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Staying Hydrated

By Michael Dawson, M.D. - Boys Town Pediatrics

When the temperatures rise, getting enough to drink is important, whether you’re playing sports, traveling or just sitting in the sun.

Children need more liquids than adults during activity because they are more likely to suffer from heat exhaustion or stroke when in the heat. A good rule of thumb is 4-6 oz. of liquid for every 20 minutes of intense exercise.

Babies are particularly vulnerable to dehydration because they have smaller reserves to tap when they lose fluids than older children and adults.

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