Summer Hydration Meals

Release time:2023-10-20 16:23

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In the summer, babies, with their delicate skin, require more water than adults. Many moms often face a common issue – babies tend to sweat a lot but don't like to drink water. What can you do about it? Savvy moms know that there are creative ways to keep babies hydrated!

Water is essential for the human body, and the younger you are, the more water your body contains. Around 60% of an adult's body weight is water, but for newborns, this figure can reach as high as 85%. If your baby doesn't like drinking water, you can try creating a variety of hydration meals using fruit juice, porridge, sweetened water, or other innovative approaches to ensure your baby stays adequately hydrated.

Hydration Meal 1: Winter Melon Congee

Ingredients: 200g of winter melon, a suitable amount of rice

Instructions: Remove the seeds from the winter melon and wash it thoroughly while leaving the skin on. Cut it into small pieces. Clean the rice. Place both in a pot, add water, bring to a boil over high heat, then simmer over low heat until the melon is soft, the rice is cooked, and the congee is thick.

Suitable for: Babies above 1 year old

Hydration Effect: Winter melon has a cooling property, can help with hydration, heat relief, diuresis, and reducing internal heat. If your child dislikes drinking water in the summer or is prone to heatiness, you might consider making some winter melon congee for them.

Hydration Meal 2: Cool Plum Juice

Ingredients: 50g of sour plums, 50g of hawthorn, 10g of jujube, 10g of fresh mint (or around 50g if using fresh mint), a suitable amount of rock sugar

Instructions: Wash the sour plums, hawthorn, and jujube. Boil them together in water for 30 minutes, then add the mint and boil for an additional 5 minutes. If it's too sour, add more sugar and dilute it with water (1-2 times). Serve chilled or with ice for the best experience.

Hydration Effect: Sour plums can help maintain the acid-base balance in the body and provide additional hydration for your baby. They are particularly suitable for individuals with excessive liver heat. Sour plums can help reduce liver heat and support digestion while nurturing the liver. They can also stimulate salivary and gastric gland secretions, making them effective for quenching thirst.

Hydration Meal 3: Black Plum and Rock Sugar Drink

Ingredients: 6-12g of black plums, 15g of rock sugar

Instructions: Rinse the black plums and place them in a pot with a suitable amount of water. Boil for 10 minutes after it comes to a boil. Then add the rock sugar and continue to boil for 20 more minutes. Once the sugar is dissolved, it's ready to be served.

Hydration Effect: Black plums relieve thirst, heat, and stomach discomfort. This drink can help ease indigestion, soothe the stomach, and quench your baby's thirst. For children experiencing vomiting, this drink can be consumed frequently for effective relief. Administer it several times a day for fast results.