figured he was either hurt or sick but I knew, either way, I was about to have to leave work. Sure enough the nurse was on the end of the phone telling me that Derek was feeling nauseous. Sometimes I secretly wish for an ear infection because those seem easier to cure with medicine while a stomach bug just seems to have a whole mind of it’s own.
Lucky for me, my boss is understanding and I can get a lot of my work done from home. It seems I find myself standing in the kitchen gathering up supplies and checking my email more days then I would like to. I also hide in there so I don’t a) catch the bug and b) go crazy from the moaning!!
When I got to Derek he wasn’t looking so good. We headed home and he immediately headed to the bathroom. Then he spent a few hours sleeping, whining, moaning, man-fluing on the couch with a pot and a bottle of Pedialyte. This is what he asked for…his Flyer blanket, a pot and a bottle of Pedialyte.
We were first introduced to Pedialyte when Derek was a baby. It was highly recommended by his pediatrician any time he would have any sort of stomach bug or stomach flu. When we are sick we lose vital fluids and can become dehydrated which can then cause our bodies to not work properly. As a mother, I always want to be sure my children are in the best health they can be, so when they are fighting a stomach I am always sure to use Pedialyte. It’s which medically formulated with an optimal balance of sugar and sodium to prevent dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea in both children and adults.
Best wishes to your family getting through the winter months without getting the stomach flu BUT if you do Be sure to take advantage of $2 off any (2) one liters at Walmart with this Ibotta offer!! HERE