Here are a few tips to block out dehydration from your little moppet’s life:
Always pack a water bottle along when your child is going to school or for a day trip.
Offer an extra water bottle to your child if he is going to play an outdoor sport or any other physical activity. Insist on his drinking water before the start of the activity, during the activity at regular intervals and after the activity to replenish the fluids lost through sweat.
In hot and humid weather, put a frozen ice pop maker in the water bottle of your child to help her quench her thirst effectively.
At home, offer your child water every hour or so during hot weather. Even a few sips will go a long way in ensuring that she is well hydrated through the day.
If plain water is boring and humdrum for your child, make the water-drinking ritual a tad bit exciting by adding fun flavours to it such as a dash of lemon juice, orange slices, watermelon cubes, freshly cut cucumbers, or a sprig of mint.
Drink water regularly in the presence of your child so that they mimic you till it becomes a habit with them. Leading by example is an effective way of getting your kids to do what you want them to.