The Summer Holidays should be a great time for getting out and about with the little ones and enjoying the sunshine. Although at the moment I am not sure we have seen any sun! Dioralyte are really keen to keep us all hydrated, so that when the sun does come out we can have plenty of fun and stay healthy.
When to rehydrate?
The above are what Dioralyte say are a risk to dehydration. Having active kids in the Summer is obviously a high risk and making sure you are prepared is essential. Also, spotting the signs of dehydration is essential.
Eating fruits containing a lot of water is a great way of keeping children hydrated, as they do not realise it: watermelons are a great way of getting hydrated and they are very tasty too.
Keeping a bottle of water with you for your child, wherever you are, is a great way for them to help themselves and make sure they keep hydrated. Children are not as aware when they are thirsty, so encouraging them to drink when they have been active can help to ensure they get what they need. I always find that a new water bottle helps with this!
Fun Summer Holiday activities
Head to places that offer shelter and water! Rivers that are near trees, that have a shallow area. They are great to get the little ones exploring. Water fountains in the garden are always a winner, especially if you do have active children. The water sprinkler we have in the garden is great for keeping them cool and watering the grass at the same time (it needs it).
We love playing the Connect 4 game, it’s child safe and garden proof too. Remember to keep those water bottles handy!
Symptoms of dehydration
Some of the signs of dehydration are below, if you are worried or concerned please speak to your doctor:
- Increased thirst.
- Dry mouth.
- Tired or sleepy.
- Decreased urine output.
- Urine is low volume and more yellowish than normal.
- Dry skin.
If you would like to find out more about Hydration then visit the Dioralyte website: www.dioralyte.co.uk.