Get Your Sick Child to Drink More Liquid

As parents, we often worry about the amount of liquid when our child is sick, especially when it is accompanied with a fever. Here are some simple solutions to help a sick child to drink more liquid.

Items Needed

  • Jello, and jello mold
  • Ice cubes
  • Fruit pieces
  • Popsicle stick
  • Soda

Step One

Make some homemade juice cubes by putting a pinch of ground ginger into orange juice, then pour into ice tray, and freeze.

Serve with a splash of cranberry juice.

Step Two

Give your child something to smile when looking at the wiggly jell-o. It is fun, light, and also easy for your child to digest.

You could add some fresh grapes, and pineapple chunks to give it a boost.

Step Three

Make a cup of hot chamomile tea, add a teaspoon of honey, and a squeeze of lemon to chase the chill away.

Do not use honey for children under one year of age! It can be toxic to babies.

Step Four

Make popsicle sticks with your child’s favorite juice drink, or give store bought popsicles to ease itchy or sore throat.

Step Five

Cut up some fruit pieces such as watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, honeydew, and orange and offer to your sick child.

Provide some fancy tooth pick to encourage your child to eat a little bit.

Sometimes, eating is the last thing in a child’s mind when he/she doesn’t feel good, but keeping him/her hydrated should be our priority.


  • Crush some plain ice for your child to take
  • Pour some ginger ale or 7-up between two cups to remove the carbonate, or just let the soda goes flat before giving to your child
  • Make sure your child is not allergic to the fruits mentioned in this article

About IcyBC

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