AAP recommends to avoid blankets (a potential suffocation hazard) until your baby reaches her first birthday ||Reading aloud will help your baby be a better reader when she's older ||For protecting young children during summer months, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside ||Breastfeeding releases Oxytocin which causes contractions of the uterus, helping to stop hemorrhage and initiating weight loss ||There are some games, that you can play with your child to increase his ability to concentrate. Check them out in our articles section. ||Your baby should have 4-6 wet diapers per day. This is a great way to monitor if they're getting enough milk ||Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||If you have trouble emptying your breast, apply warm compresses to the breast or take a warm shower before breast-feeding ||After the first hectic weeks, babies take longer naps at predictable times. And you'll become a much better time manager ||Until your baby is 6 months old, he'll get all the hydration he needs from breast milk or formula, even in hot weather ||
Water and its Importance for Kids

 

When the hot weather hits, most kids want to spend the whole summer playing outdoors. It’s also important for kids to be drinking enough no matter where they’re playing to avoid becoming dehydrated. Children don’t have the same ability to cool off as adults so they are more likely to end up with heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Here’s what you need to know to keep your child hydrated and healthy all year long:

Watch for dehydration warning signs. Two of the early signs of dehydration in children are fatigue and irritability. If so, it’s time to get them out of the heat for a water break.

How much water do kids need?

For babies, The American Academy of Pediatrics states that "until your baby starts eating solid foods, he'll get all the water he needs from breastmilk or formula.

As for older kids, it’s hard to give one general recommendation for water intake, since intake is related to the activity being done. To ensure that your child is getting enough fluid, offer it six times a day, or even more if they are younger. Young kids can be already dehydrated by the time they’re thirsty.

Why water is the best beverage.

Calorie-free water is a better drink for your children than soda and even juice. Juice is nutritious in moderate amounts such as 120 to 180 ml per day, but too much sweet drinks children drink, the more likely they are to be overweight, and is probably not great for developing teeth as well.

Tips to encourage more water:

  • Offer high water-volume foods. About 20 percent of daily fluid intake can come from fruits, such as watermelon, vegetables, such as cucumber, and milk and milk products, including yogurt.
  • Play drinking games. Make fluid part of the fun outdoor activities; have the kids count to eight while taking eight big gulps of water.
  • Take a break. When children are playing outside, they need a water time-out every 15-20 minutes.
  • Sweeten it naturally. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime to a glass of water or an ounce of juice to half a gallon of water to add a hint of flavour.

 

Check this article if you’re confused about which water is best for your child

Articles
2356
Home Visit Service

Your Baby checkup

Is my child developing normally?
what are the vaccinations that he should have taken until now?
Generate a report for my baby.
Birthdate *

Track Your Baby Vaccinations

Receive reminders by email for the Vaccination timing
Baby Name *
Email *
Birthdate *

Find Your Baby name

Visit our Clinics

Mohandessin

Address View Map
21 Batal Ahmed Abdel Aziz St, 3rd floor

Telephones

01002195777

01000012400

0233048350

Beverly Hills

Address View Map
Beverly Hills, Building 29 services, behind Super Market Al Mokhtar, floor 1.

Telephones

01000012900

0238576831

El Tagamo3

Address View Map
Tagamo3, Silver star mall, first floor,

Telephones

01000012800

Al Sheikh Zayed

Address View Map
Al Sheikh Zayed - Entrance 2,Downtown Mall - In-front of Spectra ,First Floor - Clinic 113

Telephones

02- 38514031

01000608597

Please enter your e-mail