Ever sent your child to school with a bottle full of good clean drinking water, only to realize 8 hours later that the bottle has been returned back untouched? Staying hydrated during monsoon for children while at school has always been an issue. We are sure most of the parents have gone through this phase, where they have had to virtually pressurize their kids to drink more water.
Lack of adequate drinking water and resulting dehydration can lead to health issues. If not addressed in the beginning, such kids could be victims of chronic health problems, as they grow older.
With physical classes reopening this academic year after a 2-year long pandemic, proper hydration gains more prominence. During monsoons, this issue only gets escalated as most kids do not feel thirsty during this season and hence shun drinking water.
Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure that your child drinks enough water during school hours and stays hydrated during monsoon.
Start with home
Make drinking water regularly a practice at home, so that your child will emulate you. Once your kid starts drinking water regularly, the body will crave for water at regular intervals.
Flashy water bottles
Water bottles with their favorite cartoon characters or sports stars or similar interesting images on them can encourage them to take out their water bottles out more often.
Ensure proper hygienic sanitation at school
Have a check at your kids school to ensure that the washrooms are maintained clean and hygienic. Most children do not drink water in order to avoid using dirty washrooms.
Speak to your kid regularly about his drinking water habit and understand if he/she has any issues.
Ensure that the water your kid drinks is safe for consumption
On the flipside, sometimes your kid may exhaust the amount of water you would have sent. This forces him/her to use water from public water systems to quench his thirst. During monsoons, there is always the added risk of contamination as far as drinking water is concerned. Cross check with your kids’ school to ensure that the drinking water being supplied is safe and clean.
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