Tip of the week: Hydration

August 9, 2019

As the days seem to be getting hotter and hotter, we want to remind you to be sure to keep your child hydrated during outdoor activities. Many of our kids have issues with body temperature regulation and may not feel and/or self-report feeling hot. It is also not unusual for someone with PWS to not sweat like a person without PWS. Be creative with offering fluids as so many people with PWS don’t like plain water. Add pieces of fruit or mint to their water to encourage fluids. Always check with your child’s doctor to find out the minimum and maximum recommended amount of fluids per day.

 

Patrice Carroll is Latham Centers’ world-renowned Prader-Willi syndrome specialist. She works with Latham’s residents with PWS, their families, and consultants, continuously learning and teaching about PWS best practices. Do you have questions for our PWS specialist? Submit your “tip” topics or general questions to TipTopics@LathamCenters.org.