DailyDish: Keeping hydrated on the road

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies

Don't forget to hydrate yourself and your family when taking long car tips.

While it may seem obvious that everyone will drink a beverage with his or her meal (fast food or otherwise) it's important to remember to bring extra fluids for the whole family when taking a car trip. The recirculated air, hot weather, and general lack of access to fluids like when we're at home and the fridge is only a few feet away can lead to dehyrdration before you know it. Pack a small cooler with ice or freezer packs and as much water as possible. Juice is ok too if that's all your little ones will drink, but try to limit the sugar by watering them down. And don't forget: It's especially important for pregnant women to drink as much water as possible on the road, even if that means more bathroom breaks.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.