Our bodies need food to fuel them, but water is even more important than that. All of our muscles, organs, and tissues require enough water in order to work properly, so it’s essential that we give our body what it needs and stay hydrated. And that goes for people of all ages. It can be difficult to make kids drink as much water as they should, so we’ve got some tips to help you do this.
For information on how much water your child needs, read our blog on the subject.
Make it more interesting
Kids love variety and novelty, so they might be more inclined to drink water if you present it to them in a fun cup or a fancy bottle. You can also try fun straws or novelty ice cubes. Make the experience fun and interesting for them.
Freshen it up with fruit
Kids will almost always prefer fruit juices to water, but it’s good to encourage them to drink water for lower sugar levels and better hydration. Add some taste to their water while keeping it healthy by putting sliced fruit in a bottle of water. Frozen fruit is another great alternative. The fruity flavors will infuse the water and make it more appealing.
Let them pour their own drinks
Kids love feeling grown up and doing things for themselves. While they might still be too small to reach the kitchen sink or pour water from a heavy bottle, it’s easy for them to press the button on a water cooler or dispenser. Show them how to do this properly so that they can get a drink of water whenever they want.
Make it a normal habit
Trying to make your child drink water while you’re always sipping Coca Cola is a little unfair. They’ll want what you have and water will seem less exciting in comparison. If you drink a lot of sugary drinks, then try to cut back and set a good example for your children.
Make a game of it
If you’re struggling to get your children drinking enough water the regular way, you could try turning it into a game. Why not have a tea party that involves sipping water from plastic teacups. Or you could download a water drinking app on your phone and let them get involved with it.
Try these tactics to get your children drinking more water. And if you need a water delivery service to ensure there’s always fresh water available for your kids, then contact Mountain Park Spring Water for our services in North Carolina and Virginia.