8 tips to hydrate children in winter

In winter, low temperatures prevent the sensation of thirst from being triggered as it happens in summer when we are hot. However, our body, especially that of children, needs to maintain an optimum level of hydration and for this we must drink water with the same frequency and regularity as when it is hot.

To maintain proper hydration, children need to drink water and other drinks regularly and to achieve this it is essential that parents help them maintain correct hydration habits in winter.

According to a study carried out by the University of Zaragoza and the Rovira i Virgili University, 87 percent of Spanish children and adolescents could improve their hydration, since their habits do not comply with the recommendations indicated from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA).


Amount of water needed for good physical and mental health

The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) indicates that proper hydration helps maintain a good physical and mental state. To help maintain body temperature it is necessary to eat at least 2 liters of water a day.

The organization recommends the following water consumption in relation to the child's age:

- Under 2-3 years old. 1.3 liters a day

- Children between 4 and 8 years old. 1.6 liters a day

- Children between 9 and 13 years old. 1.9 liters per day


However, it is about approximate and that can vary according to gender, climate and sport that the child performs.

8 tips to hydrate children in winter

Although low temperatures inhibit the sensation of thirst, with the aim of making it easier for children to maintain proper hydration even in winter, Aguas Font Vella and Lanjarón offer these eight practical tips:

1. Always include a small bottle of water in your backpack of the school, so they can go drinking during school hours.

2. Depositing bottles of water in sight at home It helps remind them of the need to drink.

3. Leave water on the bedside table so they can drink if they wake up in the middle of the night.

4. Always carry water in the car or in the bag.

5. Always give them water before, during and after a physical activity.


6. Do not forget to include a bottle of water in your equipment when they perform activities such as skiing.

7. Parents should lead by example and drink water often.

8. In winter the water of time You may find them more appetizing.

Marina Berrio

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