Children have a higher risk of being affected by the heat, and heat stress isn’t cool!
Staying sun safe and hydrated is crucial during hot weather, particularly for children. We know that when it comes to children (and adults) applying sun cream and drinking plenty of water is often easier said than done.
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Staying hydrated – why does it matter?
During hot weather, you are at higher risk of dehydration, which is a key contributor to heat-related illness, including heat stress, heat exhaustion, heatstroke. Children are generally more susceptible to becoming dehydrated than adults.
It’s recommended to drink 6 to 8 glass (roughly 1.2 litres) per day but during hot weather or a heatwave, we need to drink even more than this, as our bodies are more likely to lose fluid through sweat.
How can you transform your child into a Hydration Hero?
The secret to encouraging children to be willing to drink more water is all about making it fun!
Give these exciting tips a go:
1- Liven up their water and elevate the taste!
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2- Jazz up a water bottle
Fun and fabulous
3- Hydration heroes!
Who says drinking water has to be boring for your kids? From livening up their water to levelling up their bottle, these are exciting ways to motivate your child to drink plenty every day. Plus, top tips for smooth sun cream application!