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What are tips to keep your active child hydrated?

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  • Give them water.
  • Make sure they drink lots of fluids before, during, and after playing or other activities.
  • Check that they drink before they get thirsty, which is a sign they may already be dehydrated.
  • Avoid sodas, iced tea, and other caffeinated drinks. Caffeine is a diuretic, which makes you pee more and become dehydrated quicker.

From: How to Hydrate Your Active Child WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/18/2018

SOURCES:

The American Academy of Pediatrics.

Albert C. Hergenroeder, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; chief, the sports medicine clinic, Texas Children's Hospital.

Kidshealth.org.

National Athletic Trainers Association: "Parents’ and Coaches’ Guide to Dehydration and Other Heat Illnesses in Children."

Cleveland Clinic: “Dehydration and Your Child.”

FamilyDoctor.org: "Athletes: The Importance of Good Hydration."

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

The American Academy of Pediatrics.

Albert C. Hergenroeder, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; chief, the sports medicine clinic, Texas Children's Hospital.

Kidshealth.org.

National Athletic Trainers Association: "Parents’ and Coaches’ Guide to Dehydration and Other Heat Illnesses in Children."

Cleveland Clinic: “Dehydration and Your Child.”

FamilyDoctor.org: "Athletes: The Importance of Good Hydration."

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

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