Tips to Keep Your Toddler Hydrated

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).
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Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic toddler, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (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!

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