When I was pregnant with my first child, I went to an outdoor summer party in Brooklyn that was way too cool for me. Since this very cool party was outdoors, I deemed the bathroom (port-a-potty) sub-par and was determined not to use it for the entire party, thereby limiting my beverage intake. At one point, being the pregnant fatty that I was, I strayed from my group of friends to wait in the long line for free ice cream. When I finally got to the end of the ice cream line, and learned there was no mint chocolate chip ice cream left, I started to see spots. All of a sudden, I was sweating bullets and I felt faint, falling to the ground. Luckily my husband found me at that point, got me to a chair and gave me some water. As it turns out my near-fainting spell was not related to ice cream hysteria – I was actually dehydrated. And it was scary.
Whether you are pregnant or nursing or just being you, dehydration is serious. Apparently three-quarters of Americans experience dehydration on a daily basis, which is just crazy to me. DripDrop is doing its part to solve this problem with its medical-grade formula full of electrolytes that has shown to hydrate 34% better than water. Water, people! That means DripDrop is more hydrating than hydration itself. And it’s pretty yummy to boot. Simply mix one packet of DripDrop with one cup of water and stir until it’s dissolved.
I will never make the mistake of not hydrating properly again and it’s even more important to me that my kids stay hydrated. The little one is still nursing but my toddler runs around all day at daycare and who knows if she’s had enough to drink (my guess is she hasn’t). DripDrop is good for children too so I gave her some to try and her response was “More!”. I think we have a winner here.
In addition to the importance of being hydrated, I learned a few other less important things that day I almost fainted:
1) There is no such thing as free ice cream. And, if there is, odds are there won’t be any left for you by the time you reach the end of the line.
2) Always bring wipes with you to any outdoor event in case of sub-par bathrooms.
3) When you almost faint at a cool party, absolutely no one will suspect that you are dehydrated. They will most likely suspect that you are over-hydrated. With alcohol.
So next time you are headed to any outdoor event, cool party or not, make sure to carry a few DripDrop packets with you and stay hydrated.
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