How to keep your child hydrated
Created by Aparna Reddy Updated on Jan 12, 2021
Our bodies are more than half water. In order to stay fit and healthy, we need a regular intake of fluids throughout the day. This is more so true for children. Hydration keeps them physically and mentally fit and active.
Your child should drink sufficient water. Some ideas include offering water in colorful cups, using intersting straws. You can also make infused water to add some flavor and variety. Simply fill a pitcher with water and some slices of fruits like apple, orange, melon or berries and let it sit. You can experiment with different fruits and vegetables and also herbs. You can infuse cucumber, mint or cinnamon sticks.
Besides that it is important to eat water rich fruits and vegetables. Some of these contain plenty of water and also other nutrients. Watermelon, strawberries, peaches and pineapples are fruits with high-water content. Cucumbers, leafy greens, radishes, celery, zucchini and tomatoes are some Water-rich vegetables.
It is the natural and healthy way for a kid to stay hydrated. Be prepared . Kids should drink plenty of fluids before sports or playing outdoors. It helps them avoid getting dehydrated by making up a schedule so they can drink sufficient water.
Check out this video with Nutritionist Archana Reddy as she talks about how to keep children hydrated.
Watch the entire video with Nutritionist Archana Reddy to know all about food and nutrition for your child's overall growth and development and healthy eating habits in children where she gives some important tips.