Keeping Safe In The Summer With Dioralyte

The dreaded tummy bug. Yes, it’s something we all don’t really want to think about but it’s something that we need to address if and when it arrives. I know when my kids were smaller they picked it up lots in school, which meant it came home and the entire house came down with it. It’s uber important during the holidays and at any time of the year to try and keep safe. I know when we go on holiday I shy away from unfamiliar foods and I’m particularly fussy about water and eating salads, to try and limit any icky belly.

Keeping Safe In The Summer

Summer Food Preparation

Good food hygiene and making sure food is handled correctly is super important to limit any tummy bugs. I now have a 17-year-old who is going to Uni next year and we are trying to instil these important pieces of information before he leaves and starts prepping and handling food himself. These are of course year round tips.

Keeping Safe In The Summer

  • Not cooking food thoroughly
  • Not storing food correctly
  • Leaving cooked food for too long at warm temperatures
  • Cross contamination
  • Handling food that has been handled by someone who has taken ill
  • Washing hands correctly
  • Using appropriate chopping boards for certain meats

Limiting The Spread

As we know limiting spreading the bug the super important so what can we do to stop it spreading?

  • Encourage hand washing
  • Disinfect bathrooms
  • Keep your child at home for 48 hours and if away limit contact with other children
  • Limit sharing bedding, face cloths and towels with other household members.

Rehydrating Yourself With Dioralyte


It’s so important to rehydrate when sick. We lose a vast amount of Fluids and Electrolytes when ill so we need to replace these quickly. We as a family always have a box of Dioralyte on standby for that moment. Dioralyte comes in a few flavours Natural, Blackcurrant and Citrus and is priced at £3.86 for 6 sachets.  The key ingredients in Dioralyte Glucose and Mineral Salts. They come in handy sachets which you can make up as and when required. One sachet, when mixed with 200mls of water, can be kept in the fridge for 24 hours, making it easy to use as and when.


I hope you all have a fabulous summer whatever you get up too



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Keeping Safe In The Summer With Dioralyte

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  • Reply Kate | Veggie Desserts

    Great tips! Dioralyte is a must in our medicine cabinet. Though I must admit to using it once in a while for a hangover…

    21st July 2017 at 12:02 pm
    • Reply Lynne

      Kate that made me proper lol ?

      21st July 2017 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Rhian Westbury

    It is so important to rehydrate when you’re sick as I think people forget that they can lose a lot of liquid x

    21st July 2017 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Jenni

    Great tips to prevent getting the yucky bug thats going around at the moment. I had it recently and it wiped me out for a week. The doctor said it can last up to 10 days!

    21st July 2017 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Mel

    Dioralyte is a must for the medicine cupboard, isn’t it? So many tummy bugs going round and they can really take it out of you.

    21st July 2017 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Agata

    How is it possible that I’ve never heard about this before??? Must buy next time we are out shopping.

    22nd July 2017 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Stephanie Cummings

    I’ve not heard of this before but I will be getting some before my next holiday. I like to make sure I’ve got a mini medical kit with me for those emergencies and this looks like a good addition to it

    22nd July 2017 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Tamsin

    I actually use dioralyte for when I’m struggling to get anything in during a painful flare of one of my’s really great stuff.

    23rd July 2017 at 7:07 pm
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