Getting the kids to stay hydrated while being active outdoors can get tricky. Every summer I find myself looking for new ways for the whole family to stay hydrated. It’s not that the kids don’t ask for drinks; our day sometimes gets very busy and even dad and I forget to take breaks. Lately, getting creative in the kitchen has really helped keep us happily hydrated.
I use to believe that water was the only way to stay hydrated. During my pregnancies, I found it really difficult to stay hydrated because water made me so nauseous. Now as a mom I know I have to set the right example, and though I struggle at times, I know what is best for our family. I’ve learned that there are several different things that make drinking water fun and also that there are different beverages and foods that can help with hydration.
Since the kids hardly drink sugary drinks, we make it a point to dilute most of their beverages. The same goes with snacks: it’s best to stick to natural flavoring. However, an occasional sweet treat can be ok and benefit them, especially on a hot summer day when they need to keep from getting parched. Making it fun is the way to make summer hydration simple!
Consider these 9 ways your family can stay hydrated!
How do you stay hydrated?
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