Everybody knows that sufficient liquid is vital. The fact that in many households not enough liquid is consumed is no news either. As parents, we have the responsibility to assure that our children drink enough.
Two thirds of the human body are made up of water. For children this proportion is even larger. Dehydration of their little bodies therefore has particularly detrimental consequences, affecting their growth, mental development and overall wellbeing. The immediate side effects are tiredness, dizziness, headaches and can even lead to fainting. Hydration needs are even increased during sports and play. The DGE (German community for nutrition) argues that, toddlers especially, drink too little fluid. This is of concern as; the younger the child, the more important the adequate supply of liquids!