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My three kids have had their fair share of illness this winter. It starts with one and everyone ends up getting sick. A stomach bug most recently made it’s way through our family and really took a toll. With young children, it’s so important to keep them hydrated through these illnesses and everyday.
But how do you get a little one to drink enough fluids – especially stubborn kids, like mine? What do you do if you are concerned about hydration? Keeping kids hydrated, particularly during illness, starts with establishing good daily water-drinking habits.
5 Quick Tips for Keeping Kids Hydrate
1. Be Consistent Always have water available and offer it often. My kids know that they have water with meals and in-between. I keep my kids’ water cups out all day in a place they can reach. I find they drink more water when it’s right there and waiting. My oldest keeps a water bottle on his backpack to take to Kindergarten each day.
2. Cut Down on Other Beverages Make water the go-to choice and limit juices and milk. Our kids have milk with breakfast and can have juice on special occasions, at parties or when we’re out. For everything else – water is the choice.
3. Water Bottle Fun Allow your child to pick out their own water bottle or cup. It can be fun to personalize or decorate them. The more they are excited they are, the more they’re going to drink. We decorated our cups with waterproof stickers – each with their initial. My son opted for a water bottle with diggers on it. He loves it!
4. Water Tracker Chart As children get older, they can begin to track their water intake. It is a great way to establish this healthy habit. I set the goal for 8 glasses a day – allowing for 7 days. We also do a little math in terms of ounces vs. servings. For example, he gets to color two circles when he finishes his water bottle because it is 16 oz. I put our tracker in a sheet protector and have my son use a dry erase marker which can easily be wiped off.
5. Avoid Dehydration with DripDrop Even with the best of habits, it’s important to have an option on hand for when children do become sick. To avoid and treat mild dehydration, use DripDrop. DripDrop is an oral rehydration solution that prevents and treats mild to moderage dehydration. The powder packs are easily mixed with water. I purchased mine at CVS – it’s found in the baby care aisle.
More About DripDrop
DripDrop has 2-3 times the electrolytes and half the calories of sports drinks and hydrates 34% better than water alone. It contains a precise ratio of ingredients to activate fast hydration, so you recover quickly. In addition, nearly everyone can benefit. Children over the age of 1, adults, seniors. It’s safe and can be mixed on the go! Drip Drop is available in Natural Lemon and Natural Berry Flavors. They taste good and my kids found it pleasant to drink. With our family’s most recent stomach bug, I felt good knowing they were replacing lost fluids. The product is safe for children over 1 year of age, but also for adults and seniors, too! It is also a perfect choice for athletes and workouts – as it contains 2-3 times the electrolytes of many sports drinks.
So how does it work?
DripDrop has a ratio of ingredients that make it an Oral Rehydration Solution or ORS. This proven ratio of sodium, sugars and water quickly replaces fluid and electrolytes. Now, with DripDrop in my cabinet, I can breathe a little easier when they get sick. Even after the winter illnesses, DripDrop will have a place in my cabinet all year round. Summer will be here and DripDrop is also great for helping rehydrate kids after playing sports or running around in the heat. Want to try it out yourself? You can take advantage of a digital coupon for $1.00 of the purchase of any ONE (1) box of DropDrop Hydration Powder at CVS (available until 2/21, while supplies last).
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