I have three very active children, none of whom seem to drink very much on a day to day basis. My younger two take a bottle of water to school each day, but it very rarely comes home empty while my eldest insists on drinking from water fountain at school, but I’m not convinced he ever does. I’m very strict in that we have no fizzy drinks except on special occasions, so I am conscious that part of the problem might be that they just find water a bit boring.
Robinsons launched the Enjoying Drinking More Water campaign in January this year to try to get people drinking more water, they also introduced two great new flavours, Orange and Peach and Lemon and Pink Grapefruit, we’ve tested both and can tell you they are delicious. I do buy squash fairly frequently, mostly to encourage the children to drink more, we’re big fans of Robinsons Squash’d too as they are so small and handy for taking away.
Top tips for getting kids to drink more
- Slightly dilute fruit juices with water.
- Make your own ice lollies using water and squash or diluted fruit juices.
- Have a fun water bottle on hand so children can sip throughout the day.
- My children love ice, so try freezing fun shaped ice cubes and adding them to drinks. You could even add a little Robinson’s Squash’d to the cubes.
- Use straws, my children do drink much more if a straw is involved.
This post is an entry for Britmums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge sponsored by Robinsons.