Monday, August 8, 2011

Tips On Keeping Your Kids Hydrated

In recent weeks, we have seen temperatures across the country soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for several days at a time. With this sweltering heat comes the risk of dehydration, especially among young children. Two of the most prevalent symptoms of dehydration in children are irritability and fatigue. To prevent dehydration, just follow these tips below:
  • Have your kids drink a lot of water! Even though juice contains some essential nutrients, drinking sweet drinks such soda and juice all day can lead to weight gain.
  • Encourage your kids to drink water with their meals and snacks.
  • Eat high water-volume foods such as watermelon, vegetables, and yogurt.
  • Take periodic water breaks from physical activities such as sports.
  • Have your kids make it a habit of drinking water before they’re thirsty. On hot days, try giving your kids a drink every hour.

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