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 athletePIN IT!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. 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 athletePIN IT!Keeping 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 athletePIN IT!Hydrating 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 athletePIN IT!We 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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Comments
  • Shannon

    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.

  • Amber Myers

    I will keep these in mind. We’ve never tried them before. My kids mostly turn to water when they’re thirsty, but my daughter said she’d want to try the watermelon strawberry flavor.

  • colleen

    Your blog is adorable! Loved this post.

  • Jessica Taylor

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

  • Sofia

    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 🙂

  • mami2jcn

    I’d like to try watermelon strawberry.

  • Tammy

    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

  • Helene Cohen Bludman

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

  • Cristina Leau

    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.

  • Kayley

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

  • Corinne & Kirsty

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

  • Sarah Bailey

    This sounds like a great drink, I have to admit I don’t stay hydrated enough some days so I might need to get myself something like this to help.

  • Betty Boiron

    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!

  • Denay DeGuzman

    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.

  • Denay DeGuzman

    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.

  • Kristen

    I’d most like to try the Tropical Citrus.

  • Tara Pittman

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

  • Lacey

    I love body armor!

  • Deanna

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

  • fashionmommy

    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,

  • Violeta León

    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!

  • Jason

    I would love to try the Fruit Punch

  • Kristin

    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.

  • Sincerely Ophelia

    I love this post. Body Armor is a great drink in the Summer, especially after a good work out. Thanks for sharing.
    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • Carol Cassara

    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.

  • Leigh Anne Borders

    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.

  • Lorena

    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

  • Lois Alter Mark

    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!

  • mike williams

    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.

  • Anosa

    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.

  • Natasha

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

  • Jennifer

    I am happy to see a beverage company that cares about kids’ hydration in the summer heat. It is so important to keep kids hydrated! I will have to give this brand a try for my own kids.

  • Karlyn cruz

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

  • Elizabeth Brico

    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!

  • Cynthia Nicoletti

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

  • Susan Christy

    I like the Strawberry Banana.

  • Stacey Roberson

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

  • Heather

    I will have to keep this in mind! My daughter plays field hockey in the summer/fall and definitely there are some crazy hot days!

  • Kristin

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

  • Ana De- Jesus

    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

  • Denice

    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!

  • shelly peterson

    I would like to try the tropical punch flavor.

  • Alayna

    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.

  • chelsea jacobs

    Cutest little athlete!

  • Sandra

    I would like to try mixed berry!

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

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

  • Elizabeth O

    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.

  • Steve Weber

    I would love to try the Fruit Punch

  • Will G

    The mixed berry sounds tasty!

  • Nicole Martin

    I would really like the strawberry banana!!

  • Rachel

    I would like to try the watermelon strawberry flavor.

  • Karla R.

    I would like to try the tropical punch flavor.

  • Tee Anderson

    I really like watermelon strawberry.

  • Dan Dykstra

    I have not seen BodyArmor drinks sold in my stores. I like strawberry
    banana drinks so I would give that a try.

  • Janice Cooper

    I would like to try strawberry banana! I’ve never tried this before.

  • Chrissy

    I love Body Armor and my favorite flavor is the strawberry banana. I compete in Triathlons and it really is the best!

  • margo

    That Watermelon Strawberry looks YUMMY

  • Christine

    I had never seen these before. I’ll have to keep an eye out so I can try them out!

  • Katja

    I swear by Lucocade Orange at any given time – always reliable, tasty hydration 🙂
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

  • Sarah Mayer

    The watermelon / strawberry flavor would be my choice.