Hydration Variation

Michelle Marinis of Petit Organics reminds us of ways to keep ourselves and our babies-to-be hydrated during the winter months.

It’s no secret that expecting mamas need to stay hydrated, but all too often we forget how important it is during the cold, winter months. In the summer, Mother Nature reminds us to drink up by lifting the temperatures, causing us to sweat and feel thirsty. In the winter, we are bundled up and tend to forget about drinking water throughout the day.

Women actually require the same amount of water year-round and arguably even more so in the winter. We lose just as much water from day-to-day activities, plus our bodies are working extra hard to stay warm, tapping into our water supply. Dry weather also sucks up extra moisture, which is why your lips, tongue, nose and throat can feel dry and scratchy. Our bodies also need adequate water when fighting illnesses. The mucous our bodies use to boost our immune system and battle colds also requires significant water.

Staying hydrated is challenging enough for one adult, never mind with an extra bundle growing inside. With your belly slowly stretching out every day, you want to be sure your skin is properly hydrated (no scary stretch marks!). Besides no one likes dry, itchy skin. Lotion can offer a temporary solution, but it is better to hydrate from the inside out – water promotes skin circulation, causing it to plump out and feel comfortable.

So, what are the top four tips for staying hydrated this winter?

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About Michelle Muller

Michelle Muller is the co-founder of the nation's first fresh, HPP baby food company Little Spoon. She raised with a down home Southern upbringing in Texas, spending much of her childhood on the family farm or in the kitchen with her grandmother. Michelle has always loved food from seed to plate. Now that she is grown and living in NYC with three children of her own, Michelle is passionate about health and wellness for growing families. Not only does she love developing Little Spoon products for children, but she enjoys contributing content to online resources like WellRoundedNY. When not in the Little Spoon kitchen or writing new articles, you can find Michelle teaching yoga and meditation classes or playing with her boys on the weekends.

Michelle Muller

Michelle Muller

Michelle Muller is the co-founder of the nation's first fresh, HPP baby food company Little Spoon. She raised with a down home Southern upbringing in Texas, spending much of her childhood on the family farm or in the kitchen with her grandmother. Michelle has always loved food from seed to plate. Now that she is grown and living in NYC with three children of her own, Michelle is passionate about health and wellness for growing families. Not only does she love developing Little Spoon products for children, but she enjoys contributing content to online resources like WellRoundedNY. When not in the Little Spoon kitchen or writing new articles, you can find Michelle teaching yoga and meditation classes or playing with her boys on the weekends.

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