As many of us know summer is the season where everyone is on the go. But so many of us do not think about the little ones that cannot quite talk yet. In this segment of Tips for Raising A Toddler we are going to go over the best ways to keep our little one from getting dehydrated.
Walking During the Summer
While walking is good for you, and the weather gets nicer you are going to find that you are going to be doing a lot of walking. In fact, during the summer you will find that as you walk you will save on gas money. If you are someone with a young child I would suggest what a have called a hydration pack In the hydration pack you will find:
- 3 Bottles of Water
- 1 Bottle of Pedialite
- Sun Glasses
- 3 Ice Packs
- 2 Popsicles
While that does not seem like a lot, let me explain what each of the items is for. The 3 bottles of water, 1 bottle for you and 2 for your little one. You may not think about it but your toddler being so small will get thirsty faster. The 1 bottle of Pedialite this is used if your child gets tired of water. Pedialite is used in the hospitals to help with dehydration. So, by using it as a preventative it will make sure your little one stays hydrated.
The Sunglasses and Sunscreen are used to help protect your skin and eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. You would be surprised as to how many children and adult will get burnt every summer.
As for the Icepacks and the Popsicles it is simple really, the ice packs are used to keep all of your cold items cold. And the popsicles are used while you are walking to keep your little one from wanting to figit while walking. You will find that this hydration pack is going to be a lifesaver as the summer does no.
And just in case you missed it if you have a toddler that is a challenge in the tub, check out: Tips for Raising a Toddler Part 1 Making Bath Time Fun