Tricks for keeping toddlers hydrated
Beat the heat with some kid hydration hacks, from Sara:
We're traveling in the very hot and dry country of Turkey this summer with a two year old, and have found the following to be helpful in keeping her hydrated:
"Juicify" your water. Miss J doesn't get much juice, so a little bit poured into a glass of water at mealtimes encourages her to down multiple glasses. We just add enough to change the color of the water, but it's enough to make it into a different drink and encourage drinking through novelty.
Get a special water bottle for the trip. Miss J has an affection for (our) water bottles to begin with, but for this trip I got her a special pink insulated water bottle (the kiddie kind with the built in straw and the lid that flips down to seal it). She's been carrying it around like a stuffed animal! It definitely makes it easy to encourage drinking, which is what we are after.
- BabySport turns any water bottle into a baby bottle
- Baby feeder converts to teething icepack
- Socks stop cold water bottles from dripping