As the weather heats up many moms struggle to know if they are giving their little ones enough water throughout the day. A great way to be sure you are getting your little one tons of opportunities to get fluids! Remember to leave a sippy cup or bottle out for them to grab at all times. Most little ones will not ask but they will remember to sip if it is available. Also providing snacks that are moisture rich is a great solution.
Remember to keep on top of them and you in the hot weather! Many moms forget to hydrate them selves through out the day… especially if breastfeeding. Keep your water bottle around, keep it cool and if you aren’t a water drinker add a little flavor! Dehydration can cause dry mouth, headaches, sleepiness, and dizziness in adults and fussiness in infants and toddlers.
“Use extreme caution when offering infants water. Infants who drink too much water may come down with Water Intoxication. For children under 1 year old – and especially during the first nine months of life – drinking too much water may be a dangerous practice.”
“In fact, according to pediatricians like James P. Keating, MD, medical director of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Diagnostic Center, “too much water dilutes a baby’s normal sodium levels and can lead to seizures, coma, brain damage and death.” Wholesome Baby Food
So how do you keep your little one hydrated? Do you have concerns about juice consumption and your infants teeth?