Tips to Keep Your Toddler Hydrated

During the summer it is so important to keep your toddler hydrated whether you are inside or out. We are fortunate that for the most part Aiden likes to drink water. With that being said we are very active and always out and about so there is no such thing as too much water in my opinion! We have found several little ways to get some extra hydration. Here are tips to keep your toddler hydrated.

During the summer it is so important to keep your toddler hydrated. Use these tips to keep your toddler hydrated, plus toddler approved infused water ideas.

Disclosure: I received the Nuby Thirsty Kids FREESTYLE Flip-it water bottle from Nuby at no cost in exchange for my honest review. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

 

1. Have a water bottle around all the time.

We do this with Aiden so he is drinking a little bit throughout the day. We love the Nuby Thirsty Kids FREESTYLE Flip-it water bottle. It holds 12oz. of water in a free flow straw cup. I like that the straw is durable and bite resistant and when not in use we can flip down the straw to lock liquids in the cup — no leaks! It is made from durable tritan from eastman and is BPA free. This water bottle is coming soon to Babies R’ Us!

During the summer it is so important to keep your toddler hydrated. Use these tips to keep your toddler hydrated, plus toddler approved infused water ideas.

2. Eating fruits and veggies with lots of water.

We give Aiden fruits and vegetables for snacks. Watermelon, pineapple, cucumber, zucchini, tomatoes, and strawberries are all foods that will keep your toddler hydrated.

During the summer it is so important to keep your toddler hydrated. Use these tips to keep your toddler hydrated, plus toddler approved infused water ideas.

3. Stay away from juice, sports drinks, soda and any other drink that is high in sodium or sugar.

Anything with a high sodium or sugar content will dehydrate your child quicker. If your little one isn’t a big fan of water, see the next tip for other ideas!

4. If your toddler isn’t a fan of water, try infused water or coconut water.

I’ve included some of Aiden’s toddler approved infused water recipes below. Even if your toddler doesn’t seem to love water keep offering it. Last year Aiden would not drink plain water but now, he loves it!

 

During the summer it is so important to keep your toddler hydrated. Use these tips to keep your toddler hydrated, plus toddler approved infused water ideas.

5. Drink water yourself.

If your little one sees you drinking water most likely he or she will want to do the same. Aiden started drinking water when he saw us do it. He even wanted to use our cup!

During the summer it is so important to keep your toddler hydrated. Use these tips to keep your toddler hydrated, plus toddler approved infused water ideas.

Infused Water Recipes

Infused water is a simple way to make water taste better for toddlers. Here are some of Aiden’s favorite infused water recipes!

 

Mango/Cucumber/Ginger

  • 1/2 mango chopped
  • 1/4 cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 3 cups filtered water

Orange/Mint/Lemon

  • 1/2 orange chopped
  • 2 whole mint leaves
  • 1/2 lemon chopped
  • 3 cups filtered water

Cucumber/Lemon/Ginger

  • 1/2 lemon chopped
  • 1/4 cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 3 cups filtered water

Blackberry/Orange/Mint

  • 5 blackberries
  • 1/2 orange chopped
  • 2 mint leaves
  • 3 cups filtered water

Directions:

  1. Put the ingredients in a mason jar
  2. Fill with water
  3. Let sit overnight
  4. Strain
  5. Enjoy!

During the summer it is so important to keep your toddler hydrated. Use these tips to keep your toddler hydrated, plus toddler approved infused water ideas.

How do you get your toddler to stay hydrated in the summer months? Let me know in the comments!

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During the summer it is so important to keep your toddler hydrated. Use these tips to keep your toddler hydrated, plus toddler approved infused water recipes (plus step-by-step video).
During the summer it is so important to keep your toddler hydrated. Use these tips to keep your toddler hydrated, plus toddler approved infused water recipes (plus step-by-step video).

About Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to my baby Aiden Milo (born November 2015), and a police wife to my husband Dan. I started this blog because, after having Aiden, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the er-lovely (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!
  • Victoria Sharp

    This is gonna sound silly. I don’t need these tips for my kids. I need them for me.
    I’m horrible at hydrating. I’m not a thirsty person, so I just don’t think about it. Thansk for sharing the recipes though. Maybe that will help. Plain water is blah to me

    • Melissa

      That’s not silly! It’s important for adults too. You should try the infused water it might help you like water more 🙂

  • Ashley Millar

    Great ideas! My munchkin loves her water bottle, too. I am lucky she’s great about drinking water. Another way we keep her hydrated is with homemade fruit Popsicles- easy and she loves them!

    • Melissa

      Yes! We do the fruitsicles too. I probably should have linked that post to this one 🙂

  • Cydney

    My toddler isn’t the biggest fan of water and I have to constantly remind him. But I will try coconut water actually and I hadn’t thought of fruit with high water content. Thanks so much for sharing your tips!

    • Melissa

      Your welcome. Thank you for stopping in. I hope the tips help!

  • These are great ideas! We were just outside at a boardwalk yesterday in 90+ degree weather. I didn’t bring a kid’s sippy cup (first time mom mistake) so I bought her a water bottle. She has trouble drinking out of a water bottle so I was afraid she wasn’t getting enough fluid. I’m definitely going to buy this cup for her!

    • Melissa

      This is a great water botttle for being out and about the Camelbak Eddy kids version is a good one too!

  • Amy Blake

    Awesome tips. I love that Nuby bottle. I may have to try it with my daughter. She is pretty picky when it comes to what she drinks out of.

    • Melissa

      Yes, my little guy is that way too. When I find a bottle he will drink from I celebrate lol

  • April Kitchens

    We always have a water bottle with us when we leave the house. I have glasses of water around the house also.

    • Melissa

      Great ideas! We do that too.

  • These are great tips!
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club.
    Have a nice day!

  • Bobbi

    Those are a great way to ‘mix up’ water from just regular water. My 6 year old loves water but my 3 year old is fickle about it. I think some taste to it will definitely help!

  • Carrie Becker

    I really like the ideas of the unfused waters. Our 2 year old daughter loves water, because she sees me drinking it all day long, however there are times when our tastebuds would like a change. Thanks for the recipes! We’ll be using these, for sure!