Why does my daughter need to drink if she’s not thirsty?

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Thirst is not always the best gauge for fluid needs. In fact, some studies show that thirst can really lag behind fluid needs especially in hot environments or with heavier sweaters. So, make sure your daughter drinks before she feels thirsty and even if she doesn’t feel thirsty. Easy rule of thumb? Two cups of liquids (water preferrably) before, 1 cup every fifteen minutes during activity and play, and two cups after.

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