Protect Your Child from Dehydration this Summer

This is the season where children want to be outside as much as possible and if you live in a warm climate keeping them hydrated is really important. Know the signs of dehydration; tiredness, headache and decreased urine output. Some signs of severe dehydration that may need medical attention are extreme thirst, fever, rapid heartbeat and exhaustion. Keep cold water on hand in the car, having a cooler of water is also a good idea. Encourage your child to drink water. You can flavor it with a small amount of juice or even straight lemon or lime juice to avoid added sugar. Require some rest periods throughout the day even if they say they are not tired. Monitor your child's appearance taking notice if they don't look right or he is acting out of sorts. keeping your child hydrated will keep them having fun in the sun.

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