Keep the water up in winter
JUST because they’re not sweating up a storm under a summer sun doesn’t mean your kid can skip water during winter days.
We need to drink plenty of fluids, mainly water, every day to survive and feel our best.
According to the Better Health website, children aged between one and three years old need to drink about one litre, or four cups, of fluid each day, while four- to eight-year-olds need 1.2 litres, or five cups.
Signs of dehydration in children can include:
thirstiness a dry mouth, lips and tongue
complaining of a headache
urine that is darker yellow than usual
light-headedness or dizziness.
Encourage your child to get enough water on cold days by using a special BPA-free plastic or stainless steel water bottle or cup that has a fun picture on it.
Keep in mind that water is also contained in food: eating plenty of fruits, vegies and soups in winter can help with hydration.
Keep babies well hydrated by breastfeeding on demand or bottle feeding as per the recommendations on the side of the tin.
For more, visit www.kidspot.com.au.