Do you know the exact amount of water your kid needs to drink every day? I asked because lots of kids out there are thirsty. One study from Harvard found that more than twenty-five percent of kids don’t drink any water during the day and only around half get enough hydration.
Adequate water intake is important for kids healthy:
- Temperature regulation
- Digestion and
Even mild dehydration can trigger:
- Decreased physical performance and
- Fuzzy thinking
Here’s how much water your kid need to drink in a day from beverages:
- Children for 4-8 years old need 5 cups (1.7 Litres)
- 9 to 13 year olds need 8 cups for boys and 7 cups for girls
- Kids 14 years older or up should sip around 11 cups for boys and eight cups for girls
Start your child’s day with an 8-ounce glass of water, then pop a frozen bottle into his lunch box and keep a picture of cool water in the fridge and a half kids drink at least 8 ounces before heading out to play.
Remember to dilute all sports drinks and juices by half with water or just avoid them completely and choose plain water instead which is much healthier.
If your child does not like to drink plain water then offer the water in forms of smoothies, soups, juices and also add more watery fruits (such as melon, oranges, cucumber etc.) in your child’s diet to avoid dehydration.
Benefits of drinking water for your children:
- Water regulates your child’s body temperature
- It helps in reducing constipation and urinary problems.
- Water provides nutrients to different parts of the body.
- Good for the skin, kidneys and oral health as well.
5 Ideas to Help Kids Drink More Water
Water is the best source of hydration for children and adults. It has no calories, low-cost and is readily available from a tap near you.
So what can you do to help children drink more water?
Here are 5 tips that will help your Kid Drink More Water. Which one will you try?
- Be a water hero! Drink water in front of your children
- Give your child water to drink at school
- Make water cool! Give your kid a straw
- Make water Access easy
- Add tooth-friendly flavors without sugar
Here’s some flavourful inspiration! You can try any of these given below:
- Flavored syrups + water
- Herbal tea + water
- Fruit juice + water
Who said drinking water was boring? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below
The Importance Of Drinking Water For a kid
75% of our brain is made of water so we need to stay well hydrated to perform. Be sure your child drinks water several times a day as part of a healthy diet especially at school. If your kids are not sufficiently hydrated they may feel tired during the day. So be sure to give your kids a glass of water as part of their breakfast before going to school so they can have a great start to their day.
I hope you liked the article and also you get enough knowledge about how much water your kid need to drink per day. Please share it with as many friends of yours who are having kids of 4-8, 9-13 & 14 or up years old.
Also comment below your queries regarding this article if you have any.
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