Link copied!
15
Shares

7 Ways New Mommies Can Keep Themselves Hydrated In Summer

Planet Earth is making new records every year with maximum temperatures on a constant high. This makes it very important for moms to keep hydrated this summer. Pregnancy and post delivery are two periods when the mother’s body requires the most energy. So make sure you stay hydrated this summer by following the tips given below.

1. Drink water all. the. time.

To state the obvious, drinking water is of utmost importance to give your body all the essential minerals and fluids that it requires. Although, it is advisable to consume at least 1-2 liters of water per day. Our body requires small servings of water at frequent intervals. So plan a routine where you have at least two-three gulps of water, every 15 to 20 minutes. And if you don’t remember, there is no need to worry. There are many apps, such as Daily Water and iDrated, that send you a reminder to drink water. So just choose the setting in your app according to your convenience and you are good to go.

2. Fruits

Fruits have about 70% water content in them and you have the option choosing your favorite to consume. Fruits not only hydrate but also rejuvenate skin and prevent sagging. Substituting coconut water and fruit juices in place of cold drinks will keep you healthy and energized. This, in turn, will also have positive effects on your baby’s health

3. Avoid your extra cup of coffee

While it is absolutely necessary for some people to have their morning cup of coffee, it is advisable to avoid any extra caffeine intake during summers. Caffeine is diuretic, which makes your body lose fluids faster due to increased urine production. So try replacing your coffee with two glasses of water instead. Switching to pregnancy-friendly herbal teas is an alternate solution to your afternoon pick-me-up.

4. Ingest salt

Salt helps your body hold on to water where it would have been lost. It brings water from your intestine back to the bloodstream while simultaneously helping your kidneys in holding on to water. Foods such as saltine crackers (especially if you’re in the early months of pregnancy) and low-sodium chips will help you retain your body fluids

5. Incorporate soups in your diet

Soups are the best way to incorporate fiber-rich vegetables, carbohydrates and protein into your diet all at once. Since the base of most soups is water, their consumption is an excellent way to stay hydrated.

6. Avoid unnecessary physical exertions

It is necessary to exercise to a certain extent during pregnancy to stay fit, but care should be taken that any kind of unnecessary physical exertion is avoided in order to prevent water loss from the body. Make sure you don’t spend too much time under the sun. Post-pregnancy, it is advisable to stay indoors and away from the hot sun in order to prevent water loss, which may create further problems with breast milk.

7. Try electrolyte popsicles and humidifiers

Electrolyte popsicles give you all the hydration you require to keep away from extreme dehydration. They are loaded with essential electrolytes, which can be a welcome change from your regular pregnancy or post-pregnancy medications. Humidifiers, on the other hand, help keep your eye and nasal passages moisturized. They allow you to set the humidity level in your room based on the current air flow. So this summer, stay healthy, stay hydrated!

Click here for the best in baby advice
What do you think?
0%
Wow!
0%
Like
0%
Not bad
0%
What?
NEW STUDY: Moms Need a Full Year for Recovery After Giving Birth
5 Ways of Dealing With a Crush After Marriage
Mumps In Babies - What You Need To Know
5 Ways To Improve Your Child's Eyesight
Top Baby Girl Names for August
All You Wonderful, Exhausted Moms: You Are More Than Enough
How Married Couples Can Talk About Sexual Problems
5 Ways To Soothe Your Baby After A Vaccination
Baby photo contest
Submit a cute picture of your
tiny tot & win big
Impact Of Divorce On Kids
Did You Know The Profession of These Bollywood Celebrities’ Moms?
Don't Eat These While You're Breastfeeding!
1 Shares
Dengue Fever In Babies
Baby Names
Find awesome and unique baby names!
Explore now
Breastfeeding Positions and Tips for Moms
1 Shares
How Does Solar Eclipse Affect You?
Top Baby Boy Names for August
1 Shares
7 Fun and exciting ways to lose weight
1 Shares
Got parenting questions? Ask on the Q&A now
A Brutally Honest Tribute To ‘Stay At Home Moms’
5 Shares
How effective is Copper-T?
Hilarious ways women can get pregnant
9 Shares
5 Incredible Uses For Eggs
Pregnancy Calendar
Get all information about your pregnancy!
Explore now
scroll up icon