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How To Keep Your Child Away From Dehydration

Published : Jan 27, 2021 2 mins read Updated On : Sep 16, 2023

Drinking plenty of water everyday is vital as it helps the body to deliver nutrients to the cells and helps the body to function properly. We lose a lot of water daily while indulging in physical activities, leading to the water levels in the body to deplete. Low levels of water in the body could cause fatigue, hence leading to fatigue. Consuming ample amounts of water helps mitigate the risks of a kidney stone, urinary tract infection and ensures proper functioning of the bowel. 

How To Keep Your Child Away From Dehydration

How much water should a child consume

Water levels in a child is comparatively higher than that of adults. A child's body comprises 75% water, whereas an adult's body comprises 70% water. For a child it is imperative that he or she consumes 1 - 1.5 liters of water every day. Other than that, there are a variety of fruits and vegetables which have a significant proportion of water in them. Cucumber and watermelon are one of the best examples as they comprise 90% water. Children have a higher requirement of water in the body and a lower heat tolerance, it's imperative that they consume small amounts of water frequently. If the lost amount of water and electrolytes in the body is not replenished, it would dehydrate the child. Dehydration can be a slow process, it depends on how water is lost and also the age of the child. 

Dehydration symptoms 

Here are few signs that says that your child is dehydrated :

  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration
  • Thirst
  • Cracked lips
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Lethargy
  • Dark urine

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Ways to keep your child hydrated

To ensure that your child is hydrated throughout the day,

  • It is important that they consume their required amount of water. Other drinks such as milk and fruit juices would be an ideal choice as they not only replenish water levels but also provide the body with various kinds of nutrients.
  • Let children have their own personal water bottles. This would help keep count of their daily water intake.
  • Add cucumbers and other items to their meals which has a higher fiber content in them.How To Keep Your Child Away From Dehydration

  • Give your child the 2 in 1 action formula for hydration and energy, Fast&Up Kid'z Reload, a nutrition that mothers approve for their kids. Easily consumable and available in tasty berry flavor, Fast&Up Kid'z Reload is something kids love.
  • During summers, ensure that your child is drinking ample amounts of water, as this is the time when they lose a lot of water in the form of sweat.
  • Send a bottle of water along with your child when they go out during play time. 

Abhiram Kishor
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Abhiram is a creative thinker with an knack for daily health. He is an experienced content writer who has written many blogs in the health category. Abhiram enjoys writing blogs and provides keen i... Read More

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