1. Breastfeed or Bottle Feed More than Usual
2. Dress Them Up in Loose, Comfortable Clothing
3. For More than 6 Months Old, Give Boiled and Cooled Water, a Few Sips Every Hour
Toddlers and Older Kids
1. Coconut Water
Make tender coconut water a daily habit in the summer. Give them a glass in between playtime.
Buttermilk in between meals can help to cool the stomach. Adding mint powder adds to the flavor and is very good for the hot weather.
3. Lemon Water
Lemon water can be given as refreshment to kids.
4. Aam Panna
Raw mango juice sweetened with jaggery has a great cooling effect and protects from heat strokes.
5. Hydrating Fruits and Vegetables
Adding watermelon, muskmelon, cucumber, zucchini, and other hydrating fruits and vegetables to daily meals helps to avoid heat in the body.
6. Water Breaks
Water is much needed to hydrate children, and they forget to sip water when they are busy playing. Encourage them to count the number of glasses and give them a small gift in the evening if they drink more water on a particular day. (We give star stickers, you can see what works for your kids.)
7. Encourage Indoor Play
Try to engage them indoors, especially to avoid playing in the sunlight between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8. Avoid Fried Food
Spicy, oily, and fried food should be avoided during summer.
9. Dress Kids Comfortably
Dress kids in light-colored, comfortable, cotton clothing in summer.
10. Summer Bag
Make a bag with a water bottle, mosquito repellent, hats, and sunglasses for outdoor play.
Summer is a fun time for kids, ensure your child follows the above mentioned tips to have a fun-filled summer.
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