During the hot weather it is so important to make sure that the kids are drinking enough water and avoiding dehydration. Of course they want to go off to play and spend time in the sun but health wise we need to ensure that they are drinking enough to keep well and cool too.
If like me you also struggle to drink water I have found a few ways to help encourage the kids, and myself, to drink more water.
Invest in a water filter jug.
We have the jug. You can use it as a jug but it also has the water dispenser option so the kids think it is fun helping themselves without having to lift a heavy jug! We live in a chalky water area so this helps the taste of the water too.
Grab a new water bottle.
We bought ourselves some of these leak free bottles after the kids being sent one each to review. We really love them as the liquid is measured out and they have a handy strap to hang from their scooters. They’re small enough to fit into a bag and don’t leak (nifty cap locking system that is easy for kids to use too)! We found them in TK Maxx for £3.99. You can get an adult size which is nearly double the size.
Add flavour to your water.
A little bit of flavouring can liven up a drink and if you’re like me and love a bit of zing to your drink add a slice of lemon or lime to your drink to make it a bit tastebud friendlier! I find water a bit boring but want to limit the amount of sugar from squash so slices of fruit, mint or cucumber work well too.
Make it a game.
Who can drink the most water in a day? Every time we empty and refill a bottle tally this up and put a coin or marble in a jar. Make building this healthy habit a game and the kids will be encouraged even more!
How do you encourage your children to keep hydrated?