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Good News, Lushes! Pedialyte Is Now Advertising Itself As A Hangover Cure For Drunk Moms

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pedialyteIf you’ve ever woken up from a bit too much partying at Mom Prom, then we have good news for you: You can just take a swig of your kid’s Pedialyte to help kill that hangover.

Pedialyte is designed to prevent dehydration and loss of nutrients in children suffering from vomiting and diarrhea. It apparently also works to prevent dehydration and loss of nutrients in adults who drink way too much, as festivalgoers, fraternity and sorority members, and college students everywhere have been drinking Pedialyte for years to help stave off or cure hangovers. And since they’ve all been posting photos to Instagram of themselves with Pedialyte, the company has figured out what all those young adults are doing with it, and they have apparently decided they approve.

According to The Cut, Pedialyte is now specifically advertising its product to drunk frat boys and wine-soaked moms. Check out this Mother’s Day ad:

I want to clutch my pearls over this, but I think it’s hilarious. I also wish I had known about it back in my child-free days, because I was just using Gatorade, and Gatorade reportedly does not work as well. The Cut’s Susan Rinkunas writes:

“One bottle of Pedialyte has 1,035 milligrams of sodium and 780 milligrams of potassium, all for 100 calories. … Sodium and potassium are key electrolytes that help your body absorb fluids, meaning you’ll no longer wish you were dead.”

Gatorade has only 420 milligrams of sodium and 140 milligrams of potassium and a bottle has 240 calories. Victory Pedialyte.

The one case where Pedialyte might fall short is in the flavor department, because some adults do not like the way Pedialyte tastes. In good news for those folks, Pedialyte is coming out with some new flavors like orange and strawberry lemonade. They aren’t necessarily saying that those new flavors will better appeal to drunk adults, but they might better appeal to drunk adults.

I can’t believe I did not know how good Pedialyte was for hangovers until now. When I was younger, I had all the hangovers and no Pedialyte. Now I am old and I have all the Pedialyte and no hangovers.