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Focus on Water Safety
July 2015 • #103
A Note from the Medical Editor
When it's super sunny outside, be sure your kids stay extra hydrated to avoid dehydration! But, babies and young children can’t always tell us when they are thirsty.
  • On hot days, you may want to give your infant (under 1 year) extra breast milk or formula. Infants do not need plain water or juice unless recommended by your pediatrician. 
  • Young children should have regular drinks throughout the day, ideally water. Avoid giving them juice .
  • Older children may like trying out this fun and refreshing tropical smoothie recipe!
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org
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