Kids Are More Likely to Get Dehydrated & Here’s Why.

It’s summer, it’s extremely hot, we’re sweating most likely more fluid than we are taking in. What happens when when we lose too much water? We become dehydrated and then our bodies could literally shut down on it’s self! What is dehydration? Well the quick and simple answer is what I said above, you aren’t drinking as much as you are putting out and it can slow you down, shut you down and potentially kill you! Adults don’t get dehydrated as often as teens and young children. Adults still can get dehydrated but we are more likely to notice before our kids do!

Why do teens and young children get dehydrated first? Simply because they are more likely to be more active than us and aren’t paying attention or can’t tell us they are thirsty! Other causes of dehydration is fever, diarrhea, vomiting or just being sick! Increased sugar intake is also a HUGE factor in childhood dehydration, if you don’t know how to tell if they have increased sugar levels click here. The Health Tracking Kit not only measures pH it gives you a positive negative reading on glucose in urine!


How can you tell they are getting dehydrated? Well a few signs are:

  • Lethargy
  • Increased sweating
  • Dry or stick boogies
  • More cranky than usual
  • Sunken eyes
  • NO tears when crying 

A way to completely avoid this entire situation is to make sure they are getting their fluids and eating right! Pay attention to them and their actions. If you notice they haven’t been drinking enough and you start to see these signs CALL THEIR DOCTOR OR GO TO THE E.R. ! 

Happy Drinking!