Drink before the thirst
Children between the ages of two and six should consume about three quarters liters of fluid per day, experts suggest. Older children should drink at least one liter of liquid daily for their body to function optimally. Those who do not drink enough can no longer concentrate and get tired faster - in the head as well as in the legs. In addition, the body needs water to transport metabolic products, to regulate the temperature and for good blood circulation and digestion. The important thing is: you should drink before the thirst comes, because the signal already indicates a noticeable lack of fluids.
The best thirst quencher at any age is water - but for some it's boring in the long run. What healthy alternatives are there if the offspring would like variety?
More than water
Mineral water usually contains more minerals than tap water. The body loses such substances when sweating - so mineral water is ideal after sports or when playing to compensate for this loss. Whether with or without carbonic acid, is a pure matter of taste.
Spring water, like mineral water, is extracted from underground springs. In contrast, it does not have to contain any legally stipulated minimum amount of minerals. Bottled water is a mixture of mineral and drinking water.
Whether tap water, mineral, spring or table water - if this is too bland for your child, you can "spice it up" the whole thing. For example, use some orange or lemon slices (use unsprayed fruit!) Or fresh lemon balm or mint in a carafe of water.