We are in the midst of making plans for our summer holiday with the kids and we have masses of activities planned. For the first time in years we have the real possibility of having a long warm summer and the garden is our go to place when the weather picks up.
When enjoying the fun in the garden however it’s really important to keep safe both in the sun for our skin but also for our bodies too and non more so than our littlest folks.
Children in hot weather are much more liable to suffer with heat related illnesses such a dehydration due to the fact that they can’t regulate their own bodies like we adults can
So here are some tips to keep up the fluids:
Plan drinking ahead of time
Taking drinks with them when they go out to play can massively impact on how much children will drink. As having them to hand makes them easy and accessible and kids love easy!
Mix it up
Are they bored with water? Fine add in no added sugar cordial but try to use straws instead as this can help protect the thin enamel on their teeth.
Straws & beakers
Funny straws and beakers can help even the smallest of humans into getting into a watery habit. Letting them choose their own can work really well for the really small children.
What about making your very own, maybe with water, juice and even fruit?!
It’s not just about the drink
Water and fluids can come from others sources too such as water packed fruits and vegetables, melon’s and cucumbers are a great snack on super hot days.
Don’t forget that young or old if keeping hydrated is something that you are struggling with its worth speak with a Pharmacist about Dioralyte and maybe having some on standby. Available in three flavours – blackcurrant, citrus and natural priced at £3.86 for six sachets and available from pharmacies and supermarkets nationwide) We packed it to go on holiday and always have some tucked in the cupboard just in case. Don’t forget however to noting replaces good water drinking habits.
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