Keeping Your Little Athlete Hydrated in the Summer Heat

“Though this post is sponsored by BODYARMOR via the Mom It Forward Influencer Network, all thoughts and opinions are my own.”

your little athleteWhether your little athlete is an all star on a team or in your own backyard, playing in the summer heat can take a toll on their hydration. On a hot summer day, kids can lose moisture quickly through sweating and ignore the signs of being thirsty. They get so wrapped up in their activity that they don’t realize the dangers of dehydration coming. Throwing their salt and fluid balances all out of order, you can end up with a very sick kid.

Signs of Dehydration

Though you may think your kid sweating a lot, dry lips, or lack of energy is the only sign, these are actually just the early signs of dehydration. If your child starts presenting with any of these symptoms, it’s best to take a break and recuperate. If not, your little athlete could present with more severe symptoms. Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, disorientation, and the lack of sweating which are all signs of heat exhaustion or a heat stroke. Heat strokes require immediate medical attention and can lead to death if untreated.

your little athleteKeeping Your Little Athlete Hydrated

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends giving your little ones something to drink every 20 minutes whether they are thirsty or not. Kids tend to not realize they’re thirsty until they’ve lost 2-3% of their body weight. At that point, they’re more than likely already dehydrated. You can give your little athlete artificial sports drinks and juice but the most vital option to give them is water.

Personally, we choose to hydrate our little athlete with BODYARMOR. What is that? It’s a flavored coconut water sports drink. Why coconut water? Unlike regular water, coconut water is a low-calorie drink containing 95% water. Coconut water contains vital minerals like potassium for brain and nervous system support, magnesium which plays a key role in energy production, and cytokinins which slow down the development of cancer cells. Best part yet? Coconut water contains lots of antioxidants which helps knock out those pesky free radicals in our bodies.

your little athleteHydrating with BODYARMOR

Now that you know a little about coconut water, let me fill you in on why I choose BODYARMOR overall sports drinks. BODYARMOR is no stranger to our household being a staple in our home for 3 years now. We don’t even like coconut water but BODYARMOR knows how to mix in our favorite natural flavorings to create a healthier alternative to artificial options. With BODYARMOR your little athlete can still drink a premium sports drink without consuming artificial sweeteners and sodium which a standard diet provides enough of.

BODYARMOR is available at your local Fry’s and provides superior hydration in 9-great tasting flavors: fruit punch, orange mango, strawberry banana, tropical punch, blackout berry, mixed berry, grape, watermelon strawberry, and lemonade. This year alone they launched two new products, BODYARMOR LYTE(same goodness with only 20 calories) and BODYARMOR Water. I personally love orange mango(no surprise) and blackout berry the best while my husband prefers mixed berry and tropical punch and my oldest loves them all!

your little athleteWe aren’t the only ones who love BODYARMOR either. Professional athletes like Kobe Bryant, James Harden, Mike Trout, Dustin Johnson, Andrew Luck, Richard Sherman, Dez Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Buster Posey, and Skylar Diggins love it so much they became ambassadors and shareholders for the brand.

Deals & Giveaway

BODYARMOR will be on a 4 for $5 sale June 7-13th and June 21-27th at your local Fry’s location. Want an even better deal? They will be on a 10 $10 sale June 14-20th and again June 28- July 4th. Believe me, you’ll want to scoop up those $1 bottles for your little athlete, it’s a steal! Want to raise the stakes even higher? BODYARMOR and I have teamed up to give two lucky winners a $25 Fry’s gift card to #Switch2BODYARMOR and keep your little athlete(and the whole family!) hydrated. Enter below!

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Whether your little athlete is an all star on a team or in your own backyard, playing in the summer heat can take a toll on their hydration.
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50 Comments

  1. June 15, 2017 / 4:17 am

    I’ve never seen BodyArmor drinks before, but they look tasty! I agree that it’s important for kids, and adults, to stay hydrated during the hot summer months.

  2. June 15, 2017 / 5:52 am

    Your blog is adorable! Loved this post.

  3. June 15, 2017 / 6:41 am

    Body armor looks great! I’ve never tried them. My nephew plays soccer, so I bet these would do him some good!

  4. Sofia
    June 15, 2017 / 7:05 am

    I didn’t knew they had drinks. I’m an athlete myself, for me is just water. I’m very picky with flavours and what I eat and drink maybe this one is ok 🙂

  5. mami2jcn
    June 15, 2017 / 7:17 am

    I’d like to try watermelon strawberry.

  6. June 15, 2017 / 7:36 am

    This is a new product for me too! I will have to check this out since its so hot down here in Florida and I’m always with a bottle of water of Gatoraid

  7. Helene Cohen Bludman
    June 15, 2017 / 7:54 am

    This looks like a good alternative to water for both kids and adults. With the summer here, it is so important to stay hydrated.

  8. Cristina Leau
    June 15, 2017 / 8:02 am

    I learned some new stuff from this article. This is a great way to stay hydrated. So many flavors to choose from I want to try them all.

  9. Kayley
    June 15, 2017 / 9:15 am

    I’d tried the Fruit Punch flavor before and enjoyed it!

  10. June 15, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Didn’t know that brand before but the flavors look interesting! A great drink for kids! xx corinne

  11. June 15, 2017 / 11:55 am

    This is such an important topic. Summer is wonderful but if we forget about keeping our kids hydrated, things could go bad. I’m glad you posted this to remind us all!

  12. June 15, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    My husband picks up energy drinks and various hydrating liquids by the case! I’d never heard of this brand before, so I appreciate the introduction to BodyArmor. I’ll look for this drink when we’re out shopping and stocking up on beverages for the hot summer months.
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  13. Kristen
    June 15, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    I’d most like to try the Tropical Citrus.

  14. June 15, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    My teen son and I love these drinks. I love that they are natural.

  15. Lacey
    June 15, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    I love body armor!

  16. June 15, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    This is such great information. It is great to know the signs of dehydration. I always worry that mt youngest is not drinking enough.

  17. June 15, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    This post is just so important, my boy plays football and keeping him hydrated is a nightmare, you have to almost force him to have a drink, he is so engrossed in the activity,

  18. June 15, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    first time I read about bodyArmor, but im sure I’ll try with my 8 years old son! he likes so much to play and sports, this will come handy in my house! I love that is a natural drink! thanks so much for sharing, sometimes I run out of ideas to make life better! this one sure will help me!

  19. Jason
    June 15, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    I would love to try the Fruit Punch

  20. June 15, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Great pointers for little kids. As my kids got older, one always had chapped lips. It was definitely dehydration! always be aware of that for kids.

  21. June 16, 2017 / 3:55 am

    I’ve never tried body armor before but I think it’s amazing! It’s definitely a great way to keep the kids hydrated this summer especially since the weather can be a little more harsh.
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  22. Leigh Anne Borders
    June 16, 2017 / 5:08 am

    It is so important to keep hydrated esp. in the summer. My kids love this new drink. We have bought it in our local stores.

  23. June 16, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Really good tips, hidratación is def important specially for our kids this looks so tasty I have to give try to my kids as well

  24. June 16, 2017 / 9:43 am

    It’s so important for everyone to keep hydrated, and I’m glad you posted this. It’s supposed to be almost 100 degrees this weekend and I’m going to stock up on these drinks!

  25. June 16, 2017 / 9:47 am

    This is the first time I have ever heard of Body Armor but so glad you wrote on this. It’s going to be very hot this weekend so we will def. have to go out and see if we can’t find this locally. We don’t have Fry’s here but I’m sure we will find them. Such an important topic.

  26. June 16, 2017 / 10:30 am

    I just learned about the benefits of coconut water. It’s so nice to see that you are really supporting your child. It is really important to stay hydrated.

  27. June 16, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Great tips and these are great drinks for kids! We were able to try them, great for hydration and great tasting!

  28. Karlyn cruz
    June 16, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Wow!! That’s a great product. And its looks taste good. Kids must be have this.

  29. June 16, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Wow neat! I always thought Body Armor was just another sugary sports drink. I had no idea it was flavored cononut water! I’ll check it out. You have the best spokeguy by the way-I think the company should hire him for their major campaigns!

  30. June 17, 2017 / 6:30 am

    My son would love this drink. It is so important to keep everyone hydrated. Great giveaway.

  31. Susan Christy
    June 17, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I like the Strawberry Banana.

  32. Stacey Roberson
    June 17, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I have never tried Bodyarmor, but the Strawberry Banana sounds really good.

  33. Kristin
    June 18, 2017 / 5:15 am

    This looks great. I love that it has coconut water in it.

  34. June 18, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    I like the sound of the watermelon flavour and I had no idea that kids lost that much of their body weight when they got dehydrated. That has really opened my eyes x

  35. June 18, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    I haven’t seen any Body Armour drinks here in our local grocery store. I do agree with you that hydration is important. I always ensure that my daughter has a sip of water every now and then. I don’t want to risk having her dehydrated!

  36. shelly peterson
    June 19, 2017 / 6:26 am

    I would like to try the tropical punch flavor.

  37. June 19, 2017 / 8:40 am

    I have never seen BodyArmor drinks before, but I will keep a look out the next time I am grocery shopping! They sound like they know just how to keep a little one hydrated while also having fun flavors instead of just plain water.
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  38. Sandra
    June 20, 2017 / 11:34 am

    I would like to try mixed berry!

  39. Heather Hayes Panjon
    June 20, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    I’d like to try the strawberry, watermelon flavor.

  40. Elizabeth O
    June 21, 2017 / 10:12 am

    I like that the drink is mostly water and a bit of fruit flavors and not sinking in sugar. With summer upon us, we all need to stay hydrated too.

  41. Steve Weber
    June 21, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I would love to try the Fruit Punch

  42. Will G
    June 21, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    The mixed berry sounds tasty!

  43. Nicole Martin
    June 21, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I would really like the strawberry banana!!

  44. Rachel
    June 21, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    I would like to try the watermelon strawberry flavor.

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