For happy and healthy kids, just add water.
Like flowers, children flourish when they’re properly hydrated and tend to wilt and fade when they’re not. But as many of us know, getting kids to drink their recommended daily intake of H2O isn’t always that simple.
BritMums recently teamed with Highland Spring to talk about#TermTimeEssentials and the importance of hydration for kids.
We asked BritMums bloggers, for their tips for getting their kids to drink up.
We loved My Fussy Eater’s suggestion of using bright cups and silly straws to make drinking water more enticing. Mummy Mishaps‘s trick of using fun Lego-shaped ice cubes to brighten up the hydration experience was spot-on too.
North East Family Fun made us laugh out loud with her cute and novel way to prompt her kids to take their water bottles out of their school bags every day by writing a joke on the side. Genius!
Everyone agreed that the key to keeping children hydrated is to make drinking water part of their daily routine. Oh So Amelia wisely suggests always keeping a bottle or two of water with a sports cap in the car for emergencies. And perhaps the most sage advice came from Lilinha Angel’s World – to be a role model and lead by example.
See their posts in full below:
- How to get kids to drink more water: My Fussy Eater
Top tips for keeping the kids hydrated: Oh So Amelia
- Easing the home to school transition: Mum in the Madhouse
- Tips for getting kids to drink more water: Mummy Mishaps
- How to keep the kids hydrated: What the Redhead Said
- Keeping kids hydrated and tips to get them to drink more water: The Crazy Kitchen
- Settling in to the school routine with Highland Spring: ChelseaMamma
- Tips for helping your children stay happy, healthy & hydrated at school: North East Family Fun
- Why it’s important to keep the kids hydrated: The Oliver’s Madhouse
- Top tips to keep kids hydrated: Lilinha Angel’s World
- Top hydration tips to get kids drinking more water: Lunchbox World
As you can see, staying hydrated is easy and it’s even nicer when you know that the natural water in Highland Spring comes from Scotland’s beautiful Ochil Hills.
What are your best tips for drinking more water? Let us know in the comments.
BritMums is working with Highland Spring in a paid relationship to promote the #TermTimeEssentials campaign about the importance of hydration to kids. Do visit http://highlandspringmagazine.com for more advice and tips.