Help your child to drink enough every day

Help jouw kind om iedere dag voldoende te drinken

On March 22nd, it's International Water Day, and that should certainly be celebrated. Water is one of the most important resources on our planet, and therefore, we cannot pay enough attention to the power of water, especially hydration, a fundamental aspect of our health. That's why today you'll find our tips to keep your little one's hydration levels in check.

Healthy hydration for your child

Water enters our bodies throughout the day. We absorb moisture through food and all forms of drinking. This is a good thing. Especially during warm and tropical days or after physical exertion, our bodies lose moisture. Our body does this to cool down. You need to replenish this loss of moisture. Of course, most children prefer a glass of cola, but soda contains sugar. Water hydrates the body without unnecessary nutrients. Healthy hydration ensures that your child stays vital. Digestion continues to function optimally, and sufficient moisture is also important for the brain. Your children's skin also greatly appreciates sufficient water. A lack of water can lead to dehydration. Your little one may experience dry skin, difficult digestion, or headaches, for example.

Our 4 tips to help your child drink enough water

Did you know that children from one to three years old need about one liter of water per day and that for children between four and thirteen years old, it's about one to one and a half liters of water per day? A glass of water during the day is not enough to keep your child hydrated and healthy. With these tips, you can help your child drink enough water:

  1. Fixed drinking time: Drink with your child at a fixed time during the day. This is not always easy with work and school, but you can, for example, put a glass of water on the table during breakfast or dinner.
  2. Water-rich diet: Some foods contain a lot of water. The well-known saying 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' didn't arise for nothing. Many types of fruit are an excellent alternative to getting water and are also rich in vitamins. A good soup is also an option, and the choice is vast.
  3. Give your child a water bottle: We are not in favor of plastic bottles, but a BPA-free water bottle filled with water makes it easy to drink water throughout the day. Especially during exercise or in high temperatures, this tip helps keep your child well hydrated. Let your children choose which bottle or drinking cup they like. That immediately motivates them to drink from it.
  4. Drink enough water yourself: Naturally healthy for yourself, and besides, a good example to follow.

How will you help your child to drink enough water?

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