When our son was two years old and had the flu, he got severely dehydrated!

pediaorganic bottle picHis doctor recommended the usual oral electrolyte drinks. We bought them but he refused them!

I sent my husband to the drugstore again and he brought back a few more of the brands and some sports drinks. The boy pushed them all away, calling them Yuck! I read the ingredients: artificial colors, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives. We landed in the ER and our poor son was put on IV. He was crying hysterically, in lots of pain from the needles, and completely miserable! My heart broke for my little boy! When his doctors told me we were not alone and many kids refuse the national brands and land in the ER; I told my husband that there should be an organic hydrating drink for kids that tasted good so that when they are sick they will actually “want” to drink it! So right there in the ER, the idea for PediaOrganic® was born!

I began by mixing juices, adding vitamins and even called on organic recipe developers to help me make an organic oral electrolyte drink for kids of all ages. For years, I worked all day and well into the night to develop the recipe for PediaOrganic®. But we had some pretty strict requirements. It needed to:

  • Be Made with all Organic Ingredients
  • Be Made without Genetically Modified Ingredients
  • Have No Artificial Colors or Flavors
  • Be Gluten and Dairy Free
  • Have No Preservatives or Alcohol

When I finally got down to a few recipes I asked neighborhood kids, nieces, nephews, and even kids and moms from a nearby preschool to taste test it. The results were amazing, everyone loved PediaOrganic®! (Moms and dads liked the flavor and were drinking it too!) And I knew we had found the solution we had been searching for…

We didn’t just stop our research though once we found the right recipe for PediaOrganic®. Because in addition to wanting an organic product that would help keep our son hydrated when he was sick, we needed to make sure the plastic bottles produced for PediaOrganic® were health conscious as well. After checking a number of bottlers we decided on Ball Plastic Packaging since none of the resins used to produce Ball’s plastic bottles contained BPA.

So we started off looking for something that would help keep a little boy with the stomach flu from becoming dehydrated, and in the end it became so much more… Moms have used it after a long day in the sun, at the park or after a visit at the amusement park. Some people drink it after a workout. There are moms that freeze it into popsicles too!

I believe that all things are possible and making things organic and healthier for our children is my life’s goal! May you forever find health and happiness without artificial ingredients!


  • Symptoms of Dehydration
    • extreme thirst, more than normal or unable to drink
    • dry, warm skin
    • cannot pass urine or reduced amounts, dark, yellow
    • weakness
    • crying with few or no tears
    • sleepy or irritable
    • headaches
    • dry mouth, dry tongue; with thick saliva
  • Treating Dehydration
    • First and foremost – when your kids are sick, consult your pediatrician or health care practitioner
    • But always keep a bottle of an oral electrolyte in the fridge at all times, because stomach flu’s or other ailments usually strike in the middle of the night when most drugstores are closed. (Note: most oral electrolytes including PediaOrganic are used for mild dehydration. They replace fluids and electrolytes lost during diarrhea and vomiting to help prevent dehydration from becoming more severe)
    • Never use an oral electrolyte in an IV
    • If there is vomiting or fever, or if diarrhea continues beyond 24 hours, consult your doctor and/or seek additional medical attention.


One Response to “PediaOrganic”

  1. Perfect! I’m always looking for something to have on hands in case my kids need proper rehydration. I’m actually taking a long road trip with them and wanted to have something like this on hand, thanks!

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