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Keeping our little ones hydrated

Keeping our little ones hydrated

Winter, spring, summer or fall, we need to keep ourselves and our kids hydrated!

Camila Verdeja
02/2018

Advices from an specialist

Dr. Danielle Fava, a Brazilian family dietician, brings us some great tips to keep this habit in our lives:

1. Pay close attention during play time:

While on parties or traveling, kids usually play a lot and sweat as well, but they usually don’t remember about being thirsty. And that’s when the caretakers must be alert to hydrating them, in order to avoid thermal stress. Offering water every 15 or 30 minutes is a good idea.

2. Hydrating options:

Keep in mind that water is always the best option, but you can also alternate with coconut water, fruit juices (without sugar or sweeteners), and teas such as chamomile, mint, fennel, which can be refreshing too.

3. The power of fruits:

Fruits with high water content such as watermelon, melon, pineapple, are great options to have around. Specially during snack or play time. Not only they keep the kids hydrated, but they have important nutrients for an extra dose of energy.

4. Always avoid:

Offering sodas and artificial juices to the kids. These beverages are high in sugar and sodium, causing nutrition imbalance in their bodies, as well as the counter effect of causing even more dehydration instead of quench the thirst. It’s also wise to avoid energetic and sports drinks. They are not intended for children consumption and must be taken under medical recommendation.

6. Dehydration symptoms:

Irritation, sunken or dry eyes, dry skin, no sweating. If you see these symptoms, take your child to see a doctor immediately.

It’s also important to remember...

*Gourmet Jr. recommends consulting with a specialized profissional in case of doubts regarding any information from our portal.

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