We hit 70’s here in Iowa this week. Windows are open, the top is off the sandbox, and we are soaking up the sunshine. Hopefully this weather sticks around because I am SO ready for Spring and Summer. What about you?
Outdoor adventures are calling my name and I’m prepared to keep my family hydrated with a DIY Hydration Kit that I’m sharing in today’s sponsored post with Pedialyte.
Having four kids ranging in ages 3 – 14, I have to be ready for lots of fun in the sun. It doesn’t take long to get dehydrated when the temps heat up, especially the little ones.
We took the twins to an amusement park last Summer and within an hour they were red faced, sweaty, cranky, and getting tired. We took a break and hydrated, but it could have turned out terribly. Now I always carry a Hydration Kit with me.
My DIY Hydration Kit fits in a small drawstring bag and includes:
- Water Bottles
- Pedialyte Powder Packs
Everything stays in the hydration kit, except for fruit and water bottles. Those I grab as we head outside and toss them in the bag. Can I tell you how much I LOVE having Pedialyte Powder Packs on hand?!
They are easy to add to water bottles, and there is no worrying about keeping anything at a specific temperature while outside. Plus, Pedialyte has just enough sugar in balance with sodium to promote fluid absorption more effectively than common household beverages.
The twins have their own little water bottles and they like picking out one of four flavors of Pedialyte available in the powder packs variety pack. He usually goes for grape and she prefers strawberry. It’s funny how alike, yet so different they are.
Having a dehydration kit on hand helps me keep my family hydrated. So does planning outings according to the temperatures. Try to avoid outdoor activities during the hottest part of that day, which is usually around 3 PM.
The twins and I love heading outdoors mid-morning and burning off energy before lunch, which is often eaten on the picnic table outside. Have I told you how ready I am for Spring?!
Because we are getting close to those beautiful warmers days, I wanted to remind you of some of the signs for noticing dehydration. I am no doctor, but these are the things I watch for in my kiddos.
- Increased thirst, dry mouth, and/or cracked lips.
- Decreased urine output
- Crying without tears
When you start to spot signs of dehydration, grab Pedialyte, especially for the kiddos! Pedialyte is the #1 pediatrician-recommended oral electrolyte solution.
You can easily find it in the baby section at Walmart, and Pedialyte is available in liquid, powder packs and freezer pops, making it easy to rehydrate at home or on the go.
Do you have a hydration kit for keeping your family hydrated?
I have been compensated by Pedialyte for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.