September 26, 2016

Staying Hydrated When Traveling with Kids

Staying Hydrated When Traveling with Kids This year, my kids and I have been going on a lot of weekend adventures. We were just in Virginia Beach for whale watching. A week or so earlier, we were in York, PA for snow tubing and to check out the factory tours. Before that, we were in Punxsutawney, PA to meet the world’s most famous groundhog.

This weekend, I’m taking two of my kids to go dog sledding with Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. Well, given they have no snow in the Poconos, it looks like it’s going to be a training tour (i.e., sled dogs hooked up to an ATV), which could be even more fun. My kids love dogs.

Going in a different direction every couple of weekends, it’s easy for me and my kids to get run down, especially during flu season. Even now, my 6 y.o. son has the sniffles and I’ve got a bit of a cough (though really, I can find any excuse not to go to the gym sometimes). So hydration is key right now, especially as we gear up to drive four hours to the Poconos.

Staying Hydrated When Traveling with Kids

When my kids were small, I would give them Pedialyte to help them stay hydrated when they were sick, but I’ve found that even now that they’re older, Pedialyte is still a big help to them (even to me). As I’m typing up this post, I’ve got the grape-flavored Pedialyte next to me.

Staying Hydrated When Traveling with Kids

Traveling can take a lot out of you, even just weekend road trips, so since I’m already feeling a bit low, I wanted to give myself a boost of electrolytes that I can get with Pedialyte. As a bonus, there are 25 calories per serving, which is much less than a serving of orange juice, my usual go-to when I start to feel low.

You’ll find Pedialyte in the baby section at Walmart. Since my youngest child is six, I felt kind of out of place in the baby section, but I was happy to see that the Pedialyte was easy to find. Even better, there are a variety of flavors whether you want the one-liter bottles or the self-mix powder packets.

Staying Hydrated When Traveling with Kids

As a runner, I actually prefer Pedialyte to Gatorade after a long run since the drink has a lighter taste. Pharrell Williams even drinks Pedialyte every day, according to US Magazine. Adult usage of Pedialyte has increased nearly 60% since 2012. One in three adults make up the Pedialyte market. So, it’s not just me chugging the Pedialyte after a 10-mile run on Saturdays to replenish electrolytes.

Want to save a couple of bucks on Pedialyte? Get an Ibotta offer for two one-liter bottles of Pedialyte (comes in grape, strawberry, mixed fruit and bubble gum, as well as unflavored). I only bought one bottle, but with our road trip less than 24 hours away, I’m kind of wishing I bought two. I may need to go back.

Staying Hydrated When Traveling with Kids

Disclaimer: I have been compensated by Pedialyte for this post. However, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions expressed here are my own.


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