Wendy has had her first stomach bug this week, and she's been pretty miserable. She wasn't eating, which isn't surprising, but she wasn't really drinking, either - and that's a BIG no-no with a high fever, vomiting, & diarrhea. I tried something I discovered when she was very little, and it still works!
When Wendy just won't drink her juice or Pedialyte or whatever, she will still take some from a syringe or a straw. I think it's the novelty of it. If I take a straw, put it in the drink, and put my finger over the end, it'll hold just enough to drip a bit into her mouth. She thinks it's fun, and it gets fluid into her a teaspoon or so at a time. A syringe works, too, but I have to be much more careful I don't squirt to quickly, or we end up with a coughing, sputtering baby.
Anyway, getting fluid into a sick baby, even if it's only a teaspoon at a time, works for me! Head over to Rocks in my Dryer for more tips!