Ever struggle with getting your kids to drink more water?
You know that water is best for them. It’s best for reasons like:
- Keeps your kids ‘regular’ (constipated kids are not happy kids!)
- Keeps their brains alert and awake for learning at school
- Relieves headaches
- Flushes toxins from their bodies
- Hydrates their skin
Unfortunately, kids gravitate to juice or pop, instead of water. Juice and pop are simply not the same as water!
There are 5 easy ways to get them to drink more water!
Kids love these things! They just add fun to a drink! Whether you’re using a twirly straw, a shaped straw, or a Norwex Stainless Steel straw, you’ve added instant appeal to a glass of water. Even better, put ice cubes in it!
2. Lemon slices.
Add lemon slices to your kids water and it’s a kid-margarita! Or better yet, also add frozen berries, like strawberries and raspberries. Put the water, lemons and berries in a big drink dispenser, like the party ones with a spout, for easy access on a warm day.
ProTip: Pick up a bag of lemons at the store, slice them all, then freeze them. That way, your lemons don’t go bad, and it’s easy for you to toss a crisp, cold lemon slice into their drinks!
3. Don’t buy juice. Don’t buy soda pop.
Don’t do it! If it’s not available to the kids, then they HAVE to choose water! Juice is tasty, but it’s added sugar to a diet. Sure, it’s naturally occurring sugar. But, it’s still sugar! If you want your kids to get a fruit serving, use real fruit (juice doesn’t have any fiber in it, like the fruit itself!). And soda pop – well, don’t get me started on that one!
Did you know?
Juices labelled, “Punch” or “Cocktail” are always juices that have additional sugar ADDED to them.
Avoid those juices all together!
This system is great if you don’t have great tasting water at home. Better tasting water has more appeal! You always have cold water in the fridge this way too. Plus, this filtration system adds magnesium to their water. Healthy power!
5. Use reusable water bottles that belong to them.
Each kid has their own bottle. It might have their name on it. It might be a favourite colour. Maybe they picked it out at the store. Bring them with you everywhere you go so you’re not stopping for bottled juice when you’re out. This will also save you money! Pack these water bottles in lunch bags everyday and avoid daily juice boxes.
You’ll discover very quickly that using these 5 simple and easy tricks are going to make it easy for your kids to drink more water. And they probably won’t even notice!