By Mei Yee
1. Water bottles. Personally, I think it is better to have a reusable water bottle. Not just to cut down on waste, but because it will save you money in the long run. When I went to get my kids a water bottle and saw it was $18.99 for something that holds 10oz, I internally shouted, yikes. Of course, I then moved down some and saw some on sale. Kisa got one with a Minecraft Creeper on it, and Natalya picked out one with PJ Masks on it. They were half off, and they have had them for a little over two years. Surprisingly they are still in good shape, but I have asked them if they wanted new ones, and they both said no. You can take them with you everywhere you go, and they are personalized, so no more kids fighting over whose bottle is whose (like mine used to).
2. Playing outside and involving water. Water balloons, squirt guns, swimming (if you have a pool), running through a sprinkler. Something that can help them cool down on the hot days. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
3. Sports drinks. Ones like Gatorade, Powerade, and even Pedialyte will help restore lost electrolytes. Being active is one thing, but being active while outside on hot days can be draining. Yes, it is true some of these have lots of sugar in them, but some companies now make them sugar-free or low sugar. So you do have to watch which ones you get if you are worried about the sugar intake.