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Lisa - posted on 01/29/2010
is your baby still on a bottle? if so, the sucking required to get a drink will make ears hurt worse. Try using a medicine syringe with pedialyte and just slowly give a medicine syringe full at a time. It is time consuming, but without having to suck, it might help.
Cold stuff does help some, but with a sore throat something warm may help sooth it even better. She may like a glass of warm milk or even warm lemonade. If the cold isn't cutting it, try warm (NOT HOT!) and see what happens. Also, try some pain killers (like Motrin or Tylenol....you can find the dosage amounts at www.askdrsears.com or call your ped.). If one isn't working, try the other after waiting 4 hours. If you can get the pain knocked down, that will help a ton in getting her to drink. If she is having no tears when crying, dry mouth, no wet diaper in 6-8 hours, if you can pinch the skin and it doesn't go back down almost immediatly, she is getting too dehydrated and will need IV fluids. Good luck!
Erin - posted on 01/30/2010
I once went through this with my son and I did the same thing I used the syringe. And just kept giving him as much as I could with that then leave the sippy cup (or bottle if she is still on the bottle) available in hopes she will get even more. Sometimes their ears hurt more when they swallow when they have an ear infection .
Debbie - posted on 01/28/2010
Hi, have you tried jelly or maybe ice cream? My daughter Sophie has only recently started drinking a good amount so thats what i used to give her but my health visitor always said as long as her nappies are wet then shes getting enough x
Marcy - posted on 01/28/2010
Freeze the Pedialyte in little cups and make popsicles....the swallowing probably really hurts........if you have a medicine syringe at home you can try putting the pedialyte in to that and putting it in her mouth. Good luck!
Maggie - posted on 01/28/2010
give her a BIG cup of whatever you want her to drink. More than you think she'll actually drink. Try letting her drink out of a straw to make it fun. If you give her a lot she'll drink more than if you give her just a little.
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