How to determine your baby’s water intake
Water is transported in the human body, supplements nutrition, and participates in various metabolic functions of the body.
Summer temperatures are high, and your baby sweats a lot. At this time, you must prove that your baby is hydrating.
So, how much water does the child need to drink? The child should determine the amount of water by weight.
In general, in addition to the part of the nutrient metabolism in the body and the water contained in diet foods (especially the accumulation of milk and soup foods), about half of the water needs to be replaced by direct replacement.
Usually, infants under 1 year old should drink 120 to 160 milliliters per kilogram of body weight per day; while 2 to 3 years old should drink 100 to 140 milliliters per kilogram of body weight per day.
According to this calculation, children at this stage need about 1200-1600 ml of water per day. In addition to the water intake of the diet, they should directly drink at least 600 ml of water every day.
If your child has diarrhea, the mineral elements in the body will be lost. Especially sodium and potassium supplements are needed, so give your child some sugar algae.
Generally, sugar and salt are mixed at a ratio of 1: 1, and then a suitable amount of boiled water is added to supplement the body fluids and prevent electrolyte loss.
In the heat.
In addition to letting children drink warm boiled water, they should also have some mung bean soup, sour plum soup, herbal tea and watermelon juice.
This can not only help children replenish water in time, but also regulate the body temperature through heat dissipation.
In addition, sour plum soup helps children appetite, and watermelon juice has a diuretic effect to relieve heat.
In hot weather, babies sweat a lot and are prone to internal heat. At this time, you can let them drink some melon water.
Coix seed has the effects of strengthening the spleen and dampness, and can help restore the function of the spleen and stomach.
Therefore, when the child has spleen and stomach discomfort and indigestion, drinking coix seed water can regulate the role of gastrointestinal management.
If your child has constipation, use white radish to boil water to help laxative.
Fever when coughing.
The child needs to add water for fever or cough. At this time, the pear or loquat that has the functions of clearing the lungs and clearing heat can be boiled with water to replenish the water, clear the lungs, and relieve cough.
Older children can also drink fresh juice after replacement, the vitamins in it can improve the child’s immunity.
In addition, there are other issues that parents should pay attention to.
After your child sweats a lot, don’t throw away a lot of water at one time, this may cause water poisoning.
Because sweating takes away some salt, and after drinking a lot of water, the water is absorbed through the stomach and then excreted in the form of sweat. This will take away more salt and reduce the ability of the blood to absorb water.Inside, causing cell edema, dizziness, dizziness, coma and other symptoms of poisoning.
Don’t wait until your child says “thirsty” before drinking water, because the body is already dehydrated.
Parents should urge their children to develop a habit of drinking water on a regular basis. Infants drink water between feedings; children drink water between meals.