Practical Parenting Ideas: 5 Tips for Keeping Kids Hydrated in the Summer (and Komax Review)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

5 Tips for Keeping Kids Hydrated in the Summer (and Komax Review)

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We recently had a chance to try out some great Komax water bottles, which we look forward to using a lot this summer keep hydrated! Proper hydration is not only vital for body functions, but it can help with things like energy, weight loss, constipation, and dry skin. Since kids' bodies don't cool down as effectively as adults' making them more prone to dehydration, enough water is especially important for their little bodies in the summer heat!
  1. Know What They Need: To ensure your child is drinking enough fluids, it's a good idea to know how much water intake they require for proper hydration. Girls and boys ages 1 to 3 need 5.5 cups, boys and girls 4 to 8 need 6-8 cups, girls ages 9 to 13 need 8.5 cups, and boys ages 9 to 13 need 10 cups per day. Kids should drink 1/2 to 2 cups of water for every 20 minutes of physical activity as part of their daily intake.
  2. Make it Readily Available: Fill a drawer in the fridge with water bottles, or better yet, make space on a shelf for a water bottle for each child in the family. We love this Komax One Touch Water Bottle for use at home and on-the-go (featured in the picture above).
  3. Be a Good Role Model: Kids who see their parents drinking more water will be more likely to develop good habits themselves. Offer water more often than juice or sugary beverages, and keep water with you so they can see it's an important part of your diet.
  4. Eat Water-Rich Foods: In addition to water consumption, offer juicy fruits and vegetables that will support hydration, such as, watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, celery, lettuce, and cucumbers. Another option is throwing them in a blender for smoothies.
  5. Add Some Flavor: Occasionally mix it up by adding lemon or lime slices, berries, or sugar free drink mix to the pitcher of water. My kids love having the option to drink flavored water, and these Komax pitchers below are a manageable enough size that my 5 and 8 year olds can pour their own!

We've gotten a lot of great use out of these Komax products, which are available on Amazon. The water bottle is our favorite because it features a one-touch locking system for easy open/closure and can be used for hot and cold liquids. The glass pitchers are big enough to hold a good amount of water to chill in the fridge, yet small enough that my kids can handle pouring their own drink. The bigger plastic water bottle is great for me because I'm drinking quite a bit every day with my weight loss goals.

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