Tips for Keeping Children Hydrated During Summer Pool Season
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We are officially on summer vacation in my house and the kids are ready to plan out their summer schedules. For them, that means when they get to go to the pool and for how long. With temperatures already on the rise, I’m more interested in a way to beat the heat and keep them hydrated. Getting kids to drink water or even any beverage while they are playing at the pool can be difficult. I’m always looking for ways to make sure they get their required fluids. If you’re looking for ways to keep your children hydrated during the summer, check out these tips.
Four Tips For Keeping Children Hydrated During Summer
If I’m being honest drinking the recommended amount of water is hard for me, so I know it’s even harder for my kids. One of the ways we get our liquids in is by looking for other kinds of water. We’ve recently added vitaminwater Zero and Powerade Zero to our list of products we need to have on deck at all times.
We recently stopped by Safeway to stock up on vitaminwater Zero and Powerade Zero since they were having a good sale. We got the six packs of vitaminwater Zero and the 8 packs of Powerade Zero. I also picked up some individual bottles of the vitaminwater Zero in flavors that wasn’t available in the six packs. Now here’s my four tips.
Nothing beats the summer heat like a cold beverage. We always freeze bottles of water and other beverages the night before heading out to the pool or beach for long hours. Frozen beverages keep cold for hours, so when the kids get thirsty they have a nice frosty drink to enjoy. It helps to cool them down a little and give them some more time outside.
Pack Lots of Extras
Our big family always pack lots of extras when we are heading to the pool. With six people we need to make sure we have enough for everyone to enjoy. We make all the kids carry their own backpacks with a towel, a snack, and of course, their beverage on longer trips, when we are only going for a short period of time I pack one bag with all our essentials. I always keep extras so the kids can drink as much and they like without having to worry about running out.
When it’s hot a frozen treat is always the best way to go. You can easily freeze your vitaminwater Zero and Powerade Zero in a popsicle mold and take them with you when you’re heading out to the pool. They can also be a good snack during the day. The kids can also help with making the popsicles, making it even more fun for them to enjoy them once they’ve frozen.
Try Hydrating Fruits
Another way to beat the heat is to include hydrating fruits to your snack options. Skip out those sugary treats and take fruits like Watermelon, Grapes, Pineapple, Strawberry, Orange, Peach, and more. I love making my Summer Berries Fruit Salad as a healthy and cooling snack during the summer. It stays well in a cooler and everyone always loves the variety of fruits I add.
Here are two additional tips that could help you get your kids to enjoy drinking more water when heading to the pool. Get them their own water bottle. Maybe try one with a special character they love. Encourage them to drink all of the water at least three times a day in the bottles. Once they get in the habit of carrying the water bottle they won’t be able to go anywhere without them. Another tip is to include fruits in your water. Keep a jug in your refrigerator at all times to encourage the kids to drink that instead of juice.
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