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Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes & no
The gatoraid by itself is not designed for babies & is generally too sugary & concentrated for them.I sometimes recommend its use in kids over 6m mixed half & half with water until parents can get another product.
Products like pedialyte are lytren are more suited for infants.

In brief: Yes & no
The gatoraid by itself is not designed for babies & is generally too sugary & concentrated for them.I sometimes recommend its use in kids over 6m mixed half & half with water until parents can get another product.
Products like pedialyte are lytren are more suited for infants.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
For babies who need hydration support i recommend using pedialyte or a similar product.
This is absorbed much more readily than gatorade which has a much higher sugar content.For older children i often recommend using gatorade or other sports drink to flavor the unflavored pedialyte if it makes it more tolerable to drink.

In brief: No
For babies who need hydration support i recommend using pedialyte or a similar product.
This is absorbed much more readily than gatorade which has a much higher sugar content.For older children i often recommend using gatorade or other sports drink to flavor the unflavored pedialyte if it makes it more tolerable to drink.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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