What should be the norm, including for children.
There is an opinion that you need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day - about two liters. This is especially important in the summer. However, the therapist, the author of the book "How a Doctor Would Be Sick: Small Tricks of Big Health Care" Olga Kashubina believes that any artificially established norms are superfluous. The doctor is convinced that you do not need to force yourself to drink a certain amount of water, but use it in such an amount as the body requires in order to make up for the lack of moisture.
The center of thirst is quite well tuned in our body. If he was in a bad mood, you would quickly find out about it, because you would suffer from dehydration. It's okay to follow your thirst and do nothing else. From this you will not get sick, but on the contrary, you will not tire yourself with "water torture" and chase the norm, which came from nowhere, - said Kashubina in an interview with Sputnik radio.
At the same time, the doctor noted that dehydration in the heat can come very quickly. This can happen especially quickly in children. According to the specialist, they often do not follow the signals of thirst, in connection with this, babies should be offered to drink water.
They may become dehydrated quickly and may not feel well in the heat. Children on a walk should be offered water every half hour, and it will be good. As for an adult, the signals of thirst are so obvious that a person in their right mind will never miss them.
- concluded the doctor.