Home > Daily-tips 06 May 2014 Get your kids hydrated, and keep them that way Being improperly hydrated can have a serious negative effect on a child’s ability to transport vital nutrients around their body and hinder their concentration, memory and learning ability. 0 Shutterstock Water water everywhere, and all of it you can drink. Bear this in mind next time you’re sending your kids off to school. Few parents realise that by encouraging their children to drink plenty of water, they're doing much more than just staving off sunstroke, they’re helping them build healthier, stronger bodies.Being improperly hydrated can have a serious negative effect on a child’s ability to transport vital nutrients around their body and hinder their concentration, memory and learning ability.BUT, few kids just can’t keep their hands off the water bottle, preferring sweet drinks instead. This is where adults have to get wise. Try keeping a big jug of water in the fridge that’s stuffed full of lemons, limes, mint leaves. This not only makes it look more appealing but also pumps up the goodness.Keeping your kids hydrated isn’t just a good idea, it’s essential. Follow these tips to keep them topped up all day long.Dark circles and puffy eyes More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical How parents can help their sleep-deprived teens Medical One boy's battle back from mysterious polio-like illness Medical WATCH | Study confirms: Coronavirus is deadlier in men than in women Lifestyle How virtual reality can bring real-life pain Medical High-tech 'exoskeleton' can give mobility back to people with MS Medical Outbreaks like coronavirus start in and spread from the edges of cities Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.