I recall occasions when my young sons were not very well, they hadn't eaten anything in a couple of days, and what was worse, I was very concerned at how little they were drinking. My Pediatrician recommended Pedialyte Oral Electrolyte Maintenance Solution so I went to the store and purchased some immediately. This little bottle is "goodness in a jar". It replaces the chemicals lost during vomiting and diarrhea. I gave my son the tiniest little amount to begin with equivalent to just a few drops and as he gradually picked up, I was able to give him a proper dose. If you feel like because they're not eating and therefore not getting any nutrients that would help them get better more quickly, that is exactly what this product is meant for. It's nutrients in a bottle which give them the strength to get better by themselves. A liquid enabler, if you will. I would recommend every parent have this little bottle of miracle in their kitchen cabinet for when they need it.