Diarrhea isn’t fun, especially for children. (In that case, diarrhea isn’t fun for Mom and Dad, either.) Diarrhea, and vomiting, can drain your child’s body of the water and electrolytes he or she needs to stay healthy. Estimates vary, but most agree about 60 percent of the human body is water, slightly higher for children. When illness saps a child’s fluid levels, it’s important to contact your healthcare provider and work together to get those fluids – and electrolytes – replenished right away.On tap: GoodSense Pediatric Electrolyte Solution. Recommended by pediatricians and comparable to Pedialyte, this ready-to-use product provides the same per-liter amounts of sodium, potassium, chloride, zinc, dextrose and calories. GoodSense Pediatric Electrolyte Solution restores body water and electrolytes – charged elements that conduct reactions and signals in the body – lost during diarrhea and vomiting, to help prevent dehydration.So, play it smart and keep some GoodSense Pediatric Electrolyte Solution on hand. You never know when your child might have an unexpected bout of diarrhea and/or vomiting.
USE UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION. Infants under 1 year of age: Consult doctor before using. Children 1 year of age and older: Offer solution every 1 to 4 hours. Child should drink 1 to 2 liters (32 to 64 fluid ounces) per day while diarrhea continues. If desired, refrigerate to chill.