It’s Not Top of Mind
Half the hydration battle is reminding kids to drink up. The other half is getting them to actually follow through.
They Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
Kids are constantly on the move, between ballet lessons, soccer and generally horsing around all day. But did you realize your kids are losing water each time they sweat, breathe and visit the restroom? The hydration rule of thumb: replenish the amount of water lost throughout the day. This is especially important during exercise or hot weather when water-losses may increase.
It Helps Keep Them Regular
Noticed your little one hasn’t taken a bathroom break in a while? Or that he’s having trouble going #2? Lack of fluids can contribute to constipation. Along with fiber, exercise and an overall healthy lifestyle, make sure kids have adequate water intake to help keep things “moving” in the right direction.
It Encourages Healthy Habits
Establishing healthy water habits is so important for kids, not only because it’s physiologically necessary for the body, but because psychologically it also teaches kids to make good choices. Moms surveyed by Nestlé® Pure Life®1 say that kids who drink 4 or more glasses of water per day are more likely to eat fruits and veggies without nagging, get their own water, and ask for healthy foods and beverages for school lunch.
It’s a well-known fact that water is important to your body. Little bodies are no exception. However, research has shown that more than 50 percent of US kids age 6-19 years old are inadequately hydrated. Learn more about why drinking water is an important habit for kids and get clever tips to keep your children hydrated.
Our hydration needs change at different stages of life, often making it difficult to know exactly how much is the right amount to drink. You can get a better sense of what you or your child’s daily intake goals should be with our water calculator.
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