I am a first-time mom, and my toddler is very active. I recently saw some sports drinks and energy drinks marketed specifically for kids, and I was wondering if it is okay to give them to my little one. I know that these drinks are often consumed by adults to rehydrate after exercise or to stay awake, but I'm not sure if they are safe for kids.
I want to make sure that my child is getting the right nutrients and hydration, but I also don't want to give her anything that could be harmful. Can anyone tell me if it's safe to give sports drinks or energy drinks to toddlers? If not, why? What are the alternatives for keeping my child hydrated and energized during physical activity?
Any advice or insights would be helpful. Thank you in advance!