Dehydration in Winter

Dehydration in Winter

September 17, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


Dehydration is a big deal in kids. Because it can happen quickly and it’s even more common
in the winter. Why? Because our heaters dry out the air, kids are sweating in their
snowsuits playing outside, and the sun in Colorado
reflects off the snow. So believe it or not, they get just as much sun exposure if not more than in the summer. Hi I’m Dr. Carole Keim. It’s important that
children get enough water. But how much is enough for a small child? Well the exact amount
depends on your child’s size. Typically pre-schoolers need about 34 to 40 ounces of water per day. Elementary school kids
need about 50 ounces. And teens and adults need
about 64 ounces of water. And water is way better
than any other fluid option like juice or Gatorade type beverages. But how do you get your
kids to drink more water? Well first have them
drink a glass of water as soon as they wake up in the morning. Then have them carry a
water bottle through the day and encourage them to
drink as much as they can each time they go outside and each time they eat. You can offer a super slurper sticker for every time that they
finish a water bottle. And one more tip. children and adults who have fever need to drink about one and
a quarter times as much fluid just to stay hydrated. For more great tips, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel or check out my blog
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