Pedialyte Isn't Just For Babies Anymore -- They Now Have A Fizzy Hangover Cure

by Julie Scagell
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Just in time for New Year’s celebrations — brilliant

The holidays are a time for getting together and celebrating with season family and friends. For a lot of us, that means partaking in a few beverages of the adult variety. Unfortunately, doing this in your 30’s and 40’s comes with dramatically different side effects than it did in your 20’s. Luckily, Pedialyte has come to the rescue just in time to save us from ourselves.

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Of course, drinking Pedialyte has always been a sure-fire hangover cure, but gone are the days of pretending you have a little one at home who has the flu. Let’s be honest — walking into Walgreens in your PJs looking like death warmed over probably gave that away anyhow. Now, the company’s embracing it’s magical morning-after healing powers with new Sparkling Rush Powder Packs: “a fizzy way to quickly replenish fluids and electrolytes lost to dehydration.”

According to Pedialyte’s website, these Sparkling Rush Powder Packs are “designed with an optimal balance of electrolytes and sugar,” used to “replace fluids and electrolytes more effectively than sports drinks to help prevent dehydration* caused by vomiting, diarrhea, exercise, travel, and heat exhaustion.”

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With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, many of us will be “exercising” really, really hard, so their timing’s impeccable. The new packets come in grape and cherry flavor, and are made of potassium, sodium, chloride, and sugar, so they are exactly what we all need to get ourselves back on track and ready for more New Year’s Day celebrations. Because 2018 feels like it was 800 years long, and we deserve to celebrate its finality.

If you have kids, you know just how awful it can be to enjoy a night out and wake up the next morning wondering if there are enough episodes of Daniel Tiger to get your through the day. Kids are loud by nature, but dammit if their volume doesn’t increase tenfold the morning after you unwisely had five wines. Kids can smell fear — and they’ll take full advantage of our weakness.

Simply pop the packet into a glass of cold water and voila, you’ll be feeling like your old exhausted-from-momming-but-not-a-hangover self in no time. Having a quick cure like this is a parenting lifeline.

At the moment, you can buy these little slices of heaven online at Target (and available to ship before New Year’s) or directly on Pedialyte’s website. At only $10.99 for a six-packet box, this is the definition of money well spent.

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