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3 Ways To Keep Your Kids Hydrated During The Summer

3 Ways To Keep Your Kids Hydrated During The Summer

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If you have children, you will know that keeping them healthy through the changing seasons can be challenging. Your kids want to simply enjoy life; they don’t sit and think about whether they’re being healthy, or whether they’re making good choices, as adults do!

For that reason, it can be difficult to explain to your children why hydration is so important. Any parent who has had the tedious “You need to drink more water!” argument with their young kids will know that this can lead to stress and worry when the weather is hot.

In this post, you’ll learn 3 ways to keep your kids hydrated during the summer.

  1. Do “sneaky” hydration with these helpful tips!

You can’t force your kids to drink multiple glasses of water per day, but you can hydrate them without them even realising it! Here are a few tips for doing “sneaky” kid hydration!

  • Frozen ice pops. Ice pops, consisting of frozen juice, are a great way to hydrate your kids when the weather is warm. Your children will likely see these as a tasty treat, and won’t kick up a fuss at all.
  • Put water in a fun water bottle that is personal to your child. Reusable water bottles, like those supplied by Dynamic bottles, are both practical, ethical, and very useful for keeping your child hydrated. If you buy a personal bottle, such as a bottle with your child’s name on it, it makes the experience of drinking out of it special. This will gently encourage your child to keep the bottle filled up and with them at all times when it’s hot outside.
  1. Encourage your children to drink lots of fluids when they wake up.

When your kids wake up first thing in the morning, they are probably thirsty. Like all people, children won’t have drunk any fluids in eight hours or more, meaning their body will be craving hydration.

Make sure to provide your kids with ample opportunities to drink a lot of water in the mornings. This will happen automatically – they won’t even think about it! – and will put them in good stead to stay hydrated for most of the day.

  1. Change your tactics every once in a while.

If you have the same tedious argument every day with your children about drinking more water, it’s time to switch it up. Your kids will learn to predict when you are going to nag them about drinking, and this can cause unwanted reactions that you simply don’t have the energy for!

If you are used to asking your child to drink more water in one specific way, make sure to switch it up. Change the time of day you ask your kid to drink, or use a different tactic to approach the subject. That way, they won’t preempt your attempt to convince them to drink more water.

Final Thoughts

Staying hydrated is crucial for people of any age, but for children, it is especially important! Use our guide to maintain your children’s healthy hydration levels throughout the summer.

Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.