Keep your baby safe outdoors — make him drink!

Remember that bubba needs sunblock, be in shady places, and also stay hydrated… Here’s how much he needs to drink.

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As adults, we know that we need to consume six to eight glasses of water — around 2 litres of fluids a day — to stay adequately hydrated. However, the same can’t be said of your baby, where milk makes up most of her daily liquid intake.

Notes SmartParents expert Dr Low Kah Tzay, a paediatrician at Anson International Paediatric and Child Development Clinic, “As long as they [babies] drink whatever amount they desire, it is very unlikely to cause over feeding. Mothers should not replace milk feeds with water.”

So, how much fluids does your baby actually need to stay comfortably hydrated? Jaclyn Reutens, a dietitian with Aptima Nutrition and Sports Consultants, gives details on how much liquid your baby should be consuming:

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Click through to find out what your baby is at risk of suffering if she’s not sufficiently hydrated…