Hot weather in England is welcomed with open arms and happy hearts. The inclination is to flock to the sun, worshipping its rays as if they were the last bit of natural light one might see weeks…months…years even. Right!?
I know that especially when the sun is out I am bustling my family into the great outdoors – whether it’s garden time at home or fabulous adventures into town and yonder.
Not to kill the summer spirit or anything but there is, however, a thing about lovely hot weather – and that thing is dehydration. Babies and small children are not as good at regulating their body temperature and are consequently sensitive to fluid loss.
It’s up to us to help our babies keep cool, and in the fun and games of warm weather it’s really easy to be negligent when it comes to topping our kids up with water.
So basically, dehydration happens when the body loses more water than it takes in. The signs of dehydration in babies might be: sleepiness, not as many wet nappies, dry mouth, fewer or no tears when crying, mottled skin…
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