I think it really helps the girls to see us carrying around our bottles of water, they are used to drinks being readily available, water is always there right next to their plate at dinner or fresh juice with breakfast, gone are the days of remembering to take nappies etc on an outing but I still always remember to take bottles of drink.
When BritMums invited bloggers to take part in their #EnjoyMoreWater challenge as part of the Robinsons campaign, I jumped at the chance with the "Summer" hopefully just around the corner I always look for new ways to keep our children well hydrated.
We received 6 samples of the Robinsons Squash'd drinks, these are perfect, compact in size making it easy to take with you wherever you go.. The girls have loved these, added excitement being able to squeeze some of this into their water... My current favourite is the citrus flavour.
I did some research as to how much water my children should be drinking daily....
The recommended daily amount of fluids is: 5 glasses (1 litre) for 5 to 8 year olds. 7 glasses (1.5 litres) for 9 to12 year olds. 8 to 10 glasses (2 litres) for 13+ years.
I know how important it is to keep up your fluid intake, as soon as those levels drop for me the headaches start, I feel sluggish... I don't want this for my children.
My top tips for helping your kids drink more would be....
1) Always keep water within easy access, be it a jug in the fridge or on the table
2) Give a drink with every meal
3) Give a bottle of drink to take to any activity
4) Use a reward chart... Stickers for every glass they have..
We are looking forward to making some ice lollies with our Robinsons Squash'd....
This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons