It’s getting warm outside and keeping little ones well-hydrated is important!

  1. Water is the best option to keep your little one hydrated
    • Select a cup that is easy to clean and that your child can easily use on their own
      • Allowing them to be involved in choosing a fun cup can help encourage regular water drinking and avoid cup mix-ups at school!
      • Disassemble and clean your child’s cup on a daily basis
    • Consider adding an additional cold water cup to your child’s lunchbox or using a thermos to keep water cool longer
    • Encourage your child to take regular “water breaks” throughout the day, especially when active
  2. Limit fruit juice intake to a maximum of:
    • 4 oz. of 100% fruit juice daily for ages 1-3 years
    • 4-6 oz. of 100% fruit juice daily for ages 4-6 years

As always, if you have questions about hydration for kids, consult your pediatrician.

For more information, visit these helpful links:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/Fruit-Juice-and-Your-Childs-Diet.aspx

https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/infantandtoddlernutrition/foods-and-drinks/foods-and-drinks-to-limit.html