Health Tip: Is Your Child Dehydrated?

Here are some warning signs

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(HealthDay News) -- Warm weather and active kids can mean lots of fun, but the combination can also lead to dehydration, the Nemours Foundation warns.

The best way to prevent dehydration is to be sure that your children are replacing all the water they're losing through sweat, especially on hot days. Activity in the middle of the day, when the temperatures are highest and the sun is at its strongest, should be accompanied by plenty of water.

If your child complains of dizziness, lightheadedness or dry mouth, or notice that your child is not urinating as often as usual, she may be getting dehydrated. Have her take a break to drink water and restore the body's natural balance. Encourage your children to drink water before they head outside, and to drink regularly throughout their activity.


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